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The Child and the Screen: what now?

Read more ...If you’ve been reading my articles, I wrote one a year ago, called ‘The Child and the Box’ and it was about the use of technology in education and my educational decision to stop working with any ed tools that require tablet or smartphone use on the part of the child (especially for very young learners, i.e. children up to the age of 6). So I said back...

Online teaching: Some thoughts!

Read more ...    Online teaching is teaching that takes place over the Internet in a virtual classroom and not in the traditional one. Online teaching is not something new. Lots of universities around the world have adopted this way of teaching at a BA or at an MA level. Ιn adult education it is a common approach and lots of adults seem to have adopted the...

De-Mystifying Mindfulness

Read more ...  I am attending an online course on Mindfulness at the University of Leiden in Holland using the Coursera platform. Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on the present moment, and doing it intentionally and non-judgmentally. Mindfulness helps you regulate attention, emotions and body states, among others. I enrolled in the course, along with...

Kahoot! & Cambridge English partner

Read more ...Cambridge Assessment English has teamed up with game-based learning platform Kahoot! to launch a range of games that help young learners practise English and build their language skills. Nine games are already available and are specifically designed to help learners to explore, practise and review language and reading skills at Pre A1, A1...

New study gives insight on effectiveness of language learning apps

Read more ...Now more than ever, people who want to learn a new language turn to their mobile devices for help as language learning applications have become increasingly available. While these apps allow users to study a new language from anywhere at any time, how effective are they? That is a question Shawn Loewen, professor in the Department of Linguistics and...

Talks continue for urgent British Council funding

Read more ...British Council staff and unions are still waiting to find out whether the organisation will receive additional funding from the government after the Public and Commercial Services Union warned in April that it was in desperate need of support due to revenue lost during Covid-19. The PCS previously told The Independent that the ...

David Attenborough is teaching online geography lessons to kids at home

Read more ...Children all over the world are adapting to a new way of learning as schools closed due to the new coronavirus pandemic. In the UK, schoolchildren are in for a treat during these unprecedented times. Sir David Attenborough will be teaching kids about oceans, mapping the world, and why animals look the way they do. The veteran broadcaster is just one...

Meet The Parents: Navigating Tricky Waters

Read more ...  Most parents are rational, reasonable, and respectful, but it’s those high maintenance ones that every teacher dreads. And the situation seems to be worsening each year. Whether they are too stretched time-wise to have the necessary patience to deal with an under-achieving child, or just plain angry—irate parents add strain to a teacher’s already...

LanguageCert offers Online exams for candidates under the age of 16!

Read more ...Teaching and learning are rapidly moving online, catering to students of all ages across the globe. Exam delivery methods have been quick to follow. LanguageCert has consistently acted as a leader in the field of providing quality exams and certifications, including online exams with live remote invigilation.Following its practice of producing innovative...
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