September 2014 Blog Posts (4)

If you want smarter kids then turn off your smartphone!

If you want smarter kids then turn off your smartphone!

 

A recent study published in the medical journal Paediatrics, and conducted by a team from Boston Medical centre found that parents who use their Smartphones in fast food restaurants talk less to their kids than parents who do not use such phones. One third of all parents observed used their phone for the entire meal, never once interacting with their child. This is bad news for…

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Added by Brian O'Connell on September 29, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Schools sees positive results from brain training

Confey collage is starting to see some serious educational gains as a result of rolling out a brain training course to students. Recently Dr. Sarah Cassidy from RaiseYourIQ was invited to Confey College to address all teaching and ancillary staff to update them on the results of the school deployment of SMART brain training to-date. Confey College was the first second level education school to use SMART brain training on a whole school basis. SMART training was initially rolled out to four…

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Added by Brian O'Connell on September 24, 2014 at 5:25am — No Comments

What can you do when your kid's school's standards are falling?

It is not just a cliché - school standards really are falling all over the Western world. There are many reasons: spending cut backs, increasing class size, obesity, distractions like gaming, TV and computers, as well as increasingly busy parents who spend less time working with their kids on homework. But the effects are all the same - decreasing literacy and numeracy. Recent reports in the UK show that literacy is its worst in over a decade. So what is a parent to do?

Well, if you…

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Added by Brian O'Connell on September 9, 2014 at 6:08am — No Comments

An Infographic Guide to Google Apps on the iPad

An Infographic Guide to Google Apps on the iPad

Using Google Apps on the iPad can get…

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Added by Kasey Bell on September 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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