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Digital Learning 1.4. News

Nintendo Boosting Play-Based Tech learning solutions,Exam Boards Fighting to Prevent LeakedPapers, New Voice Assistant Software to Focus on Regional Accents, and more.

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Digital Learning 1.4. Editorial

Mobile Phones—A Critical Battlefield

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8 Apps for Enriching your Geography Lessons

There are so many creative ways to explore geographical topics, connecting people, places, environment and the various relationships between them. The real-world importance of geography means that companies and governments have invested a lot in technology that can be applied to solve specific problems that are relevant to today’s world. The Top Apps section this month features a variety of applications that can support factual learning about the world, as well as promoting creative and critical thinking and making deep connections between topics. This is by no means an exhaustive list and some important players like NASA, National Geographic and the Royal Geographical Society are not included here because their resources are extensive enough to warrant more in-depth discussion, and because they may be more visible and accessible than some of the other options. From virtual travel to GIS technology, games and time travel, these apps and their accompanying resources can add excitement and depth to the geography curriculum at all levels.

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Is It Worth Investing in a Personalised Learning System

Is it worth the effort to invest in a personalised learning system? Deputy headteacher Simrat Mavi has found that taking the leap into the world of edtech has had a transformative effect on pupils, including increased inclusivity, greater self-awareness and enhanced meta-cognition.

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Breaking Down the Gender Divide with Hackathons

Getting non-techie types interested in Computer Science can be a real challenge, but it’s not impossible. Adrian Porter shows how a hackathon initiative has taken off, making the subject relevant, fun and personal to a much more diverse group.

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Why the Reading Realm App is Making Children Love Reading

A new app is opening doors for young readers and fostering authentic discussions of texts. Education consultant and former primary school teacher Ian Eagleton outlines how the activities in the app can support both whole class and individual reading lessons.

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How Minecraft is Making Science More Appealing to Students with Autism

Science Hunters is a project at Lancaster University that uses the popular computer game Minecraft to help build community and encourage scientific inquiry. Laura Hobbs and the research team show how they have found success supporting students with autism to develop scientific and research skills.

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Making the Most of Non-Structured Time

Form time and assemblies can be great opportunities to engage interest in the world, encourage empathy and promote wellbeing as young people explore who and how they want to be. A new digital platform is providing creative solutions to maximise the potential of this non-structured classroom time. This Q&A with founder Elysia Willis outlines the highlights of the program.

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Can Robots End Isolation and Disruption for Unwell Students?

A small robot is making a big difference for children who are too unwell to attend school. Sarah Dove and Cath Kitchen show how AV1 allows these young people to access education while undergoing long-term medical treatments or recovery.

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DL 1.4 New on the Scene

This issue’s editor’s picks include a new immersive graphic novel language learning app, an innovative digital sketchpad for music composition and an exciting new video game for learning about WWII using survivors’ perspectives.

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Personalising Learning with Branching Google Forms

By using the branching feature of Google Forms, you can set up conditional logic conditions, creating flexibility to differentiate, personalise or allow for choice in a very simple, straightforward way. Digital Learning’s edtech expert Shawn McCusker outlines how to use this often overlooked feature.

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