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3 Tools for Creating Instructional Animations

Simple animated GIFs or short animated videos played on a loop can be a good way to simply display the steps of a solving a math problem. I’ve also …

Education Technology

'We must equip teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to be confident and effective users of ed tech'

Last summer, a report was published into how ed tech was viewed in the classroom.<p>The study, by BESA, found that teachers were the most valued source …

8 Very Good iPad Apps Free Today

For this week’s Apps Gone Free post, we have curated for you these interesting titles. We hope the apps are still free by the time you are reading …

Apps

20 IKEA Hacks You’ll See Everywhere in 2018

25 Creative Things to Do When You Need to Recharge and Reset

Ever feel like you need to recharge with a fun activity? A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology supports the …

Why Raising A Self Learner Is The Best Thing You Can Do As A Parent

Aside from ensuring your kids are healthy and happy, one of the most important goals you have as a parent is making sure your offspring receive a …

Road Trips

An education startup you've never heard of is now in 70% of US school districts

If 2017 had any standout education movements, it was personalized learning, a style of instruction that uses technology to tailor instruction to individual kids.<p>A Silicon Valley startup called Kiddom is banking on the trend continuing for the foreseeable future — and it's already in 70% of US …

School Districts

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

At the end of the day, edtech can feel like one more thing on a teacher’s plate.From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells …

Teaching

How student's unrecognisable 'work of art' textbook notes helped him get 100% in his exams

A student may have discovered the secret to getting a perfect score in his exams - by annotating his textbook so heavily that it is …

Education