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How to Build Student Agency in 2020

One desirable quality that employers are looking for in future candidates is the ability to take initiative. In other words, this means having agency. So the question is now, how do you develop agency in students?

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5 Tips for a Successful New Academic Year

We have been working with schools all over the globe who are facing uncertain times and big shifts in the way we teach and how students access their education for the upcoming school year. From our discussions with school leaders, and by following best practices, we’ve come up with five strategies that will help educators navigate the upcoming school year.

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Will AI Substitute Teachers?

We tend to see popular media pushing the narrative that AI will take over teaching. I take the opposing view. AI will not replace teachers. If anything, AI will become a new tool in a teacher’s toolbox.

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Exposure to Technology: Delivering a Foundation for Sustained Success

Everyone is embarking on a journey of learning that will last a lifetime. The knowledge to be relevant today, in the same area of expertise, will not be relevant in 5 years time not to mention in 25 years time. To be able to pursue a journey for a lifetime, learners need to gain a broad exposure to technology at the outset of their learning journey to make the most informed decision possible and set a sustainable direction.

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3 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future of Work

Educators globally have been identifying essential digital skills for their curriculum to help make their students future-ready. Here are a list of 3 key digital skills believed to play a crucial role in students’ development and success when they enter the workforce.

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5 EdTech Tools You Should Try in 2021

One of the best ways to slowly start bringing Technology into your classrooms is using fun EdTech tools that will help you and/or your students boost learning or teaching experiences. Check out the top 5 we thought you should try this year!

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Our Favorite Ways to Boost Student Engagement with Tech

Can we boost student engagement with technology initiatives at schools and districts – for example, with increased computer lab time, 1:1 device programs, etc.? Just by introducing tech tools like smart screens, online quizzes and games will only boost engagement for a little while. What we want is to establish sustainable engagement that has a meaningful impact.

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Unlocking Superpowers: Try an Hour of Code 2019

Technology has allowed us to solve many problems, to be superheroes and use our superpowers to make an impact. And the best part about it is anyone, at any age and any time can learn it. For this Hour of Code, we found it to be the best opportunity for you to unlock the Superpowers of Technology with your students and learn the basics of code in just an hour!

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The Evolution of Technology and Education – Full

It is really important that educators allow a range of experiences for learners to find the area of technology that is their strength and their passion, something that they will have a willingness to follow, be curious about and learn resiliently for the rest of their lives as it continually evolves.

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How Schools Are Bringing Real World Experiences to the Classroom

As educators, we understand that real world application is a key factor for engaging students with any course material. We can also observe that students who are able to demonstrate critical thinking and technical skills through real world outcomes are more likely to succeed when applying to higher education or to an upper entry-level role within the workforce.

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Technology Education Trends That Took Over 2019

At the end of every year, our Education team dedicates time to research new developments and trends in education and technology, to ensure we create cutting edge, sustainable and up-to-date roadmaps for our future curriculum. Here’s a list of trends we found that you should also stay updated on:

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BSD In the News

Virtual Spring Tech Camps With BSD Education

With a range of virtual tech-related course offerings, BSD Education is here to help the little ones develop an inquisitive mind through technology.

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March 29, 2021

Fourteen-year-old girl takes the lead in organizing Hong Kong’s first global hackathon

A global hackathon aimed at inspiring girls and young people from underrepresented communities to enter the world of artificial intelligence is set to take place in Hong Kong for the first time later this month.

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March 8, 2021

Hong Kong-based BSD Education plans to raise $4m in its ongoing series A round

Hong Kong-based edtech firm BSD Education said it is currently in the process of raising US$4 million from undisclosed investors in its series A financing round.

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March 5, 2021

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