101 Amazing Educational Apps and Sites for Home Learning

There has been a lot of controversy over children, technology, and “screen time”. We cannot deny the benefits of technology in education – of which there are many: Khan academy tailors education for the individual Technology allows us to flip classrooms Tablets help children to learn on their own The educational benefits of Minecraft Minecraft education in the […]

Minecraft: Education Edition is Out!

Ever since Minecraft came out, children all around the world have been drawn to it like moths to a flame. Many teachers have discovered the educational benefits of Minecraft and found ways to incorporate it into their curriculum. Now Mojang have gone one step further and created an education edition of Minecraft to make it even easier […]

An Hour of Code with The Foos

The mark of a good educational app is one that gets the children engaged without you having to nag them. Sometimes, it differs for each child so you may need to look around to try a few different apps before you find one that works. I confess that aside from Kodable, it hasn’t been easy getting […]

2015 Brings Exciting Projects for the Hour of Code

It’s the year 2015 and the Hour of Code is more exciting than ever… About the Hour of Code If you have absolutely no idea what the hour of code is, here it is in a nutshell: The Hour of Code is a global movement with a goal of reaching tens of millions of students […]

5 Reasons to Get Kids into Robotics

Leon Sterling, Professor emeritus, Swinburne University of Technology is an advocate for the teaching of robotics in schools and here’s why: Children find it fun – the two most engaging ways to introduce IT into the curriculum are robotics and computer game design. It is an effective way of introducing programming to students: Programming can be too abstract for […]

Tynker: Teaching Kids a New Language – Code

In 21st Century education, it is important for children to learn another language but this language is not the usual languages we have become accustomed with. This is the language of computers and technology – code. The realisation of this importance has led to the development of many new programs aiming to teach young children about […]

Science and Technology: Engineering Toys by Engino for Budding Engineers

I would have said cool toys for boys but the girl child that I was would have enjoyed playing with this as well if only any of the adults thought it was an appropriate gift for a girl… Engino Models Engineering Sets These are great for budding, young scientists who enjoy working with their hands […]