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How parents can set up a productive home learning space for students

Most schools have now reopened, and students across the nation and the world are back to learning in person. But, that doesn’t mean that remote learning is over. Plenty of schools still follow a hybri...

Making educators’ lives easier for World Teachers' Day

Happy World Teachers’ Day! October 5th is all about celebrating all the wonderful educators around the world. At the same time, this day is also about supporting teachers so that every learner can hav...

4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication

Schools have always pleaded for parental involvement in the educational process and the teacher-parent relationship as the ground for academic development and emotional balance of students. With the h...

How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning

Education is a continuous process that starts even before a child goes to school. It starts at home: the first teachers a child has are their parents. While the student goes through the formal steps w...

Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement

A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine, July 2019. Whether you love it or hate it, technology is here to stay — and continuously change our lives. Smartphones are ...

How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Being a parent* is hard work. Being a teacher is also hard work. Parents are primarily responsible for their children’s well being and education. Teachers are also responsible for their students’ well...

What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?

There can be no doubt that the Internet has a dark side, in some cases quite prevalent and noticeable and in others nuanced and unapparent. From Silk Road-style dark websites trading in drugs, arms an...

The best 4 tips to get your child involved in STEM learning

In recent years, many of us have heard the term STEM used in conversations about kids and the way they learn, and for good reason. STEM — or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — is ofte...

Back-to-school survival: How to get your family on a healthy routine

Back-to-school time is often a hectic time for families; kids and parents alike are trying to get used to a very different routine than the one they were on during the summer. There’s anxiety about st...

Rhythm, blues, and reading cues: How music improves young students’ reading skills

Children typically become proficient readers sometime between their fifth and seventh birthdays. By the time a child is in second grade, they often become self-conscious if they fall behind and may be...

Indoor fun: rainy-day activities will help kids to learn, too

Keeping kids active on a rainy day is a real trick these days, considering the temptation to plop down in front of the TV, switch on the gaming console, or spend hours on Facebook sharing the latest g...

Easy, painless ways to help your kids with their homework

All parents want their children to be successful and getting good grades can be a crucial first step towards that success. How can you help your child succeed in a world where teachers assign more hom...

How single parents can help their kids find fun, educational online activities

Helping kids find safe activities online isn’t always easy; these days, with social media and social gaming, it can be difficult to find kid-friendly spots on the internet. Yet there are so many fun a...

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Child identity theft: the hidden threat that is more common than one may think. It is becoming more important than ever to be mindful of how a child’s digital personal information is protected, as chi...

Helicopter parent? 3 Good reasons to stop hovering

Do you know the fable about the gardener and the butterfly? One day a gardener comes across a butterfly cocoon, hanging from a leaf. The sunlight is directly behind the cocoon, and the gardener can cl...

Future proofing our students through education

We all know that technology is rapidly changing the world around us, and at an increasingly faster rate. We have seen that to be true in communication technology, medical science, transport, space exp...

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