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Top tech trends of 2016

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Top tech trends of 2016

Makerspaces topped the list of global tech trends in 2016, according to many technology specialists. The term refers to workshop- or laboratory-style spaces where 3-D printers, woodworking materials, robotics and other tools are used. Virtual and augmented reality were also buzzwords last year. Headsets, narrative clips attached to clothing and brain-sensing headbands provide students with […]

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Shutting down the internet: a gross global violation of human rights

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Shutting down the internet: a gross global violation of human rights

In 2016, the internet was “shut down” more than 50 times by various governments, threatening the right to free speech, silencing election news and damaging economies, says Deji Olukotun, senior global advocacy manager at digital rights organisation Access Now, based in New York City. “In Ethiopia, there’s been consistent blocking of social media and internet. […]

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School principals: are you prepared for ransomware?

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
School principals: are you prepared for ransomware?

Action Fraud, the UK’s cybercrime and fraud reporting centre, has warned schools all over the UK about the proliferation of “cold calls” from suspicious individuals claiming to work for “the Department of Education”. Such callers request the personal contact details of the school principal, claiming that they have sensitive information that cannot be sent to […]

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Stop taking degree “selfies”

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stop taking degree “selfies”

Higher Education Degree Datacheck (Hedd), is the UK Higher Education’s official service for candidate verification and university authentication. Hedd reported in early 2017 that it had found 220 “nonexistent” tertiary institutions that have offered fake courses and worthless degree certificates. Hedd was alerted to the problem by the increasing numbers of degree “selfies” taken by […]

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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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