Tag Archives: technology

Your phone and your brain - what we know so far

Your phone and your brain – what we know so far

A defining characteristic of the way many people live today is persistent online connectedness. Since the introduction of smartphones about 15 years ago, the rapid and broad adoption of these devices has had an impact on people’s behaviour at all hours of the day. Forecasts suggest that the number of smartphone connections in sub-Saharan Africa will reach 678 million by […] … learn more→

Are classes effective through YouTube?

Are classes effective through YouTube?

Would you know how to change the double push – button discharge mechanism of your house’s cistern? How to prepare an apple pie? And how to make a French braid? Surely you have answered no to any of these questions, but I am sure you would know where to consult to learn how to perform these tasks. “How to […] … learn more→

How teachers can utilize technology in the classroom

How teachers can utilize technology in the classroom

Technology is without a doubt growing and expanding on a monthly basis. It seems like every time you turn around there is a new computer or processor available. There is nothing wrong with this, as it is keeping the market competitive and exciting, but it really makes things difficult for teachers. In fact, most parents […] … learn more→

Laptops in class, Yes or No? (Hint: No)

Laptops in class, Yes or No? (Hint: No)

The world is so dramatically different from what it was 20 years ago, it’s shocking. It used to be a big deal to have a cell phone back then, but nowadays not only does everyone have a cell phone (except me, when not travelling), but these phones have literally all the information of humanity available. […] … learn more→

Education technology: what does 2018 have in store?

Education technology: what does 2018 have in store?

Blockchain with everything Like Ubik, the entropy-reversing spray from Philip K. Dick’s cult novel of the same name, blockchain is everywhere right now. The technology that underpins the bitcoin cryptocurrency and lots of other zeitgeisty developments, blockchain crops up as a miracle solution so often that you could be forgiven for thinking that it was […] … learn more→