A Guide To The Different Educational Apps

In the past couple of decades, the education industry has experienced a great transformation. Due to the arrival of educational apps, learning has become more accessible making it more interesting for pupils of all ages. The educational apps are able to bridge the communication gap between not only teachers and parents, but also children and teachers. Childhood is a significant period for learning, and because children are becoming smarter there is a growing need to introduce more advanced learning resources and methods. This article willA Guide To The Different Educational…

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Pentagon barred from funding Confucius Institutes on American campuses

Concern about Chinese influence operations on American campuses hit a new high this year after officials at Arizona State University bragged about mixing the school’s Pentagon-funded Chinese language programs and its Chinese Communist Party-funded Confucius Institute. Now, all schools may have to choose between Washington or Beijing paying for its students to learn Chinese. Tucked inside the $716 billion John McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed Monday is a provision barring any U.S. university from using Pentagon resources for any program involving Confucius Institutes, Chinese government-funded language schools embedded inside…

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Appointment of forest research institute’s V-C challenged

In contravention of UGC rules; incumbent did not have ‘requisite qualification’: plea The appointment of a bureaucrat as the Vice-Chancellor of the country’s premier Forest Research Institute Deemed to be University (FRIDU) in Dehradun has been challenged before the Delhi High Court by a plea claiming that it was in contravention of the University Grants Commission (UGC) rules. IFS officer The petition has sought to quash the appointment of Dr. Savita, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, as the Vice-Chancellor of FRIDU, claiming that she did not have the ‘requisite…

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Kids learn through discovery with citizen science apps, as do the teachers

St. Paul public schools have partnered with the Belwin Conservancy for the Belwin Outdoor Science program, where students bring the classroom to creeks, fields and even their own backyards. Josh Leonard, education director of Belwin Outdoor Science, compared science to baseball: In order to learn, it is best to get out in the field. “You’re basically doing science rather than reading science,” said Leonard. “It’s really exciting how many things are out there.” That includes technology, too. New citizen science apps like eBird and iNaturalist allow users to interact with…

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iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students’ daily lives. Kids up to 8 years old spent almost an hour a day on mobile devices, Common Sense Media reported last year. And the amount of time kids spend with screens only increases as they get older. On average, 13- to 18-year-olds spend about nine hours a day on entertainment media, much of which is on tablets and smart phones. But mobile devices don’t have to be a distraction. When they are used for project-based learning, research has shown they can improve classroom engagement…

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Govt institutions being equipped with Internet

KABUL (Pajhwok): All security and defence centres as well as other government institutions are being equipped with Internet and information technology, an official said on Sunday. Sair Zaland, spokesman for the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT ), told Pajhwok Afghan News an agreement had been signed on provision of the facilities. Development of telecommunication services, electronic governance promotion and information technology infrastructure was the duty of the ministry, the spokesman said. Minister Shahzada Aryubi singed two agreements with the director of Afghan Telecom on linking security, defence and other…

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Tech Education Factors Into Marketing Leadership

In the second part of our interview with Ann Sung Ruckstuhl, CMO at Unisys, she shared her thoughts on STEM education and career advice. If you missed part 1 of our interview, please find it here. STEM Education Ann gave some fantastic advice to people considering their career choices, which she set within the big picture of history. She said we are now in the third wave of innovation revolutions: The first was the agricultural revolution, the second the industrial revolution, and now the information revolution which started maybe 70 years ago. (Interestingly, as…

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Lecturers shifted, institutes functioning with skeletal staff

The state’s 17 District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs), tasked with training Class XII students as Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) teachers, are now functioning with skeletal staff after the Education Department last week shifted 70 lecturers to senior secondary schools.DIETs have a sanctioned strength of 267 lecturers, but over the years 139 have already been transferred. After the latest order dated August 2, just 58 are left on the rolls.The Central government pays 60 per cent of their budgetary allowance while the Punjab government chips in with the remaining…

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Career and Technology Education Next Steps

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBRE/WYOU-TV)   Many employers are having a difficult time finding skilled workers to fill job openings.   A new law aims to change that, by boosting career and technical education programs. Our Washington correspondent Jessica Smith reports New data from the labor department show there are more job openings than people looking for work in the US. Experts say that’s at least in part, because many people don’t have the experience or knowledge they need to fill the open jobs. Senator Rob Portman (R) Ohio, says a new law will help…

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RMIA for strengthening curriculum in religious institutes

The Raabitah-e-Madaaris-e-Islaamiyyah Arabiyyah (RMIA) J&K, a board of religious institutes, has underlined the need for strengthening the curriculum of Deeni-Madaaris (religious seminaries) with focus on ethical standards, and maintaining transparency in the accounts of these institutes. At its general session, it was suggested to devise a mechanism for reforming the Muslim society by ridding it of many “prevailing evils” and checking the spread of “drug abuse, obscenity and immodesty among the masses.” The meeting resolved to take measures as would ensure that Nikaah related matters and transactions are properly recorded,”…

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