Category Archives: Educational Technology

Using and abusing technology in education.

It’s in the game – Serious Games

Games have been around for millennia and, all, debatably, have a degree of educational merit whether it be strategy, maths or more fundamental understanding of reality, life and culture. But this is not enough. Can games be used to teach … Continue reading

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“Chibur” – connected learning

Anastasia from Samara wrote about a tiny Torah scroll and a painted Pesach Haggada – her family’s heirlooms passed down through the generations.  Students in Bishkek researched the life of Boris M. Shapiro – a key contributor to the revival … Continue reading

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Watching the Horizons

The Horizon Reports identify and describe emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on education around the globe. The recently-released K-12 report  focuses on technologies that we can expect to become mainstream within the next few years … Continue reading

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Caine’s Arcade – a powerful combination of social media and technology

In this post, Aviva Landie – a teacher at CIM-ORT Mexico – talks about a Facebook page, a viral video and a subsequent innovative project she carried out with her 2nd and 3rd grade technology students. “I wanted to do … Continue reading

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Students Need Time Offline

This post is contributed by Marcelo Lewkow, National Director of ORT Chile. It often seems as if everyone in the education world today is racing to keep up-to-date with the latest technological developments and to integrate the latest technical gadgets … Continue reading

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“The Education Spring” – a presentation by Dr. Jorge Grunberg

“We have reached a point at which educational systems must and might finally undergo fundamental change.” Taking this view as the starting-point for his presentation, Dr. Jorge Grunberg traces the evolution of classroom technology and charts the current social forces … Continue reading

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Interview with Lydia Abel & Debbie Staniland, ORT CAPE South Africa

Next stop: South Africa. I caught up with Lydia Abel – Director – and Debbie Staniland – Development Manager – from ORT SA CAPE. ORT SA CAPE is a part of ORT South Africa, and works with young people and … Continue reading

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Khan we kick it?

In a recent blog post Karim Kai Ani wrote of Khan Academy (and reiterated by Audrey Watters): “Some even wonder whether it will eventually replace teachers altogether” You don’t have to be a teacher to understand that there is a … Continue reading

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Left to their own devices

There is a lot of talk in the business world these days about developing BYOD (‘bring your own devices’) policies for the office rather than providing and maintaining computers for staff. Apart from the obvious cost saving for the employer … Continue reading

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Using Google Apps for Education

Dr. Ari Yares is the Head of Middle School at Krieger Schechter Day School (KSDS) in Baltimore, USA. Ari’s presentation – given at the 13th Wingate Seminar in January 2012 – explores the use of Google Apps for Education at … Continue reading

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