Helping you to keep up with the latest news from the education industry

edition 100 | 03-08-18

In the UK

Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool

Facebook and Instagram are releasing a new tool to limit how much time people spend on their apps.

Exam boards are struggling to keep pace with modern cheating, malpractice inquiry chair warns

Exam boards are struggling to keep pace with modern methods of cheating because pupils are more technologically advanced than their teachers.

Have smartphones killed the art of conversation?

So we’ve gone off voice calls yet spend hours glued to our phones. But it’s simply that the rules of conversation have been redrawn in the age of WhatsApp, Snapchat and emojis.

UK children with ADHD wait up to two years for diagnosis, say experts

Postcode lottery chaos and misconceptions of mental health condition lead to delayed treatment, harming chances of education and future prospects.

Nearly four in five teachers say 'holiday hunger' is failing to improve

The number of teenagers going hungry during the summer holidays has failed to improve, the poll conducted by the National Education Union revealed.

In the US

Text data reveals students’ mental health issues

The text line has already illuminated alarming trends. According to Ganley, anxiety and stress are the top issues facing students who use the service.

K–12 districts prepare their infrastructures for the ‘internet of things’

The push for a modern classroom environment has K–12 districts restructuring their networks to accommodate the surge in connected devices.

Company offers free facial recognition software to boost school security

A company hopes K–12 districts using its software will help to protect students while in class.

Virtual reality (VR) headsets and augmented reality (AR) can transform lessons

Immersive technology is already showing promise in student engagement and other benchmarks of educational effectiveness.

Tool helps parents, teacher cross language barriers

A standard piece of Microsoft's education suite is being adapted for use in communicating with communities whose native language is not English.

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