The internet and children’s safety

internet safety

Whether we want it or not, today we have no choice but to embrace our children’s online studying and therefore their Internet exposure. Everybody seems to be working frantically to ensure our children’s studies go on. Moreover, due to the increased usage of platforms such as Zoom, more and more articles talk about security breaches, … Read more

Free teaching materials and courses

free teaching materials

The Internet is full of original games, activities and exercises, all ready to help you with your teaching and learning. Here is a great list of free games and activities for adults and children. They can be used by parents or teachers to make your children’s or students’ quarantine/self isolation a bit easier to bear. … Read more

AMAZING Things you can do during lockdown

things to do during lockdown

Whether in self-isolation, quarantine or lockdown (how incredibly familiar have these words become), many companies around the world have put their two pennies’ worth to help parents, children, educators and just everyone interested to somehow make their confinement positive and productive.   Here is a list of FREE, useful and great activities for everyone:   … Read more

10 Platforms for online learning and teaching

platforms for online learning

As schools around the world are forced to move to online learning and teaching, here is a list of sites some schools around the world report using: 1–Google Classroom seems to be the most popular and has great feedback https://edu.google.com/products/classroom/?modal_active=none They have a section dedicated to the present situation, where teachers and IT staff receive … Read more

10 Ways to teach children about the coronavirus and other scary news

teach children about the coronavirus

Concerns over news, in general, can make everyone anxious and that includes children. It’s very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance. This means parents AND teachers, and they react according to what they see, hear and/or feel. It is important to communicate the facts to them using age appropriate language and … Read more

Common traits of GREAT schools

great schools

Whether you are a teacher trying to get hired or a parent looking for the best school for your children, here are 6 traits all great schools have in common. They guarantee you a great employer and an amazing school for your children. 1–They have clear policies. These policies include staff related responsibilities and support, … Read more

What do students expect from online teachers?

online teaching

For one reason or the other, online teaching/learning is booming. Hundreds of platforms recruit teachers, especially English teachers, to teach online to students around the world. Due to the latest health scare around the world, thousands of children in various countries are trying to keep up academically while learning how to use EdTech. What do … Read more

Will EdTech ever take off?

EdTech

Millions of students, especially in China, have been forced to study online for about two months now. This is expected to continue for awhile. With the outbreak spreading to other countries, including Europe, school principals, teachers, parents and students are all faced with learning to cope with distance education. Will this situation boost the idea … Read more

Health in schools: What parents should look for

health in schools

As parents we obviously want the best for our children: the best life, the best environment, the best school. As they are what is most precious to us, we are scared to death of them catching a disease or facing a chronic illness such as diabetes or cancer. Thus, we put our maximum efforts into … Read more