5 WAYS TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN KIDS & THEIR TECHNOLOGY USAGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE


1 May 2019

Managing the use of technology in a child's life is one big task of 21st-century parenting. Kids are the most vulnerable, curious and innocent beings on the planet. As adults, it is our responsibility to make sure they're not overusing the technology and create a healthy balance between their Outdoor Activities and the time they spend On-Screen.


Mentioned below are FIVE ways to build a healthy balance between your kids and their technology usage -

PLAN A TECHNOLOGY TUNE OUT TIME



Nowadays, kids are more prone to using smartphones and gadgets to pass their time. Make a list of devices that can be used and when they can be used. Schedule a regular family time daily without screens where you have quality interactions and play games.

MAKE BOOKS THEIR BEST-FRIEND



Books are the best way to increase your child's IQ and decrease the time they spend on screens. Reading to children and discussing the topics you read keeps them engaged for better, away from devices and technology. Let them choose books as there will be always something to learn from whatever they will read.

TEACH THEM TO TAKE ADVANTAGE



Teach children about how to take advantage of all the knowledge available on the internet and technology gadgets. Make sure they don't just spend their time swiping and surfing but consume and create through technology.

PLAY GAMES OF THE '90s WITH THEM



The '90s was an awesome time to be born in! We had the best outdoor and fun games to play. How about playing them with your kids? Introduce your child with Kho-Kho, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, Kick the can (Dabba-Ais- Pais), Badminton, Seven Stones (Lagori), Dog and the Bone, Four Corners, etc. without which your childhood evenings were incomplete. We are sure these addictive and playful games will make them forget about the existence of phone!

CREATE TECHNOLOGY FREE-ZONES



Make a few areas of your home and time of the children's day entirely technology free. Encourage them to go out and observe the world around them. Let not technology accompany them in every activity they do.

Everything has its perks and cons including Technology. We need to make sure our kids consume content which is beneficial and worthy for their time and growth!



BEST SUMMER ACTIVITIES


21 April 2019

When schools are on, the folks miss the vacations until they get hiccups and the moment vacation begins the situation turns vice-versa. Fighting the seasonal boredom can be a daunting task but, if the weapon is right, then there's no looking back.


Mentioned below are FIVE entertaining activities that one can fill each summer days with, and guess what? It won't even break the bank!

Learn a New Musical Instrument



Strum the Guitar or beat the drum, one can choose from the potential list of instruments available out there and learn during the summer vacations. Also, no surprise if one becomes a rock star of our country in the process.

Cook or Bake



Don't we all love filling our tummies with the yummies while at home during summer? This summer vacation, try and cook it. To begin with, one can bake some delicious brownies or cook some veggies.

Art & Crafts



Paint something creative on paper, canvas or the wall! Be innovative, make DIYs or satisfy the artistic skills by using those pastel colour paints which are about to dry.

Learn a New Language



Did you know, there are approximately 6500 languages in the word! Well, there is no harm in knowing a handful of them. Vacations are the best time to give your 100% to it. Also, greeting in different languages are always fun!

Seeding & Planting



Do you know what is best in the summer season? Seeding & Planting. A small pot, few seeds, mud, and water that's all one need to get started!

So, get ready and ring in the summer with these entertaining activities as there are many things to do and so little time!









7 REASONS WHY LIVING AT A BOARDING SCHOOL IS BEST!


14 April 2019


Does the thought of living away from your family and studying at a boarding school startle you? Of course, a tinge of home-sickness, missing your parents, friends might hit you in the beginning but, trust us living in a boarding school is that once in a lifetime opportunity which is totally worth it.

Don't believe us? Then, read the 07 reasons why boarding school is best and know it yourself.

1. The Academics & Overall development




Right from easy access to teachers to hi-tech labs, laboratories, and libraries, all these things add to your excellent academic results and overall personality development.

2. Lots of sports & co-curricular activities




At boarding school, you either become pro at playing football, become an excellent public speaker, or master the skills of performing arts; in all three cases, the benefit is yours.

3. Unlimited Fun & Adventure




Every boarding school has a little bit of Hogwarts in it - Magic, Fun & Adventure go hand-in-hand.

4. Get F.R.I.E.N.D.S for a lifetime




Just like Harry got Ron & Hermoine, you too will find friends who will make your life less boring, and more happening.

5. Unlimited Exposure




There is no better place than a boarding school for you to get exposed to different cultures, diversity, and religions which helps you in understanding the world better.

6. Be with Nature




The locations of the boarding school are the best thing about them. Far away from pollution, the serene environment brings the required calmness they need for their studies and health.

7. Disciplined, Independent & Responsible




You become self-reliable, you acquire the art of managing things on your own and a responsible human being. Plus, there is nothing more compelling than being all this at the same time.

At a boarding school, you don't remain a mere student, you become your caretaker, imbibe the quality of standing with friends through thick and thin, become artist or athlete. You begin your journey towards being called Self-made!

Education System In India - About Indian Education System


4 October 2018

Indian Education system has been criticized over years. Everybody is in search of finding the negatives of our education system. But still, Indian Education system is believed to be one of the best education systems amongst other in the world. Let’s find out the positive things about the Indian Education System.

Indian Education System

The first and very important positive point of our education system is it’s very cheap. You will never find such a cheap education anywhere else in the world. The government institutions provide free education till the age of 14.

The government institutions fees are so cheap that any family can afford it without hassle.

In India, parents don’t have to think about how to get their child enrolled for primary education because it’s affordable.

Indian Online Education System

There are many options available in all fields of education. Nowadays nobody is bound to study in regular classes. There are many options available like if someone wants to do a master degree online it has been made possible. Students are free to choose their way of education online or offline any.

Many of them go for distant education where they have to give examinations and that’s it. No regular classes or lectures, (external studies). With these many options to learn, everyone will manage to keep learning till it’s possible.

Theoretical Knowledge

The most important that is theoretical knowledge. Indian education system provides theoretical knowledge which is the hot topic for debates. Yes, of course, it is necessary to get the practical knowledge of every subject. But the fact is if you don’t know the theory you cannot find practical solutions.

Theoretical knowledge is the base of every subject.  For example, in science, if you don’t know the ohm’s law you can never know its application in the real world. So you must first learn theory and then you can apply it to practical problems. Indians are able to get success in foreign countries is because their base and concepts are very clear.

Advantages Of Indian Education System


Multi-lingual education is also an advantage of our education system in India, there are people speaking many different languages. It differs from state to state. The education system provides education in all main accepted languages of the state. No student is bound to learn in a language which he/she is not able to speak. Everyone can make their own choices in which language they want to study.

Indian education system has a large number of study centres in the whole country. Every state and city has enough number of school and colleges. Even in remote villages, the government has set up study centres so no child has to travel more to study.

Indian education system is trying that children get an education without a struggle. 

No doubts there are some negative points of our system. We are the future of our country so together we can change it, but let’s appreciate the good ones too.

Types of Engineering Careers in India


19 September 2018

engineering careers in India

Here are the best of engineering careers available in India. Engineering has a large number of job opportunities and a wider network of specialties. Discover the 4 main types of engineering careers available in India. There are many new courses available which have been developed from these main 4 courses.

Mechanical


Mechanical engineers have the special skill of designing machines and its components. Use of machines is increasing day by day as the cities are industrializing and need of machines and its components is also increasing.

Therefore indirectly need of mechanical engineers who can design efficient machines is also increasing. Not only industries but from energy to health care everywhere there is need for equipment which is designed by mechanical engineers.

Civil


Civil engineers plan and manage construction of buildings. Everything that needs to be constructed is designed and managed by a civil engineer. If you are having a great interest in structure designing and you can visualize all those constructing things happening then you should definitely go for civil engineers.

It is a difficult course but once you made through it there are millions of opportunities for you.  If you have done bachelors in civil engineering than for masters you can choose different lines like IT, computer science also. So the career option is wide for all civil engineers.

Electrical


Electrical engineering is everything about designing and making electrical equipment. If you’re smart enough to design some useful equipment which can be useful to the world if you’re interested in energy conservation and electricity concepts than this are the best career path for you.  You don’t need a degree to work as an electrician you can simply become a technician and start changing the world. There are lots of opportunities in this field.

Chemical


Chemical engineers are known as universal engineers. Chemical engineers know everything about every field. From designing part till the fabrics used in making of clothes, shoes and many other things. The chemical engineer can easily get a job in any company if he/she is smart enough.

Chemical engineering is not limited to simply industry and its chemicals but everything which is made of chemicals needs a chemical engineer in their company. Whether it is a clothing brand or a shoe brand need of chemical engineer is everywhere

The above listed are the main four careers of engineering. There are many sub-courses developed from these main courses which are listed below.
1. Aerospace engineering
2. Agricultural engineering
3. Automotive engineering
4. Biomedical engineering
5. Computer engineering
6. Design engineering
7. Environmental engineering
8. Food science engineering
9. Marine engineering
10. Mining engineering
11. Nanoengineering (engineering on nano-technology)


5 most effective study tips for exams - 2018


18 September 2018

most effective study tips for exams - 2018

Are you worried about exams? Not yet sorted with the course and have lot of things to do. Here, are our most 5 effective study tips for exams. Give yourself the best chance with these 5 study tips and you’re almost done with your work.
Below are the best 5 effective tips for exams.

1.    Use flow charts and diagrams


Visual aids can be helpful while studying. When you start studying a particular topic, first of all write down whatever you know about that particular topic, and finally highlight your mistakes. Keep a habit of drawing charts and diagrams for a better understanding of concept. Don’t try to learn everything just keep in mind the pictorial representation and then elaborate accordingly. Drawing charts in exams before writing theory will also help you a lot. Keep a habit of drawing flow chart and diagram while preparing and it will work as the best tip for your exams.

2.    Take regular breaks.


Don’t stress your mind too much by continuously studying for hours. Breaks are necessary for mind. You need to relax your mind for better understanding. If you take proper breaks it will help you in increasing your grasping power. Research says that an individual cannot concentrate on one particular subject for more than an hour and if you do so nothing is going to get clear in your mind, so it’s better to take break and then again restart with a fresh mind.

3.    Practice Previous Exam Papers.


If you are running out of time, the best way to cover important topic is to refer previous exam papers. Solving old exam papers will give you better understanding of paper pattern and also the questions which are repeatedly asked. You should concentrate more on the topics which are frequently being asked and you’re almost sorted.

Always keep a habit of solving different papers so you can learn time management also.

4.    Learn multiple subjects everyday


Make a proper schedule of subjects. Try to learn more than one subject per day. You cannot concentrate on one subject for whole day. So divert your mind in different topics. For example if some hours you have practiced problems of mathematics which needs lot of brain work then for sometime take some language subject which is not so hard for your brain. It will balance the memory power and you’ll be able to learn all subjects in decided time.

5.    Stop Multitasking


Focus on only one thing while you’re studying. Keep your mobiles and other stuff away from you. If you want to use it do it during your break time. Don’t ever try to do multitasking it won’t help you ever. Thinking about different stuff to do after studying will also not give any kind of result. Keep balance between every task you perform. If you’re not in mood to study then don’t study at all.

The above 5 tips are most important and it will be useful while preparing for your exams.




Importance of extracurricular activities in school life


27 August 2018

There is always an argument that extracurricular activities are not so much important in a child’s life.

For development, extra activities are also most important in student’s life.

Students are pressurized during exams and they have performance pressure too of gaining good grades. In such conditions, there is a need for some extra activities.  You cannot force a student to just read books and become intelligent.

Extra activities are also important for the overall development of students.

Sometimes when a school offers sports and extra activities parents do not allow their children to participate. Some students also feel that they do not need the activities, all they need is to concentrate on their books in many school teachers have to convince parents to permit their children to participate in activities. Parents feel that extra activities will distract their children from studies.


Co-curricular activities are important just as academics. When a student is made to do academics and co-curricular activities then only a well-rounded development of the student is done. Education should go beyond the four classroom walls; it should be more than just books.

Students have lots of activities to choose from. Cultural activities, sports activities, competitions, house on duties and lot more. Some students are even interested in more than one activities and they do participate in both keeping in mind about their academics.

BENEFITS OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Academic performance is improved.
Students who participate in extra activities get better grades. This is because of the skills they learn from participating in different activities. Students learn to manage time, organizational skills and improved self-confidence. Students also learn to express themselves in a better way.

  • Time management skills are improved.
Students who participate in extra activities need to learn time management. As they have to manage time between academics and extra activities. They learn to manage time and also learn how to keep them engaged in free time also. Everything they do will be productive. Time management plays an important role in examinations also, how to write answers in what time is also an important skill to learn. Time management will be used throughout the life.

  • LEARN NEW AND USEFUL SKILLS
Students also learn new skills which are useful in school life. Skills like teamwork, time management, management of any activity, how to lead a group and many more extra skills. Students who participate in sports and other activities have better leadership skills and learn how to grow and build relations with one another.

  • SENSE OF COMMITMENT
Students who participate in extra-curricular activities learn how to commit themselves to a particular thing they get involved in. This is because as they take part in whatever sports or club activity they are a member of, they have to commit to it and give their all, and this commitment extends to all other areas of their lives.

Extracurricular activities are utmost important in a students life. Students who get involved in extra activities meet new people and because of that their social skills are improved. Students can expand their network which is also beneficial in finding better career opportunities.

Life at Laxmi Vidyapeeth-Facilities


27 August 2018

Laxmi Vidyapeeth

Laxmi Vidyapeeth is spread over 120 acres in serene, natural and green surroundings. It endeavours to create a world-class infrastructure for primary, secondary, and college education.

The philosophy of LVS is to make school and boarding community a second home for students.

They try to maintain an environment that is happy, safe with varied opportunities to have the greatest chance of success.

Facilities provided by LVS

  • Hostel Facility
  • Health and wellness
  • Transportation
  • Sports
  • Housing and Dining

Hostel Facility:


The hostels at Laxmi Vidyapeeth have spacious rooms offering a modern lifestyle.

3 students can stay in one room.  Every room has study tables and chairs and attached washrooms.

The hostel also has different facilities like RO Water filter plant, water cooler, music system, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor games, telephone, Visitor's Room, Laundry Facility etc.

Health and Wellness:


There is a healthcare unit inside the campus which offers general medicine, regular checkups and much more.

The medical care unit has 6 beds and is well equipped with other types of equipment.

There is a qualified doctor and three full time qualified nurses in attendance during school hours.

The school maintains a health record for every child, which is updated annually.

Annual checkups are held of weight, height, and vision, and also specialist is called for hearing checkups.

Transportation:


LVS provides air-conditioned buses with Pick-up and drop-off facilities at Vapi, Daman, and Silvassa.

Drivers are trained and experienced to give a safe travel experience to students.

There are first aid boxes and all other emergency tools provided in all buses. Also, all buses are tracked through GPS.

Sports:


LVS has 120 acres of lush green land at which all sports activities are held.

Students participate in different tournaments and encouraged to perform better by improvising their skills.

Dining:


LVS has a “Tasty Spoon” mess which provides a refreshing and nutritious meal experience for students. The dining hall accommodates 600 students at a time and serves fresh and nutritious food to suit the taste of students from different regions.

Life at LVS is totally different than another campus. Once a student is enrolled at LVS he/she start living the best time of their life. An equal amount of focus is provided on academics as well as Extracurricular for the overall development of students.

Importance of Field Trips in Education


25 August 2018

Importance of Field Trips in Education
Field trips are the most important part of education. It let students learn in the practical way which will be useful for them a lot.

Field trips require a lot of planning and management for teachers, but the output is exceptional.

Most of the students consider field trips as a one day picnic but all of them are unknown of the educational experience they are going to have on such trips.

Following are the benefits of field trips.

  • Learning in an interactive way
  • Entertainment
  • Lifetime Experiences
  • Interacting socially


Learning in an interactive way

Field trips help all the students to interact with different persons and get knowledge from them. The experience of learning about a concept or anything is something unmatchable.

Students learn better when they are taught new things practically because they can see and understand everything physically. In the classroom when students are explained they try to imagine and most of them fail to do that.

For example, when architecture students are told to draw a sketch of Taj Mahal in the classroom they will not be able to imagine the structure but when you take them in front of that building and ask them to draw what they see you will see the difference.

Entertainment

Field trips not only provide knowledge but also entertainment. Students enjoy a lot when you take them outside the campus.

They get refreshment from the daily routine of school and colleges. When a student is made to learn while enjoying they will learn better.

Students get motivated with excitement that they will learn something new and will enjoy a lot.

Lifetime Experiences

Many students don’t get a chance to experience the educational trips.

Students experience new things when they are taken to new places. Many parents because of financial issues cannot take their child on tour but when these students are taken to an unknown place they explore it in a much better way.

They crave to learn more and have an amazing experience. The field trip is not an easy task to do but the output is something you will remember for a lifetime.

Interacting socially

Field trips are all about meeting new people and learning from them. The students who are in college try to interact socially and learn many new things from the instructor.

Interactions teach students how to remain composed in all situations. Students learn self-control and behaviour turns more positive.

Teamwork is the greatest and most beneficial output of field trips as a group of students are combined together to explore the place and they learn to manage the group.

So the above listed are the most positive benefits of field trips. Students get exposure and they learn in a better way.

Plan a field trip for students today and see the difference.


Best Boarding school in Gujarat


16 August 2018

Are you Finding Best Boarding school in Gujarat For your child? Laxmi Vidyapeeth is by far the best boarding school you can get your child enrolled into. Laxmi international school is a co-educational, day-boarding cum residential school which aims at producing catalysts of moral, social, spiritual and intellectual transformation to students.

Laxmi Vidyapeeth have highly qualified, experienced, dedicated, teachers who are committed to the cause of education.


Boarding school Facilities At Laxmi Vidyapeeth

Laxmi Vidyapeeth have hostel facility. Hostels have spacious and well furnishes rooms. In one room 3students can stay, every room has study tables with chairs and attached clean washrooms.

There are separate hostels for boys and girls. Access into the Hostel areas is controlled 24 hours Securities. For Girls rooms and their privacy are been taken care of specially.

For the safety of all hostel students, no parent /adult is permitted to go to the hostel premises without Prior permission from the Campus Administrative Office.

The bathrooms have solar heater water systems. We provide washing machines for children to wash their small clothes.

LVS has a “Tasty Spoon” mess which provides a refreshing and nutritious meal experience to students. The dining hall accommodates 600 students at a time and serves fresh and nutritious food to suit the taste of students from different regions.

We encourage children to do a lot of work by themselves.

Boarding school well-equipped with

  • RO Water filter plant.
  • Water cooler.
  • 24x7 power supply (with Generator back up).
  • 24 X7 Hot and Cold Water (Solar & Electric).
  • TV with DTH connection.
  • Music System.
  • Computer facilities available after the class hours.
  • Swimming pool.\Yoga and karate classes.
  • Indoor and outdoor games.
  • Telephone.
  • Visitor's Room.
  • Laundry Facility.
  • Hair Cutting facility twice a week.
The students who are staying in campus are encouraged to use the gymnasium, playground and all other gaming facilities. Hostels have dining facilities that offer fresh and nutritious food to all the students.

Laxmi Vidyapeeth hostel provides an environment to create most effective conditions for students. The first aid &dispensary facilities are available within the campus only.

To make students learn better preparation classes are held in evening within the campus, where teachers visit the hostel and help students.

Staying at LAXMI Vidyapeeth hostels is a unique experience and who so ever has stayed once will cheer the experience for lifetime. It's a well known fact that hostel life infuses confidence and makes a child independent and responsible that helps him grow. It's an opportunity provided where you make friends for life.

We at LAXMI VIDYAPEETH hostels believe that the best possible environment and resources should be provided to students.

So the Laxmi Vidyapeeth is the best boarding school in Gujarat.