The digital language barrier: how does language shape your experience of the internet?

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:00

Does the language you speak online matter? The ability to communicate freely and access information are all promises woven into the big sell of internet connection. But how different is your experience if your mother tongue, for example, is Zulu rather than English? Tap the image below to explore the relationship between languages and the internet

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Pencil erasers are ‘the devil’? It’s not as outrageous as it sounds

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 11:30
A leading scientist has made this thunderous claim, as he says erasers teach children to be ashamed of failure. But it’s the lesson in cruelty that I worry about Continue reading...







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Natalie Portman tells Harvard graduates: 'Accept your lack of knowledge'

The Independent - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 11:19

From Ian McEwan’s stirring speech on freedom of expression to Robert De Niro’s rather more terse “you’re f**ked”, household names have been delivering pearls of wisdom to universities the length and breadth of the US.









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Student gardeners: here's how to grow your own fruit and veg

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 10:13

Whether seasoned seedsmen or gardening greenhorns, all students can harvest the benefits of growing their own food

From nurturing a few fresh herbs on a windowsill, to making regular trips to your local allotment, growing is the gift that keeps on giving. Gardening can provide fresh food at student-friendly prices. It’s a perfect antidote to work stress and the best way to win someone’s heart, should you wish to.

Whether you’re at one with a trowel, or a gardening novice, there’s always something new to learn. Here’s how to get growing while at university.

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Feminism's backstory: Spare Rib archive goes online

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 09:00

Archive copies of the iconic feminist magazine Spare Rib have been digitised, giving researchers and activists around the world the chance to delve into its back copies. The British Library will host a curated Spare Rib website featuring 300 selected pages from the magazine, alongside articles written by academics, activists and former contributors about its history. The entire run of the magazine will also be hosted by Jisc, a charity which supports digital technologies in UK education and research. Here’s a selection of front pages

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Open letter to Nicky Morgan: Do you have the character to implement your own agenda?

Telegraph - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 08:00
"We cannot afford to produce a generation of robots, who are able to pass tests, but lack skills such as leadership, self-reliance and responsibility which need to be nurtured, says the founder of the Challenger Trust







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The return of virtual reality: 'this is as big an opportunity as the internet'

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 07:00

Twenty years ago the man who pioneered commercial VR saw his market shrink to zero. Now he’s excited again – and so are Microsoft, Google and Facebook …

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'UK behind Poland in key education indicators,' report says

Telegraph - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 06:01
Poland is outstripping the UK on education indicators, says a new report







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'UK behind Poland in key education indicators,' report

Telegraph - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 06:01
Poland is outstripping the UK on education indicators, says a new report







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Hashtag is 'children's word of year'

BBC - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 00:07
Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.
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Mediterranean migrant crisis: Pupils to study issue as part of revamped A-level curriculum

The Independent - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 00:01

Pupils will be studying the Mediterranean migrant boats crisis as part of a revamped A-level geography exam.









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Number of UK university students travelling abroad as part of studies soars by 50 per cent

The Independent - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 00:01

The number of students at UK universities who went abroad as part of their studies soared by 50 per cent last year, according to figures released.









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Facebook, email and TV are dying out as words used by youngsters, research shows

Telegraph - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 00:01
Facebook, email and TV are dying out as #hashtag becomes children's word of the year, Oxford University Press (OUP) research finds.







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UK students increasingly opting to study abroad

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 00:01

British Council study shows a third of students aged between 16 and 30 are interested in some form of overseas study

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Basic skills performance of Shanghai pupils is 'beyond compare', says OECD

The Independent - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 00:00

An education briefing from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) usually involves graphs and tables showing how different countries' education systems are performing.









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The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The Independent - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 22:20

It is a busy Friday morning at Harston and Newton Primary school, in a village just south of Cambridge, and three excited five and six‑year‑olds are playing with Lego. But this is no Lego-bucket free-for-all, this is a carefully choreographed attempt to build a lorry.









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David Cameron packs plenty into his one-party Queen's speech

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 18:46

Polls led the Conservative party to plan for coalition negotiations, so this Queen’s speech is not quite the one its leadership anticipated

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Stress-busting snacks: easy recipes for exam season

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 17:19

Summer terms are a testing time in schools. Take a look at these recipes, which designed to help you and your students relax

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Life after the Spelling Bee: 'It’s one of the most unique, odd clubs you can be in'

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 16:53

There are fewer than 100 past winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and a few of them have gone on to follow idiosyncratic career paths

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Girls 'should not speak up online', says BBC writer

Telegraph - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 15:21
A BBC writer and comedian who is paid by private schools to give motivational talks says girls should "not speak up" as they will get bullied online







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