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Technology talk

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Technology talk

BY JUSTIN HARPER Technology is a way of life almost  everywhere you look – and the classroom is no exception. Schools are increasingly integrating technology into all aspects of teaching to provide quality education. Some, like SAHETI School in Bedfordview, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, have carefully mapped out programmes to ensure learners and educators have ongoing access to and a good grasp of the most effective technology available to […]

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Get (h)appy: technological trends for school marketers

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Get (h)appy: technological trends for school marketers

BY DEIDRE ALCOCK We are living in a digital world where you either keep up to date, or you fall behind. In this world, our thumbs are becoming an important commodity. If you are having issues with an iPad, you can just ask a six-year-old, and Google is your best friend. It’s a world in […]

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United Herzlia Schools joins other innovative ISASA members with its own online shop

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
United Herzlia Schools joins other innovative ISASA members with its own online shop

BY TRACY KLASS United Herzlia Schools is a multi-campus, co-educational institution, with 10 schools providing education services ranging from day care to matric across five campuses around the Western Cape peninsula. In 2003, a decision was made to run a centralised uniform shop from the Highlands Estate campus. In 2014, Herzlia decided to update its […]

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Virtual-reality technology allows us to understand autism better

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Virtual-reality technology allows us to understand autism better

Much of the research done into autism has hitherto focused on social cognition, also known as the psychology of human interaction. This kind of analysis, say authors and scientists Nathan Caruana and Jon Brock (both postdoctoral research fellows and lecturers in the cognitive science department at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia), is now moving to […]

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Afghan girls show they’ve got true grit

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Afghan girls show they’ve got true grit

A group of Afghan girls, all robotics fundis, were invited to participate in an international robotics competition, the FIRST Global Challenge, hosted by non-profit First Global – which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers in the developing world through Olympics-style robotics competitions – in Washington in the US in July. However, […]

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Is the fidget spinner driving us all mad?

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Is the fidget spinner driving us all mad?

In late July, 2017, Russia’s consumer watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, issued a warning that fidget spinners could be addictive and dangerous. The interestingly shaped plastic toys are the latest craze for children and parents around the globe. Some parents, however, claimed Rospotrebnadzor, are deeply concerned about the impact the toy may have on their offspring. The watchdog […]

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| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Poor old Pooh Chinese bloggers and other “netizens” have been having a great deal of fun comparing Winnie the Pooh to their president. Reports the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), “When Xi Jinping and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe [recently] endured one of the more awkward handshakes in history, netizens responded with Winnie the Pooh and […]

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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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