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Teaching children how to read, the wrong way

October 26, 2018 11:00 am
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Through research and experimentation, scientists discovered that that children’s natural learning process does not align with how school teach reading. The dangerous effects of an improper education system The damage resulting from a misalignment between what children need and what... View Article

How 10 minutes of brief exercise can help your brain

October 24, 2018 11:00 am
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A new neurological study shows that just 10 minutes of mild exercise can improve memory function. Gretchen Reynolds explores this concept in her article. The benefits of exercise on health In the past, there have been multiple studies showing the... View Article

Apple targets education sector with low-cost iPads

March 23, 2018 11:00 am
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Apple is targeting the education sector with their line of low-cost iPads, designed to compete with Google’s Chromebook. Carl Velasco from Tech Times explores the launch in his article. The deal about the cheaper iPads It is unclear how much... View Article

What happened to open classrooms?

March 6, 2017 11:00 am
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Do kids learn better at a desk or while moving around? This debate led to the development and integration of open classrooms. However, after a few years, classroom design has largely reverted back to its traditional form. Steve Drummond investigates... View Article

Alberta’s concerning Grade 6 math marks

October 7, 2016 11:00 am
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Alberta high school students performed well on the 2015-2016 diploma exams and PATs (Provincial Achievement Tests). However, their scores were not outstanding for Grade 6 math. Slav Kornik and Julia Wong explore this outcome in their article. Breakdown of the... View Article

New brain activity patterns enable learning

June 11, 2019 11:00 am
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Recent findings published by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University have shown that new brain activity patterns are formed when long-term learning takes place. The results of this research are significant, as they may help unravel solutions... View Article

How cannabis can affect your sleep

May 16, 2019 11:00 am
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There are many important side effects that come with using cannabis products, as Michael J. Brues reports in his article. While cannabis is commonly used for recreational purposes, many also use it to address insomnia and other sleep problems. Cannabis... View Article

Recent research conducted by cognitive neuroscientist Zhenhan Qi and her colleagues at the University of Delaware provides new insights into how the brain functions when learning a new language. Findings suggest that the right hemisphere of the brain also plays... View Article

An article by Natasha singer in the New York Times explores the expansion of school startups into the corporate world. Despite the thousands of educational apps and products that exist to enhance student learning in elementary and high school classrooms,... View Article

Listening to music can impair creativity

February 26, 2019 11:00 am
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Music can help boost mood, creativity, and productivity. At least, this is what many believe as they listen to music while working. However, psychologists from the University of Central Lancashire, University of Gävle in Sweden and Lancaster University discovered that... View Article

UN speaks on the loss of Indigenous languages

January 3, 2019 11:00 am
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The United Nations (UN) chooses a topic of global importance every year for which to raise awareness. This year, for 2019, they have chosen indigenous languages, as Sarah Rogers reports in her article. The UN aims to shine a light... View Article

Can ADHD be caused by too much technology?

August 13, 2018 11:00 am
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Technology has made a large impact on many aspects of our lives, especially on the younger generation. Due to the vibrant colours and interactive components of digital devices, it is not surprising that children today find joy in activities including... View Article

The world is missing out by not educating girls

July 11, 2018 11:00 am
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89% of girls around the world complete primary education. However, only 77% complete lower secondary education (grades 5-8). In low income counties, the portion of girls who complete primary education can be as low as ⅔, and ⅓ for lower... View Article

The benefits of technology in Classrooms

April 3, 2018 11:00 am
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Technology can be tricky to properly integrate into the classroom. In some schools, technology helps enhance learning while in others, it serves as a distraction. Jen Miller from Jen Reviews outlines some benefits for technology in the classroom in her... View Article

Our smartphones are hurting us

January 6, 2018 11:00 am
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Contrary to popular belief, our smartphones may actually be making us more stupid. Eric Andrew-Gee from the Globe and Mail explores this idea in his article. Ever since Steve Jobs released the first iPhone, smartphones have changed our course of... View Article

Myths about your brain

August 10, 2017 11:00 am
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Neuromyths are commonly held misbeliefs about the brain and its functions. As Christopher Berland mentions in his article, once individuals are exposed to an idea, it is challenging for them to distinguish between fact and fiction. A study conducted by... View Article