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Stories by Gen Clacken

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

It is not an uncommon experience the slow death of droning words that accompany a million slides of content of a presentation, which was commonly referred to as "death by PowerPoint", a tool that is often used for content delivery today. To address...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

The phrase life is a cartoon has never had greater meaning than it has today. Our fascination with cartoons can be dated, far back as 1843 when an Englishman John Leech, shared his comic-like satire, Etchings and Sketchings.By the 1960s, the cartoon...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

As the 21st century bustles on, technology is determined to mirror natural life in the digital or virtual world, at least, or augment and redefine it, at best. This is what technology has done for the concept of 'flipping', a term that until a few...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

Last year, sixty-seven per cent of the students in the Caribbean passed the CSEC English A summer examination.This year, the region is hoping for even marginal improvement in the ability of school leavers to demonstrate their competence in the use...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

Khan Academy, created by educator Salman Khan in 2006, hosts one of the largest collections of instructional videos and related activities for the classroom. Their initiatives have now become invaluable assets to teaching and learning across many...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

In 1440, when Gutenberg invented the printing press, the door to knowledge was flung wide open and the 'book', as they knew it then, was never the same again.Today, e-books are further revolutionising how content is presented in the classroom....

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

Scientists are in agreement that the human brain operates based on connections, associations, and triggers. They say that the brain does not process information in very linear ways but, rather, iN ways that can seem very random, very non-linear, and...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

It is concern raised by researchers and education policymakers and school practitioners, who tend to agree that we are a visually illiterate society.Visual literacy is defined by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as "the...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:03 AMGen Clacken

Many teachers and parents bemoan the potential of modern technology that distracts students. In the past, it was the television that was accused of turning our children's brains to mush. Today, it is the games they play on mobile and hand-held...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

According to statistics, approximately five billion videos are watched on YouTube every day. This medium has made its way into the classroom as in the last decade or so, online videos have become a staple in many of our training and classroom...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

If you are in the classroom and you are still using PowerPoint to support your delivery, then you are generations behind the kind of dynamic and multifaceted tools available online today.This April, approximately 85 million users across the world...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

As teachers embrace their 21st-century role of 'guide on the side' and move away from the traditional posture of 'sage on the stage', the capabilities of new and emerging technologies are making that role shift easier and more effective than ever....

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMGen Clacken

The paradigms of teaching have changed over the years. in this age of information superhighway, the black and white boards are being complemented by touch screen 'smart' devices. As an educator, there are tools out there which help enhance course...

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