Introducing technology into the classroom is important, but teachers need proper support.
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Teacher training and support, appropriate localised content, technical support and safety and security must all be prioritised.
In Minecraft and other games, players are highly receptive to learning embedded in the game scenario.
The supervised, structured and balanced use of Minecraft could allow students to fully benefit from the potential of this game to build skills and increase motivation.
Teachers can record and photograph student behaviour and display student standings to the entire class.
ClassDojo, the popular classroom behaviour management and communication system, is said to facilitate community and message-sharing. But who is asking how children are impacted?
Technology has a lot to teach kids, especially if it’s available in more than one language.
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Schools should consider offering mobile learning technology in multiple languages to help pupils learn better in subjects like maths and science
A Malagasy girl works on her laptop.
Laptops have introduced the children of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to previously inaccessible tools.
In Africa, communication technologies have been used in education since the late 1960s.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new opportunities for improving basic education in Africa.
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When the usual way of doing things is flipped around, students can benefit.
"Flipped classrooms" aren't yet common around Africa, but a partial flip that marries technology and collaboration has real potential.
Mauritian physics students hard at work during the project’s testing phase.
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The affective domain - motivation, interest and values and their inter-relationships - forms an integral component in facilitating learners’ construction of physics knowledge.
For many universities, working with private edtech companies could be the only way of keeping pace with the changing world of education.
Technology can be a powerful tool for learning.
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Computers aren’t a magical silver bullet for learning.
Schools are focusing on the wrong objective when it comes to using technology in their classrooms. They should focus just as much on how they teach.
It may look like science fiction, but this is the new reality of technology-driven learning. Lecturers must keep up.
Educational technology is not science fiction. Lecturers need to ensure that they adapt to a future which has already arrived.
Technology can help kids learn – but the devices themselves aren’t a silver bullet.
There's a great deal of debate about what devices schools should be using. But educators should be focusing on how children learn, not what they learn on.
Technology is evolving fast and can play a crucial role in educating university students.
Technological and digital literacy are crucial for university students who hope to truly contribute to the world in the 21st century.
Merely consuming digital content doesn’t do much for kids. But digital tools can introduce them to new ways of creating.
Teenagers spend more time consuming media than they do sleeping. Most of this consumption is passive - a habit that's creeping into classrooms, too.
Good things come in small packages, but are all small packages a good thing?
Micro:bit has a parallel in the Model B, which the BBC launched in the 1980s.
Is giving pupils iPads enough to revolutionise learning?
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Educational technology can be a powerful tool, but it must be accompanied by new, modern teaching methods.
Tablets and smartphones in the classroom are new enough that there’s not a clear consensus on their usefulness.
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As technology becomes more prevalent in classrooms from preschool to grad school, the concern is that it's all flash, no substance.
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