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E-cigarettes are totally excellent, say young dope smokers

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
E-cigarettes are totally excellent, say young dope smokers

Around the developed world, health experts are trying to get people to quit (or not start) smoking. An e-cigarette is now a popular alternative to a nicotine patch or nicotine-flavoured gum. E-cigarettes vaporise substances rather than burning them, saving users from inhaling dangerous carcinogens. E-cigarettes are, however, hazardous – they don’t filter out substances like […]

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Pause for thought

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pause for thought

It’s a fact that teens don’t often think through their decisions.

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Body cameras to monitor manners

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Body cameras to monitor manners

In April 2015, American presidential candidate Hilary Clinton called for all police officers to wear body cameras.

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Brescia House School selected as a 2014/ 2015 Microsoft Showcase School

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Brescia House School selected as a 2014/ 2015 Microsoft Showcase School

BY HELGA BISHOP Brescia House School, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, along with four of its teachers, has been recognised as a global leader in successful integrations of technology with teaching and learning. Brescia has been selected by Microsoft as a 2014/2015 Microsoft Showcase School1 for its excellence in transforming the learning environment to deliver more personalised […]

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No ‘hit or myth’ here: Unicorn Preparatory School targets technology

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
No ‘hit or myth’ here: Unicorn Preparatory School targets technology

Unicorn Preparatory School is a Christian, English-medium day school catering for 346 boys and girls from Grade R to Grade 7. In 2015, Unicorn Preparatory celebrates 21 years as an independent school and its 43rd birthday.

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Microsoft recognises the innovative use of technology by Elkanah House teachers

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Microsoft recognises the innovative use of technology by Elkanah House teachers

In November 2014, four Elkanah House School teachers were selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts for 2015.1 This ISASA member school is in Cape Town in the Western Cape.

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The once and future teacher

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
The once and future teacher

BY TOMER DORON Software is eating up education. Ubiquity of connected devices, school budget pressures and dependency on the publishing industry make American education a ripe target for software-based disruption. As a result, an increasing number of software companies have been founded in recent years around the idea of making digital education smarter, cheaper and […]

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Electrohypersensitivity: is it real?

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Electrohypersensitivity: is it real?

At a recent conference organised by ElectromagneticHealth.org in Connecticut in the US, world experts presented evidence that electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellphones and other digital devices such as tablets, Wi-Fi routers, cellphone masts or towers, baby monitors, antennae, Bluetooth earpieces and Smartboards can cause permanent and lethal harm to children. Researchers from Yale University cited […]

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Now for NAPLAN in Australia

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Now for NAPLAN in Australia

The Australian federal government is getting the online National Assessment Programme – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) ready for 2016. Making the country’s largest school assessment programme digital presents several key challenges but will, says the government, enable “tailored testing” and timeous marking and feedback for Australia’s 9 500 schools. NAPLAN will also test students’ ability […]

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Don’t lose the longhand

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Don’t lose the longhand

EdWeek.org journalist Sarah D. Sparks reports that whilst laptops and tablets are being used in more and more of the world’s classrooms, students may be better off taking notes longhand. Sparks cites studies published in the June 2014 edition of Psychological Science conducted at Princeton University and the University of California Los Angeles. Researchers quizzed […]

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Back to school: edX extends its reach

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Back to school: edX extends its reach

EdX is one of the world’s most popular massive open online course (MOOC) providers and online learning platforms, offering courses from the world’s best universities. In early September, it extended its reach, offering 26 online courses to high school students around the globe to prepare them for tertiary education. Some are calling edX’s new menu […]

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