Author Archives: Harold Logan

UAE and UN launch Literacy Challenge to reward best teaching in the Arab World

Dr Hany Torky, chief technical adviser at the UNDP, said the three or four institutes that teach the most students for free will win the Literacy Challenge. Victor Besa for The National A challenge aimed at drastically improving illiteracy rates in the region was launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, in co-operation […]

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Imminent threat of drug use in Pakistan's educational institutions

The rampant usage of drugs in Pakistan’s educational institutions is indeed alarming. It is an issue, which has been ignored and not deemed significant enough to warrant much attention. But drug abuse is emerging as an alarming crisis in educational institutions; this has been confirmed by the survey information obtained from different NGOs under the […]

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Why did Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg visit Eastern Kentucky on Sunday?

Ben McNamee, a freshman at Belfry High School in Pike County, said he was told he was among the students who would be going to Hazard Sunday to meet with the staff of the national technology-driven Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for a “test-run to see if it was worth somebody big in the corporation to come […]

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Address Teacher Shortage By Developing Educational Assistants

My school day as a high school special education teacher is never typical and that’s what I love about it. I also love my job because of the tremendous support system I have in place every day with my educational assistants. We are a well-oiled machine, providing instruction, collecting data, and modifying and accommodating our […]

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High-Impact Educational Practices

In an effort to capitalize on some of the more positive aspects of peer influences, colleges and universities have created a wide range of peer-to-peer education, leadership, and mentoring roles—especially in the first college year. Yet, the use of peers in first-year seminar instruction is still far from commonplace. Latino and Ashcraft offer guidance on […]

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Singapore teens top global education ranking as US lags

Story highlights Singapore teens comes top in science, math and reading China slips down the rankings US, UK improve on their last performance (CNN)When it comes to science, math and reading, Singapore’s teens are the best in the world, according to a international education survey published Tuesday. In all three subjects, Singapore students demonstrated knowledge […]

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EduFeed: A Social Feed to Engage Preliterate Children in Educational Activities

In this work, we present EduFeed, a system that enables preliterate children to explore an algorithmically-mediated social feed of learning exercises, select activities to engage in, and share them with their peers. We deployed EduFeed as a technology probe to three classrooms of ESL students in the first year of elementary school in India who […]

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An Excellent Visual Featuring Top 20 Most Common Spelling Mistakes in English

October 26, 2016Orthography is usually one of the hardest parts in the process of language learning. Orthographic systems are not created equal; some are  harder and more complicatted to learn. For instance, English orthography is hard to learn because of its irregularities and inconsistencies. Sometimes words are pronounced one way and spelt another way (e.g […]

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Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers

The Lawrence Hall of Science is a great educational website from University of California, Berkeley. It provides a wide variety of resources to engage kids and students in learning science.  It also offers ‘a comprehensive set of programs to help increase the quality and quantity of great science learning that kids get both in and out […]

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STEAM and the Educational Growth of Children in 2016.

You are here: Home / Money / Business / STEAM and the Educational Growth of Children in 2016. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry (ThyBlackMan.com) This blog was originally written in 2013, much has changed in the opportunities for children of color and culture to grow and develop into Nerds, Blerds, Geeks andEntrepreneurs. In our educational […]

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5 Great Tools to Enhance Students Reading and Writing Skills

Deep thinking is key to deep learning which in turn is only possible through total immersion. In an age full of all kinds of digital distractions, the notion of deep learning is fading away driving several neuroscientists and media scholars to sound the alarm about the destructive effect of new technologies on our literacy practices. […]

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3 Powerful Note Taking Apps for Chromebook Users

I received a couple of emails asking about app recommendations to use for note-taking on Chromebook. So I decided to pull up this list and share it with all of you here. The three apps I highly recommend are listed below. I have come across a few other titles but I did not find them […]

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6 Handy iPad Apps for Creating Educational Movie Slideshows

July 30, 2016Below is a collection of some very good iPad apps for creating educational movie slideshows with students. You can use your selected photos, add a video  and/or a soundtrack and mix all together in a beautiful and engaging slideshow. While features provided differ from one app to the other, most of these apps […]

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Two Google Forms Tips Every Teacher Should Know about

May 2, 2016Since its release a few months ago, the new Google Forms has added a collection of some interesting features which you can use for a variety of educational purposes. These include creating surveys and polls to gather students feedback, planning events, and  administering quizzes in an easy and streamlined way. However, in today’s […]

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