The days of chalkboards and dusty textbooks in classrooms are long gone. Over the past two decades, technology has slowly crept into the classroom, changing the way students study and access information, and also opened up a whole new world of resources for teachers to utilise.
One of the five already exists, Apple Watch, and the new naming is consistent with their new naming nomenclature, Apple Music and Apple Watch were the birth of "Apple X" and its time to upgrade the rest of the family.
I haven't been using my greyPAD that much recently. I keep it in a drawer and take it out every now and then to have a little play on the Alienation app, but I'm aiming to stop using it altogether. I know that I probably won't be able to get rid of the greyPAD, but I will get some better biscuits for when I use it next - like Hobnobs or something.
Over a recent discussion with the 4 year old about radiators, my daughter was amazed to learn that not everyone has heating including her very own Nan who lived without it when she was a girl.
In the classroom, iPads can open up a world of possibilities. With the right direction children can make music, paint a masterpiece (without the mess!) or simply find an answer to absolutely any question they might have about the world around them.
It is Friday lunchtime, and my family have joined the throng of holidaymakers piling onto an aeroplane preparing to leave London for Bangkok. We're laden with backpacks, pillows, teddy bears and tantrums as we battle our way back towards row 37.
Modern technology is everywhere. I rarely read magazines because I read all articles I want to on my phone. What is the difference if a child sees a book on a screen? I am sure we are capable of makin
The expression of greatest bewilderment however is reserved for when I go down the self-indulgent path of telling my children that before they were around, I had a job (and a life?) - I worked, I earned money, I even wore clothes other than my tracky bums.
At VSO, we recognise that technology is no magic bullet solution but can empower teachers to deliver their lessons effectively. Unlocking Talent is part of a broad strategy for improving education in Malawi that is also increasing the number of teachers trained in using child-centred teaching methods.
Wherever you source your news, you're never far from a story about dementia. Recently we heard how dementia is set to become a trillion dollar disease by 2018, then news that exercise could prevent early onset of the condition was in the headlines again.
A body of research concerned with e-books on laptops and PCs shows that high quality e-books can support children's vocabulary, story comprehension and word reading. However, e-books and digital books on tablets with many hotspots and multimedia features which do not correspond to the narrative can diminish children's story comprehension and vocabulary.
Do you ever check what permissions the apps you download to your smartphone or tablet require? Just why is it your torch app needs access to your contact lists and location? Or why your calendar needs to access your phone records?
New technologies can inspire and facilitate teaching, working arrangements and communication, but they can also introduce new kinds of crime, disorders and anti-social behaviour.
In spite of the threat to my IQ and sleep quota, I've shed all guilt of cheating on print books. I'm afraid that e-books are here to stay and I suspect eventually a large number of us will also ditch print in favour of e-books. Here's why I've converted.
Year by year more parts of our lives are becoming impacted and influenced by technology. It has made us more connected than ever but arguably also less social (in the real sense of the word). But love or loathe 'this sort of' technology it is fair to say that most of us couldn't now live without it without taking a serious drop in our standard of living.
Just as we were thinking about launching a magazine independently, financed by maxed out credit cards and money found down the back of the sofa, it seemed that suddenly we could slug it out with the big boys and girls on an almost even playing ground. We would be able to get to our niche audience via the magic of the internet.