ICT in Education

Quality Education Is Key To Ending Child Labor: Report

LONDON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labor, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. From India’s brick kilns to the cotton fields...

Indigenous girls on a clear path to become leaders in Guatemala

Guatemalan teenager Keyli Paulina Chic is pursuing her dream to study thanks to a UNESCO-Guatemalan governmental project to give indigenous young people a second chance at education. Keyli lives in the Choacorral community in Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, in...

How digital learning is improving livelihoods in Nigeria

12 September 2017 “I stopped going to school when I was in third grade,” says Atim Ewa, 29, who started taking digital literacy classes in Nigeria’s Cross River State. The young man had to rely on his junior brother in order to do the basic accounting and paperwork...

How one teacher helped a poverty-stricken student overcome obstacles

Apr 15, 2017 When we first had the idea to start the Inspired2Educate recognition program, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Asking educators from around the country to share their stories with us about the person who inspired them was something we had never done...

How Does Education Affect Poverty?

How does education affect poverty? Education can eradicate poverty if given the chance; those in poverty can only benefit from education. People living in poverty that are unable to attain a formal education will have a much more difficult time escaping their living...

USA:Where Poor Students Are Top of the Class

Children in schools dotting the districts along the Rio Grande River in Texas are overwhelmingly poor and Hispanic, and many of them are still learning English – all indicators associated with low academic achievement. But in a handful of cities there, students are...

Mobile App Aims to Help End Child Marriage in India’s Bihar

MUMBAI —  A mobile phone app is the latest tool for campaigners seeking to end child marriage in India's Bihar state, where nearly two-thirds of girls in some of its rural areas are married before the legal age of 18. The app, Bandhan Tod, was developed by Gender...

10 Reasons Today’s Students NEED Technology in the Classroom

Technology is everywhere--entwined in almost every part of our culture. It affects how we live, work, play, and most importantly learn. With mobile and other wireless devices like the IoT becoming an increasing requirement across every industry today, it only makes...

The ‘No’ in ‘Innovate’

By Jonathan Eckert September 13, 2017 Sometimes the best way to innovate is to say no. This may seem counterintuitive, but not if you talk to teachers or administrators who are dealing with initiative fatigue. Ask those educators to list the number of programs that...

Will AI Be The Next Big Thing In The Classroom?

The technological revolution in schools could be on the verge of its next big breakthrough, as AI lines up to be the next big thing in the classroom. Technology has had an enormous impact in schools, particularly over the last decade, but rather than slowing down, if...

What’s Ahead for Special Education?

Federal policy has transformed the education of students with disabilities in the United States. Prior to the 1970s, exclusion was largely the rule for millions, who were placed in separate schools from their peers and often inappropriately educated because of their...

Robots Are Replacing Jobs, But Not Educators

JOB SECURITY: It’s a mantra that’s often repeated in education circles: technology will never replace good teaching. Why not? It all boils down to emotional intelligence, according to EFL teacher Amanda Murphy, in a recent piece for Teacher Cast. When it comes down to...

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