What is STEM and what is STEAM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Why are they important? Looking to the future, many countries have realised that these are the core areas of development and need to be focused upon in schools.  The subjects can be taught discretely, however often a cross-curricular …

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Learn to program games using Python on a Raspberry Pi with Code Angel.

Launched yesterday on Kickstarter, Code Angel is a completely new way to learn to code. Code Angel comes on a Raspberry Pi computer and teaches the principals of computer programming in Python using a series of 12 game development projects. Each Code Angel game project includes the full Python source code, graphics and audio required …

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10 Great Websites For Creating Graphs and Charts

Graphing is an important skill for children to learn.  They must be taught how to construct charts manually, however, when this is not the main focus of a lesson, a tech tool is very useful.  They certainly make more time for focus on the analysis and discussion of data. Here are 10 excellent websites/apps that make graphing in …

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Get students learning by MAKING quizzes instead of TAKING quizzes.

QuizPedia is a fun and engaging learning tool that can be used in primary education and onwards. And it’s free! How is it different to a typical quiz making tool? Quizzes aren’t new to the classroom but QuizPedia’s approach is. We flip the tables and transfer the task of making quizzes from teachers to students. …

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3 Tech Tools that every teacher should know about.

There’s a new tool or app out every day. Most of them making yet another promise to boost our productivity. The problem? They don’t always deliver on their promise, and keeping up with the ones that work is tough. So I’ve made that job easier for you. Here are a few tools to help you …

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

Martin McKay is  the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing. Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility …

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