Monthly Archives: May 2010

Have you explored the potential of “EDUtainment”?

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It is the 21st century now where the kids of today are in touch with a plethora of multimedia, different tech gadgets and also social networking platforms. You won’t be surprised if you have seen a Primary School kid fiddling with an iPhone or maybe playing games on Facebook!

So, have you ever thought of how these “gadgets” or multimedia can be of any constructive use to your kids learning?

To put things in perspective, you can actually think of how all these multimedia can serve an objective in aiding your child’s learning. Education + entertainment = Edutainment. This equation serves a reminder that a well-balanced mix between the two components does achieve a wholesome effect. It’s all about having fun while learning right!

Games with educational content and learning with multimedia platforms have been proven to better allow kids or students to explore topics that they are interested in greater depth. It not only empowers them with the impetus to find out about something they are really passionate about, but also put the fun in learning new things first before all the hard facts.  

I hope I have got you started thinking of how a reasonable amount of “Edutainment” can help your child. As for ConsultAtutor Personal Home Tutors, use your creativity to find a way to expand the range of teaching tools by using simple games, animations, videos or even real-life examples to bring the tutorials to life!

Remember, set the objective and balance the “edu” and “tainment”!

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How a Tower Crane goes uP and UP

Ever been puzzled over how tower cranes that you often see keep going up? Or you just can’t find an appropriate explanation to your child’s question when she bugs you for an answer as you stroll past a construction site with her?

Fret not anymore. Here’s a video (below) with amazing 3D Computer Aided Design graphics that you can show to your child to know more about how this Tower Crane is amazingly designed and used to build the flats or apartments that we live in. It probably could answer your childhood question that you haven’t been able to after so long!

And, if you are a ConsultAtutor 1-to-1 personal home tutor teaching Primary Science or Upper Secondary Physics, you can probably think of a way to make lessons on Forces, Moments etc. more interesting with such “real-life” visual learning in 3D. Bridging a link between theory and practical applications in real life scenarios does give students/tutees greater impetus to explore the topics they are learning in school and in tutorials. 

Have fun and enjoy the cool video!

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Heard of the “Mozart Effect”?

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Ever thought how music can have a REALLY positive impact on you? 

Well, we all know that listening to different genres of music does affect your mood in one way or another. But think of listening to music to boost IQ?  There have been popular sayings that “listening to Mozart music makes you smarter” and some research has been done on pieces like the famous K448, nevertheless we shall leave the judgement to you.  You can check out some studies on the “Mozart Effect” here.  

Try it out by listening to the video below, who knows you might see an improvement in grades!  or if you do not have a liking for classical music, you can try out Yanni’s “Acroyali/Standing in Motion” (New Age) too. 

Mozart Sonata K.448 – 1st Movement 

Yanni’s Acroyali/Standing in Motion  

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