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Tauheedul Education Trust: 'Our GCSE results show the free schools programme is transforming the education' It’s nearly five years since I last penned an article for this publication, following the approval for a new free school for boys in Blackburn: Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School (TIBHS).

Tauheedul Education Trust: 'Our GCSE results show the free schools programme is transforming the education'

Since then, we’ve had a change of government, a vote to leave the European Union, and Tauheedul Education Trust (TET) has grown into one of the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts sponsoring faith and non-faith schools across the country. While all this has been going on, the first boys to enter that free school in 2012 have completed their secondary school journey, collecting their GCSE results on Thursday.

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Music. 21st Century Learning. EdmodoCon 2012. Parents. CEM. Do Online Students Cheat More? Education Videos. Special Ed. Learning with 'e's. Future U: Classroom tech doesn't mean handing out tablets. Future U is a multipart series on the university of the 21st century.

Future U: Classroom tech doesn't mean handing out tablets

We will be investigating the possible future of the textbook, the technological development of libraries, how tech may change the role of the professor, and the future role of technology in museums, research parks and university-allied institutions of all kinds.

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Flipped Classrooms. Purpose-Driven Products - Project 7 Creates Positive Change in Global Communities. Based in Costa Mesa, California, Project 7 is a social business focusing on "products for good.

Purpose-Driven Products - Project 7 Creates Positive Change in Global Communities

" More specifically, the company sells coffee, t-shirts, gum, mints and water. And perhaps more importantly, for every product that you buy, the group donates to causes in need. The mission is categorized into seven areas: "Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, Hope for Peace, House the Homeless, Quench the Thirsty, Teach them Well and Save the Earth. " Tweet it Forward. Scuola americana dropout. Tech Tools for Teachers. By Nik Peachey Tech expert Nik Peachey presents an invaluable series on using technology in the classroom.

Tech Tools for Teachers

If you’re already tech-savvy, this series will give you a whole host of new ideas and suggestions; if you’re not yet comfortable with using new technology in your teaching, Nik’s help and advice will get you started in no time. There’s an ancient Chinese proverb which is sometimes also referred to as a curse, but it’s one that I like because it is very relevant to us as teachers today: “May you live in interesting times.”

Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students. I wanted to post a list that talked about how to "use" technology in the classroom, but I found myself revising that word "use" to the more general word, "model.

Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students

" The reason I did this is because so many teachers believe that if students aren't actively sitting in front of the computer screen themselves, then clearly technology is not being used in the classroom. This myth can be a gatekeeper of sorts for many teachers, and I wanted to create a list that both gives advice on how to "use" but also acknowledges that in simply modeling the use the of technology, the students are also learning to use it in an indirect way.

It's all about Think Aloud, that age-old trick of simply narrating everything you are doing as the wiser, more experienced brain in the room. Narrate your decisions and your rationale and you will be teaching your students how to make good decisions online and off. The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners. ICT. Wolfram Education Portal: Free Resources and Materials for Teachers. The Best Education Apps at FETC. Mobile Learning | Feature The Best Education Apps at FETC.

The Best Education Apps at FETC

21st Century Educator. Best eLearning Practices #1. Free technology teacher training videos for teachers. Online Search Tools. Free to use. Easy Ways to Incorporate Tablets into the Classroom. MIT Offers Certificate for Free Courses. 25 Universities and Colleges offering Free Courses Online. Open courseware offered by top universities allow self-learners to access high quality educational materials for no cost.

25 Universities and Colleges offering Free Courses Online

Whether expanding your knowledge on a variety of topics or sampling the programs offered at universities, free courses can benefit you. The following universities offer free college courses online to anyone wishing to complete them. University credit is not offered for any of the free courses provided at these universities. Arizona State University (Opens in iTunes) : Find free video lectures and lecture voice recordings via the Arizona State University iTunesU.

Currently, lectures are provided on math, media and advertising, social sciences, biology, history and health. ArsDigita University: Offers courses on computer science and maths, complete video lectures, lecture notes, assignments can be accessible. Brigham Young University : Free video lectures, written lecture materials and quizzes are provided through Brigham Young University’s open courseware . 10 People Who Used Blogs to Become Recognized as Experts in Their Field. If there is one thing we believe here at Expert Enough it is this: Blogs have the power to change people’s lives.

10 People Who Used Blogs to Become Recognized as Experts in Their Field

In this post we are going to show how 10 experts have used blogs to become recognized as top leaders in their field. There are millions of blogs on the web, but how many of them truly matter? Blogs are used by some people to document their worldwide travels, keep track of their diet, or even just to share pictures of people at Wal-Mart. The current trend with some of the major social media websites such as Facebook (with the new timeline feature) and Google+ (with longer status updates) is turning towards having your own micro-blog.