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    Saga Briggs is Managing Editor of InformED. You can follow her on Twitter@sagamilena or Facebook.

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  • Best Apps and Games for Speech Therapy

    June 21st, 2020 1 Comment Features

    Thanks to technology, speech therapy has become much more accessible to children, parents, and teachers. There are now countless apps and games to help kids (and adults) improve their communication skills. Here are some of the best on the market. What are the best apps for speech therapy? 1. TallyTots One of the best speech… Read More

  • How to Cultivate Lateral Thinking

    June 21st, 2020 No Comments Features

    Lateral thinking may just be one of the most undervalued skills in educational and professional environments today. Developed by Maltese inventor Edward de Bono in the 1960s, lateral thinking is a philosophical approach that cultivates an awareness of and preference for out-of-the-box, unexpected solutions to problems. It’s built on the observation that we often lean… Read More

  • Popular Self-Paced Online Courses

    **This post was updated in June 2020** Aiming to switch careers or upskill in your industry? Or maybe you’re looking to move into a job that allows you to work more easily from home?  Open Colleges offers a variety of courses across a wide range of industries. From business administration to social media marketing to accounting and bookkeeping, you’ll find a… Read More

  • Why You Should Let Children Be Bored

    May 25th, 2020 No Comments Features

    It may sound counterintuitive, but letting your children “be bored” more often could actually lead to less boredom, more creativity, and greater self-sufficiency. Instead of organizing and micromanaging every task and activity, experts say leaving kids to entertain themselves could help them learn to manage their own time. As an added plus, you get a… Read More

  • 10 Apps to Improve Your Memory

    May 21st, 2020 2 Comments Features

    Who wouldn’t like a better memory? The issue is, how can we get one short of better genes and superhuman brain power? A few apps may hold the key. In this post, we share some of our favorites so you can educate and empower yourself. What are the best apps to improve memory? 1. Peak… Read More

  • How to Teach Online When Schools Are Closed

    April 15th, 2020 1 Comment Features

    On Monday, the Queensland State Government ruled that Queensland schools will reopen for term two for vulnerable students and the children of essential workers. All Northern Territory students will return to school grounds on April 20th. In South Australia, parents can choose to send children to school or keep them at home. But what about… Read More