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4-5 March

FOSS in Education

As a part of A National Workshop On Computer Assisted Instruction With Special Reference To Computer Assisted Language Learning


27 February

Use and abuse of computers in education

[Intercations with school teachers]



20 Febraury

FOSS in Education

GNUnify - A conference for uniting open minds.

Symbiosis Institute for Computer Studies and Research, Atur Centre, Pune


12 Febraury

Mapping and Analysis of Textbooks

A Progress report of the thesis work presented at, Annual Research Meet [ARM] 2010 of HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai


9 February

Mathematics and Astronomy

A lecture given to NTSE students from Maharashtra region.

At HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai


30 January

Introducing Phoenix

Lecture Demonstration at Carmel Collge, Nuvem, Goa


8 January

A Brief History of Astronomy

Talk for CBS Students at HBCSE, TIFR as a part of History of Science Course




Introducing Geogebra and Stellarium [26-27 December]

Workshop on Free Software in Education

Organised by Indian Education Society.

At King George School, Dadar, Mumbai


Introducing Phoenix  and Stellarium [17 December]


Workshop on Free Software in Education

Organised jointly by HBCSE and Goa State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.

at Goa Science Centre, Panjim, Goa

Using The OLPC [4 December]

Workshop on One Laptop Per Child [OLPC] for Primary School teachers [2-4 December]

Organized jointly by Digital Bridge Foundation (DBF) and HBCSE

at HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai

Introducing Phoenix [27 November]

Workshop on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education [26-28 November]

Organised jointly by HBCSE and Maharastra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.


An Introduction to Phoenix [16 July]




Phoenix is a versatile device which provides the users with analog and digital input/output capabilities to a computer. Phoenix allows you to develop science experiments  by connecting  sensor / control elements to a computer and access them through software. The project was started by  Inter University Accelerator Centre <> , with the objectiveof improving the laboratory facilities at Indian Universities, and growing with the support of the user community. The hardware design is freely available. The project is based on Free Software tools and the code is distributed under GNU GPL .


The talk  covered a few demonstration experiments and an overview of the basic hardware and software features.


A Short History of Graphs [26 Febraury]



The presentation covered the historical development of the ideas related to graphs from Descartes to the present.







LaTeX for Everyone!!


We had a series of presentations on LaTeX for everyone in HBCSE.

We plan to make it an annual event, so that new people joining HBCSE are initiated in LaTeX.




Using Computers to Teach Mathematics: 


XVIII Series of Workshops for Science Teachers [7 July 2007]

Teaching of Mathematics 

Bombay Association for Science Teachers (BASE)

Singhania School, Thane




Examples will be taken from arithmetic, algebra and geometry to illustrate how computers can be used to create interest among students and also to facilitate learning concepts. A brief exposure to tools that can used by the teachers such as spreadsheet, graph plotting and dynamic geometry software will be given.

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