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On the Karnataka Learning Partnership blog, we were reading articles about training and motivating teachers being one of the solutions of improving the education system, decreasing dropout rates in Bijapur district, the reasons for Kannada medium schools in Uttara Kannada district being on the verge of closure, English lessons being taught to governemtn school teachers through radio and tv and the education budgets of the world’s top economies.
Submit projects to The Digital Open, an online expo for open technology projects created by people aged 17 and under from around the world (and if you send in your entry before July 24th, you have a chance of winning a Flip Ultra Camcorder).
“Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that that takes hundreds of India’s highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) between the ages of 20-25 on a eighteen day national odyssey, introducing them to unsung heroes of India. The aim is to awaken the spirit of entrepreneurship – both social and economic – within India’s youth by exposing them to individuals and institutions that are developing unique solutions to India’s challenges. Through this national event we have begun to inspire the youth of India to lead and develop institutions both nationally and within their communities.”
Hippocampus Reading Foundation is organizing a chairty screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Sunday (19th July) in Bangalore. More details here. While we are on the topic of charity, have you voted for your favourite charity on Collaborative Chairty yet?
@adropofwisdom was creating awareness about the ‘Wikipedia Takes Chennai‘ event for people who are interested in photography and are willing to contribute to Wikipedia. @thebetterindia was tweeting about Radio Bundelkhand giving a voice to the voiceless.
And since we are talking about Twitter, take a look at a Twitter-like machine from 1935.
We were also reading about Parikrama’s ‘Universe To You’ Science education programme and how child labourers project their experience in a mini series. The Culturally Teaching blog had an interesting article on the number of years students are expected to go to school in different countries.
Somre more articles that made for good reading were:
Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story
Chris Anderson’s Free Is Now Available For Free On The Kindle
Top 10 comic book cities
Future of Newspapers: Profitless? Go Wireless
Javanese batikers say thanks but no thanks to copyright
@BubbleCow tweeted about an author who secured a traditional book deal after good sales on Kindle. @brainpicker tweeted about some stunning pencil sculptures by Jennifer Maestre while we tweeted about some spectacular rice paddy crop art we saw online.
We leave you with the gluttonous ‘toofs’ on the ‘My Milk Toof’ blog. Go get your dose of silly happy grins!
Image Source: ~Ilse