Sunday, December 4News For London

ed-tech

What is Wordle and why is it popular all of a sudden?

What is Wordle and why is it popular all of a sudden?

Culture, ed-tech, Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Media, News, Social media, Tech, Technology, Worldnews
Credits: Sharv G Recently, Twitter was flooded with a 5x6 grid of green, white, and yellow squares. The reason behind that is a daily online game called Wordle which has now been sold to The New York Times. What is Wordle? It is a daily game where the user has to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. The letters are spaced out in a grid, and each letter attempted gets marked either in grey, yellow or green. Green letters are part of the final word and in the right place. If they’re yellow, they’re in the final word but in the wrong place and grey letters are not a part of the final word. The game grants users the ability to share their grid after guessing the word correctly. The grid is made of emojis without any letters. Since it’s the same word for everybody, it is engag
Are electric cars worth the price? Pros and cons of plug-in vehicles

Are electric cars worth the price? Pros and cons of plug-in vehicles

Climate, economy, ed-tech, Environment, Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Law
Electric cars are becoming more common than ever in British roads, and they are also becoming a much more realistic alternative to gas fueled options. Everyone is talking about it, but a lot of people is still reluctant. The major reason? The price to pay upfront. Courtesy of Tesla, 2021 When talking about purely electric vehicles the first name that comes to our mind is Tesla. The company run by Elon Musk is considered to be the pioneer of this range, with four cars in the market and two on the way, promising a budget vehicle that could cost just 25’000$ in the next three years. With the improvements of battery lives, lower prices and the expansion of the charging network, 2021 becomes the best year to switch to an EV. It is essential to recognize that electric vehicles are
Playing to learn: Minecraft Education and the thriving ed-tech market in the UK

Playing to learn: Minecraft Education and the thriving ed-tech market in the UK

Art, Culture, ed-tech, educational video games
Video games have been blamed for the decline of children’s studious pursuits since the birth of ‘Pong’ – one of the first arcade video games to reach mainstream popularity. More than a decade later, video games are being used as an educational tool for young adolescents in schools across the world.   According to a recent report on SBS World News Australia, Merryland’s East 5th graders, a school in south-west Sydney, recently used Microsofts Minecraft: Education Edition, to create a Minecraft cinematic about the traditional stories of indigenous cultures. Minecraft, for the uninitiated is a game that allows users to design and construct a virtual world, by using static objects like blocks and pillars. Geography and history seems to be the most obvious subject areas, which the g