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Q&A site keeps parents up-to-date with emerging technologies
New devices can help bring family members together in ways previously not possible. Take the TinyTap iPad app for example – which gets kids and parents to work together to create a game. However, children whose parents aren’t tech-savvy may not have as much of a head start as others. Quib.ly is a Q&A site that aims to help parents better understand the new equipment their kids will need to use in the future. READ MORE…
PC math game responds to kids’ emotions as they learn
It’s long been known that a spoonful of sugar helps the proverbial medicine go down, and perhaps one of the best illustrations is the use of gaming in education. Canadian SMARTeacher has now come up with a novel twist on that concept, by developing a PC math game that not only recognizes children’s emotions as they learn, but also adapts the game accordingly. READ MORE…
Analytics platform lets instructors monitor students’ use of course materials
There’s no doubt technology can be a useful tool in education, whether to help analyze classroom data or simply to make sure students attend. Whereas most such efforts focus on the classroom, however, California-based CourseSmart now offers new insight into the homework process by giving instructors a way to monitor pupils’ use of electronic course materials. READ MORE…

Indian tutors teach mathematics online to UK kids

If UK grannies can use Skype to teach Indian children — as we covered earlier this year — then it stands to reason that Indian tutors could teach UK children as well. Lo and behold, when it comes to mathematics — an area of chronic teacher shortage in the UK — Bright Spark Education is using Indian teachers trained in the UK curriculum to help British students aged 7 to 16 learn what they need to know. READ MORE…
Immersive art history lessons for kids, dress-up included

Online video may now be the preferred medium for teaching today’s digitally savvy teens,  but there’s no denying the perennial appeal of imagination and play for  engaging young children. A new French company — Archimuse — is putting that principle  into practice with its art history lessons for kids, which involve  putting on costumes and bringing the past to life. READ MORE…