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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

Technology that can detect speech disorders

September 27, 2016 11:00 am
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John Guttag and a team of researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions have developed an automated computer system that helps in diagnosing speech and language disorders in children. If diagnosed at a young enough age... View Article

The best schools teach us about education

August 9, 2016 11:00 am
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Creating a flawless system of education is not a reasonable goal. However, as Cory Turner reports, the National Conference of State Legislature’s has been looking into how the American education system might benefit from the practices of several 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

While universities are symbols of success, achievement, and intellectual stimulation, it appears that many universities have yet to enter the world of digital, computer-based learning. The Toronto Star‘s Don Tapscott explains how many universities are reluctant to use innovative, computer-based... View Article

In a bilingual Canada, many view a second language as an essential component of good education. Hence, many parents rush to enroll their children in French programs. However, concerns arise when the overwhelming popularity of French immersion programs phase out... View Article

Computer science: Obama prepares for the future

February 4, 2016 11:00 am
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The proposed 2017 US budget includes a three-year, $4B “Computer Science for All” initiative. President Obama wants to ensure that everyone, especially girls and minorities, have the chance to learn. Michelle Meyers explores this initiative in her article. The new... View Article

Follow the money: Education technology goes corporate

January 16, 2016 11:00 am
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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

Is technology stealing your memory?

October 7, 2015 11:00 am
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The wealth of information available through technology acts as a crutch and results in the deterioration of memory. A study of 6,000 adults residing in Europe found that over a third of participants relied on technology as their first source... View Article

How effective is technology in the classroom?

September 15, 2015 11:00 am
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The Register’s Simon Sharwood discusses whether the use of technology truly improves student achievement. Following the release of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores in 2012, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) discovered that an increase... View Article