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Does online teaching suitable  for young students?

Does online teaching suitable for young students?

children, Education, Explainers, International, Uncategorized, youth
In 2010, people would make some assumptions about ten year later in 2020: cars can drive in the sky and people can learn or work sitting at home instead of gathering in the classroom and tall buildings. Obviously, cars are still being driven on the road. But the second one, it seems like it is already happening during the spread of coronavirus. As schools closed their doors and online education forced to proceed, China was the first one to test its implementability. Basically there are three forms of online teaching in China during this period. One is live streaming teaching, one is teachers record the video beforehand and send the link to students. The last one is all the students learning the universal video material. How is the online course going? Take one student’s online le
How influencers make money on social media? || Explainer video

How influencers make money on social media? || Explainer video

Celebrity, children, Entertainment, Experience, Explainer, Explainers, Instagram, Media, Social media, Technology, trends, Uncategorized, Video
You probably already heard about influencers and them earning cash by being active on social media. You perhaps also follow at least one of them. But did you ever wonder how they do it? And if you can be one as well? Then let's look at our explainer video to find out more! https://youtu.be/Dn05IOFAziU
Who is the smartest bird in the world?

Who is the smartest bird in the world?

Animals, children, Culture, Environment, Explainer, Uncategorized
Today humans are at the top of the food chain because humans are one of the luckiest species in nature. But humans still need to be careful, and there are still some very smart animals in nature that are constantly improving and becoming smarter. You may have heard that the gorilla's IQ can reach the level of a seven-year-old child. You may also know that elephants have the same huge wisdom in their bulky bodies. But guess what, there is a bird with an IQ comparable to a monkey, hidden in a petite body. Who is the smartest bird in the world? Why is it so smart? Let us find the answer together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2wD6qR4myE
Obesity in childhood

Obesity in childhood

children, Data Journalism, Education, Explainer, Explainers, Fitness, Food, Health, Medical, NHS, Obesity, Sport, youth
The numbers for people who are obese in the UK again saw a record high in 2019; it is the fourth consecutive year that a new national record was set.   Around 20 percent of UK's school children aged 8 to 11 are obese, according to the NHS’s National Child Measurement Programme. In other words, every fifth child is severely overweight. This puts the UK on rank 33 out of 191 surveyed countries (Global Obesity Levels).  Obesity in childhood increases the risk of obesity in adulthood and can cause serious illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Often, it also triggers mental health issues such as depression or fatigue.  Especially now that schools, playgrounds and gyms are closed due to the coronavirus, it is vital to provide a healthy diet and as much
Children’s explainer: What does Coronavirus mean for me?

Children’s explainer: What does Coronavirus mean for me?

Breaking News, children, Education, Explainer, Explainers, Health, Medical, youth
(By Martine Ryholt) The last few weeks have been unlike any others. Schools and nurseries are closed and many parents are working from home. It's normal to feel a bit scared when so many changes happen all at once. Maybe you've heard about Coronavirus in the news, from your parents or a friend? It can be difficult to understand what it really means and why we can't see our friends anymore. We have put together a video for you, explaining Coronavirus and what it means. You can watch it alone or with your parents. Remember that whatever it is you're worried about, it is always good to talk about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M8KEAntxPk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2dakEuJOTBn66-EPXEWUZStcb96h8V5Bzr33w5kLGSx1z3rce6rGCYuzw Text and illustrations: Martine Ryholt,...
Social distancing doesn’t mean kids can’t still have fun

Social distancing doesn’t mean kids can’t still have fun

children, Explainer, Explainers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfUyInbDu70 The coronavirus pandemic is still a very pressing matter, therefore it is crucial that we stay home and practice social distancing in order to prevent the spread of the virus.  While this hasn’t been an easy adjustment to our lives, it has been an especially difficult time for young children. Their routine of going to school, going outside often and having contact with their friends has abruptly come to an end and it may be hard for them to understand why. With that said, children should get a better understanding of what social distancing is in order to navigate how they will be spending their time for the coming weeks. Practicing effective and safe social distancing means: Keeping a distance of 2 to 3 metres away from people
What are the top five skills a grade-schooler must have?

What are the top five skills a grade-schooler must have?

children, Explainer, Explainers, Uncategorized
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amRmDFwkJbA&t=4s Children develop skills in five main areas of development: 1- Motor Skills: These skills are required for co-ordination between hands, eyes, legs and other body parts. 2- Creative Skills: The ability to imagine, create and think differently about a given task or problem. 3-Cognitive Skills: The core skills required to think, reason, remember and learn. 4- Social-Emotional Skills: The knowledge to recognise one’s emotions; how they feel and why, maintaining relationships, sharing and caring- all require social-emotional skills. 5-Communication Skills: The ability to talk to another, with or without words in an effective manner. Watch this video to find out 10 fun activities that you can do inside your home, wit
Figures show a link between birth rates and ethnicity

Figures show a link between birth rates and ethnicity

children, Data Journalism, Education, Health, Housing, Medical, NHS, Racism
In contrast with previous studies, the recent figures show that socio-economic factors are more relevant than biological ones   Babies born from Pakistani and Black African parents had the highest infant mortality rates. Meanwhile, those from white mothers and fathers have the lowest in England and Wales, according to 2013 figures provided by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The white community (British and Irish) suffered only 2.6 deaths per 1,000 live births. However, the figure is quite different for other minorities. Pakistani babies had a mortality rate of 6.7, Black Caribbean of 6.6, and Black African of 6.3. These ethnic groups showed the most worrying probabilities of babies’ survival. The figures displayed a scary face of how inequality works even in t
OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

Breaking News, brexit, children, Data Journalism, Food, Health, Obesity, Uncategorized
There are almost 4 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the United Kingdom, according to the last figures released by NHS Digital and Diabetes UK. Even though medical techniques are improving, the number of diabetes cases is strongly increasing. Diabetes UK predicted in its reports that if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes by 2025. The last statistics include men and women who are over 17 years old and have type 1 or 2 diabetes. England is the area with the biggest percentage of people suffering from this disease among the UK, in this country the number has increased by almost one million in just 7 years. Even though type 2 diabetes is the most frequent in adults, a great percentage of children seem to suffer from type 1 diab...
Need magic to escape from modern life? Adults are loving children’s books too

Need magic to escape from modern life? Adults are loving children’s books too

Adults, books, Breaking News, children, Culture, Education, LifeStyle, News
Children and young adult’s book markets are increasing, and according to a Writers and Artists article by Chris Kloet, editor at Walker Books, around 10,000 new children’s titles are published in the UK every year, and there is also a current vogue for “young adult” novels. But can this be only attributed to the children and teenagers’ reading habits? Siobhan Curham, author and writing coach, said: “Young adult books blur the line between children’s and adult books because there is a big cross-over, with many adults reading them.” What distinguishes a children's and a young adult’s book? Joshua Cartwright, who works for Wealdstone Library and also is a writer of children's books, defined it as “books with stories or information which is understandable by the age group that they a