All articles from the summer, 2016 edition reproduced online.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]