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Real Children

I speak about a race of real children, not too wise or too good, but bounded up and down by love and hate, oh may their early joys be nature and knowledge, rightly honoured by that name, not purchased with loss of power.

Wordsworth – Prelude V.410-425

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Digital Overload

Digital Overload
Digital “media overload” or “cognitive overload” resulting in brain fog and reduced capacity to concentrate, stay alert or focused on the task in hand without getting frustrated by increased error rate and brain freeze?
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Mindshift

Mindshift
Since 2016, an investigative journalist in France has been on a mission to show students how they’re duped, teaching them how to tell true from false online.
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IT Checks for Schools

Dyslexia Tests

QS Dyslexia Tests

 

QuickScan and QuickScreen – Two OnLine dyslexia tools. QuickScan is an online questionnaire which provides an insight into learning modalities and other aspects of study skills as well as dyslexia. QuickScreen is a more in-depth diagnostic-style test which looks at ability and performance in a range of literacy skills.

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Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer vision Syndrome

With the popularity of smartphones and tablets, we now have more exposure to the computer screen than we ever had before.

This increase in screen time comes with an increase in eyestrain and other eye and vision problems associated with computer vision syndrome.

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Windows 10 Night Light

Windows 10 Night Light

Night light is a feature that reduces the amount of blue light at night time, and it displays warmer colors that can help to reduce eye strain and help you fall asleep after staying up late working on your computer.

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CVS Study

CVS Study

CVS Study

A cross-sectional study was conducted among medical and engineering college students of a University situated in the suburban area of Chennai. Students who used computer in the month preceding the date of study were included in the study. The participants were surveyed using a pre-tested structured questionnaire.

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Asthenopia in Children

Asthenopia in Children

Asthenopia in Children

Although asthenopia is a frequent and relevant clinical problem in childhood, with potential consequences for learning, the scarcity of studies about the prevalence and clinical impact of asthenopia hinders the effective planning of public health measures.

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Digital Accessibility

Work with purpose…

Work with purpose

Work with purpose

Three-quarters (78 percent) of thriving employees in the UK, those who feel fulfilled personally and professionally, say their company has a strong sense of purpose. To find purpose, employees crave movement, learning, and experimentation.

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Stress

Stress and Absenteeism

Stress and Absenteeism

Stress-inducing situations are one of the biggest reasons for why employees are unable to go to work, according to research.
A survey of 500 HRs by Group Risk Development (GRiD) found stress and stress-inducing situations as the main reason for short-term absences of up to 26 weeks.

The research also found more than a quarter (27%) of HRs believe work-related stress contributes to a higher-than-average absence rate in their organisation.

Dealing with staff shortages (29%), poor work/life balance (20%) and low morale (19%) were also given as reasons for high staff absences.

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Lazy eyes everywhere?

Lazy eyes everywhere?

Lazy eyes everywhere?

50 to 90% of the general population WILL suffer from Asthenopia, the WHO ICD medical term for eye-strain that, is significantly exacerbated by display screen use or operation in the workplace where it is more commonly known as Computer Vision Syndrome or Screen Fatigue.

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DSE Regulation

DSE Regulation

DSE Regulation

Insurance against DSE injuries

Lower back and neck pain are the most common problem areas and they quite often require changes in equipment, such as using an ergonomic chair, in order to reduce pain levels and prevent lost working hours. But the policy will cover any kind of problem, injury or disability that is making it difficult or uncomfortable to work.

 

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Lifestyle Choices

Lifestyle Choices

Lifestyle choices

Dr Anouska Carter, a principal researcher from the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University says: “Poor lifestyle choices in an aging population is crippling the NHS, due to an increased incidence of such conditions as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.”

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International Ergonomics

International Ergonomics

International Ergonomics

When working across multiple regions in a global environment, safety managers will want to understand the key regulations related to MSDs so as not to fall foul of the compliance bodies and to reduce employee injury and workers’ compensation costs.

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Is there is…?

or is there ain’t Computer Vision Syndrome…

It actually all depends on who you speak to and how long they have had to or how well they have visually adapted to using and operating display screen equipment, how long and/or often, they are on screen, in a typical day including outside of work hours, and whether or not they are off-screen at least an hour or two before, not just going to bed but, going to sleep.
Like many other conditions, mostly with names ending in an ‘ia’ and, that are, more or less by and large “subjectively” reported, there are as many opinions as there are professional, academic and/or self-proclaimed experts on the subject either for or against “ it “.

Visit Parliament

Visit Parliament

Visit Parliament

Book a free school trip to Parliament

Bookings are now open for autumn term 2018. Apply for a tour and workshop through our online form before April 30.

A transport subsidy is available for schools coming from further afield.

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Get Kids Reading

What works for getting kids reading

What works for getting kids reading

If, text is easily and fluently accessible then, anyone is happy to read.
Remove the main fear, disadvantage, anxiety, barrier, handicap, disability to reading for leisure, pleasure and, worst of all, school/work on-screen or otherwise……
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Digital Accessibility

C21st Classroom

Characteristics of 21st Century Classrooms include accessible technology and accessible instructional materials that transform learning for every student. In Fayette County Georgia the system incorporates various classroom technologies and an online interactive network that educators and students can access from a variety of technology devices to communicate about lessons and resources. Examine how this system supports the learning of all students including Bailey.

Martini-style Work Life Balance?

Work-Life Balance

Work Life Balance

Any place, anytime, anywhere……….

The reality of ‘Augmented Reality’ hasn’t really dawned on those in the real world yet, as most of us are just trying to get a grip on the historical content of the IOT let alone the ever increasing speed with which it is insidiously being up-graded even replaced in a world of redundant technology most of us are using today.

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Stop Blaming Workers for Work Stress

Stop Blaming Workers

Stop Blaming Workers

Karoshi (suicide by working yourself to death) may now be in the public domain having been recognised since the 1970’s but, fear and insecurity exacerbated by performance anxiety continues to insidiously manifest in presenteeism right up to the point of adaptation exhaustion when the employee can no longer persevere and develops more serious debilitating non-communicable physical or mental ill-health sufficient to enforce an escape to put some distance between themselves and the work-stressors.

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