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‘Let’s give staff wellbeing a healthier portion of our time and attention’

  • May 29, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

If a member of teaching staff drew a pie chart representing time spent on different aspects of their job, what might feature and in what proportions? Learner interaction would constitute a healthy slice. Planning and preparation, while a significant portion for newbies, might get leaner with experience as confidence and resources grow. What about their … Continue reading ‘Let’s give staff wellbeing a healthier portion of our time and attention’

Vodafone teams up with Lancaster University to boost connectivity for disadvantaged school students

  • May 29, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Lancaster University is leading a fundraising initiative supported by Vodafone UK, providing 350 Unlimited Data SIMs to disadvantaged school pupils across the Lancaster region. The SIMs will be accompanied by mobile devices and laptops, distributed by local schools to Year 10 students who have had had trouble navigating the disruption caused by the COVID-19 lockdown. … Continue reading Vodafone teams up with Lancaster University to boost connectivity for disadvantaged school students

Making progress on equity, even during the pandemic

  • May 29, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

As the COVID-19 crisis has forced schools to close their buildings and move online, inequities in access to technology, books, and even food have become more apparent. Still, there are ways educators can continue to support the learning needs of their full range of students and make the education they provide more equitable. During a … Continue reading Making progress on equity, even during the pandemic

Supporting English learners with culturally responsive teaching

  • May 29, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Culturally responsive teaching before COVID-19 and after should focus on keeping students’ cultural norms and beliefs in mind and putting time into relating to students who have different life experiences, languages, and values than your own. Being culturally responsive requires a reflection on your own life experiences and how they’ve impacted your belief systems. Put … Continue reading Supporting English learners with culturally responsive teaching

Raspberry Pi Foundation announces Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM

  • May 29, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new version of its flagship model, the Raspberry Pi 4. In addition to the models that come with 2GB and 4GB of RAM, there’s a new 8GB model. This model costs $75, which makes it the most expensive Raspberry Pi out there. As always, you get a single-board … Continue reading Raspberry Pi Foundation announces Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM

Audient’s EVO 4 is a sleek, modern USB audio interface with useful smart features

  • May 29, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

The USB audio interface is a fairly standardized device — for those who might not know, that’s the hardware you use to take a microphone or instrument that uses an XLR or 1/4″ output and get that into your computer via a USB connection for recording or streaming. There are a lot of choices in … Continue reading Audient’s EVO 4 is a sleek, modern USB audio interface with useful smart features

Researchers use biometrics, including data from the Oura Ring, to predict COVID-19 symptoms in advance

  • May 29, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

A team of researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI), along with WVU’s Medicine department and staff from Oura Health have developed a platform they say can be used to anticipate the onset of COVID-19 symptoms in otherwise healthy people up to three days in advance. This can help with screening … Continue reading Researchers use biometrics, including data from the Oura Ring, to predict COVID-19 symptoms in advance

BeeHero smartens up hives to provide ‘pollination as a service’ with $4M seed round

  • May 29, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Vast monoculture farms outstripped the ability of bee populations to pollinate them naturally long ago, but the techniques that have arisen to fill that gap are neither precise nor modern. Israeli startup BeeHero aims to change that by treating hives both as living things and IoT devices, tracking health and pollination progress practically in real … Continue reading BeeHero smartens up hives to provide ‘pollination as a service’ with $4M seed round

Personalised learning deemed the biggest barrier to remote teaching

  • May 28, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Personalising learning has been deemed the biggest challenge teachers are having to navigate amid the COVID-19 lockdown, according to research from edtech software company Renaissance. In a survey of more than 1,000 school leaders, department heads and teachers about their experiences of home schooling, 28% of respondents labelled personalised learning as the biggest educational barrier, … Continue reading Personalised learning deemed the biggest barrier to remote teaching

Edtech investment soared by 91% between 2018 and 2019

  • May 28, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

The UK edtech sector is thriving, with figures showing that edtech investment grew by 91% between 2018 and 2019. Comparatively, US investment dropped by 12% in the same time period, while EU investment rose by just 8%. With the coronavirus crisis forcing schools across the UK and the world to close their doors indefinitely, edtech … Continue reading Edtech investment soared by 91% between 2018 and 2019

Britain needs a mindset shift on apprenticeships to meet productivity goals

  • May 28, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

In January 2020, forecasts for the economy looked promising as the UK finally started to shake off Brexit uncertainty. But then we entered March…and a global pandemic. As it stands, the UK and global economies are on course for a paralysing recession, with governments doing all they can to minimise the damage caused by COVID-19. … Continue reading Britain needs a mindset shift on apprenticeships to meet productivity goals

University of Birmingham launches project to measure impact of remote learning

  • May 28, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council are partnering on a project to analyse the impact of the remote learning strategies implemented in response to the COVID-19 school closures. Studying the effects on schools, teachers, pupils and parents, the Birmingham Education and COVID-19 initiative will explore the digital transition from in-class teaching to online … Continue reading University of Birmingham launches project to measure impact of remote learning

How unis can use tech to support deaf students through the coronavirus pandemic

  • May 28, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Thanks to the lockdown, universities across the country have been forced to shift to online learning for thousands of students to prevent the spread coronavirus. This adjustment in learning style could prove challenging for all students, not least profoundly deaf individuals who find it difficult to lip-read on screens and understand seminars in which multiple … Continue reading How unis can use tech to support deaf students through the coronavirus pandemic

Twentyfold increase in blogging from schools since start of COVID-19 lockdown

  • May 28, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Schools are heavily relying on their websites to support home learning during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to statistics from the UK’s largest supplier of educational websites. PrimarySite‘s research has shown that teachers are using new communication streams to establish work activities, send messages and keep in touch with students, demonstrated in the considerable increase in … Continue reading Twentyfold increase in blogging from schools since start of COVID-19 lockdown

Schools to be recognised for commitment to education during COVID-19 closures in national awards

  • May 28, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

The Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) has officially launched the National Schools Awards 2020, delivered in conjunction with the Schools & Academies Show. The event will draw more than 250 school leaders from across the sector to celebrate and reward excellence amid complications driven by the coronavirus outbreak. Baroness Berridge, parliamentary under-secretary of state … Continue reading Schools to be recognised for commitment to education during COVID-19 closures in national awards

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