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Setting up your class timetable using Google Calendar – My Math Adventures. As the start of the new school year approaches it is the administrative tasks that can bog us down in a pit of doom.

Setting up your class timetable using Google Calendar – My Math Adventures

The challenge has always been for me, how to create recurring events in the calendar which take into account the professional development days, holidays, breaks etc etc etc. In the UK my life was simple I had a two week timetable which just restarted every other Monday. Now that I’m in Canada my life isn’t so simple, 6 day cycles, 9 day cycles, a whole plethora of periods, its just impossible with recurring events. I was hoping that Google would come up with a solution as part of the Apps for Education suite, but they haven’t got anything to offer apart from recurring events. So at the GAFE bootcamp in Montreal in December last year James Petersen and I set out to try to rectify this. To get started you will need to open this document and choose one of the methods: The Problem with Fake News (and how our students can solve it) Browse courses.

Seesaw Coders: Computer Science Education Week Resources. Teaching approaches and strategies / Oral language / ESOL teaching strategies / Pedagogy. Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation: Te Kete Ipurangi Communities Schools.

Teaching approaches and strategies / Oral language / ESOL teaching strategies / Pedagogy

Why Growth Mindset Isn’t Working in Schools…Yet. Cyber_Digital_Citizenship Units, Rich Topics and Themed Learning - Pupils, teachers, inquiry, questions and projects. Edutopia. About Aurasma – The Citizen Science Experience - Tribal Planet. Citizen Science is the platform that encourages youth to experiment, learn and contribute to science, rewarding them for their time, and inspiring them to interact and engage with the ecosystem partners in an authentic environment.

The Citizen Science Experience - Tribal Planet

Citizen Science is an ecosystem that encourages sustained, long-term participation from kids of all ages through platform partnerships with leading brands, halo partners, entertainers, mobile technologies, and global thought leaders. Citizen Science engages youth with cool STEAM experiments, linking their mobile device to their local environment and everyday actions. Games For Learning blog. New Zealand Science Teacher: New Zealand's Latest Science news on, Curriculum and Literacy, Learning in Science, Putaiao, Education and Society, Assessment, Teacher Education.

Unlocking the idea of ‘capabilities’ in science According to our curriculum, all students should become responsible, thoughtful citizens in society.

New Zealand Science Teacher: New Zealand's Latest Science news on, Curriculum and Literacy, Learning in Science, Putaiao, Education and Society, Assessment, Teacher Education

The ‘science capabilities’ play a vital role in teaching and learning, writes ROSE HIPKINS. Kōrero with Scientists - Auckland Tickets, Tue, 12/04/2016 at 4:00 PM. Invalid quantity.

Kōrero with Scientists - Auckland Tickets, Tue, 12/04/2016 at 4:00 PM

Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name. Please enter an email address. Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your message or comments. Innovative Learning Environments. Control Alt Achieve: Resources. Over time I have created quite a few help guides, presentations, and other training resources for Google-related topics and other educational technology topics.

Control Alt Achieve: Resources

Although these resources can be found elsewhere on this site and other locations, I have pulled them all together in one place to make it easy for people to find a needed resource, as well as to be sure you are accessing the most recent version (rather than an older copy made by someone else). All of these resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 United States license. For more information about this license see In short, you can copy, distribute, and adapt these resources as long as you give proper attribution and do not charge for them. If you would like to bring me to your school or organization to provide training on any of these topics, please see the detailed list of training sessions and services I provide in my Google Apps Training and Service Offerings document.

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It. Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate?

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

You can, but not how you might think. When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, including National Spelling Bee participants, rookie teachers in tough neighborhoods, and West Point cadets, she found: One characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success.

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E-learning digital tools for the classroom to research. Home. Google Classroom Tutorial 2015. Ajjuliani. Microsoft Educator Network - Educator Programs : Overview. At Microsoft, we believe that technology alone cannot build 21st century skills in students.

Microsoft Educator Network - Educator Programs : Overview

Technology is an accelerator, but alone it does not enable change. We believe in the power of the educator, and the impact educators can have when they are brought together and recognized for their achievements. Nominate yourself now! To fill out a nomination form to join the MIE Expert Program, go to Accepting nominations between June 30 and October 30, 2015 The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes. MIE Experts work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education. Butterflies and citizen science. Dylan Wiliam Center. Mathematical Habits of Mind. We all have them, some good and some bad.

Mathematical Habits of Mind

We pick them up from friends, family, and even strangers. IntoScience - secondary school science education. 2015 Science Academies. Register Now Three years old and growing....

2015 Science Academies

Since 2012 the Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy (The Academy) has run an intensive four day professional development programme that provides a forum for exchange, encouragement and dissemination of “best practice” primary science teaching. PB4L School-Wide / Welcome - Positive Behaviour for Learning. PB4L School-Wide looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective.

The framework is based on international evidence. The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. The framework can be tailored to your school’s own environment and cultural needs. It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices you have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices. Maths Knowledge Games: Support Pack - Help Me Learn. 9 things you need to know about being a good citizen in the digital world.

Today, the majority of schools are using technology in classrooms, especially the internet. So it is important for the users of the internet to have a good sense of digital citizenship – how we represent ourselves through digital media is just as important as how we represent ourselves in society. The extent of information available in the internet, both good and bad, makes every teacher or caregiver responsible for teaching young children how to appropriately use the internet. The How’s and Why’s of Going ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ In Your Classroom. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. Giving children the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing technology-based economy is the key to ensuring their future success. Making sure kids are excited by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts hasn’t been America’s strong suit, but with the “STEAM” movement, we have a shot at engaging kids like never before.

25 Of The Best Family Movies For Teaching Honesty, Grit, Courage & More - A Fine Parent. ESOL Online / English - ESOL - Literacy Online website - English - ESOL - Literacy Online. The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop. I had the great privilege of facilitating a staff workshop on growth mindsets for the teachers and staff at Carlos Rosario International School and more recently at ISTE 2015. Participants were given access to the slide deck in order interact with the slides and resources during the workshop. What follows are the activities along with some of the resources used during the workshop. It began with the viewing of a few “inspirational” videos. Exploring the Characteristics of Growth v Fixed Mindsets.

What's the difference between accuracy and precision? - Matt Anticole. Innovative Educators Aotearoa - Community. Innovative Educators Aotearoa - Community - Google+ How to Convert Images of Text Into Editable Google Docs. Smithsonian Science Education Center Launches Web Series For Teachers. Social Media Changing Learning: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach. Classroom Management Strategies To Take Control Of Noisy Students. Free Online Course Materials. 8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more.

If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn’t it? Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success. Modern Learning Environments (MLE) are all the talk in educational circles right now. Schools, around the world, are knocking out walls and creating bright stimulating classrooms with multi purpose furniture and giving students access to technology. Dyslexia and learning. Literature circles / ELP years 5–8 / Comprehension / Reading / Reviewed resources. Many teachers use literature circles as a way of encouraging their students to think and talk about a wide range of literary texts. A Listly List. Numeracy - Stages 5 - 8 - IPad Apps for Education. A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers.

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For. TeachMeetNZ - science. TeachMeetNZ - Rodgers_Sarah. TeachMeetNZ - Hitchman_Belinda. Skip to main content. The Power of Twitter: Personalized PD At Your Fingertips. LEARNZ_an154-PD2.