Game-based, self-directed learning is turning out to be a real inspiration for students who are behind in Maths. Christine Edge-Sayer shows how her school is using it to build a strong skills base for reluctant or challenged learners.
AI is already having a big impact on education and many are predicting the various ways in which the robots will take over the world. Professor Rose Luckin looks at the current state of play and suggests a new model of intelligence for educators that focuses on the importance of being human.
Creating Digital Materials can be time consuming and overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. Digital learning specialist Daniel Scott offers guidance on using H5P to easily create interactive activities while on a budget.
Marking, grading, offering feedback and assessment are commonly cited as the bane of teachers’ lives. Yet, they are necessary evils, so the key is to find intelligent ways to make it more efficient and effective. This issue’s Top Apps feature focuses on assessment—apps that offer real-time communication between teacher and class, digital and automated grading and marking tools and fun and engaging formative approaches. There is still no perfect method, but these apps are making a big difference in addressing the workload burden and increasing engagement.
AI technology is revolutionising how students learn and creating all kinds of new opportunities. Harbir Kaur explores the latest offerings, cautioning us to be mindful of how we implement them in the classroom.
Learning Platforms have evolved significantly in recent years. Our editors share
some of the interesting players who are making a difference in the classroom.
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Only half of practitioners are confident using touch screens to share and enjoy stories with children, the National Literacy Trust has revealed. What support is available to help professionals make the most of this valuable teaching tool? Clare McGread gives an overview.
Assessment is being forced to change by the government’s ‘Assessing Pupil’s Progress (APP)’ strategy. Dr Sue Horner discusses how ICT can make skill-building fun.