Studies have proved that students retain:
- 20% of what they hear.
- 20% of what they see.
- 50% of what they see and hear!
Studies have proved that students retain:
As part of our annual evaluation of our products and services, a survey was conducted in January 2011 that invited more than 100 teachers and 250 students and parents to report about their experience with e-Skool.
Students and Parents
The survey found that 78% of respondents reported that they were satisfied with e-Skool’s information content. At the same time, 28% believed that e-Skool was beneficial to them, while 52% believed that it was very beneficial to their academic studies.
On the other hand, 90% of surveyed teachers reported that e-Skool has an easy-to-use content management system (CMS) that made it straightforward for them to update their academic information on the school’s website. This point is further supported by the fact that 41% of the participating teachers said that they spend 15 to 30 minutes per day to update their academic information using e-Skool, while 53% said they spend just less than 15 minutes per day!
Given the facts that 94% of surveyed teachers spend less than 30 minutes a day to update their academic information online using e-Skool and that 85% of teachers believed that e-Skool is beneficial to both students and their parents, makes e-Skool an invaluable tool to improve the quality of education in our schools.
Teachers were also asked about the way that e-Skool assisted them in their academic careers. 50% of the respondents reported that e-Skool allowed parents to share the responsibility with teachers in raising student’s performance. Teachers also reported that e-Skool allowed them to make better decisions about scheduling assignments, homework, and exams and that it reduced unnecessary communication with parents.
Once again, e-Skool proves that it is an essential tool in the education sector and that it brings tremendous improvements to the quality of education at a minimal effort from faculty and staff.
Berytech held its annual Christmas Gala dinner on December 14, 2010 at the Four Season’s Hotel in Beirut in the presence of entrepreneurs, board and staff members, Saint-Joseph University Rector and Deans, as well as a host of friends and supporters.
The event featured as well the Berytech Incubation Awards ceremony that recognizes the most competitive projects presented during the 2010 edition.
Dr. Nicolas Rouhana, Director of Berytech Technology Pole announced the results and trophies were awarded to each of the laureates. By order of merit and ranking, the Awards went to:
Mahdi Ghurayeb, e-Skool
Abdallah Absi, Rifflex
Antoun Abou Zeid, Makhsoom.com
Rami Hajjar, Wext
Antoine Khoury, RF Trends
Joseph Abi Samra Tasmeem
Michel Kattouah, MDC
Rabeeh Abla, CSP Solutions
Charles Khoury, Dictype
The Awards provide the winning projects cash grants in line with the above order of merit, up to 12-months incubation period within Berytech and Eligibility for equity financing through Berytech Fund.
Mahdi Ghurayeb, top laureate for his school information system project e-Skool declared: “It is an honor to receive this award because it is a validation of all the efforts we have put into this project. Berytech’s support to date has been a mind-expanding experience and we are positive that with the support of its team, the only way is up”.
Here are the top 14 reasons why Homework is important:
The grocery store is one of the best examples of a place where the ability to use mathematics is put to work in the “real world.” It’s a great place to practice measurement and estimation and to learn about volume and quantity and their relationships to the sizes and shapes of containers—geometry!
Here are some tips to make your grocery shopping a very interesting learning experience.
Being able to recognize how different shapes are used in common settings helps children to understand geometric principles, such as shape and quantity, and the relationships among them.
Putting away groceries helps children develop classifying and mathematical reasoning skills and the ability to analyze data.
Time flies when you’re having fun, but if you’ve ever tried to explain to an impatient preschooler that his birthday is a week away, you’ll realize that the concept of time does not come easily to children of this age. Learning the days of the week and the months of the year is standard procedure in preschool curriculum, but what can you do to help your child understand this complex concept at home?
Time is a hard concept for preschoolers. It isn’t something that they can touch, feel and explore. Without the ability to tangibly interact with time, children need adults who understand the concept to help them learn about time.
Learning a song with the days of the week is one way. Children love to sing! Learning becomes fun and easy through music and rhyme. Children soon learn, when noted on a calendar, that Mondays are the days we go to the library. Tuesdays are the days that grandma picks me up and Saturdays and Sundays are the days I stay home and don’t go to school.
Want to get started? Try a few of these simple ideas at home to help your child grasp the complex idea of time.
Create a Calendar
Purchase a calendar for your child to keep in his room. You may want to get some special stickers to mark birthdays and holidays. Write in special events such as birthday parties or school performances as well as weekly classes or events. Show your child how to mark off each day with an “X” before he goes to bed. This will make it easier to count down the days to highly anticipated days.
Use “Timely” Words
Use words to indicate time such as yesterday, today and tomorrow when you are talking with your child. When these words are used in context, especially in conjunction with a calendar, it helps make the concept of time more concrete. Talking with your child about his weekly schedule (for example, “We go to gymnastics on Tuesday and that is tomorrow”) and then showing him the day on the calendar will be helpful. Definitions of time such as “next year” become more difficult because it is too long of a time for a child to wait. “Words that explain ‘next year,’ such as ‘when you turn 4′ or ‘when you are in Mrs. Duffy’s class’ help stage a framework that makes sense to a preschooler.”
Make a Countdown Chain
For those very special days such as birthdays and holidays, you can make a visual and interactive countdown chain to help the time pass more quickly!
Do you have other interesting ideas?
You should be concerned if your child:
Tips to make sure computer and video game playing remains a positive part of your children’s lives:
Surfing the Internet can expose children to inappropriate material and other dangers. It is very important for parents to be aware of the risks, educate children about them, and monitor children’s use.
The Internet is a wonderful tool. It makes information easily accessible from home and facilitates fast communication via email. In addition, it can be educational and fun. But the Internet can also be dangerous.
Here are some tips to help safeguard your children when they use the Internet.
You should also make sure that your children understand and agree to the following conditions:
It can be helpful to write down the agreement in the form of a contract and have each child sign it.
If your child becomes a victim of online abuse, it is very important to remember that just as with other forms of abuse, it is not his or her fault.