Category: Technology in Education

Homeschool Heads-up from a Hong Kong Tutor!

The kids have been homeschooling for 5 minutes and you’re already tearing your hair out! That is exactly how many of the parents in Hong Kong felt near on 2 months ago when the proverbial ‘S#@!’ hit the fan here. So don’t worry – we know exactly what you’re going through. And while realizing that […]

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Guarding against online unknowns

Youth Hong Kong March 2020 – Section Features Less than a year ago, who would have thought that Hong Kong’s parents, teachers and students would have become veritable virtuoso’s of online learning? With demands spiking across the territory, and with schools closed and students kept at home, everyone is hastily familiarizing themselves with the various […]

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Storytelling in games

Our love of stories is insatiable and transcends the medium through which they are delivered. And of them all, gaming has proven to be the most innovative and successful. Red Dead Redemption 2 – the highest grossing entertainment release of all time – is one of the most critically lauded and globally adored games in […]

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Digital Storytelling

Stories are a great way to pass an afternoon. They are also a great way to learn. Digital story telling is something that has recently started to emerge, and aside from keeping the dissemination of stories in line with the times, it is also leading to some remarkable developments in how we use technology. We […]

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Language and literature studies: the tech regret

How a reluctance on the part of educators is preventing the benefits of technology from being felt in traditional subjects like literature. Many educators claim that the teaching of languages exists in a realm entirely of its own: it would be impossible to bring in technological advances as the study itself does not require it. […]

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English Lit-TECH-ture

Why bringing tech into language and literature study isn’t just necessary, it’s long overdue. It is often said that technology, whilst being able to assist with procedural and logistical aspects of school life, has little value within the subject areas themselves. Take algorithm-based services like Turnitin that scan for plagiarism, or Google Cloud submission and […]