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Education Psychology

5 Mental health tips for teachers and students

The classroom full of laughter, joking and group time on the carpet has been replaced with news in the background, too many people in the house and the voices of Zoom, Facetime and Skype. The question that arises is how do we keep our mental health in a good place during such a time of […]

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Dyslexia Learning Difficulties

Dyslexia Under 2 minutes

What is dyslexia? You may have asked yourself. How about a video, with just enough info for you to understand Dyslexia. Here is a short video of Hugo, Co-founder @ Dystech. He explains in high-level details what dyslexia is and also, shares his experience has a dyslexic. It is true dyslexia is considered a learning […]

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Education Learning strategy

Top Strategies to Support Children with Special Needs During Social Distancing

The current COVID-19 situation around the world has required schools to move to remote education and many people are working from home. This transition can be difficult for everyone, and parents of children with special needs (dyslexia, ADHD, Autism etc..) face unique challenges during this time. If your child has an educational program that includes […]

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Learning strategy

4 Homeschool Methods and How to Apply Them During COVID-19

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) causing widespread school closures, children across the country are being given alternate resources, some online, to study outside of the classroom. Homeschooling refers to the act of teaching children at home, as opposed to in a public school. Depending on where you live, this could look very different. In Australia, for […]

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Artificial Intelligence Dysgraphia

The New Way to Screen for Dysgraphia

With the help of modern technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), it becomes easier to identify children afflicted with learning disabilities like dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dysgraphia. While these three might sound the same, they are uniquely different disorders that require children to take different screen tests. Dyslexia vs. Dyspraxia vs. Dysgraphia  Dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dysgraphia are […]

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Learning strategy

5 Benefits of Taking Online Courses

Online classes have grown in popularity across the entire country even more now with the coronavirus, as nearly all colleges provide online courses. These classes are often cheaper than attending a traditional classroom at a university while also giving students much more flexibility. These cost savings can rapidly add up and save you a lot […]

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Artificial Intelligence Dysgraphia

World’s first app screens for motor dysgraphia using Artificial Intelligence

Dystech, an Australian start-up that is using the technological power of AI and Machine Learning to solve real-world problems, has created the world’s first app that screens for motor dysgraphia, giving the user a percentage likelihood of having the disorder in just minutes. Motor dysgraphia is a learning disorder that affects a person’s writing ability. […]

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Assistive Technology

6 Google Chrome Extensions for Students with Special Needs

Because of modern developments, gone are the days when a disability hinders a person’s right to learn in proper settings like schools and universities. Today’s digital technology has paved the way to help struggling students — especially those suffering from Dyslexia — easily access educational materials and help them learn effectively. What does “special needs” mean? Special needs pertain […]

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Artificial Intelligence

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been steadily affecting people’s lives over the past few years. Every industry has benefitted from utilising artificial intelligence in their operations – from simple CCTVs to highly complex self-directing drones.  The limitless possibilities of artificial intelligence in education One of the more surprising developments involving AI is its huge potential to […]

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Assessment

Why Measuring Literacy Performance is Important

Malcolm X once said, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” However, sizeable segments of the world’s population are still illiterate.  According to recent global literacy performance measurement studies, about two-thirds of the world population (roughly 750 million adults) lack the basic arithmetic, reading, and […]