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E-NABLING CURRICULUM ACTIVITY HANDBOOK by Next Billion Online, INKtalks

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Google INK Ambassadors Network With a quest to give wings to an idea that, could change the lives of a billion, bring out hidden potential and could be the answer for a better tomorrow, Google and INK, have collaborated on various initiatives over the last four years, and have now come together with a combined vision to get the next billion Online. Nearly a billion people in India lack access to the Internet or do not understand the benefits of going Online. Thus, this was one initiative that needed immediate action. The synergies between Google and INK fused together under the program to ‘Get the Next Billion Online’. The objective is to try different experiments in limited areas in a city, town and village and gain insights into factors that drive behaviors and how that can be molded to lead people Online. The final outcome is to create a blueprint that will be taken to progressive governments of the country and other partners to help scale and sustain this project. Over the last decade a number of attempts have been made to induce more users of the Internet, with attempts ranging from failures to quasi-successes to pioneering ideas that were too early for the market or existing technology; with projects ranging from Government funded to GovernmentCorporate partnerships. However, it is still to be ascertained if a plan of this magnitude can be achieved without the active participation and motivation of the targeted public user-community themselves, first. The approach that the team is taking follows the framework of- Empathize, Define, Ideate, Test, Prototype. The Google – INK Ambassadors Network began by conducting lots of experiments to get feedback from users on understanding the nuances and factors that will get the next billion Online in India. Our own experiments with those we have engaged with show that connecting individuals and communities to the Internet enables access to information, can increase household income and provide greater social freedom. The Google – INK Ambassadors Network are directing those we engage with to make use of the Internet as a tool to make their own lives and the lives of their communities productive and prosperous. We aim to form a blueprint to create an Online, self-sustaining, content-generating ecosystem that leverages the power of the Internet & related tools.

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Project Mission Beginning of 2012, the Economic times carried a proud article - it read “India achieves a 10.2% Internet penetration rate”. It goes on to list out figures and percentages of how Asia is below the world average and our country, with the second largest population has a percentage Internet reach, slightly more than the average shoe size of its people.

Not exactly the land of big feet, this is certainly not something we can take pride in and, unsurprisingly, there is an astounding disparity in awareness about and knowledge of the Internet.

Lack of infrastructure, awareness, outreach and misnomers about the Internet are some of the key problems, these trickle down to several details converging with various complex, social, cultural and economic factors make this a challenge, a hurdle that we together will surmount. Getting the next billion Online, our goal and vision in the coming months is to join hands with like minded people, dynamic organizations working in the socio-education and development sector and to partner with infrastructure developers and facilitators to start a momentum of ideas, facilitate development of local content and workable and scalable working models, with well researched curricula designed to equip the new user with knowledge to explore further and develop competence in using the world wide web.

Our goal • To extend the reach of the Internet to communities that lack awareness and infrastructure for the same. • To work with organizations in the socio-education and development sector. • To facilitate creation of local content.

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E-nabling curriculum Welcome to E-nabling, a curriculum designed by the Google - INK Ambassadors Network to get Indian citizens who have never used the Internet Online.

This curriculum is targeted at first time users who may have never used a computer. We run through the basics of the peripherals of a computer before launching into tasks such as completing a google search, creating an email account and using the Internet as a key communication tool.

We first tested this curriculum at BBMP Girls School and Jeevan Bheema Nagar school in Bangalore. Based upon the feedback from the students and our own learnings and insights the curriculum has been appended and refined to its current version.

The ten day curriculum can be used by anyone whether you are a teacher with a class of 60 students to an independent adult learner. If you are a complete novice our advice is to run through the curriculum in chronological order as each day builds upon the learnings of the last.

Each day we run through the teaching methods, provide a basic checklist of the equipment you will need, the learning objectives for the day, the Do’s and Don’ts from our own learnings and a page to record your insights and feedback.

In order to help us improve the curriculum your feedback is essential. Please do take the time to note down your own insights, the aspects of the curriculum that worked well and did not as well as your own teaching tips and Do’s and Don’ts.

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Ecosystem Map To start with our curriculum aims at being a self evolving system which would eventually help facilitators from different organisations working together on sharing their feedback and insights on these progressive experiments. Volunteers, students and facilitators will form the backbone of this feedback system which will help the partner organisations as well as other interested parties to gain an understanding of the current trends and create their own strategies towards addressing the issues faced by them in attracting their target audience. It would enable our overall goal of bringing together organisations which work on improving Internet literacy or might be a IT infrastructure provider who in turn can use these insights to better their approach towards the market and understand the dynamics of a specific ecosystem that they would like to target.

Facilitators and Volunteers

IT Infrastructure

Partner NGOs

Local governing bodies

Local communities

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Basic Checklist Computers/laptops with Internet connections and web cams. The Internet connection could be data cards, Wifi modem, broadband connections. A projector is required for an effective class. Students retain better when they can see and experience things. Plan the session such that it is high energy, content based and does not have long breaks. For a fruitful session spend some time planning and gathering thoughts. A good session should last about 40-45 mins at max. Facilitators should be equipped with basic knowledge of Internet. Make sure you carry the gadgets and printouts without fail everyday. Reach out to an NBO ambassador for any queries , help and support. 9


Feedback Methods The NBO team appreciates your efforts and commitment to take this curriculum forward in your organisation and networks. It would also help us take this curriculum to the next stage, by providing your valuable insights and feedback. Understanding our audience is the essence of the project. Hence, we strongly propagate the importance of understanding and empathizing with students and their socio-economic background.

For this purpose, we have created an easy feedback system. The various methods by which you can send us feedback are as given below:

1. Feedback from Students This would be an Online survey, the students would fill as a part of the e-nabling curriculum.

2. Daily feedback The insights are extremely important and they could also be anything unique you observe. We will send a Post-Session-Form to fill as part of the daily feedback.

3. Sustainability Survey We would like to collaborate on making the ecosystem sustainable and customize the sessions to help you get there. This would be done by your Google INK contact after the 5th day of the e-nabling sessions.

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Importance of feedback The e-nabling session is like an open source software. It only gets better with everyones` contribution. This e-nabling session requires your absolute commitment so that it becomes THE TOOL used to bring a billion people Online as regular users. We request your assurance in taking this curriculum forward and for FEEDBACK to better it. With your feedback and suggestions, we can together create a tutorial that has high 1. Robustness 2. Quality 2. Customization 3. Freedom 4. Flexibility. 5. Interoperability 6. Audit-ability

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THE 10-DAY E-NABLING CURRICULUM FLOW

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Day 1 Students to take the pre-assessment DAY 2 Students will be able to identify computer peripherals and web icons Day 3 Students will use google search and google translate to answer questions Day 4 Students will search for videos/ articles on a topic and document and translate their thoughts Day 5 Students will create gmail accounts and send emails Day 6 Students will be able to send attachments in emails Day 7 Students will be able to create google docs and spreadsheets Day 8 Students will be able to hangout with a friend and share documents/videos on hangout Day 9 Students will review the entire curriculum Day 10 Students to take post-assessment 13


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THE 10-DAY E-NABLING CURRICULUM DAY 1

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DAY-1 Pre-Assessment Objective - Student to take the pre-assessment (with little or no help) Prerequisite logistics - Laptops/computers, dongles, projector, screen Introduction to new material (5 mins)

Note 1 This lesson needs minimum 1 facilitator and 1 volunteer to engage the kids (in case the assessment is conducted batch-wise).

Instructions for Facilitator Gather all the students and get them seated. Based on how you want to conduct the assessment group the students (preferably one student per system for the assessment). In case the number of students is more than the number of systems, bunch out the students and conduct the assessment in cycles/batches.

Facilitator to talk to students “ Hello everyone. (Small introduction of self and/or team/partner)Today we begin our 10 day program about the Internet. Do you know how beneficial the web can be for students? And the amount of information one can gather from the web? Well we are here to help you learn all the basics about the Internet. But before we can help you, we’d like it if you could help us help you better. You’d have to show us a little bit of what you already know about the Internet. Mind you this is not an exam or a test or anything scary like that. Please relax, you will just be helping us!” Tip 2 If said right, help

Group Activity (10 mins)

us help acts as a fantastic ice-breaker.

The group activity is only in case you are conducting the assessment in batches, here are a few suggestions on how to engage the others while one batch takes the assessment. • • •

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Note 2 Volunteer is supposed to conduct this Seat the students in a semicircle and showcase 2-3 INKtalks in regional language session in a way that the and talk to the students about what they learnt from the videos assessment takers aren’t Gather the students and play games wherein the students are to silently act out distracted.

different characters, perspectives etc Showcase videos like funtheory.com (Volkswagen), animation videos etc. and talk to them about career options, science in everyday life, what they enjoy doing and their dream jobs/hobbies Gather the students in groups of 2/3 and hand each one a chart paper, asking them to draw a map/timeline of their life until now and share their life story with their partners. Initially everyone gets about 5 mins to draw out their timelines (can be as a flow chart, a picture map or just incidences listed down with year/ time references). Next one by one everyone in the group gets about 5 mins to share. Once everyone is done - each one takes 2 mins to write down where they want to get to in the future and how they’d get there and then take turns sharing within their groups.

Note 3 Please enforce the fact that each group will have a trust circle and out of respect for one another everyone will hear each other without judging and commit to not share the stories elsewhere

Tip 4 Volunteer please note this might be an emotional session as you have to urge students to share everything


End Activity (10 mins) Facilitator to seat one student per system for the pre-assessment checklist. The facilitator can read out questions one by one every 2-3 mins and ask the students to accomplish the task. In case any student needs help, the facilitator can guide them (for eg. if a student asks the spelling of google translate or if a student reaches google.com and doesn’t know how to get to youtube/google translate/google images)

1 Note 4 For DAY 1, the end activity will be the PRE ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST

Print out one assessment sheet per student and ask them to fill in their details as soon as they are seated. The students then wait for the facilitator to announce the question and try and execute. As and when a student accomplishes a task or has a doubt they are supposed to raise their hand without making any noises to grab the facilitator’s attention. Once the facilitator has seen a completed activity or has helped a student, he is supposed to make it out immediately on the student’s sheet.

Marking scheme •

In case a student has accomplished an activity on his own, mark 1 on the assessment sheet and in the excel sheet under the particular task column against the said student’s name In case a student has accomplished an activity with a little guidance or help, mark 0.5 on the assessment sheet and in the excel sheet under the particular task column against the said student’s name Tip 5 It would help if you In case a student has not been able to accomplish a task at all, mark a zero.

CLOSING ( 2 mins) “Students thank you for helping us! All of you were brilliant today! I’m glad all of you tried to complete each activity on the list today. From tomorrow onwards we will teach you exactly how to use the net and accomplish each of the activities and much more. I hope you all had fun and found the net interesting because from tomorrow onwards we are going to try and learn the fun way. Remember the class rules!”

come up with a separate marking scheme for the student’s sheet (for eg. :) for 1, a star for 0.5 and a & sign for a 0. Students get scared when they see numbers on their sheet as they generally fear tests/ exams.

Tip 6 Keep reiterating the class rooms during the class. Towards the end get different students to read out the rules, in a sing song manner or clap after every rule, or enact every rule - it’s fun and helps enforce the rules

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INTERNET LITERACY PROGRAMME NAME : _______________________________________________

CLASS : _______

OBJECTIVES

AGE : _____

CHECK-LIST

Open a web browser (Chrome preferably) Go to Google search Open a photo of Sachin Tendulkar Open your email account Send a mail to your friend Translate “I love to watch movies” to French Search for how to make pizza on Youtube Read an article using Wikipedia

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Check out the boxes of the objectives achieved In case the student needed help on a particular objective – please make an appropriate note of the same

SURVEY QUESTIONS – 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Are you a first time user of the internet ? _________________ If no, how many times do you access the net? ______________ Where do you access the net from? ______________________ Which sites do you prefer accessing? _____________________ Your reason for joining the class? ________________________


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DAY-2 Introduction to Computer & web Pre-class objective (10 mins) • • • •

Students to use downloaded version of “rapid-typing” The students come in and are instructed to open rapid typing Simultaneously rapid-typing is projected using a laptop by the instructor Instructor to note down the accuracy percentage for the student at the end of a every lesson (In 10 mins they should be done with 2-3 lessons)1

Objective -Student will be able to identify computer peripherals and web icons Prerequisite logistics Projectors, laptops/computers, dongles, phones for tethering, screen/white board/ wall

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“Students today we going to learn about the computer and how to access the Internet! I want everyone to click on the ball shaped icon (USE THE LEFT CLICK ON THE MOUSE TO OPEN ANYTHING).3 (Keep reiterating the use of left click on the mouse and the google chrome/ Internet explorer icon) Now I go to the address bar and type the name of the site I want to access. For example - www.google.com. Then we are taken to the google.com page. Here in the search bar we type out what we want (for eg. pizza) and we click on enter. Now see we get a page full of information and to go to anything we like we can go to the link and press left click on the mouse. Students I have a question for you. Do I have to reopen the browser every time I want to make a new search? No! We just have to open a new tab! (Show them the new tab button)”

Note 1 The students are to start using rapid typing as soon as they settle in, giving the facilitator time to set up and get ready. Tip 1 Pre-Downloading a typing software (eg. rapid typing) will help streamline the session. Note 2 The session requires a minimum of 1 facilitator and 1 volunteer Note 5 As soon as you start this section, the students should all be facing you and you need to hold their attention. (Use points/ acknowledgments to credit good behavior and establish your class rules at this point) Tip 3 The facilitator can explain about a web browser and give a few examples. You can create a chart with different browser symbols to help students remember.

Note 6 The session requires a minimum of 1 facilitator and 1 volunteer 5 Tip 5 Create a chant or Group Activity different physical action (10 mins) that students can do Facilitator to present the following activities using a projector (can use the help of a every time they are to type in the address bar or student to exhibit the activities) the search bar.

Make the students identify the mouse pad, and left click function. Help identify the google chrome icon.

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2 Group Activity 1 • • • • •

Start the projection from desktop always Open google chrome/Internet explorer Type out google.com in address bar Search for a picture of mahatma Gandhi - type “picture of Katrina Kaif” Click on the picture you like the most

Group Activity 2 • • • •

Open a new tab Type out wikipedia.org in the address bar Search for an article on “INDIA” Read and check if information is appropriate

End Activity (10 mins) (STUDENTS TO DO ON THEIR OWN/IN GROUPS - DO NOT HELP) Activity 1 • Open google chrome/Internet explorer • Go to google.com • Search for an image of “RAJNIKANTH” Activity 2 • Open a new tab on google chrome/Internet explorer • Go to wikipedia.org • Search for an article about “BANGALORE” Activity 3 • Open a new tab on google chrome/Internet explorer • Go to google maps • Search for your school

Note 8 The end practice is a test to give you better understanding of how much the students understood. Make sure the students take it on their own with no help. Tip 6 If a student gets stuck, ask them leading questions instead of giving them hints/ answers. Get the student to restart the entire activity. Students do well if they can identify the pattern. Ask them simple questions to help them identify the pattern.

Tips Tip 2 Noting down isn’t mandatory, it is just a way to make the students believe that you are keeping track of their activities. 1

Tip 4 Iterations are necessary as it helps students remember better. You needn’t keep repeating, get the students to point out every time they left click or use shortcuts. 2

Note 3 Please ensure you arrive at the venue 30-45 mins in advance to set up the lab space. Dongles take time to start working. 3

Note 4 Remember to stick to the time allotted, 2 mins here and there is okay, anything beyond will put you in trouble towards the end. 4

Note 7 During the group practice, the students pay attention to the screen, and after every step, will try repeating it on their screens. Facilitator to wait for about a minute after every step. Volunteer to look around and help students who are struggling. In case no one understood, volunteer should inform the facilitator so that the step can be immediately repeated or broken down into several smaller steps. 5

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DAY 2 ASSESSMENT SHEET Name - ___________________________________

Activity 1 ● Open google chrome/internet explorer ● Go to google.com ● Search for an image of “RAJNIKANTH” STATUS : __________

Activity 2● Open a new tab on google chrome/internet explorer ● Go to wikipedia.org ● Search for an article about “BANGALORE” STATUS : __________

Activity 3● Open a new tab on google chrome/internet explorer ● Go to google maps ● Search for your school STATUS : ___________

NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES COMPLETED - _____ PERCENTAGE ACHIEVED (circle out the percentage based on number of activities achieved) Activity completed 0 0% 0.5 17 % 1 33 % 1.5 50 % 2 67 % 2.5 83 % 3 100 % 26

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DAY-3

1. Introduction to Chrome, Google Search and Google Translate 2. Creating a music piece Pre-Class Objective (5 mins) • • • •

Students to use downloaded version of “rapid-typing” The students come in and are instructed to open rapid typing Simultaneously rapid-typing is projected using a laptop by the instructor Instructor to note down the accuracy percentage for the student at the end of a every lesson (In 5 mins they should be done with 2-3 lessons)

Objective Student will be able to use google search and google translate to answer questions

Required Logistics Projector, laptops/computers, dongles, phones for tethering, screens ,boards

Prerequisite Knowledge • • •

Student should be able to identify a web browser (eg. Google chrome) Student should be able to identify address bar and type out a site name Student should be able to make a google search

Introduction to New Material ( 5 mins) “Students yesterday we learnt how to open google chrome, how to type out a site name in the address bar and how to open new tabs. Today we will learn how to use google search and then use google translate to read the same text in different languages.” “Now I want everyone to pay attention to the projection and follow my instructions and steps in order. In case you need help, remember to raise your hand and now shout out, we don’t want to distract anyone around us.” (Facilitator should now call a student and project the group activities while the other students watch and follow)

Group Activity1 (10 mins) Group Activity 1 • • • • • •

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Note 1 Stick to the 5 mins time frame.

Go to google search Search for an article on TIPU SULTAN Copy a few lines of text from the article (TEACH Cntrl. +C) Open a new tab and go to google translate Teach PASTE (Ctrl.. + V)2 Translate the 2-3 lines to KANNADA

Note 2 This objective needs minimum 1 facilitator and 1 volunteer. Tip 1 Do reach the lab site well in advance to set up the dongles. Note 3 Please ensure regular attendance as only then will the students be able to grasp to their full potential. Be strict and drop out the students who have missed classes or else conduct extra classes everyday to get students on track. Note 4 The students should pay complete attention to the facilitator at this point. Tip 2 To engage the students you can play a few games. For eg. 1) once the pre-class activity is completed, get all the students to stand up and close their eyes. Randomly call out students to recall and say the class rules out loud. 2)students to one after the other recall what they learnt yesterday. Each student recalls one step in sequence.


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Go to google search Search for penguins (can use wikipedia.org) Copy a few lines from the text Open a new tab and go to google translate Translate the text to 2-3 different languages

End Activity (10 mins) Activity 1 • Go to google search • Search for the poem “The Road Not Taken” • Open a new tab and go to google translate • Translate 2 lines from the poem to KANNADA

Note 6 This is the a test. Students to take the test with little or no help. (Facilitator’s call)

Status : _________ Activity 2 • Go to google search • Search for a article about your favorite animal • Open a new tab and go to google translate • Translate 2-3 lines from the article into FRENCH Status : _________ Activity 3 • Go to www.agoogleaday.com • Use the basic version of the game • Solve one question with the help of google search and google translate if necessary Status : _________

CLOSING -

Tip 4 Students might find www.agoogleaday. com tough. Facilitator and volunteer need to help/guide the students in this activity. This can be an unmarked activity. (Facilitator’s call)

If the students finish before time, get them to use www.incredibox.com or www. beatlab.com and ask them to create music

Tips 1 NOTE 5 - Facilitator to lead and students to follow. Ensure you wait for 30sec to 1 min after each step giving the students time to try it on their systems.

TIP 3 - Reiterations will help students remember Copy/Paste shortcuts. Students forget to type Ctrl... and C/V simultaneously. Keep reiterating simultaneous typing is necessary. 2

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DAY 3 ASSESSMENT SHEET Max. Time - 10 mins

Name - ___________________________________

Class - _________

Activity 1 ● Go to google search ● Search for the poem “The Road Not Taken” ● Open a new tab and go to google translate ● Translate 2 lines from the poem to KANNADA Status : _________ Activity 2 ● ● ● ●

Go to google search Search for a article about your favourite animal Open a new tab and go to google translate Translate 2-3 lines from the article into FRENCH

Status : _________ Activity 3 ● Go to www.googleaday.com ● Use the basic version of the game ● Solve one question with the help of google search and google translate if necessary Status : _________ NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES COMPLETED - _____ PERCENTAGE ACHIEVED (circle out the percentage based on number of activities achieved) Activity completed 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 34

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DAY-4 Inspirations and ambitions Pre-Class Objective (5 mins) • • • •

Students to use downloaded version of “rapid-typing” The students come in and are instructed to open rapid typing Simultaneously rapid-typing is projected using a laptop by the instructor Instructor to note down the accuracy percentage for the student at the end of a every lesson (In 5 mins they should be done with 2-3 lessons)

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The students to will go to the site “www.agoogleaday.com” They will use the BASIC VERSION of the game The students will try answering one question using google search They can use google translate to understand the question better

Objective - Students will be able to search for an inspirational video and article

Note 1 Stick to the 5 mins time frame.

Tip 1 If the students aren’t able to complete the activity in 5 mins, ask them to move on and try again after the class.

Note 2 Minimum 1 facilitator and 1 volunteer needed for this objective.

about their role model/ambitions and document their thoughts as well as translate it

Prerequisite Logistics Laptops/computers, dongles, projectors, phones for tethering, screens/boards

Introduction to New material (5 mins) • •

Facilitator will first showcase the zeigeist video. Then talk about what inspires us to do things and how people look up to role models. Ask a few students what they want to become when they grow up, ask a few Note 3 others what careers would they like to pursue. Show them a list of career choices 1) The zeigeist video they can make. isn’t mandatory. You

Call one student to lead the group activity.

Group Activity (10 mins) Group Activity 1 • • • •

Tip 4 A 30 sec pause after each step will give the students enough time to repeat the step on their systems.

Go to wikipedia.org Search for your role/model Open a new tab and copy/paste text to google translate Translate to KANNADA

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Tip 2 Preferably reach 30-45 mins in advance to set up the lab space. Put up charts if necessary. Arrange the lab a particular fashion if need be.

Go to youtube.com Search for an inspirational video for your role model Listen to the video for 2 mins Open a new tab and go to google translate Write a few lines of what you felt after seeing the video Translate to another language (facilitator’s choice)

can showcase any inspirational video of your choice (keep in mind the students should find it interesting) 2)Explain the terms “Role Model” and “Careers” explicitly so that it becomes easy for the students to make searches Tip 5 Get the students to point out all the things they learnt previously (for eg. go to address bar, open new tab, type in search bar, copy/ paste shortcuts, new tab button)


4 End Activity (10 mins)

Note 4 This is a test, to be taken with little or no help.

Activity 1 • Go to google search • Search for a list of career choices • Use google translate to translate that list to KANNADA Activity 2 • Go to wikipedia.org • Read an article about the career of your choice • Copy 1 paragraph and translate it to KANNADA

Activity 3 • Go to youtube.com • Search for an inspiring video of your role model • Open a new tab and go to google translate • Write a few lines about your role model and translate it to SPANISH

ClosingStudents who finish early can be asked to visit www.incredibox.com and told to create music

Tip 6 Towards the end of the class, you can play a rapid fire game to help the students quickly go over every thing they have learnt till now. This can be a memory game where in students who forget a step are out and the winner can be given an extra point or can be called to lead the group practice the next day.

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DAY 4 ASSESSMENT SHEET Max. Time - 10 mins

Name - ___________________________________

Class - _________

Activity 1 ● Go to google search ● Search for a list of career choices ● Use google translate to translate that list to KANNADA Status : _________ Activity 2 ● Go to wikipedia.org ● Read an article about the career of your choice ● Copy 1 paragraph and translate it to KANNADA Status : _________ Activity 3 ● Go to youtube.com ● Search for an inspiring video of your role model ● Open a new tab and go to google translate ● Write a few lines about your role model and translate it to SPANISH Status : _________

NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES COMPLETED - _____ PERCENTAGE ACHIEVED (circle out the percentage based on number of activities achieved) Activity completed 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3

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DAY-5 Sending emails Objective - Student will be able to create a gmail account and send an e-mail

Note 1 Minimum 1 facilitator and 1 volunteer needed for this objective.

Prerequisite logistics -

Computers/laptops, dongles, phones for tethering, projector, and, screens

Introduction to new material (5 mins)

Tip 1 Reach 30-45 mins in advance to set up the lab space.

Students today we are going to create email accounts and so I want everyone to look carefully at the projection screen and follow everything that you see.

Group Activity (15 mins)

Facilitator to call a student up front and project the process of making an email account.

Steps 1. Click on the red tab which says CREATE AN ACCOUNT on the right top corner 2. Type first name (eg. Shyamala) and last name (eg. Suresh) 3. Type out the user-name you want (eg. shyamala123) (ASK THE STUDENTS TO WRITE THIS DOWN) 4. In case the user-name is already taken get the students to change it accordingly (eg. shyamala12345) 5. Type out a password of your choice (eg. each1teach1) 6. Confirm the password 7. Put in your birthday - select the month, put in the date, put in the year 8. Fill in “I AM ...male/female” 9. Fill out the mobile phone number (facilitator to take teams phones for the process) 10. Type out verification code and verification text 11. Click on next step 12. Click on CONTINUE TO GMAIL Wow! You’ve got a brand new email account Now we will send an email to one of our friends. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Click on the red box that says “Compose” Type out your message in the big box Write down your friend’s mail id in the box that says “TO” Write a subject for your mail in the box that says “SUBJECT” After you finish click on the blue box that says SEND Tip 3 A chart might help for permanent visual representation.

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Note 2 In this session, the INM will be very short and will act as an introduction to the GP, make sure you point out why email accounts are beneficial and move to the GP effectively.

Tip 2 Carry a few spare mobile phones as sometimes gmail asks for double/triple verification and each phone can be used on 2-3 times. Note 3 Facilitator point out that USER-NAME is only the first part of the mail id. Difference in what to type for username and what to type when sending a mail to a friend’s mail id Note 4 Facilitator/ Volunteers to make a list of everyone’s user-name and password. This will be very handy for the rest of the lessons as students tend to forget their username and passwords.


End Activity (5 mins)

5 Note 5 This is a test to be taken with little or no help.

Activity 1 • • • • • • •

Open gmail.com Type out your user-name and password Send an email to your partner (Write 2 lines about yourself) Type the message in the big box Type your friend’s email id in the “TO” box Type out a subject in the “SUBJECT” box Click the blue box that says “SEND”

Activity 2 • • • •

Open gmail.com Type out your user-name and password Send an email to billiononline@inktalks.com (write 3-4 lines about how you feel after attending this class) Type the subject as - FEEDBACK <name> <school name>

(Follow the instructions in Activity 1 if you forget how to send an email)

Closing (5 mins) • •

Students will open rapid typing Students will do 2-3 exercises in the allotted time

Tip 4 Play revision games. It’ll help reiterate all the learning/class rules/shortcuts. Also the winner can be called to lead the GP next day.

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DAY 5 ASSESSMENT SHEET Max. Time - 7 mins

Name - ___________________________________

Class - _________

Activity 1 ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Open gmail.com Type out your username and password Send an email to your partner (Write 2 lines about yourself) Type the message in the big box Type your friend’s email id in the “TO” box Type out a subject in the “SUBJECT” box Click the blue box that says “SEND”

Status : ________ Activity 2 ● ● ● ● ● ●

Open gmail.com Type out your username and password Click on COMPOSE (the red box on the left top corner) Write 3-4 lines about how you feel after attending these classes in the big box Send an email to billiononline@inktalks.com Type the subject as - FEEDBACK <name> <school name>

(Follow the instructions in Activity 1 if you forget how to send an email) Status : ________

NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES COMPLETED - _____ PERCENTAGE ACHIEVED (circle out the percentage based on number of activities achieved) Activity completed 0 0% 0.5 25 % 1 50 % 1.5 75 % 2 100 %

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DAY-6 Sending emails with attachments Pre-class activity (10 mins) • • • •

Students to check if their partners have email id If the partner doesn’t have an email account, students to spend the next 5 mins helping partners create accounts Once everyone has an account, students to complete activities similar to End Assessment (Day 4) Students to spend exactly 10 mins completing this Do Now/Pre-class activity

Note 1 Stick to the 10 min time line. Do not extend it as it’ll affect the rest of the lesson.

Objective - Students will be able to search for a video and mail the link to their partner along with a picture of their role model

Introduction to new material (2 mins) Students we all have email accounts now and we know how to compose emails. Today we are going to learn how to send pictures and sent video link over email.

Group Activity (5 mins) Call a student up to the projector system and get him/her to execute the group activity along with the facilitator.

Group Activity 1 • • • • • • •

Search for a picture of an actor Right click on the picture Click on “Save image as” Type out the name you want to save the picture as and click save Open a new tab and open your email account Send a mail to your partner and attach this picture to the mail SUBJECT - ACTOR picture (your name)

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Search for a video on youtube.com Copy the link of the video (use Ctrl. + C) Open a new tab and open your email account Send an email to your partner Copy the link (Ctrl.. + V) and write why you liked this video in 2 lines SUBJECT - MY FAVORITE VIDEO (your name) (school name)

Note 2 Stick to the 10 min time line. Do not extend it as it’ll affect the rest of the lesson. Tip 1 Play a quick revision game. If it takes very long, you mention a list of steps and ask a student for a step in between. Note 3 Remember to pause for 30 sec-1 min after every step, your students are trying to keep pace with you!

Tip 2 1) Explicitly point out the shortcut keys 2)Standardize the place where students should save the pictures and the name they should use to save the picture 3)Subject name can be changed by facilitator


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End Activity (10 mins) Activity 1 • • • • • • •

Search for a picture of your role model Right click on the picture Click on “Save image as” Type out the name you want to save the picture as and click save Open a new tab and open your email account Send a mail to your partner and attach this picture to the mail SUBJECT - Role model picture (your name)

Note 4 This is a test to be completed with little or no help. Please do not scare the students by telling them it is a test. They do better when not stressed.

Activity 2 • • • • • •

Search for a video on www.khanacademy.org Copy the link of the video (use Ctrl.. + C) Open a new tab and open your email account Send an email to billiononline@inktalks.com Copy the link (Ctrl.. + V) and write why you liked this video in 2 lines SUBJECT - MY FAVORITE VIDEO (your name) (school name)

ClosingStudents to fill out the survey Tip 3 You can create your own survey, else we’ll share a survey with you at this point in time.

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DAY 6 ASSESSMENT SHEET Max. Time - 7 mins

Name - ___________________________________

Class - _________

Activity 1 ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Search for a picture of your role model Right click on the picture Click on “Save image as” Type out the name you want to save the picture as and click save Open a new tab and open your email account Send a mail to your partner and attach this picture to the mail SUBJECT - Role model picture (your name)

Status : ________ Activity 2 ● ● ● ● ● ●

Search for a video on www.khanacademy.org Copy the link of the video (use Ctrl + C) Open a new tab and open your email account Send an email to billiononline@inktalks.com billiononline@inktalks.com Copy the link (Ctrl + V) and write why you liked this video in 2 lines SUBJECT - MY FAVOURITE VIDEO (your name) (school name)

Status : _________ NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES COMPLETED - _____ PERCENTAGE ACHIEVED (circle out the percentage based on number of activities achieved) Activity completed 0 0% 0.5 25 % 1 50 % 1.5 75 % 2 100 %

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DAY-7 Create google docs and spreadsheets and learn to share it Pre-Class Objective (5 mins) • • •

Students to open gmail account Open a new tab and download a picture Send the picture as an attachment to a friend

Objective - Students will be able to create a google document and a google spreadsheet

Introduction to New Material ( 5 mins) You may all have used Microsoft word or MS excel to create documents or tables. Today we will see how you can do all of that Online.

Group Activity1 (10 mins) Facilitator to showcase the following activities using a projector.

Group Activity 1 • •

Creating a google document Show the students how to click on “Drive” => “Create” => “Document”

Group Activity 2 • •

Create a google spreadsheet Show the sequence “Drive” => “Create” => “Spreadsheet”

Facilitator to show the students how to share a document. • • • •

Click on the blue button “Share” (right top corner) Type out an email id in “Add people” box Click on DONE The document is now shared

Also tell them that the red button next to “Create” helps upload a document / spreadsheet /presentation /drawing etc.

Note 1 This objective needs minimum 1 facilitator and 1 volunteer. Note 2 Stick to the time frame else completing the lesson in a stipulated time frame will be difficult. Tip 1 Talk for a bit about MS word, excel. If they don’t know about the offline products, showcase it to them after the class or keep 5 mins during the INM to showcase MS word/excel (facilitator’s discretion) Tip 2 The colors of the Drive/Create buttons can be used as reminders. Tip 3 Show the students where to look for who else has opened the doc and also showcase the chat option. The different colors indicating the people who have opened the doc generally excites the students. (For this the student can share a doc with the volunteer who also needs to have access to the file LOGISTICS TO BE KEPT IN MIND)

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End Activity (10 mins) Activity 1 • • • • • •

Open your email account Click on “Drive” Click on the red button “Create” Select “Document” Name the document as “Myself” and write 2-3 lines about yourself Share the document with billiononline@inktalks.com

7 Note 4 This a test, but please do not panic your students by telling them that this is a test. Create a fun marking scheme and stick to it instead of numbers on the students sheet.

Activity 2 • • • • •

Open your email account Click on “Drive” Click on the red button “Create” Select “Spreadsheet” Name the document as “My teachers” and write down 5 of your teachers names and subjects they teach

Closing Activity (10 mins) • • • •

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Facilitator to talk to the students about Internet safety Never give out personal information - user-name, passwords. Avoid chatting with strangers and do not add unknown people on google plus/ facebook On chat never give away your personal information - address, name, age, password, school’s name to people you don’t know (strangers might be kidnappers or people who can use your information for wrong purposes) Tell your parents if you read anything on the Internet which makes you uncomfortable Avoid interacting with strangers on social media sites

Tip 4 Students enjoy applying basic functions like sum and coloring cells. Facilitator can introduce these functions as fun learning (though please keep in mind the time constraint). Note 5 This is very important. Please make sure you keep 10-15 mins for this session.

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NOTE 3 Remember to pause for about 30 seconds after every step. Your students will panic otherwise.

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DAY 7 ASSESSMENT SHEET Max. Time - 7 mins

Name - ___________________________________

Class - _________

Activity 1 ● ● ● ● ● ●

Open your email account Click on “Drive” Click on the red button “Create” Select “Document” Name the document as “Myself” and write 2-3 lines about yourself Share the document with billiononline@inktalks.com

Status : ______ Activity 2 ● ● ● ● ●

Open your email account Click on “Drive” Click on the red button “Create” Select “Spreadsheet” Name the document as “My teachers” and write down 5 of your teachers names and subjects they teach

Status : ______ NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES COMPLETED - _____ PERCENTAGE ACHIEVED (circle out the percentage based on number of activities achieved) Activity completed 0 0% 0.5 25 % 1 50 % 1.5 75 % 2 100 %

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DAY-8 Students to learn to google hangout Pre-Class Activity (5 mins) Students to spend 5 mins completing exercises on Rapid typing

Objective - Students will be able to hangout with a friend and share a video/ document on the hangout (Web-cams needed for this session)

Introduction to new material

Note 1 Stick to the 5 min time frame. Be a little strict and set ground rules. Note 2 Minimum 1 facilitator and 2 volunteers needed.

(2 mins)

Note 3 Reach 30-45 mins in advance to set Students till now we have learnt about Google search, youtube....,Google documents up the lab space. Check (Facilitator should get students to list out the various things they learnt) if you need speakers for Today we are going to learn about something completely new - how to talk to the systems in advance someone who is far away without using the phone - sounds interesting right? and make sure yo have We will learn how to you Google HANGOUT today! everything in place.

Facilitator should call a student up front and project the steps to be followed on a screen so that the rest of the class and follow.

Group Activity (7 mins) Steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Go to www.plus.google.com Use your user-name and password to log in Go to the left bottom corner and click on more Click on Hangout Go to the red button “Start a Hangout” and click A new window will open - type out your friend’s mail address in the box Give the hangout a name if you want Click on the “Hangout” button Once the hangout starts you can talk to your friends and watch them on the screen 10. Click on the “View more apps” option on the left side and you can share a document with your friend 11. Select Google drive and share a document with a friend 12. If you want to watch a video together you can go back to step 10), select You tube and share a video Facilitator can showcase sharing a document and sharing a video as 2 different activities or in continuation with each other

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Tip 1 Comparing Hangout to a TV attached with a phone will get the students excited. Tip 2 The 30 sec pause is a must! Your students will only then be able to keep pace with you.

Tip 3 Which to showcase is the facilitator’s call.


End Activity (10 mins) Activity 1 Go to www.plus.google.com Click on Hangout Click on “Start a Hangout” Start a hangout with another student (ask facilitator) Share a document and work together on it

Activity 2 Go to www.plus.google.com Click on Hangout Click on “Start a Hangout” Start a hangout with your partner Share a video through youtube with your partner

8 Note 4 Make sure students take the test with little or no help. Do not mention this is a test. Make sure no one’s speakers are too loud as that might distract other students. Note 5 Stick to a fun marking scheme as it won’t demoralize your students that might distract other students.

Closing ( 2 mins) “So students we have learnt a lot of different ways in which we can use the net! (get the students to list out all the things they learnt - sites, shortcuts, methods etc.) Now tomorrow we will do a quick revision of everything and have fun too!”

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DAY 8 ASSESSMENT SHEET Max. Time - 10 mins

Name - ___________________________________

Activity 1 ● Go to www.plus.google.com ● Click on Hangout ● Click on “Start a Hangout” ● Start a hangout with another student (ask facilitator) ● Share a document and work together on it Activity 2 ● Go to www.plus.google.com ● Click on Hangout ● Click on “Start a Hangout” ● Start a hangout with your partner ● Share a video through youtube with your partner

NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES COMPLETED - _____ PERCENTAGE ACHIEVED (circle out the percentage based on number of activities achieved) Activity completed 0 0% 0.5 25 % 1 50 % 1.5 75 % 2 100 %

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DAY-9 Revision Objective - Students will send an email with a picture/ video attachment to a peer, create a document/spreadsheet and share it, and, translate text using google translate

Note 1 Minimum 1 facilitator and 1 volunteer needed

Prerequisite logistics - systems, dongles, projector, screens, chits with numbers (in sequence and each number should have 2 chits), charts if necessary Introduction to new material (5 mins) “Students let’s go over all the activities we’ve learnt till now.”

Note 2 This needs to be a rapid fire revision session. The students and the facilitator need to be on their toes.

For a quick review play a game of memory, Chinese whispers with the students to revise the steps in each activity. Now make some number chits (double of each) and ask each student to pick up a chit. Now ask them to pair up.

Group/End Activity (20 mins)

Note 3 The end assessment will be graded by peers so it’ll be a group practice but a test. Facilitator needs to make ground rules clear and be firm and strict in case of any discrepancies.

Once this is done, students to do Activity 1 from the end practice. The partners to grade each other (facilitator to share a marking scheme and students will use the same to mark on each others sheets) Note 4 Since peers will

be judging and marking, Activity 1the marking scheme • Open a new tab on google chrome/Internet explorer should be standardized. • Go to google maps Preferably create a unique • Search for CUBBON PARK marking scheme so the students enjoy the Once activity one is completed students to re-pick chits find new partners and move process of filling in the to activity 2 and so on. status for their peers.

Activity 2 • • • •

Go to google search Search for a article about your favorite bird Open a new tab and go to google translate Translate 2-3 lines from the article into HINDI

Activity 3 • • • •

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Go to youtube.com Search for an inspiring video of your favorite player Open a new tab and go to google translate Write a few lines about your favorite player and translate it to Tamil

Note 5 Remember to keep making the students pick out new chits before every activity and to carry their sheets at all times. If either of the two is not done the session will end up in chaos.


End Activity (10 mins) Activity 4 • • • • • • •

Open gmail.com Type out your user-name and password Send an email to your partner (Write 2 lines about your mother) Type the message in the big box Type your friend’s email id in the “TO” box Type out a subject in the “SUBJECT” box Click the blue box that says “SEND”

Activity 5 • • • • • • •

Search for a picture of your favorite festival Right click on the picture Click on “Save image as” Type out the name you want to save the picture as and click save Open a new tab and open your email account Send a mail to your partner and attach this picture to the mail SUBJECT - Festival picture (your name)

9 Note 4 Make sure students take the test with little or no help. Do not mention this is a test. Make sure no one’s speakers are too loud as that might distract other students. Note 5 Stick to a fun marking scheme as it won’t demoralize your students that might distract other students.

Activity 6 • • • • •

Open your email account Click on “Drive” Click on the red button “Create” Select “Spreadsheet” Name the document as “My friends” and write down 5 of friend’s names and subjects they like

Closing ( 2 mins) “I hope you all had fun doing this activity today. Tomorrow we will do something similar but you’d have to do it alone. Nothing to be worried about! You’ll have just as much fun as you did today. Please do revise all that we did today and do not forget the steps/keys.”

Note 6 Remind the students that tomorrow is the last day. Tell them that they’d have to perform a few activities and that if they recall the steps they’ll find it very easy. Be friendly but firm. Do not push their panic buttons.

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DAY 9 ASSESSMENT SHEET Name - ___________________________________

Class - ______

Max. Time - 15 mins

Activity 1● Open a new tab on google chrome/internet explorer ● Go to google maps ● Search for CUBBON PARK Activity 2 ● Go to google search ● Search for a article about your favourite bird ● Open a new tab and go to google translate ● Translate 2-3 lines from the article into HINDI Activity ● ● ● ●

3Go to youtube.com Search for an inspiring video of your favourite player Open a new tab and go to google translate Write a few lines about your favourite player and translate it to Tamil

Activity 4 ● Open gmail.com ● Type out your username and password ● Send an email to your partner (Write 2 lines about your mother) ● Type the message in the big box ● Type your friend’s email id in the “TO” box ● Type out a subject in the “SUBJECT” box ● Click the blue box that says “SEND”

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Activity ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

5Search for a picture of your favourite festival Right click on the picture Click on “Save image as” Type out the name you want to save the picture as and click save Open a new tab and open your email account Send a mail to your partner and attach this picture to the mail SUBJECT - Festival picture (your name)

Activity ● ● ● ● ●

6Open your email account Click on “Drive” Click on the red button “Create” Select “Spreadsheet” Name the document as “My friends” and write down 5 of friend’s names and subjects they like


9 NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES COMPLETED - _____ (only for Activity no. 4, 5 and 6) PERCENTAGE ACHIEVED (circle out the percentage based on number of activities achieved) Activity completed -

Activity completed 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3

0% 17 % 33 % 50 % 67 % 83 % 100 %

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DAY-10 Post Assessment Note 1 Minimum 1 facilitator and 1 volunteer needed

Objective - Student to take the post-assessment (with little or no help) Prerequisite logistics - Laptops/computers, dongles, projector, screen Introduction to new material (5 mins) Instructions for Facilitator -

Note 2 Make sure you reach 30-45 mins in advance to set up the lab space.

Gather all the students and get them seated. Based on how you want to conduct the assessment group the students (preferably one student per system for the assessment). In case the number of students is more than the number of systems, bunch out the students and conduct the assessment in cycles/batches.

Facilitator to talk to students - “ Hello everyone. Today we are going to try and showcase everything we have learnt until now. It’s going to be fun as the activities are very interesting and we are going to try and finish them quickly. Mind you this is not an exam or a test or anything scary like that. Please relax, because if you all are worried then the activity will be no fun!” Group Activity (10 mins) The group activity is only in case you are conducting the assessment in batches, here are a few suggestions on how to engage the others while one batch takes the assessment. Play revision games like Chinese whispers of steps to complete a certain activity. Memory game on how to create/share an Online document for example. Get the students to meditate Ask them for their favorite activity and get them to explain a shortcut they like to use

End Activity (10 mins) Facilitator to seat one student per system for the pre-assessment checklist. The facilitator can read out questions one by one every 2-3 mins and ask the students to accomplish the task. In case any student needs help, the facilitator can guide them (for eg. if a student asks the spelling of google translate or if a student reaches google.com and doesn’t know how to get to youtube/google translate/google images) Print out one assessment sheet per student and ask them to fill in their details as soon as they are seated. The students then wait for the facilitator to announce the question and try and execute. As and when a student accomplishes a task or has a doubt they are supposed to raise

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Tip 1 After the initial address, facilitator to split the students. The ones taking the assessment first to head to the lab space. The others led by the volunteer to a different location.


10 INTERNET LITERACY PROGRAMME POST ASSESSMENT SHEET DAY 10 NAME : _______________________________________________    CLASS : _______  AGE : _____

OBJECTIVES

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1. Search for a picture of Katrina Kaif and download it Open your gmail account Send the picture to your friend

2. Open Drive and CREATE a document Name the document as ­ The internet class Write how you felt in the class in 4­5 lines Share the document with billiononline@inktalks.com

3. Read an article about “Internet safety” on www.wikipedia.org Open a new tab and open google translate Write 2 lines about what you read in English Translate it to Kannada, Tamil and Hindi

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Key Learning points Benefits of Volunteering: Volunteering of any kind brings people together, builds new relationships and facilitates exchange of knowledge and skills. Impacting individuals, starting one at a time, is like a spark that sets a fire; it spreads far and wide thereby impacting the community at large. It is a two-way street, benefiting the giver, if not more than, as much as the receiver. Volunteering to teach, is akin to lighting a candle that brings life in an otherwise dark room. A little introspection, on why this is necessary in our country, the second largest population, will lead one to understand the essence of this project. An Internet revolution will enable over a billion people to access information ( which is much needed to bridge economic and social gaps in society), act as a springboard for new ideas and hidden talent and create a better tomorrow.

Tips to help you volunteer better -

1) Always ask Questions This helps you get a better understanding of the job and helps make sure you enjoy the experience as you judge is based on the skills required, alignment with your goals and the time you want to spend.

2) Know the expectations Be sure to know the expectations and the commitment required and make sure you feel comfortable working towards achieving the targets.

3) Be the change Don’t be afraid to make changes in the plans and your targets if need be. Feel free to communicate and modify the curriculum as per your specific target audience.

4) Enjoy the process At all times make sure you’re having fun! Enjoy the process, don’t be burdened by it. Ask yourself constantly “Am I enjoying this?”, If the answer is in the negative, discuss with your peers, point out the changes that’ll help and march ahead. Remember everything is easy to execute when the process is fun!

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Benefits for partners and volunteers Key benefits for partners Partnering with us has several benefits to your organization in terms of adding value to your programs, being the first to initiate a better tomorrow and to collaborate with several others working is this space. • You will be the first of the organizations in the socio-education and development sector to start an Internet revolution in the country. • Expansion in your outreach in the form of institutions, similar organizations and potential partners. • Your work with us will be featured on our website • You will be one of the few organizations to have a program that is unique in content and utility. • You will be the pioneers in your ecosystem to educate and empower people with much needed skills to excel today.

Volunteer benefits Volunteering with our project in getting the next billion Online will give you experience, immense working knowledge and a chance to explore your ideas and a platform to experiment and implement the same.

• You will be a part of the team of evangelists who can influence local communities and inspire them to use the Internet and improve their lives. • You would have permanently altered the face of your ecosystem creating an excitement and a visible difference. • Your work would have changed the lives of people from students, to parents, to farmers, to housewives to entrepreneurs to the government.

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Tips on Sustainability 1. For any initiative/project to have successful impact, it is imperative to understand the humancentric motivation of participants in the particular project eco-system. 2. Setting up an Online, self-sustaining, content-generating eco-system requires a clear messaging for all participating stakeholders in the community, to motivate them towards contributing towards the initiative’s success. 3. Some of the basic requirements for such an initiative include: a. Internet-enabled computers/laptops. b. Internet connection facility with (ideally) a wireless (wifi) router. c. A computer-community center that allows access to learners, with cooling facilities (fans, a/c, etc.). d. Two dedicated ‘teachers’ to train the new batches of learners. e. A white-board with some colour marker-pens. 4. To make this initiative successful, it will help to attract sponsorship for the above-mentioned requirements from the following possible sponsors: a. Local IT/Telecom retail stores (such as the local Reliance Digital or Tata Croma store). b. The local Municipal corporator. c. Local Government or Private School, willing to accommodate such community lessons, after school hours. d. Local Resident Welfare Associations. e. Local charities (such as Rotary/Lions Club, etc.). 5. For the local IT/Retail stores, you recommend the option for them to advertise within the community computer center, in return for sponsoring the IT hardware and Internet connectivity. The stories such as Reliance Digital or Tata Croma can greatly benefit from increased visibility of actual product-users, while ensuring effective marketing of various offers to the entire local community. 6. For the school (Government or Private), you may recommend that a fully-furnished room be provided along with power supply & back-up, in return for professional training to students. Additionally, the school’s reputation and social-goodwill will greatly increase through its contribution to such an initiative. 7. The trainers for subsequent batches of the Internet training should typically picked-out of the current batch that is completing the curriculum. 8. It will help to remain in constant touch with the NBO team member who is facilitating the curriculum roll-out, apart from sharing regular feedback. 9. For the video-stories collection project, please refer to the specific guidelines. However, to ensure proper recording for these stories, you may work-out a deal with the local IT/Telecom retailer to provide a (relatively sound-proof) section of the store to record parts of the storyinterviews. The store’s branding can be shown in the video, and since all these videos will be published Online, it translates to free-advertising for the store’s brand.

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How do you plan to make this sustainable?

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Contact for help Primary Contact Name : E-mail id : Phone : City : Secondary Contact Name : E-mail id : Phone : City :

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