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The digital tsunami

The digital tsunami

A veritable digital tsunami is sweeping over education.

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Back to basics and wait and see: Oakley House School maximises computer use in a remedial environment

| June 5, 2013 | 1 Comment
Back to basics and wait and see: Oakley House School maximises computer use in a remedial environment

Oakley House School is a new ISASA member school based in Cape Town in the Western Cape.

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Twelve top technology trends

Twelve top technology trends

The New Media Consortium (NMC), based in Austin, Texas, and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) in Washington DC, have released the 10th edition of the NMC annual Horizon Project (HP), described as “a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education”.

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Oi! Here’s the future in Brazil

Oi! Here’s the future in Brazil

Oi is the largest telecommunications telephone company in Brazil and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro.

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Japan interested in 3-D printing

Japan interested in 3-D printing

Japan is increasingly interested in how the US is using technology in education to expand future job creation.

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Exit the human marker

| June 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Exit the human marker

Another system growing in popularity in the US is also causing controversy.

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No escape

No escape

The National Schools Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in Rockville, Maryland, in the US, estimates that about 35% of the country’s public schools have now installed systems that let families log on and track not only their children’s school attendance, but grades and academic performance as well, in ‘real time’.

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Nature deficit disorder: just another buzzword?

Nature deficit disorder: just another buzzword?

The term ‘nature deficit disorder’ is not a medical diagnosis, but a way to describe the growing gap between children and nature.

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Making a success of it: the Treverton Gap year course

| June 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Making a success of it: the Treverton Gap year course

Not too long ago, I was asked: “What have I done to help others?”

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Woodridge Preparatory School Grade 7s dig deep and score a Great Tri

Woodridge Preparatory School Grade 7s dig deep and score a Great Tri

Since the school’s inception over 70 years ago, Woodridge ‘Preppies’ have learned to rough it, both in the Van Staden’s Valley and in the Thornhill district, between Port Elizabeth and Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape.

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Risk in outdoor education: analysis and management

Risk in outdoor education: analysis and management

We all want a safe environment for our children and to keep them from harm. This is only natural.

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