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It’s Time for Data – And Time To Make Time for Data

The technology tools on offer today impact not just the fabric of the school, such as learning management systems, but also the hands on learning of students, such as online learning platforms. All of these platforms produce data and it is in the amalgamation of all of this data that the benefits will be found, rather than in a single tool in isolation.

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Top 10 (Non-Tech) Skills You Learn From Coding

Coding is more than just a technical skill. Students engaged in coding projects and activities will also develop a wide range of soft skills. In fact, when we talk to employers, we find that digital skills are the key to open the door, but the most important part of turning the opportunity into reality is being able to demonstrate the soft skills that go with them.

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The Missing Soft Skill: Empathy

Given future jobs are likely to have a heavy reliance on problem-solving, empathy surely belongs on the lists of skills that students should focus on. But how do you develop someone’s empathy?

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Advantages of Real World Technology Camps: Roblox

Roblox provides scripting tips and design elements through Roblox Studio – a free game creation platform that helps budding designers create and contribute games and activities. Through the platform and its features, students develop skills like creativity, self direction, storytelling, coding, giving and taking feedback.

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Bring Digital Skills into Your Classrooms All Year Round

The Hour of Code is a great opportunity to bring coding into your classroom and to introduce your students to some vital digital skills. We believe that regular exposure to technology in a range of different contexts is the best way to prepare students for using technology in their futures and to understand how to apply it in connection with their interests.

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21st Century Tools for the Classroom: Quizzes & Videos

Formative assessment is an essential part of the learning process, allowing teachers to assess students understanding of concepts and learning needs. Here are a few of our favorite tech tools such as Quizizz and Kahoot that can help make assessments fun for students and easy for teachers!

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Learning Through Play With Lego Mindstorms

For young kids, we would recommend keeping the phrase “Learning through playing” front of mind. In practical terms, we have found that introducing Technology with Lego Mindstorms to young kids is more effective than making them code early on.

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Personalized Learning and Coding in the Classroom

Personalized learning is all about tailoring the learning experience to the needs of students, allowing them to gain more out of education by focusing on things that interest them and using learning styles that best suit their needs. Code offers a unique opportunity to allow for structured and yet personalized learning. Ultimately, the way you learn to code is by completing projects.

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Do Video Games Benefit Student Learning?

While the discussion about modern games and their effect on today’s society is still an ongoing debate, the incredible potential of the medium to teach a range of skills, especially in education, is impossible to ignore.

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Coding Is Just Like A Language

While they may look very different on a page, when it comes down to it coding languages and spoken languages share many similarities. Here are just 5 of the interesting ways coding is like a traditional language.

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Behind the Scenes: The Team Building BSD Online

I’d like to take you behind the scenes of the BSD software development team. Our team is actually a multicultural and international group of developers, data scientists and designers from Thailand, Scotland, England, France, the US and Myanmar!

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