It takes a virus to inspire us.

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Part 1: Friendship COVID-19 has reminded us all that we live in a connected world. By the very nature of its person to person transition, the virus is challenging the view that we’ve retreated into digital bubbles at the expense of ‘real world’ contacts. And conversely, it’s boosted the huge and empowering technologies that enable […]

Joining the global conversation | Why every child should benefit from social learning

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by Emma Rogers, co-Founder / CEO of Little Bridge. Originally published on Medium on Feb 22, 2019 Like many people, a few months ago I watched Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish climate activist, speaking at the UN Climate Change COP24 Conference. Her passion, her calm conviction, her clarity of vision, the pure intensity of her message, […]

If Teachers were Angels …

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by Emma Rogers, co-Founder / CEO of Little Bridge. Originally published on Medium on Jan 11, 2019 A few weeks ago, I was asked to join a panel about the role of edtech in the classroom. The audience included teachers and the assumption was that they were interested in, even positive about, the use of technology […]

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How to solve a problem like the EdTech pioneers

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by Hannah Senel-Walp. Originally published on Pamoja Education on Oct 15, 2018 Having left the classroom last year to join an EdTech business, I was keen to listen to the experiences of two EdTech entrepreneurs at the inaugural community networking event organised by Tmrw Digital last month. The event, held one evening in a bar in central London, […]

Asking questions

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The centuries-old image of classroom interaction is of the teacher asking questions and students answering them. Most teachers nowadays recognise that this is unsatisfactory, but it is especially unsatisfactory for language learning. In any language, one of the fundamental points of grammar that any student must get to grips with is how to form questions. […]

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How to flip the classroom using game-based learning

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Paul Rogers, award-winning author of Little Bridge, explains how game-based learning helps teachers and students prepare for more productive and effective lessons.  Effective learning happens when you are fully involved in what you are doing. Similarly, when you want to get the most out of reading a book or watching a film, giving it your full attention makes all the difference. But when […]

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DigiPals to the rescue!

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Imagine you have a beginners’ class. They know how to ask somebody’s name and have just learned how to say how old they are and to ask someone else their age. The key to becoming really confident with this new language –with any new language – and to prevent their forgetting it as soon as […]

What about phonics?

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How useful is it to incorporate phonics, so central these days to the teaching of English as a first language, into the teaching of English to speakers of other languages? For children with English as a first language, the main function of phonics is to help them learn how to read: in other words, to […]