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Technology 01 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gates: Pay teachers on how well their students learn

b>WASHINGTON/b>: Even in the midst of large spending cuts, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said US schools can improve the performance of students if they put more emphasis on rewarding excellent teaching, and less emphasis on paying teachers based on seniority and graduate degrees.

TECH 18 Jul 2017 | 12:30 AM

US teachers ‘Google’ tech solutions

With so much technology in students' hands these days, teachers often need a hand to stay ahead.

TECH 03 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

The pros and cons of WhatsApp chats between teachers and their pupils

People typically reach for their smartphone to send a quick message or photo. Most use WhatsApp and form large groups in the app so that they can contact a lot of people at once. At some schools, teachers and pupils even have WhatsApp chats. Is this good or bad?

TECH 11 May 2016 | 3:00 AM

Some teachers are incorporating social media into the classroom

These days, it's hard to look at your phone without getting disapproving looks from teachers and parents. But what if tweeting was an assignment?

TECH 11 Apr 2018 | 11:30 PM

Learning computer programming, with no teachers and no tuition

Self-help and problem-solving skills are the name of the game the Holberton School in San Francisco – with no teachers and no lessons reducing costs.

TECH 28 Mar 2016 | 3:00 AM

Pupils as young as 7 caught sexting by British teachers

More than 60% of school staff in Britain are aware of 13-16 year olds sharing sexual material online, and pupils as young as seven have been caught “sexting”, a study said.

TECH 04 Jan 2019 | 1:30 AM

Russian teenagers use social media to rebel against teachers

The principal of a prestigious school near St. Petersburg summoned 16-year-old Leonid Shaidurov and 14-year-old Maxim Dautov in for a chat. Then he threatened them with expulsion, a criminal probe and being blacklisted from all Russian universities.

TECH 29 Mar 2018 | 2:00 AM

Techno teachers: Finnish school trials robot educators

Elias, the new language teacher at a Finnish primary school, has endless patience for repetition, never makes a pupil feel embarrassed for asking a question and can even do the Gangnam Style dance. Elias is also a robot.

TECH 12 Feb 2019 | 11:00 AM

AI firm aims to free up parents and teachers from checking children’s maths homework

Beijing-based online education start-up has developed an AI-powered app to check children’s arithmetic problems.