Our 8th standard students are getting more tech-savvy and confident by the day, after just four months of getting to use computers. A couple of weeks ago girls got to spend a long time working on their first ever PowerPoint presentations. After making a presentation on ‘my favourite hero and heroine’, the next computer literacy task for our girls was to work on a small research project.
Girls already had some basic ideas about how to do internet research, and seemed more organised and focused on preparing their project. Each girl chose a unique topic, such as Savitribai Phule, Agriculture in India, Save the Girl Child, Sikhism, Agriculture in India, Food in Maharashtra, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Gujrat, Taj Mahal, etc. This time, they were able to present much more confidently.
This time the presentation was followed by session where teachers asked them questions based on their presentations.
The objective of the lesson was achieved– the girls became well versed with Microsoft PowerPoint, improved their presentation skills and became more confident about presentations like this.