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Words, images and videos are second person experiences and therefore not as effective as a direct, personal experience. An image is better than a thousand words and an experiment is better than a thousand videos.
Transmitting experiences to others is like "filling the bucket". It is far better to light a fire in the learner, make the learner experience and learn for himself or herself.
As Marshall McLuhan famously said - the medium is the message. The medium of learning has a dramatic effect on its efficacy.
Long back before writing, all teaching occurred through a teacher instructing pupils verbally. This evolved to using books and written material in a lecture format in medieval times. Even today, this remains the predominant method of instruction.
Tablets bring alive formely esoteric topics and learners can interact with and experience scientific phenomenon quickly and safely in a virtual reality provided by these devices.
Effective Learning is a cycle of multiple stages going through observation, reflection, abstraction and experimentation. Direct instruction rarely leads to conceptual understanding and learning.
Science which attempts to explain physical phenomenon needs to go hand in hand with experiments, observation and abstraction. Teaching science without experiential mechanisms is like teaching a blind person about a rainbow. Learning material has to be carefully structured into modules which trigger the learning cycle and encourage rapid assimilation.
Without doubt, without genuine enquiry, no learning can take place. All science is built upon facts just as a house is buit of bricks. But, paraphrasing Poincare, a collection of facts is no more a science than a pile of bricks is a house.
Doubts trigger alternative ideas, different explanations which culminate in understanding or the realization that our current understanding is flawed.
Unleash the Einstein within You
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EAS Teacher Review
... There is little to fault in this app. From an educational point of view every base is covered... A great deal of content has been jam-packed into ‘Physics Studio’ and it is phenomenal considering that this is currently available free of charge....
App goes to School
...Teachers can use a Web Dashboard to track class progress - averages, how much time a student spent on a subtopic, which topics students had difficulty with and which concepts need more work. The app supports integration with Google Classroom and Edmodo...
The Science Game: Electromagnetism
... “This app lets high school students learn about electromagnetism by doing—on their tablet! In the app, students explore electromagnetism concepts through challenges involving magnets, dynamos, motors, and more. As they play”...
Meet the Xooglers
... “Making learning fun is the agenda of education start-up Maza Learn, co-founded by Sridhar Sundaram. It is among the few start-ups in India to use gamification - the concept of using computer or mobile games - to teach schoolchildren subjects such as science and mathematics, while measuring their performance and improving their understanding of the subject.”...
Amazing story of Xooglers making a big impact in India
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Physics Studio by Sridhar Sundaram
... “What sets this app apart from the pack is that topics like Waves, Electricity, Energy, Electromagnetism can be explored through the simulations set in the app. This was the inspiration and impetus in creating Physics Studio...The topics are comprehensive, and this app is a labor of love from the developers to share the underlying concepts of a physics curriculum with all.”
Physics Studio Launch
... “In today's world, learning is not about ‘finding’ but about ‘minding’. Books and videos have a 20% retention rate - what drives real engagement and real learning is interactivity which has an astounding 90% retention. Physics Studio is built on 'Experiential Concept' learning or 'EC' learning whereby concepts are learnt by experiencing them virtually.”