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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

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

How your neurons keep memory in mind

August 9, 2018 11:00 pm
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Researchers debate about how working memory works in dueling papers in the August 8 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, as David Orenstein from MIT News explores this in this article. Working memory refers to the part of short-term memory... 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

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

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

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

Sleep deprived: Too much screen time for Children

June 16, 2016 11:00 am
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Almost a third of Canadian children are sleep-deprived. For many children, this may relate to the excessive time they spend staring at screens. Cassandra Szklarski from the Canadian Press explores this topic in her article. The ParticipAction Report Card on... View Article