An Innovative approach for Innovation fostering is to use the power of quiz.
- Quizzes improve or expanding one’s knowledge of things, either general or in specific area
- Quizzes are designed to promote, a fun way to study and in the process help improve one’s general knowledge
- Quiz competitions enable students to think from different angles or simply ‘to think out of the box’
Whatsapp as CRM
The power of Simplicity
The stats about Whatsapp usage resonate the power of simplicity very well..
Whatsapp has 700 million active users, it handles 30 bn message/day compared to 20bs SMS/day served by all telcos put together.
When I am playing with my kiddo, I try to intermix gyan with fun. I try to introduce concepts like Fuel, Braking, Money etc. When I am driving and stop at a Fuel station, I explain him the need of Fuel. He then imitates that while playing at home. I pay bill and talk to him about the significance of money and how money is earned.
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I wanted to teach my kid to Tell Time. I thought why not leverage his passion for cars? That would make it easier and fun for him to tell time.
I decided to make a paper clock. Each hour letter was accompanied by a colorful picture of a vehicle that my son understands. I created the basic template in MS Power point. Google helped me finding the colorful pictures. Following is the template that I created.
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How But my kiddo was going to play with the clock in real world. And so it was important that the colors that are so gorgeous in PPT are equally fantastic in the real world. HP printer came to my aid here. I got the clock printed on a Photo paper.
How the Clock helped?
My idea was to teach him time telling by taking the car as the cue. So say if I want to teach him 12. I said when both the long and short hand meet on Rocket, its 12. I wanted him to look at the watch and know that its time to sleep. I told him that when the Long Hand is on Rocket and the short hand is on Airplane, its time for you to sleep.
Fun things you can do with your printer
The journey so far has been fun. There is no debate on the point that without a color printer, I would have never imagined creating such a clock. The entire clock creation process was a time well spent with my son. He thoroughly enjoyed the process. He is still learning to see time. My journey is still on. I have to teach him the concept of Half and Quarter. So I am sure, I will have a version 2 of this clock.
During the making of the clock, I realized that What you can with a color printer at home is limitless.
Do feel free download and customize the image if you think its funny and interesting. Do drop me an email I am happy to share the PPT template too.
P.S : This project was created to participate in the "Fun things you can do with your printer" contest listed here
But you know, we are living in a super hyper world. If you take 1 minute to read an article, there have been 347 new added in that time. By the time you have looked and shared a photo, 20k new have been added on Tumblr. Check out this infographic to know more about what happens in 1 minute in the #WorldOfInternet. How do you then manage your reading list in such a situation?
Feedly and Pocket again come to our rescue. They let you save articles for a later read. You could scan the interesting stuff at one time and then read them lying in your couch when you want to . You could also share articles that amused you. Personally, I use IFTTT in conjunction with Feedly and Pocket to share some of the stuff that I read.
The problem statement
The one reason for me to share stuff on social media is to establish myself in the social media ecosystem. To build my repute in the #WorldOfInternet.
In this endeavor, I save a lot of stuff in my #ReadForLater list and also share them with others. I use Feedly to manage my RSS subscriptions and I have set a rule that every item that I "Save for Later" should be shared on my Twitter account. The rule engine is from IFTTT. At times I do share things only for re-tweets and likes. I do not really want to save it for later reading. I realized I need some kind of a automated rule to take care of this. Else my #ReadForLater list will become trash in a few days time. In the next few lines, I talk about the solution that I implemented to ensure my #ReadForLater list is clean and my repute is getting better.
The building blocks of the solutions have always been available. I just needed to stitch them together. The IFTTT rule engine is there, Feedly supports tags. So to keep my #ReadForLater list tidy, all I need is a new tag and a new rule based on the tag.
I added that tag #ShareToOthers to my Feedly tags list. I then use IFTTT to create a rule such that anything with the #ShareToOthers tag gets shared on my social media. You could also use the IFTTT recipe i created. Following is the link
This way I keep #ReadForLater list is less cluttered. I am able to differentiate easily between articles of my personal interests and articles for my social repute.
Infographic source : http://blog.qmee.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Qmee-Online-In-60-Seconds2.png
Do let me know if it helped. Also share your methods to keep your reading list clean and tidy.