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Indoor fun: rainy-day activities will help kids to learn, too

Keeping kids active on a rainy day is a real trick these days, considering the temptation to plop down in front of the TV, switch […]

Why gamification works [Part 1]

Candy Crush, a mobile gaming phenomenon, earns its makers, Swedish-based King Games, big money: $250 million in the company’s last declared quarter alone. To date […]

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” […]

Easy, painless ways to help your kids with their homework

All parents want their children to be successful and getting good grades can be a crucial first step towards that success. How can you help […]

Educational infographics: The good, the bad and the ugly

We have recently been exploring how cognitive science and learning theory underpins effective digital learning tools such as video-based learning. Today I wanted to explore […]

Video-based learning: Why it works [Part 2]

Last week we began an in-depth exploration of why video-based learning works from a cognitive, psychological and learning theory point of view. I looked at […]

4 Popular misconceptions about Virtual Reality in education

When the words Virtual Reality are mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the image of a gamer wearing a headset. However, the […]

Video-based learning: Why it works [Part 1]

In my previous blog post I discussed some of the initial steps teachers need to take in order to flip their classrooms. One of those […]

Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

It’s that time of the year again! No, I’m not talking about the summer vacation, I’m talking about a new round of ISTE! ISTE — […]

Where to begin if you want to flip your classroom?

I’ve always found the phrase “Flipped Classroom”, quite deceptive — it makes the process appear effortless and swift. Educators who have attempted this revolution in […]

The amazing power of ed-tech on connecting classrooms

More and more teachers are using online tools to connect their classrooms globally. Specifically, there is a range of ways teachers are using technology to […]

Teaching students specific technical skills

In my last blog I went on a minor diatribe about what I perceive to be a lack of technical, and specific, skills development across […]

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