#TeachTheKids – TeachTheWeb session at Shri Swaminarayan English Medium School

Hi, I’m Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do, and I love to help people. Nothing is more fulfilling than being part of a team with similar interests.

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Mozilla Club :

MozClubNashik

Our motto is to enable people from all age groups and professions to be a part of making awesome things on the web. We teach all to develop their web literacy skills by spreading awareness and teaching the skills required to develop the web. To do so, we go to school, colleges, offices and any public spaces to teach them about the open source technologies. #MozClubNashik

 An initiative to bring exposure to school kids about the web.

Date & Time :

29th April 2015 at 9a.m. To 12p.m.

Venue :

Shri Swaminarayan English Medium School Shri Tapovan Brahmacharyashram Agra Road,
New Adgaon Naka, Panchavati,
Nashik – 422003.

Members: 

  1. Mehul Patel (Organizer & Speaker)
  2. Akash Jobanputra (Speaker)
  3. Mitesh Pokar 
  4. Vishwa Patel
  5. Manju Arya
  6. Shree Borse

Technical Assistance:

  1. Akash Jobanputra
  2. Mitesh Pokar

REPS EVENT LINK:

https://reps.mozilla.org/e/teachtheweb-session-shri-swaminarayan-english-medium-school/

Description

TeachTheKids is an initiative which aims at educating school kids about the basics of Computers, Internet and other similar stuff, in a fun and interactive way. This is also mainly concentrated on small schools with lesser facilities. The scope of this could be extended by forming Webmaker School Clubs.

 

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Template – #TeachTheKids @Shri Swaminarayan English Medium School

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An intiative to bring exposure to school kids about the web.

Date & Time :

29th April 2015 at 9a.m. To 12p.m.

Venue :

Shri Swaminarayan English Medium School Shri Tapovan Brahmacharyashram Agra Road,
New Adgaon Naka, Panchavati,
Nashik – 422003.

Description

TeachTheWeb is an initiative which aims at educating school kids about the basics of Computers, Internet and other similar stuff, in a fun and interactive way. This is also mainly concentrated on small schools with lesser facilities. The scope of this could be extended by forming Webmaker School Clubs.

Agenda

  1. Computer & Internet
      Explaining the basic components of a Computer,how they work, basics of Internet, how to access the internet and how the internet is built.
  2. Explain the various networks and their differences and how computers are connected in a network
        – LAN
        – MAN
        – WAN
  3. About Web
        -What is Web Browser?
        -What is Web Server?
        -What is Web Page?
  4. What is HTML and how do you create a webpage?
  5. Hands on session
      Allow students to learn about the simplicity of coding by allowing them to practice designing web pages.
  6. Webmaker School Clubs.
      Since TeachTheKids is a one day program its not possible for the students to understand in a single day that’s where webmaker school club comes into the picture!

Learning objectives

  • Use of technology in academics
  • New Practical approaches on the web
  • Importance of Open Source and Open Web
  • Web literacy and thereby safety

Assessment and review

The conceptual knowledge and understanding gained post the event.

  • Webmaker Club. Interest shown be the students and teachers could be a deciding factor to start a Webmaker School Club
  • Sharing. Publishing/Sharing on social networking site as well as event reports by the webmaker club in-charges

Assessment criteria

  • Understanding the topics
  • Practical Approach
  • Eagerness to know
  • Area of interest
  • Possibilities of starting and sustaining a club

NetNeutrality campaign at PCMCS College, Nashik

 

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What is Net Neutrality? Why is it so important?

Net neutrality is a principle that says Internet service providers should treat all traffic on their networks equally. That means companies like Airtel should not block or slow down access to any website or content on the Web – for instance, to benefit their own services over those of competitors.

Today, everywhere on the internet and media you may hearing about Net Neutrality. This is an important topic to be discussed but still, only a few people are giving their attention on this. Many people are still not aware and they don’t know what does Net Neutrality mean and why should they care about it? So let’s talk about it.

Net Neutrality, is a paradigm in the network design which queries the broadband network providers to treat all the data equally. In essence, it argues that the internet service providers should not prioritize any data over another. Net neutrality, ensures that our ISPs don’t block, discriminate or override any data without our consent. This includes “bandwidth throttling” which means the information has been stifled by your ISP in order to exploit. Access free and open internet is the greatest technology of the current era and its management should not be at the mercy of multinational corporations.

Pros of Net neutrality:

  1. No Restrictions: Currently there are no restrictions on the websites that a user can access , unless the local government has specified any restrictions.
  2. No Throttling : Internet service providers can not manipulate the download or upload speeds depending upon the contents accessed.
  3. No Censorship : Besides the connection premium, there is no constraint on how much one can download or upload.
  4. Lower cost of Internet: Without the tiering networks there is no extra mount one has to pay.
  5. An open access promotes innovation,drives entrepreneurship,stimulates ISP competition which leads to better service and customer care.

How can ISPs harm net neutrality?

ISPs have previously talked about charging extra for services like Skype that compete with its voice business. That’s against the principle of net neutrality that asks for all traffic to be treated equally.

First, we have started the campaign with our college teachers as if they know better about Net neutrality then they will spread this to other’s better.

I have first tell them about Net neutrality, why its important and how people can get benefits if Net neutrality successful. They all are very impressed by my session and then they also be part of this campaign. By Holding Net neutrality pamphlet they showed their support.

 

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@College Staff room, Teachers are showing their support for Net Neutrality by holding the pamphlets.

 

Then we have started to get aware students aware about Net neutrality and then we have started to explaining students by group.  We have taken almost full round of our college including College entrance area, classroom, canteen, open-space and corridor, etc. In short we have done the campaign in each corner of our college the way we got students.

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What can I do?

Share your views on social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc to get people aware about it and try get more involved in it as at the end every single people will get benefits of it, and yes we believe in equality that more we want  Net neutrality.

The regulator is seeking the views of all stakeholders by April 24 – that includes consumers like you – and you can send your comments to advqos@trai.gov.in to let the regulator know where you stand.

 

For more information please refer below links :

http://www.netneutrality.in/

http://www.savetheinternet.in/

http://www.theopeninter.net/

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Fight for the Right!!! (Y)