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How we revamped EDaura mobile app

Throughout the 11 months prior to the idea of revamping our mobile app, our team at EDaura has been pushing out more features based on user feedback, and we’ve been talking to our users face-to-face to see what they want and need. We’ve learned who they are, what they do and how they use EDaura. With this in mind, we decided to further enrich the experience of all those who cross paths with EDaura. Since we are a mobile-first platform, we decided

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EDaura is shortlisted in New York Social Enterprise Contest

EDaura is shortlisted in New York Social Enterprise Contest

We are proud to announce that EDaura is shortlisted as one of four finalists of the 2016 JCI Global Partnership Summit in New York from July 25-28, 2016. The finalist will be financed and mentored by “Kountable“, a leading technology platform that supports entrepreneurs to further expand their impact. JCI in a nutshell Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens who sat improving the communities as their main goal. JCI has worked with young passionate citizens not

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Personalized Learning Explained…Really!!!

Personalized learning is a hot topic these days. Almost everyone in the education industry is talking about how important it is to educate with personalized learning in mind. Yet is personalized learning the same for learners of an early age K-12 when compared to College and post-graduate students? Is it designed to deliver the same topic to the classroom yet different methods per learner according to her/his needs or learning style? Or is it different topics to the same

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Simple Yet Effective Tips to Increase Learners’ Engagement Inside The Classroom

It is always a challenge for educators to improve learners’ engagement inside their classrooms. Educators try to motivate learners by changing the environment and making it dynamic and flexible to encourage collaboration and project-based learning. It is also a good idea to give more time for learning and less for teaching. After all, we need learners to reflect on their learning and to construct their own knowledge. Yet we found Nicholas Provenzano’s article “4 Practices for Increasing Student Engagement” a

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Unified Edtech

I remember when I first read “MindStorm” (Papert, 1980). An old book with a futuristic View!… Thank you Papert. It is very sad how slow the educational system adapts technology. Until today a few schools teach code to their students as a mandatory subject. Even though programming means: project-based learning, applied math, creativity, and lifelong learning skills. I see the future of edtech as a unified. Students will master writing code. Different programmable products both hardware and software will

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EDaura secures a deal with UNRWA

The EDaura team. Founder and CEO Nidal Khalifeh at far left, cofounder Muneer Saifi third from left, standing.

In the near future, technology is widely expected to revolutionize classrooms worldwide, providing teachers and students with powerful e-learning tools. But students can’t ‘e-learn’ if teachers can’t ‘e-teach’. That was the thinking behind the ed-tech startup EDaura, which in the first week of February 2016 launched an education software platform designed to give teachers a simpler and intuitive e-learning system. “We feel that this app is designed by teachers for teachers,” says Muneer Saifi, one of EDaura’s founders. And after finalizing

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5 steps for effective blended learning

5 steps for effective blended learning There is no clear agreement on the definition of Blended Learning. Yet to make things simple, Blended Learning is the use of different means of information delivery to learners. An example can be; youtube, webpages, LMS, games…etc. There are many advantages for Blended Learning. Students can access information anytime & anywhere. They can absorb the information at their own pace. in Blended Learning students can interact with the content in different ways, they

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Social Media & the Classroom

Throughout the many years I spent working with ed-tech passionate teachers I learned a great deal on the best ways for utilising social media in the classroom. Teachers use of social media varies depending on the teacher’s level of comfort in sharing personal details with students. It also depends on the students’ age group & school’s culture. Teachers understand the importance of connecting with their students on social media. After all this is the space where students spend most

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Serious Games in Education

Serious games are games used to effectively and efficiently teach different levels of students using simple graphics (Charsky, 2010). They are games designed for a specific goal other than the purpose of entertainment. Serious games are a form of interactive computer-based game software where one or multiple players engage with a design carrying more than entertainment in mind (Ritterfeld, Cody, & Vorderer 2010). They are increasingly evolving as a mainstream method for accomplishing key objectives for different initiatives especially

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AI & The Edtech

AI & The Edtech   The future is having the web as your assistant. It can be through your PC, smartphone or your wearable technology. AI was first introduced by John McCathry “the father of artificial intelligence” (Rajaraman, 2014). Learning is currently being affected by AI. Students are not using their keyboards or mouse, yet they are using their voice. Google is offering Google Voice for search, Apple is offering Siri and Microsoft is offering Cortana. Students find it

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