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Virtual Reality in Education

Virtual Reality in Education
Virtual reality has seeped into almost all fields and education is not lagging behind. More and more countries are integrating virtual reality into their education systems as the preferred learning medium, as they see clear benefits. There is a huge difference between remembering what you read or hear, to what you see. With virtual reality, you are learning as the...

Fighting Poverty Through Education [The No Barriers Foundation]

Fighting poverty through education
'250 million children worldwide can't read. We're on a mission to change that.'   If you visit the No Barriers Foundation website, you will come across this disheartening statistic. You will also meet a bunch of enthusiastic young people who have decided to actually do something about it. Working towards the goal of fighting poverty through education, The No Barriers Foundation...

GCSE Intervention Strategies [For Best Results]

GCSE Intervention Strategies
It’s that time of year again- the Christmas trees have been taken down, the pine needles have been swept up and the snow has all but disappeared. And, of course, Year 11 will be soon sitting their mock GCSE exams and every classroom teacher will be dreading the onslaught of marking that is teetering on the horizon. But what do you...

Building Active Listening Skills in the Classroom [5 Fun Ways]

Building Active Listening Skills
The importance of oracy skills is undoubtable. From the early years through to university level and, of course, out in the workforce, the ability to speak clearly, fluently and confidently is undoubtedly vital. But sometimes in the quest to build speaking skills we overlook the other, equally important component of spoken language: listening skills. We will now focus on the...

Homeschooling Pros and Cons

Homeschooling or home education simply means to educate your children at home.  Instead of sending them to a government-run school or private school, the parent instructs them. This was common practice until the late 1800’s in the United States. Homeschooling never completely went away and found a new resurgence in the 1960’s. Since then it has steadily become increasingly popular,...

Moving to China to Teach English

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in China as an English teacher? With approximately 400 million people learning English in China, it’s no wonder that there is a huge demand for teachers. More and more teachers from the English-speaking countries are therefore choosing China as their next career move. We asked Glen Stratton, who has recently moved to China, to...

How Many More Sleeps? [Educators Home Sharing]

As I kid, I remember the excitement felt a few days before Christmas Eve. My family’s tradition was to open gifts at midnight on the 24th of December.  This meant that the few nights before, while slowly falling asleep, my imagination would wander, trying to figure out what toys I would get to unwrap. Decades later, the memory of this...

TalentLMS eLearning Software [Powerful Meets Easy]

TalentLMS, subject of today's review, strikes a rarely seen in eLearning software, and quite welcome, balance: it's both powerful and easy to use. Of course, some basic familiarity with computers is still needed, but if you can find your way around Gmail or Facebook, you'll find your way around TalentLMS just fine. In case you haven't chanced upon it yet, TalentLMS is a...

The Benefits of Online Teaching

The statistics are impressive: online learning is on a dramatically upward trend (165 billion dollars in 2015 and is likely to grow by 5% between 2016 – 2023, exceeding 240 billion dollars). Bearing this in mind, teachers have a need to embrace this relatively new method of teaching and take on both the challenges and rewards it brings. To help with...

Classroom Posters for Motivation

Education Crosses All Borders (#3478)
We have a lot of creative talent on board, so we put together a nice set of school motivational posters to use in your classrooms. All images are royalty free, which means that you may download and share at will. The files below are all in low resolution, perfect for using and sharing online. If you would like to print them...