No shit, Sherlock: Children who walk or cycle to school less likely to be overweight or obese

This may seem a bit ‘no shit, Sherlock’ and probably it is, but in times when parents often bring their kids to school by car, it’s worth repeating. Do note the study shows a correlation, not a causal relation. From the press release: Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to… Read More No shit, Sherlock: Children who walk or cycle to school less likely to be overweight or obese

Is it a good idea to use e.g. twitter to work on reading comprehension in school?

Why don’t we use social media to teach? It has been a common idea amongst many different educators around the globe, but is it a good idea? This new Italian working paper by Barbetta et al that I found through a tweet – oh, irony – by Carl Hendrick, describes a randomized controlled trial that… Read More Is it a good idea to use e.g. twitter to work on reading comprehension in school?

Are we seeing a third wave of inequality in education in relation to technology?

Yesterday I had the pleasure to take part in an expert meeting on technology in education and ethics. I’ve learned a lot from the specialists around the table who all came from a different background. One of the things I put forward is that we now are experiencing a third wave of inequality in education… Read More Are we seeing a third wave of inequality in education in relation to technology?