21st Century Education
The pupils file in quietly class by class, the school hall lit from the front with five candles on a table. Schools revive 'touchy-feely' approach | Education
Does the education secretary, Michael Gove, have any evidence that making exams harder makes students better at anything? Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Michael Rosen's letter from a curious parent | Education
1. Familiarity – Students are already familiar with many of the devices, regularly using iPads, iPhones, PSPs and (soon no doubt) the new PS Vita at home so adopting use inside the classroom can be quick and simple. See ‘For The Young, Smartphones No Longer A Luxury Item’ http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/20/for-the-young-smartphones-no-longer-a-luxury-item/ via @techcrunch 2. Engagement – Engages the disengaged. Teachers report regularly on how using digital resources in class captures student imagination. Ten reasons why game based learning works in education | connectED
Students and teachers can have lightbulb (even energy efficient ones) moments if they are allowed large chunks of time to work on their ideas and projects. Photograph: Alamy Give your students the freedom to learn | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional
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TED-Ed is a new part of the TED family that aims to help turn videos -- such as a YouTube clip -- into classroom-ready lessons with questions, essays and further reading advice. TED-Ed turns ideas into lessons, children into educators
A Little Bird Told Me…. | ePace Online April 20, 2012 Mary Blake A Little Bird Told Me…. Could I encourage anyone who hasn’t done so already to try Twitter out?
4 Lessons Elearning Can Take From The "Draw Something" App How to Teach With Technology Learn how to create custom multimedia products for your classroom or ecourse and other great ideas for the classroom.
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We have now reached the deadline for applications for the position of Digital Leader at Bowling Park. We have had about 40 applications, but there are just 9 places available! We have been really impressed with the high standard of applications received and we’d like to thank everybody who has applied for the job for putting in so much effort. Digital Leaders 2011-12 - Preparing for Interview
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Michael Rosen: 'How long does it take to write a slim curriculum?' Photograph: Martina Salvi/Rex Features My, aren't you busy! If you're not busying about with Suffolk selling off a primary school, you're busying about in Haringey turning a school that doesn't want it, into an academy. Dear Mr Gove: Michael Rosen's letter from a curious parent | Education
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Bill Gates' Big Play: How Much Can Money Buy in Education? - Living in Dialogue What would happen if one of the wealthiest men in the world decided to remake the institution of public education in America? What if that man believed he understood the secrets to success , and sought to align the nation's schools to his vision and methods? What if he decided to devote all his time and considerable money to this objective? Could he succeed? We are in the process of finding out just how far money and a sharply defined agenda can take you.
Kings Norton school embrace social media | B31 Voices Broadmeadow pupils working at the computer Broadmeadow Junior School in Kings Norton have taken social media in the classroom to a new level.
A new post of “master teacher” is to be introduced to recognise the best performers and offer an alternative career path to becoming a school head. A review of teaching standards has recommended a new higher threshold for the best and most experienced teachers. Teachers who achieved master status would earn significantly higher salaries without cutting their teaching hours, as many do if they become assistant head teachers. The proposal was put forward by a review of teaching standards set up by the Government and led by Sally Coates, head teacher of Burlington Danes Academy in Hammersmith, West London. Best teachers to be made ‘masters’ of the classroom
Creating a Common Craft-style video is part of the classroom assignment. By Shelley Wright I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean?
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This handful of resources provide about 100 different ideas for, and examples of, using Twitter in the classroom. It’s been almost 8 months since I published the post, “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom” , about uses of the popular micro-blogging tool in the instructional setting. This post generated a lot of traffic, and continues to attract hundreds of viewers every week. Since that brief posting, I’ve come across a lot of articles containing examples and suggestions for using Twitter in instructional applications. I’ve combed through many of these and tried to boil down the redundancies to create a rich set of idea-laden resources. While there’s still going to be some overlap in the concepts presented in these articles, they clearly meet the goal of providing a thorough set of ideas and examples for leveraging Twitter in the educational process.
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Try IT this year – Ten Techie things to try this year | ICTmagic
How do we make our schools fit to face the 21st century? | Education | The Observer
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