A study done by Stanford University showed that music has a direct link with the brain, affecting areas to do with memory, making predictions and paying attention. If you have a learning difference, this could be extremely relevant. Learning differences are related to attention, concentration and processing, which can result in problems prioritising and completing tasks, as well as an overall feeling of “losing time.” So how can listening to music help with this?
Exciting, funny, disturbing, romantic and sometimes sad … For hundreds of years, stories have provided entertainment for all age groups. Stories are of great importance in the development of our children as they not only arouse emotions but also allow us to access empathy. We put together a collection of exciting links, events and get you thinking about what reading aloud could do for you and your children.
Dybuster is thrilled to announce that we are joining the SIT Alemira family. As you may already know Dybuster AG is a Swiss developer of evidence-based, AI-driven inclusive learning software for schools and we have taken the decision to join SIT Alemira to support worldwide distribution, as well as to enhance product and software development.
“The Wonders of Nature” – How Nature Strengthens our Well-being and Provides our Brains with the Necessary Rest
A recent study shows that over organised activities can negatively affect children’s brains. That’s why many professionals are calling for a return to a more free and relaxed way of educating your child – a more outdoor and natural way.
Emmen is a town in the canton of Lucerne and the public school is made up of a primary and a secondary school. The secondary school has a computer room as well as four desktop computers per classroom and there are also a number of laptops that are shared among classes, which means the students can practice on Dybuster software at school or in their own home.
We would like to introduce a few of the schools where teachers and students use our software to help them achieve an inclusive learning environment. Our first portrait is of the public school in Fehraltorf, Switzerland. Fehraltorf is a small town in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. The public school is made up of primary and secondary schools.
It is well known that schools tend to put mental arithmetic skills above visual ones, as something like counting with your fingers is seen as a weakness in one’s calculation abilities. Educators and scientists have been tackling this obsolete cliché with research and scientific reports that seem to prove that visual aids are more than just helpful in the learning process.
Calcularis, our inclusive maths learning program, has been evaluated in smaller studies which clearly showed that the software was beneficial for increasing children’s proficiency in math, now a large-scale study has been completed.
We had the exciting news last week that Dybuster Orthograph was nominated for the Design Leadership Prize in the Research category, so here’s an interview with our brilliant designer Fraser Rothnie on how all of this came about.
Calcularis includes 48 different learning games, all of them designed to help students with dyscalculia improve their math and number skills. The software selects which games will help a student learn best, based on that child’s strengths and problem areas creating an educational environment that is truly inclusive.