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Five reasons to teach robotics in schools

Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?
Reading is a complicated task and it can go wrong in many different ways. www.shutterstock.com

Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

Dyslexia is often poorly understood by the public, leading people to attribute a problem they have, like bad spelling, to dyslexia. Here are the most common misconceptions explained.
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Here’s what you need to know about homework and how to help your child

Parent involvement with kids' homework can have both positive and negative effects. So, what should parents and educators do?
Kids' passion for Minecraft means they don’t even realise they’re learning while they play. Kevin Jarrett/Flickr

Tapping into kids' passion for Minecraft in the classroom

Minecraft is not just the world's most successful PC game – teachers are now using it in the classroom to get kids excited about learning.
Video games have some clever ways of motivating players, and these methods can be used to get kids interested in learning. From www.shutterstock.com

Here’s the drug that every school should legalise

There may be a chemical secret to getting kids interested in learning – and it's one that's created and produced by our own bodies rather than in a lab.
What does the contents of this bowl have in common with math? Clipp2nd

Mathematics, spaghetti alla carbonara and you

Mathematics and cooking can both be about problem solving, excitement, aesthetics. And it's for you to decide for yourself what you like and don't like in both realms.
You can do a lot while you sleep. Woman via www.shutterstock.com.

Can we unlearn social biases while we sleep?

We strengthen memories while we sleep, and researchers have found a way to cue that process to help people better retain information that counters implicit biases.
Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC Meet-Up, Athens, Greece, June 11, 2014. Yiorgis Yerolympos

MOOCs and meetups together make for better learning

Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a massive open online course (MOOC). It’s no…

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