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The impact of technology on our brain’s ability to learn

We live in a society powered by technology. Constant engagement with our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other internet-based technologies is swiftly becoming the norm. Research indicates that prolonged exposure to these devices is not only changing the way we work and play, it is also dramatically affecting the way we think and, as [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Winners of the School Prize Draw 2016

Over the past few weeks we've received many entries into the School Prize Draw, where schools have the chance to win some awesome tech gizmos and gadgets for their school. We're pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 School Prize Draw are: 1st PRIZE Boolarra Primary School, VICTORIA Are the [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Teaching for mastery

Driven by the demands of the school curriculum, the need to get through each topic in a set period can often force us to rush students through content. In an ideal world, all students would be given as much time as they need to build understanding. Mastery learning is an educational philosophy discussed [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

What can we learn from new changes to the Finnish education system?

It was recently announced that schools in Finland, a country that has often been recognised as a pioneer in the field of education, are implementing a major shift in their education system. Students from the age of 16 will no longer study individual subjects such as mathematics, English and history. Instead, they will [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|1 Comment

Helping our children to be better sports

Play, games and sport have so many benefits for our children. Through them they learn the importance of winning and losing, as well as working together as a team and respecting both their team members and the opposition. When everyone follows the rules, everything goes well; however, this is not always the way [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Love Learning Conference Pakistan 2016

LLC PK. is a reflection of our passion to establish a platform where schools, educators, families, in fact everyone gets an opportunity to engage and Love Learning. After a successful event in 2015, this year LLC, with a perfect panel of motivating speakers, proved to be an inspiring conference for K-12 educators. It enabled them [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Applying Gamification to Learning

Gamification is when elements of game design are applied outside of a traditional gaming environment. Some examples of gamification include health and fitness apps which track activity, and shopping loyalty cards, where consumers rack up points for their purchases. Applying elements of gamification in the learning process engages and motivates students in the same way [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

12 additions to the dictionary that prove we’re definitely in 2016

Four times a year the Oxford English Dictionary is updated to keep up with the ever-changing English language. This includes revising existing entries and, of course, adding new words that Oxford deem worthy of becoming part of the 600,000+ word family. While there are many uneventful editions, there are many that will [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Helping Our Kids to Fail

There is nothing more heartbreaking than watching your child’s hopes and dreams being dashed. The first time your child comes home from school in tears or with a heavy heart is an unforgettable moment. It might be because they have failed the expectations of their friends, their own standard of schoolwork or an [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

What to do with all those Reading Eggs Medals

With the end of the year fast approaching our Kiwi Reading Eggs schools are starting to receive their Reading Eggs Medals. Which leads us to the big question: How do I select which of my amazing students will receive one of these extra awesome medals? Well, the team here at Reading Eggs NZ HQ have come [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

COMING SOON: New Reading Eggs and Eggspress reports

The age of big data is upon us. Educators have been using data for many years to analyse student results and see if they are meeting their academic needs, but with the advent of numerous technologies and the data that can be collected using such platforms teachers now have more sophisticated ways to monitor and report [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|2 Comments

Seize the Day

What would you do if I promised, just by reading this article, I would give you $1,440 to spend today and then each and every day after? What would you do with that money? Would you go out and buy something that you have been saving for, or would you spend it on [...]

By |October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Attitude is EVERYTHING

Life would be a dream if it worked out how it’s supposed to! Surely it’s not too much for any of us to expect things could start to go our way for once, right? Well there is a way for this to happen and it comes without any strings attached, it’s completely free [...]

By |October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Supporting EAL within UK schools

. How can e-learning help to support EAL reading and language skills in UK schools? The background for EAL within the UK Official figures from the Department for Education in 2014 showed that over 1 million pupils in the UK speak English as an additional language [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Bouncing back: Helping our children develop resilience

I get knocked down but I get up again and again and again… There’s a never ending list of things that keeps parents awake at night. For new parents it is the nightly feeds and nappy changes, however it doesn’t end once they finally sleep the night through. Ask anyone with kids, [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|0 Comments