In his equally fascinating and slightly depressing way, Yuval Noah Harari tells a Brief History of Tomorrow in his future-oriented sequel to Sapiens, Homo Deus (2017).
When Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens took the YourTutor office by storm a couple of months ago, it left us variously intrigued, thrilled, and ultimately for many of us breaking out in a cold sweat about the possible fate of humanity in not-so-many years.
As an organization that has optimism for individuals and our species in our DNA, we went looking for an antidote to the cold sweats and may have found it in Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist.
Parenting in the modern age can be overwhelming at times. The headlines are full of online dangers regarding cyberbullies, sexting, predators, and identity theft that can leave even the most grounded parents wondering if the daily struggle with power cords and wi-fi are worth the risks. Even though our technology poses real threats, responsible Internet use can offer our families a myriad of benefits.
With a little effort and well-thought out choices, it is possible to harness our technology to strengthen familial bonds and connections. Today’s Australian teens are increasingly connected, with 82 per cent of our children saying the Internet is very important to them and half of our teens admitting it is extremely important. To drive this concept home, 72 per cent of our kids go online daily and 89 per cent own mobile phones which can allow access to the digital world.
In science, you learn about some of the wonders of the universe. Plate tectonics, evolution, and relativity are all really cool, but many of them are hard to visualise.
Evolution is especially fascinating. We can see the products of evolution all around us, but what does it look like? How awesome would it be to watch? To help answer that, let’s have a look at Boxcars.
As an education technology company, we strive to make student outcomes better through the best use of technology. To support this, our service has developed constantly over 12 years to adjust to changing student needs and we are always striving to do more. That's why today we release a new online classroom, built from the ground up.