• Should Laptops be banned in Lecture Theatres?

    It is an undeniable fact that the use of technology has become ingrained in our daily lives. We use mobile gadgets and the Internet in almost everything that we do, including work, relaxation, and play. There is an increase in the use of technology in many different fields, one of them being education. Different educational programs and applications have emerged to aid teachers with their lectures and facilitate student learning. In order to gain access to these online resources, tablets or laptops are needed by the students. There is an ongoing debate regarding the use of laptops in the classroom in university lectures. Some professors firmly believe that laptops should be completely…

  • Why Chromebooks are Now Greater than Ever

    We’ve all heard the advertisements and the anecdotal stories of Chromebook users. In fact, some regular Chromebook users know what our trusty machines can do at heart, as we use it to optimize our daily tech lives. But you know what? The year 2015 may just be even better for Chromebooks then before, for some special reasons: Hardware optimization One of the most important advantages of Chromebooks is its relative efficiency when both its cost and its hardware/software capabilities are equated. In essence, you would almost always get more performance for each penny you pay on a Chromebook, at least compared to what you can get by default on other…

  • Famous Teachers and What We Can Learn from Them in 2015

    Teachers are one of the greatest influences any person can have. They hold in their hands the ability to share with you the very lessons that may make you who you want to be. Many of the lessons we learned at school were so tedious we swore the skills they taught would never come in handy. In hindsight, a lot of these lessons have helped us a lot more than we ever thought they could have. Often, it is helpful to look back on those lessons. Here are a few that have helped us along the way. Aristotle Aristotle was the teacher of Alexander the Great and was one of…

  • ISTE Guide: Places You Must Visit in Philadelphia

    Everyone who knows anything about #edtech is excited for the International Society for Technology in Education conference (#ISTE2015) on from June 28th to July 1st. But aside from the conference, and visiting us at Booth 313, there are PLENTY of things to do in Philadelphia! If you have the time, why not check out some of the top tourist destinations in Philly too? Work hard, play hard! A city with a character of its own, Philadelphia is home to some of the rarest uniquely-preserved historical destinations and inspiring locations in the United States. Discover new flavors, new sights, and a completely new world in Philadelphia. Whether you are a curious…

  • How To Teach Your Students About Online Privacy

    The generation of today is constantly faced with technological opportunities that constantly influence them to explore more with their gadgets. People are constantly connected to the internet, and a new set of peer pressure has evolved regarding almost any detail about your online life. Questions have moved from friends talking about favourites, interests, and school into how fast their internet connections are, what types of gadgets they have, and how many social networks they are part of. Because of that, teachers have found an extra set of things to teach their students: online privacy. However, this new course doesn’t have a rigid outline to follow, so you are expected to…