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Why did Steve Jobs ban use of his own products at home? The New York Times journalist Nick Bilton once asked the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, the following question during an interview: ‘It seems that your kids are crazy about the iPad, right?’

Why did Steve Jobs ban use of his own products at home?

He got the following, unexpected answer: ‘They don’t use them. We limit the amount of time they are allowed to use iPads at home.’ So it seems that the guy who made such a huge contribution to technological development knows more than most people do about its inherent dangers. Look Up. Australian National Maritime Museum. There is a growing interest in many parts of the world in utilising the capacities and affordances of digital games to support learning within the formal arenas of curriculum and school.

Australian National Maritime Museum

The use of games-based pedagogies via online and mobile Internet-based technologies is seen as providing much potential for innovative, effective and accessible contemporary teaching and learning (Beavis, 2012; Beavis, et al, 2014), as well as a new way for museums to engage with their educational audiences (Kelly, 2013). The museum in partnership with roar film (Tasmania), Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania have developed an educational game, The Voyage, based on the nineteenth century convict experience.

The Voyage takes the user on a journey from London to Van Diemen’s Land (now known as Tasmania) where players, as the ship’s Surgeon Superintendent, are rewarded for the number of healthy convicts they deliver to the fledging British colony. Watch this space for more! Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension. What effect do digital devices have on our digital brains?

Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension

To uncover the influence on learning of using digital tablets for reading, the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center conducted an experiment to ascertain differences in recall and comprehension between tablet and paper readers. As of 2014, 63 percent of colleges reported using e-textbooks, while 27 percent planned to in the near future.1 But what drives these digital book policies and practices in higher education — technology or research? Considering the pervasiveness of digital devices, the lack of sufficient guidance for educators to make informed decisions about instruction and learning is disconcerting. Despite the widespread adoption of tablets in schools, ranging from elementary through higher education, research about the effects of tablet use on student learning has obvious gaps.

Ten Good Video Sources for Science Teachers and Students. On Sunday evening I shared a list of ten good sources of social studies videos.

Ten Good Video Sources for Science Teachers and Students

To keep the video source series going I've created a list of sources for educational science videos. Here are ten good sources of science videos for students and teachers. On his website and YouTube channel Montana's 2011 Teacher of the Year Paul Anderson has uploaded more than 300 quality instructional videos like the ones about biology that are embedded below. TED-Ed offers dozens of videos on a variety of topics in science. I created a playlist of TED-Ed videos about how the human body works. Sporcle - Trivia, Quizzes & Brain Games. The Last Page of the Internet. Fresh Paint. Google Apps update alerts: Disable downloading, printing, and copying of any Google Drive file.

PowToon, free business presentation software animated video maker and PowerPoint alternative. KS1, KS2, 11-Plus, KS3 and GCSE Revision Quizzes. Interactive Animations. Study Vibe - Let's get motivated - thats' all about how to turn study into motivation. What's your motivation style?

Study Vibe - Let's get motivated - thats' all about how to turn study into motivation.

Use this activity to fine out what motivates you to achieve. Effective Study Motivation Tips Here are nine useful tips for study motivation. How to get motivated to study Provides some useful tips to get you motivated to study. Motivational Tricks Here are twelve practical ways to become motivated to achieve happiness and success. Study Motivation Provides some simple ways to create the change you need to become motivated. Study Skills Articles and Study Skills Tips. ELES Study Skills Handbook. Wonderville Games, Science Alberta Foundation. MasteryConnect. Designed with the teacher in mind.

MasteryConnect

Through MasteryConnect’s patent-pending MasteryTracker, teachers can effectively assess core standards, monitor student performance, and report student mastery to parents and administrators. Assess with any content – Use multiple choice, rubrics, oral assessments, writing assessments or any curriculum or content type. Real-time Mastery Status – Visualize student performance relative to the core with the traffic light approach of red, yellow, and green mastery status.

Curriculum Maps – Mix and match standard sets, create custom standards, and easily drag and drop standards into any sequence. Multi-standard / Benchmark Assessments – Administer district-created or teacher-created benchmark assessments. State and Common Core Standards – Convenient 'View Standards' links helps teachers stay focused on teaching and assessing core standards. Integrated Standards resources – Easily view resources and content tied to both state and Common Core standards. Free Teaching Resources, Lesson Plans & Worksheets – Promethean Planet. Personal Technology In The Classroom: Navigating the Minefield Of Distraction. With Guidance and Self-Discipline Students Gain Major Benefits From Personal Devices in Class.

Personal Technology In The Classroom: Navigating the Minefield Of Distraction

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom. Some call today’s students “digital natives.”

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom

Others call them the “distracted generation.” Whichever term you prefer, it’s clear they’re both far more than labels: they capture the core conflict many of us involved in education — educators, parents, and even students — feel about the use of technology in the classroom. To educators who embrace new technologies wholeheartedly, digital devices are a powerful tool for creating an engaged and individualized educational experience. To those that are a little more hesitant, digital devices seem more like a quick route to Instagram and Facebook — that is, to distractions that interfere with the educational experience, rather than boosting it.

Most educators, however, believe both of these things at once and to varying degrees throughout the day, based on the types of classes and resources available to them, and, really, what time it is. How to Stop Digital Distraction in Its Tracks Photo credit: Flickr 1. “But I heard what you said!” 2. 3. Sheppard Software: Fun free online learning games and activities for kids. Free Math worksheets, Free phonics worksheets, Math Games and Online activities and Quizzes. ProProfs - Knowledge Management Software. ProProfs - Knowledge Management Software. Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English. Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons.

Free Infographic Maker. Free Online Infographic Maker by Canva. Game-based digital learning platform. The internet is eating your memory, but something better is taking its place. This article was written by Saima Noreen from Goldsmiths, University of London and was originally published by The Conversation.

The internet is eating your memory, but something better is taking its place

In the years since the world started going digital, one of the big changes has been that we don’t need to remember very much. Why risk forgetting a partner’s birthday or a dinner date with a close friend when you can commit the details to your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet and get a reminder at the appropriate time? Paul McCartney gave a useful insight into this in an interview over the summer. He claimed that back in the 1960s The Beatles may have written dozens of songs that were never released because he and John Lennon would forget the songs the following morning. MindMup: Zero-Friction Free Online Mind Mapping Software - Mind Map in the cloud.

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MindMup: Zero-Friction Free Online Mind Mapping Software - Mind Map in the cloud

To export, save, publish and embed larger maps using MindMup Gold, please log in or sign up for a Gold account. Enter your e-mail or account name and we'll send you a one-time password. We have sent a temporary access code to your e-mail. Please wait, your license is being restored We could not find that email or username. Beautiful web-based timeline software. Coggle. Nearpod: Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. KS3 CHEMISTRY Science Quizzes revision notes Practice Questions multiple choice quiz worksheets crossword puzzles exercises.

Doc B's revising for KS3 SCIENCE Doc Brown's Chemistry KS3 chemistry revision notes and practice questions KS3 CHEMISTRY and Earth Science multiple choice revision QUIZZES. Internet Resources for use in Science classes.