Blog

What essential skill is almost never taught in schools?

So here's the question: What essential skill is almost never taught in schools? It's not a trick question, but it's one that we are pretty sure that few people could answer with confidence. The skill in question is most definitely an essential one, but also overlooked by almost everyone. It's a skill that children will use on a daily basis; a skill that doubles productivity, improves the quality of writing, and exam results in general. Have you guessed what it is? Well, it's simple: touch typing. Many people - perhaps yourself included - don't even realise that touch typing is…

Read more

Should homework be banned?

Homework. If there was ever a topic that will spark debate, this is it. For decades now, homework has become accepted as being part of school life. All students across the globe - of both primary and secondary age - expect to…

Read more

The school of the future.

Generally speaking, schools have looked the same for the last 75 years or more. Of course, technology is now a key part of the classroom, and interactive whiteboards may have replaced the traditional chalkboards. But still the basic premise remains the same…

Read more

Parents’ Guide to Social Media

The way the world perceives social media has changed over the years. Social just had a novelty value in its infancy but it has grown to become the preferred mode of communication for millions - even billions - of people worldwide. Some…

Read more

QWERTY or DVORAK: which is best to type fast?

Computer keyboards traditionally use the QWERTY layout. This was initially designed for use with conventional typewriters. The DVORAK layout is seen as a good alternative - but which is the best layout to use to type fast, and why? Why QWERTY? The…

Read more

The impact of digital tools on children their grammar.

It's almost 40 years since the song 'Video Killed the Radio Star' became a worldwide hit. Topping the charts in 16 countries, its lyrics predicted the dawn of a new age in the music industry – video. The song's video was famously…

Read more

How can computers and technology help autistic children?

Autism, or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), is the name given to a range of similar conditions, including Asperger’s Syndrome. Autistic Disorder is also referred to as 'classic' autism and is the most common. Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is…

Read more

IT Jargon you need to know when you have kids who use computers.

One of the major barriers that prevent us from helping our children as they learn to make proper use of the computer and internet is the endless jargon that stands between us and the subject. How are we supposed to get to…

Read more

Simple but highly effective ways to avoid your child suffering from RSI.

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is the term used to refer to pain experienced in tendons, nerves or muscles caused by repetitive movement and overuse. It is most commonly associated with office workers staring at a computer screen all day. RSI is a…

Read more