Book: A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning: Practical Strategies from the Science of Learning

Text from: Joe Mendoza at Colorado State University It's sad but true: most of us never learned how to learn, even though we're expected to do it all the time. This is especially true for college students, who…

News

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity…

Gender inequality could be driving the deaths of girls under 5

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with disproportionate death rates among girls under five years old, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. The analysis…

Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50% more likely to be overweight

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Pennsylvania and six other centres reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up…

Politics

Poorest areas in England infested with Fast Food outlets

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal England’s poorest areas are fast food hotspots, with 5 times more outlets found in these…

Men willing to punish more than women to get ahead

New research from Chapman University evaluates gender differences in cooperation Chapman University has published research measuring gender differences in cooperation and punishment behaviour.…

Features

Make a Dementor From Harry Potter

We really struggled to agree on what category to file this resource feature under, so we bottled it and filed it under 'features'.…

Do intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs? What could this mean for our students?

Advances in artificial intelligence will soon lead to robots that are capable of nearly everything humans do, threatening tens of millions of jobs…

Research

Children prefer friends who talk like they do

Children tend to prefer to be friends with other children…

Parents, kids spend more time discussing how to use mobile technology

Most parents would agree that one of the of the…

To prepare kids financially, give them practice with money

Children learn more about finances from their parents than any…

Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health trails begin in England schools

Hundreds of children and young people will learn how to use a range of innovative…

Data show no evidence that teens’ social media use predicts depression over time

Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts…

Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children

A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests…

Gadgets & EdTech

Brain training app improves users’ concentration, study shows

A new 'brain training' game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users' concentration, according to new research…

Investment in AI is essential to modernise the education sector

According to a new report AI in Education Market, AI in the US is set to grow by 47.5% by…

Parents, kids spend more time discussing how to use mobile technology

Most parents would agree that one of the of the biggest modern parenting challenges is monitoring a child's online activity.…

Features

Make a Dementor From Harry Potter

We really struggled to agree on what category to file this resource feature under, so…

Entertainment

Girls More Likely to Be Interested in Computer Science Careers After Watching YouTube Red Original Series ‘Hyperlinked’

Based on a new study released today, young girls who have seen season one of YouTube Red's original series Hyperlinked are now 11 percent…

Leisure & Travel

A guide to: Barcelona by @digicoled

From the UK, Barcelona is one of the most accessible cities, with many airports and airlines flying out to the Catalonian city, offering…