Most preschool math, literacy apps not designed to help children learn, study finds

Most literacy and math educational apps for preschoolers are not designed to help youngsters actually learn, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Few incorporate features informed by evidence-based best teaching practices or age-appropriate in-play guidance. Youngsters under 5 process information very differently from older kids. They have shorter attention spans, less working memory capacity and more limitations in visual interpretation and are also still developing the fine motor skills needed for accurate touch-screen interactions. “More than half of the educational apps on the market are for preschoolers, but little…

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Bengal educational institutes to participate in Centre’s celebrations of Gandhi Jayanti

Schools, colleges and universities in West Bengal will participate in the Centre’s year-long celebration on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Earlier, the education department had planned on celebrating the occasion in its own way. But back then, the government refused to co-operate with the Centre. It was reluctant to be part and parcel of any programme, project or new schemes that the Centre had offered for West Bengal’s participation. Though Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting on May 2 with other chief…

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How to launch a successful career in marketing

You may currently be involved in education and are all set to graduate soon. While this is naturally an exciting time, it does mean you have to think about what to do next. For many graduates, this will mean leaving education to get a job. While some may have a clear idea of their career path, that may not be the case for you. There are many amazing roles that you could use your academic qualifications and skills for, but marketing is presently one of the most popular. With the…

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