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Digital reading and its impact on memory and learning

Digital reading and its impact on memory and learning

Is it easier to remember information from a printed page than from a screen?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

We’re looking at a fragmented system where teachers are constantly searching for tools to help them meet new standards and requirements, but are distanced from decision making about the tools they use in the classroom.

Education failing young people on digital skills

Education failing young people on digital skills

The education system is failing to provide young people with the digital skills they need to succeed in the world of work, according to 18 to 30-year-olds.

Digital Parenting Should Include Google Apps for Education

Digital Parenting Should Include Google Apps for Education

If Google are watching your kids, shouldn’t you be watching Google more closely?

Gates’ ed-tech nonprofit inBloom folds over data privacy worries

Gates’ ed-tech nonprofit inBloom folds over data privacy worries

Something of a set-back for Big Data enthusiasts.

One in five teachers abused online by parents and pupils

One in five teachers abused online by parents and pupils

Many teachers do not report abuse due to management failure in dealing with previous incidents, Union study finds

Beyond the Maker Movement: Are Changemakers the future of education?

Beyond the Maker Movement: Are Changemakers the future of education?

From Boston to Beirut, community-based makerspaces are popping up in libraries, schools, shipping containers and buses as part of a revolution that has people returning to their workshops and building with their hands.

Wearable Tech is Poised for Explosive Growth in the Coming Years. How Will it Impact Education?

Wearable Tech is Poised for Explosive Growth in the Coming Years. How Will it Impact Education?

The next big shift in technology is the growth of wearable tech – will it come into the classroom?

Are interactive whiteboards really being used interactively?

Are interactive whiteboards really being used interactively?

Walk into any classroom in the UK today and it’s likely that you will see an interactive white board taking pride of place on the wall. It is also likely that you would see this expensive piece of technology being used as nothing more than a glorified projector.

The failure of European investors to fund local EdTech

The failure of European investors to fund local EdTech

US investors are far more active, and Europe’s best education technologies companies are at risk of being controlled by non-European sources of capital.

When Education Gets Gamified, Everyone Loses

When Education Gets Gamified, Everyone Loses

There are some people who aren’t keen on gamification in education. Not keen at all.

New guideline identifies modern types of ‘blurred cheating’

New guideline identifies modern types of ‘blurred cheating’

Plagiarism Spectrum identifies the blurred lines of cheating, and how to respond

Khan-do approach rips up the rule book on learning by rote

Khan-do approach rips up the rule book on learning by rote

A Irish newspaper discovers the Khan Academy and just loves it…

Big Data: The mathematics of effectiveness

Big Data: The mathematics of effectiveness

A bit self-serving – but Jose Ferreira of Knewton explains how Big Data will transform education.

How Minecraft Teaches Reading, Writing and Problem Solving

How Minecraft Teaches Reading, Writing and Problem Solving

This isn’t just a teacher currying favour – he matches the skills needed for success in Minecraft with those demanded by the Common Core.

Teachers call for parents to turn off the Wi-Fi

Teachers call for parents to turn off the Wi-Fi

Teachers Union calls for parents to turn off the Wi-Fi in their homes at night to stop their children from going on the internet after warnings that children are falling behind at school because they are staying up all night on tablet computers.

Tech-ifying learning? Teacher knows best

Tech-ifying learning? Teacher knows best

Technology bears the promise of innovative teaching and cost cutting. But when digital possibilities meet authentic needs, the complex issue of equity in educational technology is usually misconstrued.

What’s missing in the Indian education system? Several edtech startups receive funding to fill the gaps

What’s missing in the Indian education system? Several edtech startups receive funding to fill the gaps

Function Space, Skyfi Labs and Everest Edusys are just three Indian edtech startups that have received funding to fill a gap for what’s missing in the country’s education system.

Enroll at Hogwarts: An online wizarding school with real class

Enroll at Hogwarts: An online wizarding school with real class

Your Hogwarts dreams are about to be realized via an online wizarding education built by “Harry Potter” superfans.

UNHCR backs Tablets for Education

UNHCR backs Tablets for Education

The winning project of the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) second online challenge has been announced today as “Tablets for Education”, an initiative to use tablets and their applications to help refugee children overcome the language barriers that prevent them settling into new countr...

Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

‘I’m not very tech-savvy’: teachers can be left feeling frustrated and marginalized by the new tools they are required to use but do not understand.

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