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What Novel Are You? Quiz. First Contact, SBS Learn. How to use Google Scholar. Se connecter à Facebook. 702 ABC Sydney - What if you were told there are lots of... Required reading: the books that students read in 28 countries around the world. iStock In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years.

Required reading: the books that students read in 28 countries around the world

This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big issues like racism and criminal injustice. Reading Mockingbird is such an integral part of the American educational experience that we wondered: What classic books are assigned to students elsewhere? We posed this question to our TED-Ed Innovative Educators and members of the TED-Ed community. People all over the globe responded, and we curated our list to focus on local authors.

Afghanistan QuranWhat it’s about: The revelations of God as told to the prophet Muhammad, this is the central religious text of Islam and remains one of the major works of Arabic literature.Why it’s taught: “Overall, there is no culture of reading novels in my country, which is sad,” says Farokh Attah. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 11 Google Search Tips Every Stude... April 24, 2016 The strength of Google search engine lies in its hidden features that usually go unnoticed by many students.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 11 Google Search Tips Every Stude...

As we have repeatedly emphasized, knowing how to effectively conduct Google searches becomes an essential skill for 21st century students. It is also one of the main pillars of digital citizenship. Database search tips - SCU Library - SCU. Getting started You have your assignment topic and you need journal articles.

Database search tips - SCU Library - SCU

You know you need to search databases, but how and which ones? This short guide will provide you with a methodology that you can apply to most databases (and many search engines) you will encounter. 1. Find a database. How to search a database - Macquarie University. Databases are searchable by keyword, subject, article title, author, date or journal title.

How to search a database - Macquarie University

They may provide the full text of the article or citation and abstract only. Step 1: determine the key concept Step 2: determine information type Step 3: search a database Step 4: analyse your results Step 5: obtain full text articles. EBSCOhost Basic Search - Tutorial. Introduction to EBSCOhost - Tutorial. Why can't I just Google? What's a library database. Quick Tips & Shortcuts for Database Searching. Harper Lee quotes: 10 of the best. 16 Inspirational Quotes From Children's Literature. 9 TEDTalks by impressive kids. Few scientific papers are written in crayon and begin with the words, “Once upon a time.”

9 TEDTalks by impressive kids

But then again, few scientific papers are written by a group of 8 to 10-year-olds. In this adorable talk from TEDGlobal, neuroscientist, artist and educator Beau Lotto shares why he thinks children have an edge when it comes to scientific inquiry — they are able to celebrate uncertainty and ask wonderful questions. An experiment is actually a form of play, says Lotto, who invited a group of 25 students from a small school in the UK to make a useful contribution to science by asking a question of their choice. The question the students came up with: can bees think like human beings? Clear sentences. Home - Library Home Page - LibGuides at Melbourne High School. How to get teenagers to read.

Children are heartily encouraged to read in their early years of school.

How to get teenagers to read

However, once students have mastered this skill and they move from learning to read, to reading to learn, the role of pleasure in the activity can be forgotten. If reading is just seen as a tool for learning, the will to read may not be fostered in young people. Recreational book reading involves voluntary reading for pleasure, and research suggests that students in Australia and internationally are reading less over time.

Why is reading important? Regular recreational book reading is one of the easiest ways for a student to continue developing their literacy skills. Reading for pleasure has been associated with a range of benefits, including achievement across a range of literacy outcomes, with literacy levels linked to advantages for academic and vocational prospects. 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving secondary school – ... Library Websites for Learning and Teaching. Post a Tweet on Twitter. Go Set a Watchman: Eight things reviewers say about Harper Lee's new novel ah...

By Emily Clark Updated Harper Lee's new novel Go Set a Watchman will be released on Tuesday, 55 years after her only other book, To Kill a Mockingbird, was published before being canonised as an American classic.

Go Set a Watchman: Eight things reviewers say about Harper Lee's new novel ah...

Go Set a Watchman will be released to early reviews that called the new Lee story "distressing" and "disturbing", after critics pored over the book's first chapter which was made available early. 8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On. Robert Marzano and John Hattie have both reviewed research into what teaching strategies make the biggest difference to students’ results.

8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On

While they used different methods and terminology, they agreed on these 8 powerful strategies. Strategy 1: A Clear Focus for the Lesson John Hattie highlights how important it is for you (and your students) to be clear about what you want them to learn in each lesson. According to Hattie, teacher clarity is one of the most potent influences on student achievement. Robert Marzano agrees, including lesson goals in his top 5 list of factors that affect how well students do at school. 8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On. Anita Heiss on why reading is important - Just Read. Image courtesy of Indigenous Literacy Foundation This is a guest post from Dr Anita Heiss, author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles.

Anita Heiss on why reading is important - Just Read.

Her most recent books are Tiddas and Am I black enough for you? Reading is an integral part of my everyday life. 10 tips for better slide decks. When your slides rock, your whole presentation pops to life.

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At TED2014, David Epstein created a clean, informative slide deck to support his talk on the changing bodies of athletes. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED Aaron Weyenberg is the master of slide decks. Our UX Lead creates Keynote presentations that are both slick and charming—the kind that pull you in and keep you captivated, but in an understated way that helps you focus on what’s actually being said.

John Hattie on BBC Radio 4: "Homework in primary school has an effect of zero". “Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero”, says Professor John Hattie. But what does really work in education, schools and classrooms around the world? Every week Sarah Montague interviews the people whose ideas are challenging the future of education, like Sugata Mitra, Sir Ken Robinson and the headmaster of Eton College Tony Little.

In August John Hattie, Professor of Education at the University of Melbourne, was her guest at BBC Radio 4. You can listen to the whole interview with John Hattie following this link (28 mins). Ed’s Summer Reading List: 31 great books for students, chosen by students. During the school year, most of the books that students read have been assigned to them by their teachers and parents. We wanted to know: what are the books kids love to dig into on their own? We asked several fourth and fifth grade TED-Ed Club Members to share the books that they’ve recently read and want to recommend to other kids their age.

Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi.Although this is a graphic novel, it is worth reading as a series for your own time. -Andre Wooning, Grade 4, Coolidge School Beast Quest: Sepron, The Sea Serpent by Adam Blade Do you love adventure and a book that makes you wonder? Michael Grinder. As a leading source of non-verbal communication skills, MGA is committed to reversing the trend of over-training and under-implementing. Michael Grinder shows educators how to use influence rather than power to manage the classroom. We provide training in non-verbal communication, group dynamics, influence skills and “permission” based development for school districts, schools and individual educators based on our widely successful ENVoY Program.

The ENVoY Programs like all of MGA’s programs offer systemic strategies that are easy to learn and quick to employ; MGA’s classroom management programs and trainings include: What is the ENVoY program? The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13. Here in New York City, I’ve observed a distinct mood change around the schoolyards. Decibel levels have crept into the danger zone, kids are literally bouncing off the walls (scuffed sneaker prints on the walls to prove it), and teachers are gulping down Advil. Something is coming. While some of us welcome summer (more relaxed schedules, wearing tank tops, going to the beach), others dread it (kids are not in school, family reunions, it’s hot!). And for many kids, reading takes a huge backslide during the summer. Home : Toronto Public Library. The Boat.

The world's best literature guides, created by the original edit... Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams. Things are changing. For starters, ebooks, apps, and the web are now a part of your students’ daily lives. Children's and Young Adult Literature (Education) - AUSTLIT & Black Words AUSTLIT is the Australian Literature Gateway database. It references Australian literature published in both print and electronic sources. The database includes both creative and critical Australian literature and references the work of many Indigenous writers in a subset called Black words. Use the advanced search feature to scope your search to Black Words if required. Austlit now includes "In the Classroom" a resource specifically for teachers. A+ Education A+ Education is an indexing and full text database that provides access to information on all aspects of Australian education with coverage from 1978 onwards.

MLA Modern Languages Association International Bibliography. Carnegie medal and Kate Greenaway 2015 shortlists announced. In its 78 year history, no author has ever won a hat-trick in the Carnegie or the Kate Greenaway medal – but this year it might happen. Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. Want to Be an Inky Awards Judge? Finland schools: Subjects are out and ‘topics’ are in as country reforms its ...

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy. Only far eastern countries such as Singapore and China outperform the Nordic nation in the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings. Centre for Youth Literature. The Centre for Youth Literature (CYL) helps connect Australian teenagers with books, stories, writing – and each other. We run friendly events and digital programs with young adults and industry professionals: teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers, illustrators and writers. Generic-essay-checklist.pdf. 25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area. 25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area. Apps to help students get organized. Promoting your school library. Written plaguarism. Castilleja library.