Enterprise technology is being used to help better teach South African children.
I consider this initiative to be vindication for the need to engage young tech-preneurs to serve as support for teachers. Any honest teacher who is learning to navigate through the wonderful maze of Google drive and its corollaries, will tell you that it requires serious mental spadework.
Tech-preneurs can ensure that teachers aren’t the ones who have to take valuable time to handle the technical snafus - they can get on with teaching.
Any attempt to make any sense out of the furor around the claims made in Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century, must first navigate through the maze of blog posts, columnists, politi...
Some people read for entertainment, others for information and still there are some who read for understanding. When reading online, these goals for reading determine not only the kind of material we currently read, but they also influence our decisions to avoid certain kinds of material.
Emily Gustafsson-Wright recaps the Center for Universal Education's recent webinar on the business case for early childhood development, jointly organized with the Global Business Coalition for Education and Ready Nation/America's Edge.
In this special PD webinar series, three master educators will offer insights into how teachers can deepen literacy instruction and give students the tools and opportunities they need to build close-reading and analytical-writing skills.
Here is a pre-reading strategy to use to prepare students for reading challenging books. Silent Tea Party gets students to interact and start understanding the big idea of the book. Listen to Ms. Fulco as she explains how to use this pre-reading strategy in the classroom.
Phonics," Donna Gardner states, "the whole language teaching method emphasizes "pre-reading strategies" because students who have not been taught phonemic awareness/ decoding skills (phonics) cannot sound out ...
Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer died peacefully in her home on July 13 2014. The Mail & Guardian pays tribute to a South African literary giant.
For all that Nadine Gordimer brought to South Africa and the world, one stands out - to understand, you must read. May we never tire in our work to give children and youth all the skills they need to read.
It is election year in Sweden, so every politician's promise should be carefully weighed. It is clear, though, that even societies who have a leading edge in Technology-assisted learning alternatives, are concerned about the deficient set of reading skills.
The explosion of communication technologies raises interesting questions: Can technology be used to improve health literacy? Can it help improve the health of these adults and their families? For low-health-literacy adults, ...
I appreciate the probes that too few of us are asking - too often influenced by what is very normal to us.
The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.
To sum up, it’s all about figuring out when a given strategy is needed, and when to leave well-enough alone. I’m not going to pretend I have that all figured out, but a new list of standards is not the answer to that particular problem, listening to students and adjusting my practice is.
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