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Final post of Major Project!!

Our EC&I832 class is completed now, and for my major project, I chose option-2 i.e., “Personal journey into media” This course introduced me to these applications which are Desmos, TikTok, and khan academy. All three of them are interrelated and are best for teaching students. In today’s time when children are more involved in smartphones or the internet, teaching them with the help of these apps will be easier and they will even learn faster. Students will be learning and understanding things faster than before as they will be able to visualize the concept and learn in a unique way instead of just reading books. I am surely going to use these apps while teaching my students so that they grab concepts faster. Now let us discuss how these applications individually help students and how are they interrelated to each other.

Desmos

Desmos’ math education is particularly adaptable because it is a mix of cutting-edge technology and student-generated concepts. Students could use their gut feelings and logical analysis to learn and build new skills. Desmos’ lessons and curriculum are created in such a way that they encourage students to employ their concepts before turning to formal mathematics chapters, thereby improving their fundamental knowledge. Numerous facilitation tools, including units, courses, lesson guides, lessons, and so on, can be found within Desmos’ curriculum manual.

Desmos Tools allow you to utilize a scientific calculator, graphing calculator, or geometry tool to aid in math learning or to visually show math ideas. When reading projects that correspond to geometry or algebra content, or while watching a lesson that incorporates geometry or algebra content, you could utilize Desmos Tools from the Tools panel and e-text.

Desmos likewise TikTok can be viewed any number of times. It also helps the students in visualizing the concept and understanding it faster.

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Tik Tok

The videography features of TikTok have motivated me to create TikTok-based projects that are shared across private classroom groups as a creative instructor. Students generate material that illustrates their understanding of subjects and supports peer-to-peer education, either individually or collaboratively. Teachers have offered an inventive assortment of media-based projects using TikTok in the classroom, and the possibilities are nearly endless. I’ll make math videos and present them to kids to help them learn the topic. The nicest part is that they are free to view it as many times as they choose.

Teacher-created videos that students may watch over and over are undoubtedly the most successful implementation of TikTok in the education sector. Students gain from this method since they are not distracted by the need to remember each word in their notebooks. Rather, they get unrestricted access to a video representation of the key points. TikTok is also used in this manner to avoid the issues that might arise when kids use it.

Using social media to Its Full Potential- Some parents and instructors are afraid that introducing TikTok in the classroom will serve as a distraction rather than encouraging learning. Those who have effectively incorporated the platform observe that they take steps to reduce distractions. They precisely limit the number of times students are allowed to use TikTok and verify that they are concentrated on the specified job while logged onto the platform. They believe that fighting social media is futile and that rather, they should focus its power on enhancing educational achievements.

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Khan Academy

This lesson, on the other hand, tremendously benefited me in knowing more about numerous digital websites and resources that I can use to improve the quality of my classroom and learning procedures. For my major project, I learned about TikTok and Desmos, two educational platforms, and I’m now focusing on Khan Academy, a highly smart and intriguing website that aids post-service and pre-service instructors and their learners.

Each day, thousands of students from all around the globe learn at their ideal speed at Khan Academy, everyone with their own fascinating story. In addition to the French, Spanish, as well as Brazilian Portuguese editions of their website, their contents are being converted into over 36 languages. It takes a devoted cheater to be competent to take advantage of Khan Academy. It won’t let you avoid or move on to the following question unless you provide an answer that appears to have taken some time. Students must be regularly watched to ensure that they are appropriately using the platform.

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This ensures that students who are truly struggling are achieving 100 score at Khan Academy. To do so, parents and instructors must assess how many efforts the student may have made to achieve a score of 100.

Because Khan Academy is extremely user-friendly, teachers can easily assign it to students without first attempting to solve the topic. Furthermore, the tasks have already been graded, which is a significant plus for teachers. As a tutor, though, I do provide some Khan Academy material. It is useful in determining what the student understands, but only because I am studying the data. Khan Academy is not a test in and of itself.

Teachers should have a basic understanding of what Khan Academy is and what it is not. Otherwise, it will not be a good indicator of the student’s knowledge. This is true of many of the technology programs available. Khan Academy is popular among teachers since it is online, free, and could be combined with Google Classroom for marking.

Relation of all three apps.

Desmos, TikTok, and Khan Academy are all interrelated and are helping students as well as making it easier for teachers to make students understand the concept. In all these three apps short videos are shown to the students in classrooms themselves and they learn and understand the concept making it easier for us (teachers).

In today’s time when kids are more involved with smartphones and social sites and are spending a lot of time there instead of studying these applications would draw their interest. They will be involved in social sites and will be gaining knowledge as well. All three applications will draw the interests of students and they will gain knowledge via video content that will be uploaded in these applications. Teachers and parents will not have to force the children to study since they will themselves be interested in viewing the videos in any or all of these three applications and will learn a lot of things about all subjects including mathematics.

Students can view the videos in these applications as many times as they want to. Because of this, they do not have to note down everything in their notebooks and instead can watch the video whenever they wish to. This helps students retain a lot in their heads and score good marks in academics. I would suggest all the teachers use these applications in their classrooms as well as students to use this in learning math’s as well as other subjects.

Thank you

Lovepreet Kaur

TikTok’s, Desmos’, and Khan Academy’s privacy policies and disadvantages

TIKTOK

Privacy Policy of TikTok

According to TikTok’s terms, they gather personal details, technical information, and behavioural data regarding users’ usage of the site. TikTok also gathers data from users’ phone books if they give TikTok permission to their mobile device’s phone book, according to the rules. If a user decides to discover other users using their contact list, TikTok would obtain and gather the contact numbers and names, then compare them to current TikTok members. TikTok would also gather users’ public profile details and the identities and profiles of their social acquaintances if they opt to discover other users via their social networking relationships.

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TikTok’s conditions state that they will not trade a user’s private data to other parties, but they also state that they might deliver users commercial marketing materials from TikTok or even other third-party partners and trustworthy third parties. TikTok and its third-party affiliates might use tracking technology and cookies to display adverts on other internet sites or digital services on their behalf, according to the conditions. TikTok collaborates with third-party digital advertising networks that utilise technology to recognise a user’s search engine or device and gather data regarding their visit to TikTok in an attempt to offer personalised content, marketing, and promotional messages, according to the conditions.

Drawbacks Of TikTok

  • Misuse of abilities: Given the fact that the application attracts millions of great producers, it also attracts millions of people who use it for activities that aren’t classified as art. Something, like anything else, maybe excellent when used for the right reasons, but when used for the wrong reasons, it could be uninteresting and deceptive.
  • Wastage of time: It will not influence your education or lifestyle if you set a time restriction on how much time you spend on each application. However, one issue with such apps is that they may become addictive at times. You can’t stop yourself from using it, even when your inner self urges you not to. As a result, always be sure to set a limit for TikTok’s pleasure.
  • Concerns about your health: It’s not healthy to stare at a screen for multiple hours. It’s also not healthy to sit on the sofa without moving your body. As a result, this isn’t completely the mistake of an entertainment application. But it is, in some way, the cause. As a result, you must ensure that your eyes and body get enough rest when using TikTok for numerous hours.
  • Not exactly kid-friendly: It might be difficult to stop your youngsters from using such applications, even if it is your obligation as a parent. Even though TikTok has standards prohibiting the submission of sexually explicit content, there are still videos like these circulating. As a result, the application might be problematic at times.

KHAN ACADEMY

Privacy Policy Of Khan Academy

  • They’re dedicated to providing you with a secure and safe internet experience.
  • Your private details are never sold to a third party. Khan Academy was founded as a nonprofit organisation so that their educational purpose and your confidence will not be jeopardised by a business motivation.
  • They work hard to offer you control and access over the data you send them, and they take data security extremely seriously.
  • As noted in their Children’s Privacy Notice, they take additional safeguards for your younger kids, including limiting kid profiles to automatically prevent elements that might allow a child to publish or reveal personal details.

Children’s privacy is a priority at Khan Academy.

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Khan Academy places a high priority on safeguarding the privacy of children. As a result, they’ve developed several tools to assist secure children’s data. Whenever a child opens an account, they must first obtain permission from a parent or lawful guardian. Whenever a School uses Khan Academy in an educational context, they depend on the School to permit Khan Academy to gather data from a School User under the age of thirteen on behalf of the Parents.

Drawbacks of Khan Academy

It’s not as participatory as having an instructor or tutor in person. You get rapid feedback and may discuss your thought procedure with a tangible teacher or tutor. You don’t get such engagement with Khan Academy videos. You can’t ask someone else to explain anything if you have a query regarding an idea or an issue. Working through problem-solving methods on your own to assess your comprehension is far more challenging.

Only one training method is presented to you. Many children are auditory learners, while others are kinetic, visual, or a combination of the three. Some pupils benefit from examples, while others benefit from hands-on learning. With Khan Academy, you are confined to studying how the video educates you, and it might or might not be the ideal method for you to learn as a person.

The educational part of collaboration is lost. Being in a classroom or working one-on-one has the advantage of allowing you to bounce thoughts off of each other and collaborate. You could get a fresh perspective on something or assist one another in developing shared understanding, talents, or strengths and shortcomings. While learning from videos, that technique cannot be duplicated similarly.

It reduces the ability to be creative on the spur of the moment. Khan Academy, by its very nature, stifles some of the creativity and ingenuity that comes with learning. It could only provide you with instructions; it can’t inspire or assist you to find a solution by yourself. Not only is studying the information important but so is coming up with new ideas and being able to put them into action.

DESMOS

Privacy Policy Of Desmos

They are concerned about the security of your Private Information, and they have implemented physical, contractual, administrative, and technical precautions to ensure the accuracy and privacy of all data acquired via their Service. Access to information is restricted to personnel who need access to fulfil their job tasks using user ID or password credentials and, in certain situations, two-factor authentication. To transport Private Information, they employ industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer technology) encryption. Firewalls,  Data encryption, physical access restrictions to buildings and documents, and personnel training are among the other security protections. Furthermore, they engage in agreements with all third-party businesses or agents involved in the onward transmission of Private Information, and they seek contractual security guarantees from them. By choosing and safeguarding your password securely, and restricting access to the system and search engine by signing out once you have completed using your account, you may help protect against unauthorized entry to your account and Private Information.

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Drawbacks of Desmos

  • Without a device and connection to the internet, this information is unavailable.
  • Instead does not assist students in developing computational abilities, but it compensates for their deficiency.
  • Not all types of testing are available.
  • The tool must be learned by the student. When things grow intricate, less experienced learners may struggle if they don’t get a lot of guidance.

Major project / Khan Academy-

Well, this class, on the other hand, greatly aided me in understanding more about various digital sites and tools for improving the effectiveness of my teaching and learning processes. I learned about two educational websites for my main project, Desmos and TikTok, and now I’m working on “Khan Academy,” a very smart and interesting website that supports pre-service and post-service teachers and their students. When I used to teach in India, I used this digital site for the first time to teach my students, and I’m still learning from it. It is a really helpful website that is beneficial not only to students but also to teachers and parents of students.

Khan Academy is a website designed specifically for teachers and students to learn subjects like math, physics, chemistry, history, economics, and other competitive tests like the SAT, LSAT, and MCAT. This website contains educational materials for primary school students, primarily kindergarten, first, and second grades in elementary schools.

The major goal of this website is to provide free access to a world-class education to everyone, wherever in the globe. https://www.khanacademy.org/about

And it will continue to do so as it expands its content and incorporates new educational philosophies and technology. Khan Academy, which includes articles, practice exams, and other subject matter for practically all classes, is a creative method to engage more students both inside and outside of the classroom, in my opinion.

I made a video in which I discussed some of the features of Khan Academy.

Click the link below to watch the video:  

Furthermore, in all-informative films, teachers avoided showing their faces, which I believe is an excellent method to protect teachers’ digital identities. However, in general, this website is new, encouraging, and offers a new viewpoint on education.

Thank you

LOVEPREET KAUR

TikTok- a powerful teaching tool/Major project

Well!! I am not a digital media person, but I would love to explore different sites to make my teaching- learning more effective. Along with Desmos, I am also learning about various social media apps that are useful in Education sector. Therefore, for my major project, I will share my personal journey of using TikTok as a new comer. So, recently, I made an account on TikTok, which is very new platform for me. In this blog, I will share, how, TikTok is helpful in making our lessons more interesting. TikTok, an online video sharing app, which can be used for educational purpose also. TikTok can be used to learn something and even teach something, and people are already doing it. There are a lot of people in TikTok who are making educational videos and many more different kinds of informative videos, many people who post videos of science experiments, math’s lessons &reading. Some post motivational stuff, some post activity videos for students. Here, I am sharing my first TikTok video.

1st TikTok video…

As per this news https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/20/tiktok-to-rank-as-the-third-largest-social-network-2022-forecast-notes/#:~:text=TikTok%20will%20follow%20with%20its,ahead%20of%20Snap%20and%20Twitter.&text=TikTok%2C%20over%20the%20past%20couple,the%20first%20quarter%20of%202020 , TikTok is one of the most used social platforms, and some of its part for teaching sectors also. Most of the people around the world are using TikTok for educational purpose also. Just like them, I also try to used it in my educational field, and I believe, one of the most top features of TikTok is, it helps in creating and editing videos all on the same platform. Moreover, teachers began creating videos on various complex ideas and uploading them to TikTok so that students may watch them several times and learn quickly. TikTok is inspiring modern-day teachers to create TikTok-based assignments in which students create videos about their understanding of difficult concepts, which teachers watch and analyze rather than making students mug and write essays without understanding anything, all of which is assisting students in learning more effectively. Also, with its EduTok Program, it has created and popularized various educational videos.

Looking forward to make more educational videos on TikTok.

Thank you

Lovepreet kaur

Desmos – Let’s learn together- Major project

Desmos is a blend of paper and technology, it is an amazing and powerful facilitation tool for teachers and students as it provides wide range of resources. It is a free graphing calculator, and teachers can use Desmos to help students connect mathematical concepts to concrete, real-world shapes and pictures. Recently, desmos completed its curriculum for math’s subjects from grade 6th to 8th, in this curriculum desmos includes various courses, units and chapters for teachers and students.

Desmos Math curriculum-

Desmos’s math curriculum is very flexible as it is the combination of innovative technology and creative ideas of students. Students can learn & develop new things by using their intuitions and own thinking. Desmos curriculum, and lessons are designed in such a way that, it encourages students to use their own ideas first before using formal mathematics chapter, which ultimately enhances student’s conceptual knowledge. Inside Desmos’s curriculum guide, we will find various facilitation tool i.e., courses, units, lessons, lesson guides and so on. https://learn.desmos.com/curriculum-guide

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I have used the Desmos graphing calculator few times and I must say that it works pretty well for graphing most functions. It allows you to do polar, parametric and piece-wise definitions as well. This tool is very new for me, as I didn’t use this before but when I helped my cousin in her school math’s work, and I realized, it is the best tool for doing quadratic equations and all.

Here I am sharing my first desmos activity, and in this graphic, I tried to show, how we use various functions to show our work, and teach our students about concepts like parabola in vertex, standard, and factored form, concept of straight (horizontal and vertical) lines and many more. Moreover, Students learn by doing and instantly see changes to their graphs as they manipulate values and these activities allow the students to play and help them figure out how functions are graphed. I am looking forward to learn new features of desmos.

ART OF PARABOLA & LINE

While using desmos, various concerns come in our mind, whether desmos is safe to use, is this tool intended for school? whether our data and digital identity of students and teachers are secure. For all the answers, I must say, yes!!, because of its security and privacy policy. https://privacy.commonsense.org/evaluation/desmos

 

 

Thank you

Lovepreet kaur