Authors: Rafikh shaikh, Sheetal Chopde and Shamin Padalkar
Abstract: A module on basic astronomy has been prepared for Grade 8 or Grade 9 students as a part of a large-scale field action project called â˜Connected Learning Initiativeâ€™ (CLIx). It is a sequence of 12 classroom lessons in blended mode. The module was rolled out in nine schools in Jaipur district of Rajasthan, India. For this study, we observed one school where the module was being rolled out. The study was done to understand how the teacher adopted the module for her classroom and how the students interacted with it. Our main observations are: the teacher and the students felt that role play activities and digital activities are complementary to each other. Role play, gesture and model activities helped students visualize whereas digital activities gave immediate feedback to students. The teacher used the feedback from digital activities to modify her teaching plan and asked her students to help each other.
Keywords: role play, gesture, blended learning, e-learning