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The Biggest Technology Challenges Facing Teachers

The Biggest Technology Challenges Facing Teachers 1. Budget limitations Budget cuts are the greatest factor limiting teachers’ efforts to provide education technology to students.  A recent study even demonstrated that 75.9% of respondents saw budget restrictions as the biggest challenge preventing them from embracing education technology. Such limitations are especially challenging because unfortunately, great education …

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From Social Citizenship to Digital Citizenship in the Classroom.

From Social Citizenship to Digital Citizenship in the Classroom. According to Wikipedia ‘Social Citizenship’ was a term first coined by T. H. Marshall, who argued that the ideal citizenship experience entails access to political, civil, and social rights in a state. But how do we bring good social citizenship into the classroom? Simply being a …

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Smart sensors deliver data in the physical and virtual world

Smart sensors deliver data in the physical and virtual world There are many different Robots, from humanoids to intelligent self-driving cars, or just IoT systems that locally collect and process data from sensors. Kai’s Clan robots are the latter, with their sensors they can communicate with each other and produce data which students can read …

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Robots, AI and Christmas

Robots, AI and Christmas I love Malcolm Jack’s article in the Big Issue, Are songs written by Robots the Future of Christmas? Robots are no longer reserved for manufacturing or used for industrial purposes. How many kids will be getting a robot for Christmas this year or, how many adults will find a vacuum cleaner, …

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Variety in Learning

Variety in Learning In my last newsletter, I talked about the fun facts to do with Kai’s Clan, and this made me think further about the word “FUN” Every generation has a different meaning of what is fun. When I asked my mum what was fun in her days, she mentioned that she and my …

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The effectiveness of learning to code with coding cards

The effectiveness of learning to code with coding cards When trying to understand the principles of coding, it is easier for kids to understand the basics in a step-by-step approach to how coding instructions work.     Coding cards, unplugged coding, or screen-free coding is popular in schools as a way to teach algorithms and conditional statements.  …

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