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Safety of your Children Online

Posted on 6 Apr, 2020 by Adrian van Eeden

As the lock-down in South Africa extends, our children may be throwing their books in the air in delight, but if we are going to sustain economic growth, education is an imperative. Many schools are going online to continue their education, as well they should, and parents need to be patient and supportive, of their children, the schools, and the teachers. This is unfamiliar territory for most, and we worry about how to keep our children safe in this new world.

Zoom Security: Knee-jerk reactions – have we all gone mad?

Posted on 4 Apr, 2020 by Adrian van Eeden

Zoom security is broken! I find it bizarre that in the midst of a viral epidemic, under lock-down conditions where people are still roaming the streets and having family get-togethers, a single technical problem causes the world to go into a frantic panic. I am, of course, talking about the spate of “bombings” and other […]

8 Healthy Habits to Develop when Working Online during Lock-down

Posted on 27 Mar, 2020 by Adrian van Eeden

Healthy office habits have been a hot topic for decades, as has virtual work; does this change when we can no longer go into the office? As a “office worker”, and subsequently having had the pleasurable experience of two herniated discs, I have been the recipient of extensive medical advice from every type of practitioner you can […]

Experiences learned by an educator going online in preparation for a Coronavirus situation

Posted on 14 Mar, 2020 by Adrian van Eeden

Guidelines for schools, teachers and parents when your class starts going online A week back, I wrote an article about how educators and parents could prepare with technology for a biological incident such as coronavirus.   What does this look like in action? Today I explore a hybrid configuration.  Schools might not actually close their doors.  […]

Coronavirus: A Remote Technology Shopping List for Schools

Posted on 8 Mar, 2020 by Adrian van Eeden

What should schools, teachers and parents be thinking about if they have to implement remote education in response to the Coronavirus.

9 Mindcraft Mints: Games as Education

Posted on 4 Mar, 2020 by Adrian van Eeden

Computer Gaming can be very powerful as an education tool, even where you least expect it. Here are nine lessons we learned as parents with game crazy children. 1. Broaden your perspective Even the most banal game might offer learning opportunities which you may not realise. Look at what your child could be learning beyond […]

Gaming as Education

Posted on 29 Feb, 2020 by Adrian van Eeden

Is gaming useful or dangerous in educating our children? Over my career in technology, education and as a parent, I have formed a perspective which I will share in this article. It is an opinion and I welcome debate, learning never stops.