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It’s no secret that students have evolved into tech savvy, connected individuals who work best in an engaged, participatory learning environment. They have been born into the digital age and are entering school with a heightened digital acumen. The sheer scale of Bett in terms of participation and reputation  is testament to the importance placed on technology in schools… Continue reading

Lead Exposure

This study compares changes in children’s blood lead levels in the United States with subsequent changes in IQ, based on norm comparisons for the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) given to representative national samples of children in 1984 and 1992. The CogAT norm comparisons indicate shifts in IQ levels consistent with the blood lead to IQ relationship reported by an earlier study and population shifts in … Continue reading Lead Exposure

Almost half of the world’s food thrown away

A new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has found that as much as 50% of all food produced around the world never reaches a human stomach due to issues as varied as inadequate infrastructure and storage facilities through to overly strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one free offers and consumers demanding cosmetically perfect food. With UN predictions that there could be about an extra three … Continue reading Almost half of the world’s food thrown away

An iPhone Contract from a mother to her son

1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest? 2. I will always know the password. 3. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. Say hello, use your manners. Do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads “Mom” or “Dad.” Not ever. read more… Source: Huffington Post Continue reading An iPhone Contract from a mother to her son

Bookless school where everyone has iPad

A school in Bolton is pushing the boundaries of education by putting away pens and paper and giving all pupils and teachers their own iPad. Source BBC Related Why US schools are embracing ebooks and iPads Is Google’s Chromebook the future of computing? Bett 2013 Festival of Education London Knowledge Lab Oxford Human Brain Activity Continue reading Bookless school where everyone has iPad