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How old should a child be before they are provided with their own Smartphone? Professor Stephen Heppell believes that there should be no lower age limit: if the child can work the device without becoming frustrated, then they are old enough to have one. Click here to read more about Professor Heppell’s views on this subject.
The use of virtual badges is becoming an increasingly popular method of motivating pupils. Read about the thinking behind this initiative.
One of the most popular online destinations on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) network is not a website for scientists, engineers or college students, but an online community where children learn how to code a computer program. Click here to read about this excellent animation resource. How about giving your pupils the opportunity to work with MIT?
Pupils can make use of their own Android devices to create digital magazines to share their learning with others. The Flipboard app is one resource that pupils can use.
ClassBadges is a free online tool, to help motivate pupils, where teachers can award badges to pupils for accomplishments. Award badges can be customised for class or school use. Click here for further information.
We need to keep reminding ourselves that the technology in our schools is there to help the pupils with their learning. Sometimes we can become too fixated with the technical aspects of the technology that we are trying to use and forget that it is just a tool to enhance learning. Click here to read an article that answers the question, “Is it the technology, or is it the learning that is important?”