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'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 …

Education Technology

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Educational Websites for Kids That Are Free and Fun

Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 20 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online …

Kids

The design tricks that get you hooked on your phone

Feel like you have to always use your phone?<p>You're not the only one - technology companies use psychological tricks to get you hooked to your phone.<p>James Reevell explains.

Phones

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

Tesco profits rebound 30% as turnaround continues

<b>Annual profits at Tesco have jumped by 28% as the UK's biggest supermarket continues to turn its business around.</b><p>Boosted by sales of fresh food, the group reported underlying earnings of £1.6bn for the year to 24 February. Sales rose 2.8% to £57.5bn.<p>The news follows years of poor results due to a …

Tesco

‘Every lesson is a battle’: Why teachers are lining up to leave

Ellie Jones, 40, is an assistant secondary headteacher. Most mornings she gets up at 4 to do paperwork, arrives at school for 7.30 and gets home at the earliest around 6pm – often later – despite only teaching 11 hours (half a full timetable) a week. “I probably have around four or five hours sleep …

Teaching

The 15 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to LinkedIn

<b>• IT jobs and other tech roles are supposed to be in-demand and well-compensated.</b><p><b>• But, when it comes to the realms of tech, IT, and software, senior gigs are still the most lucrative.</b><p><b>• That's according to the salary data that LinkedIn put together in order to figure out which tech jobs earn the</b> …

Employment

yi-hack-v3

This project is a collection of config files, Makefiles and scripts to allow custom firmware images to be created and deployed to extend the …

Linux

Meet the 'Study Tubers': The YouTubers making studying cool

There's a new online phenomenon on the rise - and it's swapping looks for books. Meet the 'StudyTubers'.<p><i>Video Journalist Sophie van Brugen.</i>

Study Skills

50 Great iPad STEAM Apps for Teachers and Students

After we have covered STEAM websites to use with your students in class, we are sharing with you this visual we have been working on for the last few …

Education Technology

Reinventing Community College To Reach Millions Of Workers — Online

The workforce is changing dramatically, and there's a widespread recognition that new skills — and new ways of teaching adults those skills — are needed and needed fast. In California, the state's 114 community colleges are facing the challenge of offering the credentials, classes and training that …

Higher Education

Research shows detrimental effects of laptop use in classrooms

In the modern university classroom, it is common to hear the clicking of keys and see the lights of laptop screens as the instructor delivers a …

EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite lived up to the superlatives made for them, and the sector has had trouble coming up with more innovative ideas …

Education Technology

Adapt or die: How to cope when the bots take your job

<b>Reports that robots, automation and artificial intelligence are going to put millions of us out of work may sound troubling, but should we believe them? That largely depends on whether we're technology optimists or pessimists. In our Future of Work series we look at how jobs might change in the</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Dispatch from S. Africa | Kevin Boyd

3 Comments<p>I was struck by this light installation that I happened upon in the latest issue of Elle Decoration Magazine. Designed by graphic, interior …

How to Build a Walk-in Shower

The bathroom is a sacred, personal space for most people, which is why bathroom remodel DIY projects are so popular. It is also a very cost-effective …

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

Glen Westbroek on episode 271 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. …

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Employment

Big History Project

13.8 Billion Years of History. Free. Online. Awesome.<p>Teachers<p>Students<p>Lifelong Learners<p>NEW FOR TEACHERS<p>Get ready to teach BHP with this free online …

Teaching

Six Tiers of MOOC Monetization — Class Central

5 minute read written by Dhawal Shah . Published on January 17, 2018<p><i>This article is just one in our 2017 MOOC Roundup Series. Find the whole series</i> …

Carillion: Six charts that explain what happened

<b>The collapse of construction giant Carillion has put thousands of jobs at risk across the UK. Here are six charts and maps that tell the story of the firm's demise.</b><p>1. Carillion employed a lot of people<p>Carillion may not have been a household name, but it employed 43,000 staff globally, around half …

Santander UK

Where did it go wrong for Carillion?

<b>Construction giant Carillion is going into liquidation after its huge financial troubles finally overwhelmed it.</b><p>The UK's second-largest construction company buckled under the weight of a whopping £1.5bn debt pile.<p>Despite discussions between Carillion, its lenders and the government, no deal could …

Santander UK

A Beginner’s Guide to Data Engineering — Part I

Data Engineering: The Close Cousin of Data Science<p>Motivation<p>The more experienced I become as a data scientist, the more convinced I am that data …

Big Data

PyCharm: Python IDE for Professional Developers

Today, Python has become a popular high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. It is easy to learn and it has clean syntax and …

Python Programming

React Redux Tutorial for Beginners, learning Redux in 2018

<i>The simplest React Redux tutorial I wish I had when I started learning</i><p>When I first started learning <b>Redux</b> I wish I could find the simplest tutorial …

Software Engineering

Software 2.0

I sometimes see people refer to neural networks as just “another tool in your machine learning toolbox”. They have some pros and cons, they work here …

Machine Learning

How to convert any file to any format

Organize your work your way.<p>A file's format—the way that it's saved and encoded—determines what you can do with it and which programs can open it. (You can check its format by looking at the file name's extension.) Think of each format like a different language, with some only understood by …

Software

Cheat sheet: How to become a data scientist

If you are interested in pursuing a career in data science, this primer is a good reference for information about salary, hottest job markets, …

Paradise Papers: Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed

<b>The world's most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show.</b><p>They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively shopping around for a tax haven.<p>It then moved …

Corruption