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By Adam Webster | Mar 25, 2015 Technology is in no way a synonym for ‘outstanding.’ But, it is something that can facilitate that outcome again and again. It can seem melodramatic to say things like ‘iPads have changed the world,’ but they have. Barbara Braxton. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a seer as one who “predicts events or developments” and while I can’t lay claim to having that extraordinary insight that sets such visionaries above the rest of us, in the past few weeks I have had the opportunity and privilege to see what might be in the world of libraries.

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While no one can accurately predict the future, nevertheless there are those who examine what has been, what is and can make a very good forecast of what will be. They undertake the research, read the reports, study the trends and draw conclusions that the astute amongst us will consider and act on so that what we are offering remains relevant and required. In a keynote address at the recent SLANZA conference in Christchurch, Mark Osborne identified three distinct phases in the evolution of education. Skills required in the 21st century. The Book Chook. A Literary Map of the World: Critical Linking, March 20, 2017. This post is sponsored by Lola: A Novel by Melissa Scrivner Love Every country is represented by (arguably) the most famous or important book from that country.

A Literary Map of the World: Critical Linking, March 20, 2017

Interesting! See a bigger view of the map here. CBS Films prevailed in competitive bidding for screen rights to the Ruth Ware mystery novel The Woman In Cabin 10. The Book Zone. Great books for little people. Children’s Literature : The Booklist Reader. Breaking Down Classroom Walls with Google Hangouts: One Classroom’s Mystery Hangout Journey. Back in September of this school year, I decided I wanted to take the use of Google Apps for Education to the next level.

Breaking Down Classroom Walls with Google Hangouts: One Classroom’s Mystery Hangout Journey

I wanted to help my students feel a connection to the world around them. I wanted to break down the walls of my classroom and show my students that they were citizens of not just our school, but citizens of the world. I had heard about these things called “Mystery Hangouts” on Google+ but I wasn't really sure what that meant. My first step was quite logical. I did some research. Getting started Each community had a form or spreadsheet to add your name to. Become a tech-savvy teacher! E-Curriculum… 7 Key Tools Uncovering A Goldmine of E-Resources … The Digital Curriculum Part Three. Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse.

E-Curriculum… 7 Key Tools Uncovering A Goldmine of E-Resources … The Digital Curriculum Part Three

In this series I will investigate some resources that can open up a world of digital curricula. In this third post of the series, I’ll examine tools you can use to find your own amazing digital resources.. In later posts, I will have more ideas to consider as schools develop their digital curriculum. Please take a moment to subscribe by RSS or email . All Categories. Educational technology students schools libraries teachers parents staff development. K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work.

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Tools to create, engage, and share. Results of the 8th Annual Survey of Learning Tools. 10 ways to differentiate learning… Once upon a time in the olden days, the teacher stood out front and taught the whole class the same material in the same way.

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Everyone was expected to do the same tasks, some passed and some failed and were labelled ever after. The focus was on teaching, not on learning. One size was supposed to fit all and if you learned in a different way, too bad for you. Time passed and it turned out that everyone didn’t learn in the same way after all. The teacher realised that learners have different needs, interests and abilities. She needed to think about differentiation in a different way. 10 ways to differentiate learning… 1. Give the students (at least some) ownership of their learning. 2.

One size does not fit all. 3. Learners don’t need total mastery of all the skills before they can apply them. 4. Blogging, film making, global interactions, social media, photography, gaming (and much more!) 5. Encourage learners to follow their interests.