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Book Creator Team sur Twitter : "New Book Creator Teacher Guide - get your copy for free #ipaded #edtech #education. Get your copy of the Book Creator Teacher Guide. Adam Foster, the teacher behind @iPadTeachers, has written an excellent guide to Book Creator.

Get your copy of the Book Creator Teacher Guide

The book contains 47 pages of lesson ideas for using Book Creator for iPad, divided into 8 subject categories. Dan Amos, founder of Book Creator, said: “We are delighted that someone of Adam’s experience and knowledge of Book Creator has published a guide like this – it should prove an invaluable resource for teachers across the world”. Adam Foster is an experienced Primary School Teacher who teaches across Key Stage 1 and 2, as well as co-ordinating ICT at a Preparatory School in Wolverhampton, UK. Adam provides iPad teacher training through iLearn2 and is also the brains behind the popular Teacher Guide to iPad app. Adam recently posted a case study on our blog about how to use non-linear text to ‘gamify’ your books. “Book Creator has been the most used app in our school since we got our first iPads in 2011.

Education Week. A Commonwealth court judge in Philadelphia has ruled that the School Reform Commission, which governs the Philadelphia School District, cannot unilaterally cancel the teachers' union contract and add new conditions, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Education Week

The School Reform Commission and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers have been in court trying to settle a dispute that erupted when the body hastily met on Oct. 6 and vot... Education Week. High school students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes through an online platform created by two of the nation's top universities, in one of the most ambitious and direct efforts to date to bring MOOCs into K-12 education.

Education Week

EdX, the online learning platform created two years ago by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced this month the releas... Helping Students Develop Purpose. Image credit: iStockPhoto Imagine being Ryan Hreljac's first grade teacher.

Helping Students Develop Purpose

After telling your class of six- and seven-year-olds that children in Africa are dying because of lack of clean water, one of your students is so moved that he has to do something. What starts as Ryan taking on extra vacuuming at home to earn money for wells eventually turns into Ryan's Well Foundation, a non-profit that, to date, has brought safe water and sanitation services to over 789,900 people. As Ryan's teacher, you helped him start on the path to a life purpose, which, according to research, may be one of the greatest services you ever render to your students. Seeking Meaningfulness William Damon, leading expert in human development and author of The Path to Purpose, states that students today may be high achievers but they have no idea what for. COER13 - OER selbst machen by André J. Spang on Prezi. Edutopia : "It's not that I'm so smart,... The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools. According to the recent MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, teachers, parents and students all agree that parent engagement in schools has increased over the past 25 years.

The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools

Given the role that family engagement plays in not only academic success, but life success, that is great news. However, the survey also noted that parent engagement remains a challenge for many schools. Last weekend, at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, surrounded by educators, representatives from the nonprofit and business worlds, global education experts, academics, and education advocates of all stripes, I found it inspiring how committed the group as a whole was to not just improving family engagement in schools, but expanding engagement beyond the family, to the community in general.

Two featured initiatives in particular seemed to embody it: Reconnecting McDowell and Cincinnati's Community Learning Centers. Linking Schools and Communities Yet those in the community care deeply about it. As Dr. Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home. A core goal of education is to create lifelong learners.

Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

Success in the workplace requires an ability to pick up new high-quality knowledge. The foundation for these learning skills is the study habits that are acquired from early in school. After all, most learning in life takes place outside of the classroom. We use the term study habits all the time, but we do not often take both parts of that term seriously. Clearly, we want students to study, but what about the habit component? Habits are actions that people perform automatically and without thinking.

The study environment needs to harness the power of habits. KIDS - E Rate, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety Tips, Internet Safety for Teen, Child Internet Safety, Internet Safety Games, Internet Safety Curriculum. DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms. KnowHow2GO Homepage. FRONTLINE: growing up online. Building Excellent Schools: Home Page.