# JaM Curriculum
## Towards Rich Media Computational Thinking?
Agenda for today: (please add)
* things went well good to see progress (@p)
* girls from allahabad - pooja joint project with a photographer (have a joint contract)
* need network connect and continous engagement
* use of apps more (@j)
* applications on ASPi girls enjoy (@m). girls are preferring to use mobile phones. eg Canva.
* Activities are skill improvement (@m) need a shift. need boost of confidence.
* what other than "skills" to technology advance. (@ms) some are fast but others slow. how to hold hands. insecurities regarding tech. what if ASPi breaks.
* ASPi is new but kiran from Dpur was afraid but is excited as she indulges more. (@sh) Let go a bit.
2. relook at what we wanted to do
3. purpose of this meeting
(p) how to take it forward. for the mentors and others to take it forward. screen is small.
* if a session is to announced we need to use other devices.
(m) this is virtual safe space. screen size not imp.
(m) would individual focus make it better
**On ASPi and general tech intro:**
Mentors and girls both are comfortable with it. Not afraid to break it, mould it, shape it.
Being accustomed to technology, being aware of its uses, navigate the online spaces with ease and safety.
Promoting behaviour of exploring and not scared of tech or making mistakes.
Developing Backlinkages: The task isn’t over with girls absorbing the knowledge, engaging with their communities and garnering attention of others is paramount.
How communication related exercises be broadcasted in the community as well?
How tagging and audio, video fragments be navigated?
And.. many related activities / exercises, also based on last few months of experience, limitations, travel restrictions, load implications, ..
##### Learnings from DA's visit to Mirzapur
• Confidence level (when in group) with new people has increased. A sense has developed to use what they learned for some productive work (either leading to livelihood/influencing-helping their family members) was seen. However, a few of them limited their thoughts until asked/prompted (owing to inherent perception of casteism). Hence need more work.
• A notion to compete with girls from cities and ability to defeat them was shown by a few. This showed good confidence on themselves, however, they also believe they have learned everything which isn’t true given limited exposure.
• Have a good understanding and hands-on experience on technical features of the Webinar Pi device and various interactive applications on graphic designing, file transfer, annotation, sharing, social media etc.
• Webinar Pi was certainly able to connect these girls with each other, i.e. build strong peer network. However, continuity of its use during interactions with/after buddy sessions and gig providers is yet to be observed. (Currently being monitored by Medha); Application of webinar pi within peers for livelihood is yet to be observed (profile, videos etc. have been created by all & in group showcasing their talent however, learnings from each other’s talent is yet to be captured).
• Pi is certainly not the most used device at present for virtual safe space. i.e. during the sessions, interactions are on Pi with Medha and Janastu teams. However, the group prefer to meet on their own safe space (virtually on goggle meet)
• From skill based interactions to motivation/confidence building to start their own journey (whether entrepreneurial/job/any other future plan) could also be included.
• Mobile/laptops in the village are rarely seen with girls of this age group. Aware of the fact that the mobile phones provided by Medha will be taken back, most the girls now own their own phones. From them, they teach what they learn in their session to their friends (who are currently not enrolled in the program).
• They want to do their own business, but still has limited understanding on how to run a business.
• Communicating within different virtual groups is yet to be tested.
• Still unclear on why they want a job/source of income. (aim/goal is not solid or different from professional aspiration. Hence need to be captured)
• Excellent grasp on what has been taught whether related to technology or social norms. However, progressive/individual thinking still has to emerge.
##### Sustainability and replicability of Swarambh initiative
can we think about media rich programming as a medium for Collaboration, computation and creativity? Could these be used as a way to break away from traditional forms of literacy (reading and writing) and include
identifications of fragments,
Preeti: right direction, growth, right platforms and apps use a laptops, few app on which they make videos, external mentors. more around the same activities. outreach them from time to time (aspi= proper information channel). weekly meetings.
Allahbad: growth during mentorship
pooja: smaller projets, wedding photoshoot, video shoot
network connect, continuous engagement
js: mandatory for participants practical use of apps.
tech and non tech parallel, regular classes on webinar pi
mayank: strong and adapting to webinar pi. limited use of technology. prefer to use phones, how to be more involved in aspi
activities: skill improvement: a boost of confidence
build on entreprenuership:
how girls and families will respond to phones
adaptability is on time.
shadman: apart from skills, flexible to their needs, insecurity about technical things, how to solve issues with aspi.
shalini: kiran from dasrathpur, curiosity, willing to teach their families, their interest: connect mobiles to pi,
comfort with pi, whats the problems: lets see whats the problem together? confidence to do something by their own: with locals.
ASPI: POC for all the girls
screen is small so number of girls will be limited
having to set up the pi as a product
insecurities can be broken by pi
incentives made/ expectation settings done/ ye seekhenge aur ye hoga
individual mentorship can be the way forward (scalability)
peer group learning/ project based learning
help teachers make presentations
make them logically think about where theyll be useful
## **Jan 5th 2021**
Digital Literacy Program discussed with girls
to reduce generational gap.
* idea of collecting ghost stories
* go towards idea of who to upload and to channellise and broadcast
* maybe on discord or telegram
* to motivate them to keep going forward
* how to help them turn their intention into action.
preeti: investing time into the context setting helps them
* why are we in this
* we have to link them to their aspirations
* i understand that this cohort wants to connect
* with me for their aspiration
* activity that we design, learn in the dialog phase
* crisp context settings is required where we link the activity
shefoo: they like to connect with ghost stories
* would we go ahead with ghost stories
p: how to we go ahead making it exciting
s: fragment identification and navigation of audio
recording of audio
mn: content left to girls
da team can help to provide diff platforms where they can share
example of a platform...systems play
we share 2 links. to try telegram channel and to try discord channel on pi
and share with them