Blogs

Time to move on…. There are other children out there…

One of my favourite bits about being a key member of the Granny Cloud team is the opportunity I get to interact, not just with the children and coordinators at all the locations, but the one-on-one chats I have with Grannies spread across the world. As we edge towards a decade of existence and long-term […]

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One size does not fit all!

When the SOMEs (Self Organised Mediation Environments) were first setup in 2008-2009 (Yes, that is the academic term for The Granny Cloud, and it is what we began with), it was in the context of the first observations of the children and the schools that were part of the OGEF project. http://solesandsomes.wikispaces.com/Research Even though all the […]

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Just a handful…. What about the others?

One of the most vital concerns we raise amongst ourselves from time to time is about the number of children we actually reach and the extent to which we reach them. It is even a criticism levelled at the initiative by some professionals as well as members of the lay public. And to a certain […]

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Granny Burnout? It doesn’t have to be that way

There are many challenges that the Grannies, and the children as well as the coordinators [personnel involved in keeping things going) at the various centres face. Some of these challenges are fairly obvious and get talked about quite a bit. Technological difficulties – particularly net connectivity, hardware disruptions, confusion over time zone differences, challenges created […]

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Not a “One Way” street

I posted this on the old School in the Cloud website back in 2015. And the concern hasn’t changed since then. Those of you who wish to join The Granny Cloud, as a centre or as a Granny need to be aware of this. It ties in with our goals as well as the way […]

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The Granny Cloud Community

When we first began(in 2008 – 2009) connecting with children in several locations (mainly around the Hyderabad area and one in Sindhudurg), our objective was relatively limited. To provide these children, unfamiliar with English language, an opportunity to interact with native English speakers (mostly from the UK). We hoped that the interaction would help the […]

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Welcome to The Granny Cloud

Welcome! The Granny Cloud moves to the next stage in it’s evolution. From the trials towards the end of 2008 to the formal beginnings in 2009, we’ve come a long way. From mid August 2017, we have a site in which not only can we share our experiences with the public at large, but also […]

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