Disease Causing-Microorganisms in Humans | Pathogens and Communicable Diseases

October 1, 2013
Disease Causing-Microorganisms in Humans | Pathogens and Communicable Diseases

There are “invisible organisms” lurking around you.  These are so minute that they cannot be seen by the naked eye.  Yes, they are microorganisms.  While many are harmless and “friendly” and “useful” microorganisms, there are also a few harmful and dangerous microorganisms which can cause infections and diseases.  Let us briefly discuss disease-causing microorganisms...
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A Short Biography of William Blake, a Famous English Poet

September 30, 2013
A Short Biography of William Blake, a Famous English Poet

William Blake, the famous English poet, of the “romantic era” was born in 1757 and died in 1827.  His heartfelt and thoughtful poetry began to be appreciated and recognized for their depth and profundity only posthumously.  During his lifetime, he was largely considered a lunatic and was ridiculed by his critics.  His father was...
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Three Things to Remember by William Blake

September 27, 2013
Three Things to Remember by William Blake

William Blake, the accomplished English poet of the “Romantic Age,” dreamt of liberation and used the symbolic imagery of a caged bird in order to convey the yearning for freedom in several of his poems. Let us reflect upon and discuss the poem Three Things to Remember by William Blake. Read the following lines...
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The School Boy by William Blake | CBSE Class 8 English

September 26, 2013
The School Boy by William Blake | CBSE Class 8 English

The pressurizing schooling system which was designed to churn out employees for the industrial age and the factory-like companies and industries of the world is now slowly undergoing a transformation.   Poetry and songs are healthy ways of expressing discomfort as well as heartfelt thoughts and can also bring about positive change.  William Blake expressed...
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CBSE Guidelines on School Bags | Judicious School Bag Weight | Educational Tablets in the Future

September 25, 2013
CBSE Guidelines on School Bags | Judicious School Bag Weight | Educational Tablets in the Future

The worrying sight of school children carrying heavy school bags is receding.   The CBSE board released the following guidelines to be followed with respect to school bags carried in CBSE affiliated schools in 2008.   CBSE guidelines on school bags are as follows: 1)      Limited number of textbooks for primary school students: Primary school students...
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CBSE Students to Learn with the Help of Virtual Classrooms

September 24, 2013
CBSE Students to Learn with the Help of Virtual Classrooms

The CBSE board is introducing virtual classroom-based material in the near future to enhance learning for students.  Interactive 2-D and 3-D animations, videos and simulations of experiments will be available in the CBSE virtual classroom.  Student will be able to access the virtual classroom at any time, that is, 24 x 7.  The virtual...
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Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) | Formative and Summative Assessment

September 23, 2013
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) | Formative and Summative Assessment

The continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) has been introduced into CBSE schools all over India and has changed the face of how students are being evaluated.  It is a welcome change as it is helping in doing away with the rote-based end of the year examination system which was used as a measure to...
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