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 2023. Here in the UK, the government has announced ambitious plans to invest in AI, with a £1…

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

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…

Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe

Children around the world are not moving enough to maintain…

Health & Wellbeing

Study from @RCPCHtweets explores health impacts of screen time for young people

In a UK first, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said there…

10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

Children have already exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year old by the…

A mountain of evidence on air pollution’s harms to children

A new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH)…

Gadgets & EdTech

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.…

How “tech intensity” is the call from Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed how 'tech intensity' can help individuals and business to embrace technology in every part of…

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…