Why the title ‘Outside angle’?

Titling this collection of opinion pieces Outside angle doesn’t mean that they are about including geometry in the curriculum or positioning equipment to optimise learning in outdoor environments! I enjoyed writing the 99 (yes, 99) What do you think? pieces for ECA’s NQS Professional Learning Program. I liked the freedom to choose topics and content. […]

Six questions parents ask about children and digital media

Are screen-based media ‘bad’ for my child? Will too much screen time affect my child’s social skills? A new UK report by University of Edinburgh academic, Lydia Plowman, and colleague, Jonathan Hancock, responds to six questions parents and educators most want answered. Readable, informed and clear-eyed Six questions that parents ask about children’s use of digital media was […]

Babies and smart phones

In some circles smart phones are the new car keys. They are fascinating distractions handed to babies and toddlers while parents finish a sentence, wait on a queue, click children into car seats. Recent media coverage has brought attention to children under one year of age using smart phones and tablets. It highlights how quickly […]

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