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Google declares: “Ready, set, go!”

Google declares: “Ready, set, go!”

Google has declared that it wants to help educate the millions of students around the world who don’t have any literacy or numeracy skills. Some 221 million children across the globe are taught in a foreign language, and 74% do not have access to the internet. The figures were provided recently by the United Nations […]

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Estonia puts a woman in charge of cybersecurity

Estonia puts a woman in charge of cybersecurity

If girls are encouraged to develop their STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills, they could discover a diverse range of fascinating career pathways. Cybersecurity, for example, is now a factor in the global war against terror and in the sphere of big business. There is a continual need for highly trained experts, but up […]

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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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