Monthly Archives: April 2016

Things to Consider When Looking for a Web Design Company in Dubai

Do you have a web design project you need to finish but don’t know how to find the right people for the job? Fortunately, you won’t have a hard time looking for a web design company in Dubai because there are many—both small and large—who will be ready to accommodate your project. The only question is whether they will be the right bunch to work with.

web-design-companyThere is always the risk of working with people that do not exactly see you eye to eye. However, if you consider the following tips when looking for your ideal web design company, then you can decrease that chance of getting into a quarrel and ending up in a lot of frustration once you start your web design endeavors.

Look at the portfolio of the company

Are you working on a website for your flower business? Are you trying to set up a website mainly for your buy and sell products? Perhaps you already have a website but just need to redesign some of the elements in it. Before you choose the web design company in Dubai for your project, you have to look at their design portfolio first so that you can see if they have actually done previous work that somehow is close to your own.

It is true that different web design companies have different designers. Each designer will of course bring in his or her own style of designing. So there is no doubt that you as the client will need to still communicate with the design team head in order to relay your requirements for the website. But, the entire process becomes easier if the company you choose already has the same style as what you are looking for. You can tell them what specific design you want and refer to their previous similar work so that they can get a better idea of the final outcome.

Talk to the Project Manager

There are many people involved in web design projects, but your number once concern should be the project manager. Why? Well, the project manager is your one point person once the project starts. He or she is responsible for communicating the details of the web design project from you to the design team and make sure that things run smoothly until the final launch of the website.

Project managers are also the ones looking after the requirements of the project in terms of budget. Before the web design project starts, the project manager should secure the necessary budget not just for paying the designers, programmers, writers, and other people involved in the project, but also to ensure that the facilities, systems, and hardware/software needed to produce the final web design will all be available and ready for the designers to use.

Remember that when choosing your web design company in Dubai, you must have an initial meeting and try to observe how they treat their clients. Check for professionalism, know-how, and of course previous work.

Some Major Differences of Dubai Montessori Schools from Traditional Schools

If you are searching for a preschool for your child and have come across the term “Montessori” but didn’t know what it meant or what was it all about, then this article is for you. Indeed, the answer to this question can lead to many other questions about Montessori education and why, if you have a chance, you should enroll your child in one.

home1Here are some of the major differences of Dubai Montessori schools compared to traditional preschools. Hopefully these will also help you make an informed decision about your search and where you will enroll your kid for the coming school opening.

The Classroom Environment

In a traditional classroom environment, the classroom is what we would describe as “teacher-based”. This means that most of the activities, tools for learning, and the setup of chairs, tables, and other toys and equipment are usually done so based on the teachers’ preferences for teaching. It is actually the teacher that dictates the activities in the classroom and the students are expected to follow and produce output as directed by the teacher.

In a Montessori classroom, the room is arranged or prepared in advance based on the individual needs of the student. The lessons usually are student-centered, meaning the teacher will prompt students for an activity but allows them to explore, imagine, and express their thoughts about the activity. In this type of classroom setup, students are able to observe the things around them, try to understand what is happening, give their opinions, and then ask questions to the teacher or other classmates while doing the activity. The lessons become more interactive and children experience how to express their own ideas rather than just listening and accepting concepts from their teachers.

 

Time Boundaries

In traditional schools, everything is bound by time especially activities set forth for the children. In Montessori education, children can more freely finish their activities. Teachers allow the students to spend as much time as they need to finish their work rather than interrupting them or pressuring them to submit their papers or finish their work on time. This concept is thought to give more freedom to kids in discovering their talents, skills, and interests. It also takes away the stress on kids whenever they are doing an activity, which then leads to them enjoying more at school and having more interest in what they are doing.

 

Active vs. Passive Learning

When in a Montessori school, the activities of kids are more active learning while traditional classrooms are considered passive learning. For example, in a traditional class, the teacher may teach something on the board, write and talk about it, then ask questions to her students. In a Montessori approach, the teacher might hand out pictures of different transportation or vehicles, explain what they are briefly, then ask the students to tell her what they know about those vehicles. Other students will then share their thoughts, which then leads to a more active learning activity for the students and the teacher actually ends up with very little intervention or interruption during the discussion.