Classroom Screen Time: Create or Consume?
“Without technology,” says the US Department of Education, “schools have little chance of rising to 21st-century expectations.” Likewise, Britain’s Education Secretary calls on teachers “to realise the huge potential of technology to transform our schools” The question then remains: How should teachers employ learning technologies within the classroom? The first issue that presents itself […]Read More
As a child, you learned a lot of things without realizing – how to walk, how to speak, how to say ‘please’ to get what you wanted, or how not to say ‘please’ and be a jerk. But as we get older, we need to learn to consciously think for ourselves. Critical Thinking is the […]Read More
GoConqr – A Better Mobile Experience
GoConqr is making some changes for mobile users. We have decided to focus our efforts on enhancing the GoConqr mobile web experience. As a consequence, we will cease to support the native mobile apps (iOS and Android) from the 1st May 2020. From this date, the mobile API will be inaccessible and the native mobile […]Read More
What is the Difference Between a Native App and a Web App?
As you may have heard, GoConqr is moving our mobile service from a native app to a web app. Sounds great, you may say, but what’s the difference? Well, let us briefly explain: Native App – A native app is one installed directly on your phone or tablet. Most commonly, native apps are installed […]Read More
Mind Map to Help You Study
They worked for Leonardo da Vinci. They worked for Albert Einstein. Mind Maps can work for you. Mind mapping is a technique that helps in both memory and planning. It is a way for you to organize your thoughts in a form that your brain will understand, because it mimics the way our mind works. […]Read More
GCSE Revision 2019
GCSE Revision Advice. Exams are a bit like cake. You get out what you put in. Undercooking it will lead to a bad outcome. Overcooking it can do the same. Success will taste delicious. The GCSEs can be a daunting experience for a student. Unlike cake, it can be hard to find a simple and […]Read More
Spaced Learning Made Easy
Spaced Learning – On our last blog, we touched on a number of learning trends that are popular this year. This time, I want to look at one of those in a little more detail. Spaced Learning. Let’s begin with a truth. The theory of Spaced Learning is old. Older than you are. […]Read More
Learning Trends in 2019
Progress brings new technology and new approaches to learning. We have been investigating the big trends in learning and ed-tech so far this year. Here are four major trends we have discovered– Mobile Learning Pew Research tells us that in 2018, 91% of teenagers in the US had access to a smartphone, with half […]Read More
Essential Tips for a Close-Reading Test.
For some students, this is a nightmare – the test which you can’t study for! But just because you can’t study for a reading test, doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare. Whether for the SAT reading test, or similar, follow these easy guidelines to improve your performance on the day. 1). Practice – Look […]Read More
Understanding English Literature
Let’s face it, not everyone enjoys Shakespeare. For literature nerds, he may always be the gold standard but, for most people, Macbeth is much ado about a language that no-one even speaks anymore. Ah, but that’s the point. Language never stands still. It moves along with us. It is always evolving and with it […]Read More