Posts Tagged "technology"

The Reality of Technology In Children’s Lives

  It’s no secret, technology has swiftly crept up and taken over the world. We can’t live without it -our smartphones, our fancy headphones, our streaming services, and our multilingual electronic personal assistants. However, some of us can remember the

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Teaching Kids to Cut Back On Technology

In honor of National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, we thought it best to take a step outside our technologically savvy bubble of comfort and look into the best ways to prepare the next generation for the possibility of a

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How to Teach Young Children to Code

Coding has gained the stigma for being a “mature” technical skill. In reality, much like reading and writing, it’s a skill that should be taught during elementary education. As intimidating as coding may seem, the cognitive and critical thinking skills

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Why Kids Should Learn Coding At An Early Age

  As we reach a technological peak, it’s becoming exceedingly important to gain fluency in programming and coding. According to Mitchel Resnick, Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, “Coding is the new literacy. To thrive

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How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. At many schools, if there’s a robot at all, it’s located in a science or

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Bluetooth swim caps and BMW wheelchairs – how tech will help Rio’s Paralympians reach new heights

From carbon fibre wheelchairs built using Formula One techniques to a swimming cap that tells blind swimmers when to turn via a smartphone, technology rarely plays a more integrated role in sport than it does at the Paralympics. The days

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For uncontrolled tremor, ultrasound instead of brain surgery?

Patients with uncontrolled shaking caused by a condition called essential tremor may get relief with a new noninvasive ultrasound procedure, a study finds. The movement disorder involves involuntary tremors in the hands or feet, and sometimes the voice is shaky,

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How Tech Can Help the Visually Impaired

A new app reminds me of caring for my blind grandmother I grew up with a blind grandmother, who lost her vision to glaucoma. The medicine of the 1930’s and 1940’s, unfortunately, couldn’t prevent that fate. So from a very

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Schoolchildren with disabilities face digital gap

Strides in special education have not caught up with technology, leaving disabled students in the digital dust as their peers type and swipe through daily lessons. Federal investigations in Utah and across the country are drawing attention to the lag

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Using robotics to improve brain assessments

Clinicians have always had to rely on a patient’s behaviour and movement to diagnose a brain injury or track the impact of neurological diseases. Today, with advanced technology, clinician-scientists have a more precise window on brain function and they are

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