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The new phonics-based app, designed to teach children to read through play

With September now upon us, both parents and teachers alike are on the lookout for new and innovative learning tools. Once which has recently caught our eye, and is designed to help children learn to read in a fun and engaging way, is Norwegian app, Poio. As such, QA Education is giving away an access code (worth £18.99) and the accompanying physical storybook to one lucky winner!

QA Education editor Victoria Galligan reviews the new Scandi Poio phonics app that's proving a hit with parents…

When I heard about the new app Poio, which is a phonics learning app for children aged 3-8, I knew my three-year-old daughter Amy would love to try it. And with reviews online saying it had helped children learn to read after they'd had difficulty in the past, my curiosity was piqued. What made it better than other phonics apps?

Claire Crichton-Allen, Curriculum Lead for Science at Matthew Moss High School in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, explains how and why the app Tassomai can help secure pupils’ knowledge of the basics…

Traditionally, studying has involved pens, paper and a workbook crammed with revision notes and, to an extent, it still does. This can often be dull, unengaging and ineffective, and as a result, often more procrastination, than studying, occurs. This is the opinion of many emerging edtech leaders, and thus they are targeting the hard-to-reach “digital natives” by using their own language. The face of education is changing – are you, as an educator, ready to adapt to the 21st century studying?

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Tuesday 05 September 2017

By Paul Swaddle, Co-founder and Chairman of Pocket App
 

As youngster’s up and down the country prepare for school this September, education technology continues to be an extremely hot topic and mobile apps are proving to be a perfect solution for teachers hoping to enhance their classroom experience. Mobile apps can not only help teachers, but also students and their parents. Here are five ways teachers can use apps to engage their students.

 

1. Improve in-classroom communication

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Thursday 13 October 2016

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

One of the most abstract, difficult things for kids studying chemistry is connecting two different worlds: our macro world and the micro world of molecules. With the new version of the MEL Chemistry app, which is available for iOS and Android, you can simply hold a bottle up to your smartphone camera and see 3D molecule structures of the substance inside the bottle.