Monthly Archives: February 2013

Top Ten: Apps for children with special educational needs

It’s becoming increasingly clear that iPads and iPhones have so much more to offer than the games and shopping apps that are, admit it, the hook for a lot of us. Technology is bringing about a revolution in teaching and … Continue reading

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An update on MOOCs: Strides and strife in the US as the UK ploughs on

Here at Tutorhub, we’ve been keeping our keen eye on the embryonic educational phenomenons that are MOOCs (massive open online courses) and an article from the BBC today raised an eyebrow, with me at least. Coursera, arguably the behemoth amongst … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Choosing the right school for your kids

Choosing the right school for our children has never been more important. While the life options available to our kids seem increasingly narrow, what with ever shrinking catchment areas and the list of puzzling lexicons in our education system stack … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Avoiding university fines

It has emerged that students in the UK racked up fines totalling £551,237.30 in the last academic year alone, following a Freedom of information request from the Guardian. Offences like drunkenness (shock horror); smoking and unauthorised parties have all rendered naughty students … Continue reading

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A shy child: When to push and when to protect

It is agonising to watch your child’s lack of confidence holding them back. You can see that they clam up, hang back and generally miss out. Certainly you can persuade (or push even) your reluctant child into social situations and … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Getting kids to do their homework

Let’s face it – getting our hormonal teens to do anything worthwhile in their free time is a pitched battle; a war of attrition where we inevitably fall into the role of the bad guy, time and again. Getting them to … Continue reading

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The rise and rise of private tutoring – how to keep up with the pack

Incredible insight into the world of high-end tutoring in this week’s Times, which claims some wealthy families from overseas are offering the best-qualified British tutors up to £80,000 a year (including housing) to prepare their kids for the Common Entrance … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Educational Tools for Tech Savvy Teachers

Having already looked at some of the top educational tools for students on the market, I’ve flipped the classroom and had a gander from the other side of the desk. Expected to turn up to every lesson and lecture with … Continue reading

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Government axes survey on nutritional value of school meals

Some of you may remember the story of Martha Payne, the Argyle schoolgirl who’s school dinner blog hit the headlines after she was banned from posting pictures of the lunchtime slop by Bute Council. At the time I blogged about … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Educational Tools for Students

A great deal of debate among EdTech enthusiasts centres around pinning down a date for when paperless classrooms become the norm, where digital devices triumph as the medium of choice for delivering education. Indeed, across the pond the State Educational … Continue reading

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