#TeachTheKids – Maker Party, Nashik

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.

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

Date & Time :

25th July 2015 at 9a.m.

Venue :

Mahanagar Palika School No 36, Dindori naka, Panchavati, Nashik

Event Link 

Members: 

  1. Mehul Patel(Organizer)
  2. Mayur Patil
  3. Akash Jobanputra
  4. Deepak Patel
  5. Nikita Pawar
  6. Rahul Parakh
  7. Ronit Jadhav
  8. Vishwa Patel
  9. Manju Arya
  10. Shree Borse

 

Mozilla Nashik Community started this year’s Maker Party festival by hosting a event in the poor municipal school. This school was so backward that it didn’t even have computers for the students. So these students had no or very less knowledge about computers or the Internet. So we made the event agenda as simple as possible. We tried to cover all simple topics.

Agenda :

Computer Basics:

 

  • What is Maker Party?
  • What is COMPUTER? and its parts?
  • What is Software & Hardware?

Internet Basics:

  • What is internet? (we used animated videos to explain them the concept)
  • What is a browser?
  • What is a URL?
  • How to use any search engine?
  • How Internet works?
  • How websites are made?
  • HTML introduction

MS Office basics:

  • How to type a letter?
  • What is wordpad & notepad?

MS Paint:

  • Explained them all the tools of paint

VR experience :

  • Virtual reality was very new to them so we used the google cardboard And show some amazing virtual reality videos.

Before start the session, we saw that their machine didn’t have Firefox, so 1st we have installed Firefox browser on their machine and this is how we did our great start.

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After install, it looks great!!!

What’s maker party?

Maker  Party is Mozilla’s global campaign to teach the web. Through  thousands  of community-run events around the world, Maker Party unites   educators, organizations and enthusiastic web users with hands-on   learning and making.
 Visit the Maker Party to learn more: http://party.webmaker.org
I have started the session by Introduction & Motto of Maker Party in front of School Teachers and students.
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Then, moved to my next question.

What is COMPUTER?

I have asked everyone to abbreviate each term of COMPUTER, it was very healthy conversation while we all are discussion each term. Here is abbreviation :

C – Commonly

O – Operated

M – Machine

P – Particular

U – Used for

T – Trade,

E – Education &

R – Research

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Then, Akash & Rahul have explained them a different parts of computer and their use.  Then we moved to working on Internet. Here, Mayur took a lead and started to explain about internet and its working. He has incliuded me too in it and we have decided to teach them about in different way.

 

Activities taken as follows :

  • How the Internet works:

Step 1: we used cardboards to explain the flow

we wrote ISP on one cardboard

we wrote User 1 2 3 4 on other 4 card-boards

Step 2: Select 5 students. And give them card-boards

Step 3: Start by explaining them what Internet service provider (ISP) is?

Step 4: Ask the students what will happen if user 1 will send a email to user 2. Then Send a Email card-board from user 1 to user 2 via the ISP

Step 5: Repeat this step until all the students understand the flow

School staff felicitate us, here is the cool pic with them

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Group Selfie :

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Flicker Album

Take a look at an awesome moments :

Doing good is part of our code! 🙂

 

 

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