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What mini experiment will you try out before the end of term?

Go to our diagnostics page to see what's wrong. Join Us! Diffusion of Innovations. Design Thinking. James thinks its worth a look! Working with ‘Novice’ and ‘Expert’ Teachers – David Weston. This is a rather delayed write-up of my notes and reflections on David Weston’s (@informed_edu) workshop at The Telegraph Festival of Education.

Working with ‘Novice’ and ‘Expert’ Teachers – David Weston

Having heard David speak on several occasions, I felt certain that he’d live up to everything good CPD should and I’d leave with disrupted thinking and things to be curious about. I wasn’t disappointed. Within a few weeks, I had shared my new learning with senior colleagues as well as fellow leaders at College. This has been learning that has locked itself firmly in my thoughts and will hopefully lead to more effective CPD approaches for colleagues. Many of us used to facilitating CPD or introducing fresh approaches in our colleges and schools will be accustomed to colleagues often presenting with the rolling eyes of, ‘I’ve been teaching for 20 years.

So how can we approach teacher learning in a way that lands with novices as much as it does with experts? I mean, apparently the inclusion of a brain or the word ‘science’ could get us pretty far… Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching - Home. Teaching and Learning Research Summaries: A collection for easy access. There are several superb summaries of educational research that have been compiled into easily accessible websites and articles in pdf format that can be read online and shared with staff.

Teaching and Learning Research Summaries: A collection for easy access.

Although they are easy to find via an internet search, I am pulling them together into one place for easy access. I’ll keep adding to it as I find things and when people make suggestions: John Dunlosky: Strengthening the Student Toolbox Barak Rosenshine: Principles of Instruction See also: Rosenshine Re-ordered. Rob Coe et al: What makes great teaching. Dylan Wiliam: 9 things every teacher should know- via tes The article is here: with a nice box inset about that researchers – many of whom are featured in the other summaries represented here. James Ko et al: Effective Teaching John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory, summarised by Oliver Caviglioli for How2.

Beautiful and easy to use newsletters. Don’t use technology.… Do use technology.… IRIS Connect Film Club. Meaningful discussions around video. Live. Using Technology to Check Understanding During Lessons - My Top Five. - Bex Trex to Teaching. As part of the Chartered Teacher programme I have been working on checking student understanding during lessons.

Using Technology to Check Understanding During Lessons - My Top Five. - Bex Trex to Teaching

I’ve been looking at what effective checking of student understanding looks like and then working on improving what I do. I’ve set myself the following criteria:Ensure that all students are participating, not just selected students.Make sure questions are specific.Make sure questions are repetitive.Check that student responses are reliable by asking students to explain why they are correct/incorrect.Plan for errors and be prepared to correct student misconceptions where necessary.Having set these criteria (through reading books by Dylan Wiliam, Doug Lemov and Daisy Cristodoulou), I decided to focus on my use of technology for checking student understanding. This is something I was doing before but I hadn’t thought that much about how I was going about this. 5. Socrative Pros: I like the variety with Socrative. 4. 3. 2. 1.

ClassDojo. Plickers. The Tech Trumps® help teachers find the right digital technologies to suit their teaching. Digital technology. The digital age and its implications for learning in the primary sector. Promoting effective digital-age learning. Learning Wales. Digital competence is one of 3 cross-curricular responsibilities, alongside literacy and numeracy. It focuses on developing digital skills which can be applied to a wide range of subjects and scenarios.

The Framework, which has been developed by practitioners from Pioneer Schools, supported by external experts, has 4 strands of equal importance, each with a number of elements. The digital competence framework for citizens. ICT Competency framework for teachers. Digital Scrapbook Project - Google Slides. Primary. Guardian Foundation, National Literacy Trust, PSHE Association and Google announce News Wise - a news literacy programme for primary schools. The Guardian Foundation has joined with the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association to announce News Wise, a pilot news literacy programme for primary school children and teachers, funded by Google for its first year.

Guardian Foundation, National Literacy Trust, PSHE Association and Google announce News Wise - a news literacy programme for primary schools

The pilot, which launches in Autumn 2018, will be focused on primary school children in years 5 and 6 and will create an evidence-based model for teaching news literacy in primary schools, with the aim to embed news literacy into schools’ curriculum. The programme will enable children to access, navigate, critically analyse and participate in the news through a suite of lesson plans, online resources and school workshops. Schools are encouraged to register their interest in taking part in the pilot which will initially focus on primary schools with a high proportion of children who are disadvantaged. Ben Hicks, executive director, the Guardian Foundation, said: Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, said: Pixar co-founder teleported live into a virtual classroom with students in Slough. A year using iPads – Reflection! So..

A year using iPads – Reflection!

After a year of working with iPads in the classroom what have we learnt? It’s fair to say that they have been a success. The iPads have become indispensable to school life, used by all staff for all kinds of things. Video projects, reading projects, writing projects as well as the ‘usual’ apps and internet research. Children enjoy using them, and we are beginning to have a real account of school life through video, pictures and blogs. 1. Once practical issues were sorted out the teachers began to use iPads for so much more than Internet research. 2. Hopwood Community Primary School. Childnet Digital Leaders Programme - Childnet.