Author Archives: John Austin

Alliance works to boost education levels beyond high school

Achieve60AZ was launched in September 2016 with the goal that by 2030, at least 60 percent of Arizonans would have some form of post-high school credential or degree. Throughout the past year, Achieve60AZ has worked on connecting organizations across the state and engaging leaders to create movement toward this goal. To date, over 30 municipalities […]

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An Interesting Infographic on The Importance of Handwriting for Students

February 22, 2017With the increasing use of digital technologies in our daily life, some of our behavioural aspects are undergoing major transformations. In his book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, Internet critic Nicholas Carr discusses the transformative impact of technology on the human mind and concludes that ‘as we adapt to […]

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5 Excellent TED Talks Every Teacher Should Watch

TED talks are invaluable resources for teachers professional development. They cover a wide variety of education related topics and provide a very good source of inspiration for teachers and students. Throughout the year we have been sharing with you some interesting talks from renowned speakers and educators and today we have had a look back […]

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New group seeks to centralize education institutions dialogue

Education scholar Carlos Vasconcelos-Lopes has established a new organization that seeks to stimulate discussion on the MSAR’s education institutions and methods.“Eyeonschool” seeks to develop the discussion about Macau’s education institutions, ranging from pre-primary to tertiary education, by serving as a research platform to study MSAR-specific challenges, and eventually become the central reference point for students […]

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CPC, RasGas team up to enhance educational resources in rural Taiwan

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Taiwan’s state-run petrochemical refiner, CPC Corporation, signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar’s RasGas Saturday, under which the two oil companies agreed to work together to enhance the educational resources in rural Taiwan. The memorandum was inked by CPC President Paul Chen (陳綠蔚), RasGas Chief Executive Officer Hamad Mubarak Al Muhannadi […]

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An Amazing Speech to Text App (Works on Chromebooks Too)

August 14, 2015If you are looking for a good free dictation app to use on your browser, VoiceNoteII should definitely make it into your list. This is a pretty basic speech to text application and one of the best speech recognition tools out there. You can use it to easily type with your voice. This […]

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Educational App or Digital Candy? Helping Parents Choose Quality Apps for Kids

There are now over 80,000 apps marketed as “educational” in the Apple app store, the majority of which are targeted towards children and even babies. Parents are led to believe that these apps provide real learning opportunities for their children, but scientific research suggests that many of the apps are nothing more than digital candy. […]

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