• EdTech

    Should Laptops be banned in Lecture Theatres?

    It is an undeniable fact that the use of technology has become ingrained in our daily lives. We use mobile gadgets and the Internet in almost everything that we do, including work, relaxation, and play. There is an increase in the use of technology in many different fields, one of them being education. Different educational programs and applications have emerged to aid teachers with their lectures and facilitate student learning. In order to gain access to these online resources, tablets or laptops are needed by the students. There is an ongoing debate regarding the use of laptops in the classroom in university lectures. Some professors firmly believe that laptops should be completely…

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    Famous Teachers and What We Can Learn from Them in 2015

    Teachers are one of the greatest influences any person can have. They hold in their hands the ability to share with you the very lessons that may make you who you want to be. Many of the lessons we learned at school were so tedious we swore the skills they taught would never come in handy. In hindsight, a lot of these lessons have helped us a lot more than we ever thought they could have. Often, it is helpful to look back on those lessons. Here are a few that have helped us along the way. Aristotle Aristotle was the teacher of Alexander the Great and was one of…

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    ISTE Guide: Places You Must Visit in Philadelphia

    Everyone who knows anything about #edtech is excited for the International Society for Technology in Education conference (#ISTE2015) on from June 28th to July 1st. But aside from the conference, and visiting us at Booth 313, there are PLENTY of things to do in Philadelphia! If you have the time, why not check out some of the top tourist destinations in Philly too? Work hard, play hard! A city with a character of its own, Philadelphia is home to some of the rarest uniquely-preserved historical destinations and inspiring locations in the United States. Discover new flavors, new sights, and a completely new world in Philadelphia. Whether you are a curious…

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    7 Reasons Why Schools Are Moving To Chromebooks

    The race is on for technology giants as more and more schools put a premium on the value of education through technology. Earlier in the race, Apple’s iPads had the upper hand. However, after the much-publicised controversy, surrounding the Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPad contract in 2013, the limelight has shifted to the more economical Chromebooks. In the United States alone, comparative sales in the third quarter of 2014 would reveal that there were more Chromebooks shipped to schools than there were iPads. 1. The Advantages of Chromebooks The increasing popularity of Chromebooks can be attributed to many factors. Here are only six of the reasons that schools have…

  • Technology

    Where It All Began: The PDF File

    In this day and age, software such as Google Docs make editing and sharing documents online a piece of cake. This is why many question if PDFs are still a necessary tool in the commercial world and even in the field of education technology. The answer lies in PDF’s characteristics. For one, they can be quickly created. Also, they are convertible and so portable that they can be readily seen anywhere across the globe simultaneously. For those who would want to view a document in its original format, PDFs are still the best option. This brings us to the question of how the PDF was born in the cyber world.…