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With every person focusing on getting the most convenient and affordable services, it is hard to discount the impact that tech has on education. Convenience and comfort when it comes to learning have enabled everyone to easily access the service they need and enjoy the benefits of such services without worrying much about:

  •  Their daily work commitments.
  •  The cost of traveling to their school of choice.
  •  Their day to day schedule

In most tech or online-based institutions, you can easily choose your preferred learning time to ensure your daily plans will be finished. You also select the most convenient duration to handle your course, making you adjust the learning time when you are less busy.

However, the impact that tech has on education goes beyond offering the desired convenience. Tech impacts classroom learning in ways that you’ve never experienced before. Here’s a look at some advantages of incorporating technology into classes.

Enhancing Engagement

The overall impact here is making the learning process more active, and through tech, the process is fun and enjoyable. For instance, students will enjoy learning through gamification or virtual studying trips.

Improving Individual Learning

Tech offers students an ideal chance to study on their own. This is through an online writing help service and web-based essay writer. This helps every learner to pick a studying style that suits their ability to grasp things better.

By this, we mean choosing a learning process that matches a student’s speed of understanding, which, in turn, bolsters studying efficacy. However, bear in mind that you must have a reliable internet connection to achieve this and learn at your most convenient time.

Bolsters Teamwork

Students can easily collaborate and learn together through the easily accessible online learning forums. Unfortunately, this won’t be the case in traditional studying, as there’s limited time to take part in conventional discussion groups. Besides, this internet-based collaboration enables scholars to link-up with students from other parts of the world.

Equipping Scholars with Essential Tech-Operating Skills

We live in a dynamic world, and digital literacy is one of the most important things now. Take note of the computerization in almost every section. To enjoy the best self-services in the future, you will be required to know the basics of operating the machine serving you.

For instance, take note of the high-end computerization in the transportation departments, especially given the way most vehicles are now fitted with malfunction-detecting computers. Without the basics of how the car’s computerized malfunction-detector works, it will be hard to know the right time to service your vehicle or change the damaged part. Without such knowledge, your bachelor’s or master’s degree might be failing to help you keep up with the practicality of life.

Helping Tutors Improve Teaching

Almost every essential teaching resource is accessible online, which offers tutors a chance to improve their teaching and come up with better ways that match the current world’s demands. They can look for more engaging ways. Besides, they can use:

  • Online assessments
  • Virtual lesson plans
  • Grading software

These tech-based features are time-saving, therefore, enabling tutors to focus on other essential things in class. Besides, they can use the time to help struggling students, especially given the way learners have different understanding capabilities.

The Disadvantages of Tech in Education

Despite offering incredible benefits to students and teachers, technology has a share of disadvantages, as seen below. However, it’s fair to say that the advantages easily outdoor the cons, especially given the way some drawbacks can be avoided through preventive measures.

  • Distraction

The internet has many distracting features. However, it is the students’ role to make good use of tech and only focus on things that offer them educational benefits when learning. However, since most of these distractions are fun-based, it might be hard for students to avoid them without tutors and parents putting in strict measures. Fortunately, parental control features are suitable in dealing with such features.

  • Increased Cases of Cheating

It might be hard to determine the authenticity of the student’s work since they can interact with tutors online who offer to help them handle their difficult coursework. Besides, they can also cheat by buying papers online and submit them as their own.

 

Final Thoughts

Conclusively, technology has a bigger positive impact on learning, compared to the disadvantages and inconveniences caused. These positive impacts mainly focus on improving the convenience of education and accessibility to learning materials.
Therefore, tutors, learners, and parents should team up and look for better ways to help everyone experience the incredible impact that the vice has. Besides, all parties involved should look for ways of minimizing the negative effects that tech has on education.

Source: George Thompson. George is a stellar writer and a prominent journalist. His research studies in writing have helped thousands of students achieve better results. He shares valuable insights on writing that resonate with the readers. His articles garner a striking number of views, likes, and shares, and she finds this recognition as his biggest career achievement so far.

 

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Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099

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Google just made some HUGE announcements about your favorite Google products, including Google Classroom and officially Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!)renaming G Suite as Google Workspace for Education.

I’m breaking it all down so you understand what’s coming, and how it affects you and your students.

During “Learning with Google,” a free online learning event for educators, Google shared a lot of updates to our favorite Google products.

We have updates to Google Classroom, Google Meet, Chromebooks, and even Google Forms!

Some of these updates are here, and many are coming later in 2021.

Details are in the podcast and the blog post below.

Listen to this article.

 

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“Passed 1st time with time to spare! Thanks so much! I felt totally prepared after this course. Now on to Level 2….I already purchased the training! 😊

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Quick Tip (Mute ALL in Google Meet)

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Watch this quick video to learn how!

Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!)

G Suite for Education is now officially Google Workspace for Education. (I wish they would quit renaming it!)

What is Google Workspace for Education?

I have a Google Doc that outlines the basics of what Google Workspace for Education is, what it includes, and more.

CLICK HERE to make a copy of “What is Google Workspace for Education?”

Related: What is Google Workspace for Education – an explanation for teachers.

Google Workspace for Education is available in many different editions, including free and paid options.

  • Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals: a suite of tools that can help you increase opportunities for critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, all while supporting the learning objectives that you have for your students. These tools are free, ad-free, reliable, and secure. They are already used by millions of students in schools around the world. Of course, free is great, but the best thing is that these tools are relevant to students, easy to use, and open doors to many new ways to learn.
  • Google Workspace for Education Standard: a paid upgrade that includes everything in Education Fundamentals plus advanced security and analytics.
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade: a paid upgrade that includes everything in Education Fundamentals plus advanced video communication, enriched class experiences, and tools to drive academy integrity.
  • Google Workspace for Education Plus (formerly G Suite for Education Enterprise): a paid upgrade that includes everything in Education Fundamentals plus advanced security and analytics, enhanced teaching tools, and more.

Learn more about what’s included in each edition here.  

Changes to Google Drive Storage

Unlimited storage is going away. The new storage model will provide schools and universities with a baseline of 100TB of pooled cloud storage shared across all of your users. This policy will go into effect across all Google Workspace for Education editions for existing customers in July 2022 and will be effective for new customers signing up in 2022

Files created or edited in collaborative content creation apps like Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Jamboard. 

  • Only files created or edited after June 1, 2021 will count against your quota. 
  • Files uploaded or last edited before June 1, 2021 will not count against your quota. 

Learn more about storage here.

Related: 13 Tips to Organize Your Google Drive

Google Classroom Updates

Google Classroom was originally built to simplify blended learning, but it has now become a more robust learning management system. Below are the details on the Google Classroom updates coming in 2021.

It’s important to note that most of these updates are based on feedback from teachers like you!

  • Add-Ons (available soon): Soon, for teachers using Google Workspace for Education Plus or Teaching and Learning Upgrade, Classroom add-ons will let them choose their favorite EdTech tools and content from a marketplace and assign it to students directly inside Classroom — all without extra log-ins. Admins will also be able to install add-ons for teachers in their domains.

    (Credit: The Keyword Blog)

  • Track student engagement (coming later this year): To give teachers visibility into which students are engaged and which are falling behind, Google is launching student engagement tracking. Educators will be able to see relevant stats about how students interact with Classroom, such as which students submitted an assignment or commented on a post on a particular day.
  • Offline (coming later this year): Google is updating the Classroom Android app to work offline or with intermittent connections. Students will be able to start their work offline, review assignments, open Drive attachments, and write assignments in Google Docs — all without an internet connection.
  • Submit better pictures of homework (coming later this year): With an increase in the number of images uploaded to Classroom — especially from students taking photos of paper assignments, Google is making it easier to attach and submit photos in the Classroom Android app and for teachers to review. Students will be able to combine photos into a single document, crop or rotate images, and adjust the lighting.
  • Improved grading on mobile (coming later this year): More teachers are using mobile devices to give feedback on the go. Google is improving how you use Classroom to grade on Android, including the ability to switch between student submissions, grade while viewing an assignment, and share feedback.
  • Rich text formatting (coming soon): Teachers and students (on web, iOS and Android) will soon be able to customize Classroom assignments and posts using rich text formatting — including bold, italics, underline and bullets.

    (Credit: The Keyword Blog)

  • Originality reports in new languages (coming soon): Originality reports help students turn in their best work, while making it easy for instructors to detect potential plagiarism. Soon they’ll be available in 15 languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, French, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese,  Finnish, German, Korean and Danish, Malay, and Hindi.
  • CS First integration (now available): CS First is Google’s free, introductory computer science curriculum. You can now import student rosters from Classroom into a new CS First class and students can sign in using a Google account.
  • Set up classes in advance with SIS roster syncing (coming later this year): Provisioning classes for an entire school system can be time-consuming. Later this year, admins using Education Plus will be able to create classes and populate and sync rosters directly to Classroom from their Student Information System (SIS).
  • Streamline grade entry (coming later this year): Grade Export, which is available to eligible Skyward and Infinite Campus customers, is coming to Aspen SIS. This will allow teachers to track grades and push them from Classroom’s Gradebook to their SIS, eliminating the need to put grades in two places.
  • Google Admins:
    • Get deeper insights with Classroom audit logs (coming soon): With audit logs, admins can get to the root of Classroom-related issues and pinpoint instigating events, such as who removed a student from a class or archived a class on a specific date. Classroom audit information will soon be available directly in the Admin Console.
    • Analyze Classroom activity logs (coming soon): Admins using Education Standard or Education Plus can soon get deeper insights about Classroom adoption and engagement. Admins will be able to easily schedule exports of Classroom audit logs to BigQuery, where they can get adoption and engagement insights. Google is also building a customizable Data Studio template to help admins visualize Classroom data.

Learn more about Google Classroom Updates here.

Related: Get the FREE Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students


Google Meet Updates

  • Mute All (rolling out now): The ability to mute everyone on a call and end a call for everyone attending. This is rolling out soon and will come to education customers first. 

    (Credit: The Keyword Blog)

  • Emoji reactions (by August): Students will be able to more easily engage and express themselves with emoji reactions in Meet.
  • Meeting transcripts (later this year): Teachers will be able to receive meeting transcripts, share transcripts with students, review what was discussed during class or maintain a record for future reference.
  • End Meeting for Everyone: Teachers will soon have the option to end meetings for everyone on the call, preventing students from staying on after the teacher has left — including in breakout rooms.

    (Credit: The Keyword Blog)

  • Moderation Controls on Mobile (coming this year): In the coming months, educators using tablets or mobile phones to teach will also have access to key moderation controls, like who can join their meetings or use the chat or share their screen, directly from their iOS or Android devices. 
  • Classroom and Meet will work together even better (later this year): Every meeting created from Classroom is going to be even safer by default. 
    • When meetings are generated from Classroom, students won’t be able to join before the teacher
    • Meet will also know who’s on the Classroom roster, so only students and teachers in the class will be able to join
    • And every teacher in Classroom will be a meeting host by default, so if there are multiple teachers, they’ll be able to share the load of managing the class. 
    • And later this year, meetings that aren’t started from Classroom will also support multiple hosts, making it easier to partner with others helping facilitate the class.
    • Related: How to Integrate Google Classroom and Google Meet
  • Policies for who can join your school’s video calls (coming this year): In the coming months, Google be launching new settings in the Admin console so school leaders can set policies for who can join their school’s video calls, and whether people from their school can join video calls from other schools. 
  • Google Meet Audit Log (now available): The Google Meet audit log is also now available in the Admin console. In the coming months, Google will be adding more information to these logs — like an external participant’s email address — so admins can better understand how people are using Meet at their school. For educators with  Education Standard or Education Plus licenses, they are also making improvements to the investigation tool. Admins can now access Meet logs in the investigation tool, so they can identify, triage and take action on security and privacy issues. And later this year, admins will be able to end any meeting within their school from the investigation tool as well. 
  • Google Meet on low bandwidth improvements (coming): Because unreliable internet connections can make remote teaching and learning more challenging, they are also improving Meet to work better if you have low bandwidth. 
  • Improved performance on Chromebooks: Google has also made significant improvements to the performance of Meet on Chromebooks. These include audio, video and reliability optimizations, better performance while multitasking and more. The improvements will make it easier for educators and students to choose a feature like grid view, where they can see images of other Meet attendees without affecting the performance of other apps. So if students are taking notes in a Google Doc while in a Meet, or running a Kahoot! game at the same time, they’ll be able to see everyone. (By the way, they are also improving how Zoom works on Chromebooks.)
  • Schedule breakout rooms in Google Calendar (coming): They are also making additional improvements for educators with Teaching and Learning Upgrade or Education Plus licenses. Rolling out over the next few months, educators will be able to set up breakout rooms ahead of time in Google Calendar. This will make it easier for teachers to prepare for differentiated learning, be thoughtful about group dynamics and avoid losing valuable time setting up breakout rooms during class.

Learn more about Google Meet updates here.

Chromebook Updates

  • Screen recorder (coming in March): Chrome OS will come with a built in screen recording tool (coming in the latest Chromebook update in March). With this tool, teachers and students can record lessons and reports in the classroom and at home. 
  • 40 new Chromebooks (coming in 2021): Many of them include convertible Chromebooks that function like a laptop and a tablet, and come with a  stylus, touchscreen, and dual-cameras for students to take notes, edit videos, create podcasts, draw, publish digital books and record screencasts. Every new Chromebook is equipped to deliver exceptional Google Meet and Zoom experiences — right out of the box. Google is designing devices that can better support students with limited access to the internet, or in countries with strong mobile broadband networks. These devices, called Always Connected devices, have an LTE connectivity option that allows you to connect via your preferred cellular network.
  • New accessibility features (coming soon): Making education products that work for all students, also means creating accessibility features. And it turns out these features are helpful to everyone — including people with disabilities. ChromeVox, a full-featured screen reader, has new features including improved tutorials, the ability to search ChromeVox menus, and smooth voice switching that automatically changes the screen reader’s voice based on the language of the text.  
  • Google Admins:
    • Chrome Education Upgrade unlocks access to Google Admin Console, making it possible for schools to centrally manage massive fleets of Chromebooks. Now, there are over 500 Chrome policies in Google Admin Console, including new ones like Zero Touch Enrollment, which make it easier to deploy and manage Chromebooks at scale — even remotely.
    • The Chromebook Resource Guide is now available to help you find the right Chromebook for whatever you’re looking for — whether it’s in-class learning, virtual learning, or devices for faculty and staff.  

Learn more about Chromebook updates here.

Google Forms Updates

(Sorry, this one didn’t make it into the podcast, but definitely worth mentioning here.)

  • Save draft responses (coming in 2021): Google also announced that we will soon be able to save draft responses in a Google Form and submit it later. (Yay! We’ve been wanting this a long time!)

What updates are you most excited about? Please share in the comments!



Google A to Z: The Google Glossary for Teachers

Want to Learn More About Using Google Tools in the Classroom?

GOOGLE FROM A TO Z

Learn more about all the Google tools available for teachers and students in Google from A to Z: The Google Glossary for Teachers!

Technology doesn’t have to be complicated, especially with the Google from A to Z 40-page handy reference guide in your back pocket.

If your school has “Gone Google,” then chances are you are aware of some of the most popular productivity tools, such as Docs, Slides, and Gmail. But Google offers so much more!

There are so many fun and engaging tools that you may not know about, and no matter what digital devices you use to support teaching and learning, you will find valuable tools to add to your teacher toolbox in this handy supplement.

Think of this as your Google dictionary–a glossary of Google tools and programs just for teachers and students!

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What is Google Workspace for Education? | What You Need to Know! (FREE Download)

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What is Google Workspace for Education?

What is Google Workspace for Education?Whether you are brand new to Google or a seasoned user, there are probably a few things you don’t know about Google Workspace for Education.

If you want to become a Google Certified Educator or Trainer, you need to learn the basics of Google Workspace for Education. (It will be on the Level 1 exam.) What is it? What does it include? How does it help teachers and students?

Below is an explanation of the Google Workspace for Education program for teachers.

What is Google Workspace for Education?

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What is Google Workspace for Education?

Google Workspace for Education is available in many different editions, including free and paid options.

  • Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals: a suite of tools that can help you increase opportunities for critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, all while supporting the learning objectives that you have for your students. These tools are free, ad-free, reliable, and secure. They are already used by millions of students in schools around the world. Of course, free is great, but the best thing is that these tools are relevant to students, easy to use, and open doors to many new ways to learn.
  • Google Workspace for Education Standard: a paid upgrade that includes everything in Education Fundamentals plus advanced security and analytics.
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade: a paid upgrade that includes everything in Education Fundamentals plus advanced video communication, enriched class experiences, and tools to drive academy integrity.
  • Google Workspace for Education Plus (formerly G Suite for Education Enterprise): a paid upgrade that includes everything in Education Fundamentals plus advanced security and analytics, enhanced teaching tools, and more.

Learn more about what’s included in each edition here.

To qualify for Google Workspace for Education

K–12 schools, higher-education institutions globally, and homeschool co-ops in the U.S. are eligible for Google Workspace for Education if they meet certain criteria.

K–12 and higher institutions must be a government-recognized, formally-accredited educational institution delivering nationally or internationally-approved certifications at primary, secondary, or third level. The institution applying for Google Workspace for Education must submit the application.

Google Workspace for Education offers:

  • ad-free,
  • reliable,
  • and secure.
  • 24/7 Access
  • One Login for EVERYTHING!
  • Collaborative
  • Use on Any Device/Cross-Platform

What Applications are Included? 

Every edition of Google Workspace for Education includes Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Classroom, Assignments, Sites, Groups, Drive, and the Administrator Dashboard.

Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for teachers and students that helps organize and streamline the classroom experience. With just a few clicks, you can create a class, add your students, and create assignments or announcements. You’ll be able to see who’s completed an assignment, who’s still working on it, and assign grades when it’s finished. You can also instantly offer feedback to students, and see their questions or comments on their assignments.

Google Drive is like an online hard drive where you can store all your files – stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos – anything! You can access your files from any device, and, best of all, you never have to save: Drive automatically saves every time you make an edit!


Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals also includes a number of Google products that promote collaboration among students and with their teachers. Students can work together, in class or at home, to complete assignments and group projects. All of their work is auto-saved, and they can even edit without WiFi.

  • Google Docs: documents come to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. Choose from thousands of fonts, add links, images, drawings, and tables
  • Google Sheets: spreadsheets for analyzing, visualizing, and charting data
  • Google Forms: quick & easy surveys to gather information
  • Google Slides: a presentation tool that makes it easy to tell stories
  • Google Drawings: Graphics and flowchart creation with shapes, text, and images

Additionally, Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals includes tools that can be used to save you time and increase student engagement. These include:

  • Gmail: Email, contacts, tasks, and communications
  • Google Calendar: Scheduling, calendars, and appointments
  • Google Meet: Live video conferencing and messaging
  • Google Sites: Webpage creation and publishing
  • Google Groups: Group communication and web forums

Finally, Google has other tools outside of Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals that can be used in the classroom, which you may be able to access with your same username and password.  These are consumer products and are not covered by the Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals Terms of Service. They include:

  • Chrome: Internet browsing
  • YouTube: Online video hosting and sharing
  • Google Maps/Earth: Interactive maps and satellite imagery
  • Blogger:  Publishing blogs

Access to other advanced features and additional tools will depend on which edition of Google Workspace you are using. Here is a comparison chart.

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Google A to Z: The Google Glossary for Teachers

Want to Learn More About Using Google Tools in the Classroom?

GOOGLE FROM A TO Z

Learn more about all the Google tools available for teachers and students in Google from A to Z: The Google Glossary for Teachers!

Technology doesn’t have to be complicated, especially with the Google from A to Z 40-page handy reference guide in your back pocket.

If your school has “Gone Google,” then chances are you are aware of some of the most popular productivity tools, such as Docs, Slides, and Gmail. But Google offers so much more!

There are so many fun and engaging tools that you may not know about, and no matter what digital devices you use to support teaching and learning, you will find valuable tools to add to your teacher toolbox in this handy supplement.

Think of this as your Google dictionary–a glossary of Google tools and programs just for teachers and students!

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A Beginners Guide to Bourbon

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First things first, let’s start with the basics. For a spirit to be called bourbon, it should contain at least 51 per cent corn, and the rest could be rye, wheat or malted barley. But there should be no added coloring, additives or flavoring in the drink, just plain water.

Another thing is that it should be aged in charred oak barrels for no less than two years. Contrary to popular belief, it does not have to be made in Kentucky.

When talking about whisky, bourbons are mostly compared to scotch and rye. There are plenty of good bourbon brands in the market. Some of the most notable brands like Four Roses, Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam taste just as good when consumed neat as they do in cocktail mixes like Mint Julep and Old Fashioned.

What is This Drink?

This drink is a kind of whiskey, like how Cabernet Sauvignon is a type of wine. Although it should be made of corn, whisky can be made from rye, wheat, barley or corn. Whisky’s distillation should be about 190 proof, which is 30 proof points higher than this drink.

How to Drink It?

Like any other liquor, there is an opportunity to take this drink as simple as it is or as creative as cocktails. Some of which are as follows:

  1. Straight or “Neat”

Let the Spirit shine on its own; serve it neat, which means serving the drink without water, ice or whatsoever. You can also serve it straight, which means shaken or stirred with ice, then strained. If you want to experience its natural flavour, this is the best way to go. The best drinking vessel to use for this drink is a Glencairn glass. Its unique shape delivers both function and form, giving you that ultimate palatable experience.

  1. On the Rocks

Serving it over ice can be a refreshing method to take this drink. If you are about to take it the first time or is still getting used to its strong flavours, ice will slightly tone down its richness. Use bigger ice cubes to serve the drink as they melt much slower, so your drink is less watered down than regular ice cubes. Are you wondering about the best glass to serve it? It’s an old-fashioned whisky glass!

  1. Infused with Water

Some drinkers believe that adding a small amount of water to a serving of this drink helps release the flavour. Of course, the water will dilute the Spirit a bit but also softens the alcohol punch. A simple glass with a wide brim, ideal for nosing, is a safe choice for taking it with water.

  1. Mixes

Bourbon can be enjoyed well by making cocktails with it. If you try to search it up, one of the most popular ones is the Mint Julep cocktail, which is made of bourbon, mint and some simple syrup. Other cocktail mixes made are Old-Fashioned and Manhattan; both still popular up to this time for all the right reasons.

Bourbon is unique in its own way. But remember, whether you like to drink it on the rocks, neat or mixed and made into cocktails, bourbon, like any other Spirits, should be taken moderately and responsibly.

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How Important Early Learning at Home is for Your Kids

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“An investment in knowledge,” says Benjamin Franklin, “pays the best interest.” Investing in your kids’ development early in their lives will definitely pay the best interest. Franklin was a proponent of education and believed in the power of knowledge. He did not complete formal education. He had to stop for financial reasons, but he taught himself by reading books, learned foreign languages, got into apprenticeships and taught others to spread knowledge. That is how important education is for him, and look where his passion brought him. He founded Philadelphia Academy, now the University of Philadelphia, and became one of the United States’ founding fathers.

Curriculum at Home

Have you heard about the Perry Preschool Project? It is a study conducted from 1962 to 1967 where high-quality education was provided to 128 African-American children aged three to four years old, living in poverty with a high risk of failing school. It was designed to involve the mother in the education process by implementing the curriculum at home. Sixty-four children underwent high-quality education, and sixty-four did not. The children were monitored and followed up.

Key results showed that at age 5, sixty-seven percent of the control group (who were provided with high-quality education) showed IQ 90+ against 28% of non-program kids, seventy-seven of the control group graduated high school against the sixty percent of the non-program group. There were less teenage pregnancies and crimes on control versus non-program kids. And lastly, at age 40, the control group held higher-income jobs at sixty percent against 40 percent of the non-program group.

Early Learning at Home and its Advantage

Have you now realized the great opportunity you provide your kids by giving them early learning at home? Children can start early learning as young as 18 months to the age of 4. These are formative and sensitive years when children learn fast. A child’s brain growth reaches 80% of adult size by age 3, 90% by age four, and full-grown to adult size by age 5. You have to keep pace with that growth spurt or lose the chance.

Spending time with your child in his formative years will allow you to observe his development up-close and see any behavior, motor, sight, hearing or communication barriers or hurdles. Brain research indicates that the age from birth to three are the most important years in his development.

Building the Foundation for Your Kids

At this age, what the children learn and are exposed to will serve as the groundwork for his success later in his adult life. Formal education teaches much about left brain development, while early learning curriculum provides whole-brain training, memory techniques, motor skills activities, literacy, numeracy while making learning fun, engaging, and entertaining for your child.

You are the best person to give quality education with the best care to your child because you have a very personal interest in him. While the early learning at home curriculum provides the training tools, you will be in the best position to execute the modules with patience, care, and compassion. You do not have to wait for your kids to enter formal class education. You prepare them for formal class education, right in the comforts and safety of your own home. You never know; your child might just have to be moved up and skip the first level because of his early education. You go, Mom!

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