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Self-review Framework and ICT Mark course. The course will run on the following dates and locations as listed below: Manchester 4 June 2014 Manchester 1 October 2014 Manchester 19 November 2014 London 12 June 2014 London 23 September 2014 London 25 November 2014 To book your place on any of the above courses, simply click on the link below. This course is designed to support schools who are working through the Self-review Framework (SRF) and towards the ICT Mark. As a result of attending the course, participants should: Have a good understanding of the elements of the Self-review Framework (SRF)Be more consistent in judgments of threshold for the ICT MarkBe able to identify an appropriate route though the SRF and plan the journey Overview This is a blended course and additional course materials on the Moodle will be accessible during the day and for 3 weeks after the event.

Schools should have some awareness of the Self-review Framework before attending the course - see attachments and related information here. Programmes: Silvia rosenthal tolisano, 21st century learning specialist at | SlideShare. iPad in Education. I had a reasonably extended play with the iPad and I am very impressed. I think it has real potential as an educational tool. It's worth getting a few of my niggles out of the way first before writing about my generally positive reaction to it:A few of the issues I have relate to the way the iPad has to be tied to an iTunes account.

I am not sure how this will work with school machines. It is possible to create an iTunes account without a credit card which may make parents/schools feel happier but I think a more comprehensive solution is required. For example, is it possible to set-up and sync a class set of iPads with a standard build of apps and data? Another niggle that may be connected with Apple's insistence that pretty much everything has to go through iTunes is the way they cripple Bluetooth!

Have you tried them in a class yet? My first impressions are very good. 47 Interesting Ways* to use an iPad in the Classroom. 47 Interesting Ways* to use an iPad in the Classroom. Teachers Guide on The Use of iPad in education. iPad is a cool versatile tool that has a huge potential in education.

It is widely believed that iPad has started tranforming the face of education and revolutionizng modes of learning. Results coming out of pilot studies on the integration of iPads in the classroom seem to be promising. Reed College, for instance, took the Apple iPad for a spin in 2010 and was pleased with the tablets performance as an educational tool. As part of a pilot program, Roslyn High School on Long Island handed out 47 iPads on Dec and the school district hopes to provide iPads eventually to all 1.100 of its students. Another report shows that hundreds of middle school students in the central San Joaquin Valley, Calif, are using curriculum apps for their classwork and homework. Given this huge importance of iPad in education, let us now go through some of the reasons behind the raise of the iPad star in education and some of the ways we can leverage it in our classroom. 1- Learning with iPad Webliography.

Teachers Guide on The Use of iPad in education. 21st Century Learner. Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Simplify your life. LearningSpace - The Open University. 5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom & How We Screw Them Up.

Using technology to enhance learning is an incredibly exciting idea, and as an area of education is growing fast. Blended learning, mobile learning, connectivism, and other increasingly popular ideas all owe their existence to technology. But the reality in the majority of public schools in the United States is less than cutting edge. While there is little data available to pinpoint exactly what is being done where, five of the more common applications of technology in the classroom appear below. The unfortunate reality here is that in lieu of significant progress in how technology is used in the learning process, significant work remains to do a better job understanding how these tools can function to increase depth of knowledge, learning curiosity, and critical thinking skills. Below we look at five of the most common uses of technology in the classroom: websites/social media, computer-based reading programs, computer-based assessment, and laptops/iPads. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Learning Environments for the 21st Century. "Learning environments for the 21st century", chapter 2 in a new book on educational facilities released by the OECD gives you a few glimpses into the historical evolution of the classroom and looks at what education will need by way of learning space in the 21st century. Although it's about physical space, author Christian Kühn makes some points that can help digital learning designers answer questions like: how do you design the ideal learning environment, when we don't really know what that is yet? The 3 most important things to learn in the 21st century... Kühn suggests that the 21st century calls for a different kind of education to the factory-based rows of repetition schooling popularized by industrialization. Education should prepare students for success in a much changed heterogenous, globalized society facing unprecedented economic and ecological crises.

Designing the ideal learning environment -- when you don't know what that is... 21st Century Learner. Erikson's stages of psychosocial development. Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, as articulated by Erik Erikson, is a psychoanalytic theory which identifies eight stages through which a healthily developing human should pass from infancy to late adulthood. In each stage, the person confronts, and hopefully masters, new challenges.

Each stage builds upon the successful completion of earlier stages. The challenges of stages not successfully completed may be expected to reappear as problems in the future. However, mastery of a stage is not required to advance to the next stage. Erikson's stage theory characterizes an individual advancing through the eight life stages as a function of negotiating his or her biological forces and sociocultural forces. Stages[edit] Hopes: trust vs. mistrust (oral-sensory, birth – 2 years)[edit] Existential Question: Can I Trust the World? The first stage of Erik Erikson's theory centers around the infant's basic needs being met by the parents and this interaction leading to trust or mistrust. Ol Stuff. About David Mitchell. About David Mitchell David is a Google Certified Teacher and is currently Deputy Head Teacher at Heathfield Primary School in Bolton. he is known to most people as @DeputyMitchell as Twitter is where he spend much of his time if I’m not in school or not on blogs!

David introduced blogging to Heathfield Primary School in December 2009 and in this time both Heathfield and David have seen interest from media but more importantly other schools who are looking for a new tool to engage their learners. Heathfield Primary recently featured live on BBC1, you can watch the footage below: David’s enthusiasm to let blogging evolve in school and allow the pupils the opportunity to develop their use of blogs keeps on making national headlines.

Here are a selection of links that tell you a little more about David Mitchell and Heathfield Primary School: It is projects like this that have enthused and engaged learners at Heathfield Primary School. E-learning. How it works. Introducing Le book. Creative Web Tools For and By Kids / About This Project: For Teachers. If we can harness media as a powerful teaching tool, we can help children grow-up as literate, responsible global citizens. Joan Ganz Cooney A new learning equation for children in the primary grades includes bringing together today’s most effective literacy strategies, interactive technologies, and appealing content. The competencies children gain through games, online collaboration, and multimedia communication can create a strong foundation for later learning (Joan Ganz Cooney Center Publications). Creative Web Tools For and By Kids is a project designed for students, ages 8 to 12, to use emerging technologies for engaging, thinking, learning, collaborating, creating, and innovating.

The rationale for this project is reinforced by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Street which targets the elementary level student. . • To invent, create, and design — alone and with others. • To participate in collaborative learning communities. • To gain broader understanding of global literacy. Goal: New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education. Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p.

ISBN: 978-1-74128-169-9 (online). Complete book available here - individual chapters below: Table of Contents Preface: While mobile technologies such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and digital music players (mp3 players) have permeated popular culture, they have not found widespread acceptance as pedagogical tools in higher education. The purpose of this e-book is to explore the use of mobile devices in learning in higher education, and to provide examples of good pedagogy. The book begins with an introductory chapter that describes the overall project, its aims and methods. The chapters and full text are arranged alphabetically by author below: Follow index Papers from 2009 2009 Art on the move: Mobility – a way of life, I.

EmergingEdTech. Education Technology. Internet and instructional technologies for teachers & other educators. 8 Great TED Talks About The Future Of Education And Teaching. These talks offer insights, concerns, and inspiration while discussing today’s educational practices and shortcomings, from a variety of perspectives.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”, bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. If you’re not already a fan of TED, maybe these will open your eyes to this wonderful resource. Education is only one of the vast array of topics covered in TED talks, so if you enjoy any of the videos below, you might want to click through the the site and check out some more of them. Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms This delightfully illustrated video entertains while educating. The video does a wonderful job of explaining how today’s factory-like education model is outmoded and how it needs to evolve into a more personalized model if we are going to take it to a new level.

[This video is featured below. Frustratingly, the sound cuts off in the last 30 seconds of the video.] About Kelly Walsh. FINAL REPORT | DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH. Social network sites, online games, video-sharing sites, and gadgets such as iPods and mobile phones are now fixtures of youth culture. They have so permeated young lives that it is hard to believe that less than a decade ago these technologies barely existed. Today’s youth may be coming of age and struggling for autonomy and identity as did their predecessors, but they are doing so amid new worlds for communication, friendship, play, and self-expression. We include here the findings of three years of research on kids' informal learning with digital media. The two page summary incorporates a short, accessible version of our findings. The White Paper is a 30-page document prepared for the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Series.

The book is an online version of our forthcoming book with MIT Press and incorporates the insights from 800 youth and young adults and over 5000 hours of online observations. Summary - Summary of Findings Two page summary (pdf) Dedication Contents. Cognitive Tools to Enhance Learning Experiences. Cognitive learning theories reflect a process of putting together new information within the context of existing knowledge.

In using instructional strategies that reflect the brain’s processing abilities, learners become aware of why and how they are thinking throughout the learning process. Take a moment to join a conversation with some interesting cognitive learning theorists: As the brain inputs information into one’s memory it resides in short term memory until enough rehearsal allows it to transition into long term memory (Orey, 2010). In our course text, chapter four presents how cues, questions, and advance organizers support student’s cognitive abilities to “retrieve, use, and organize information about a topic (Pitler, Hubbell, Kuhn, & Malenoski, 2007).

Effective cues hint about the learning to come while questions provoke student’s thinking about prior experiences. This information then becomes the framework to classify and structure the new learning. References: Novak, J. Beta) – play. Khanacademy's Channel. Education Eye - Mapping Innovations.

About Education Eye Futurelab's Education Eye brings you a wide range of exciting, relevant and useful innovations which are selected from the best of the web and updated daily. The Eye provides a way to discover, explore and share new ideas. It maps hundreds of the top educational websites, blogs, forums and practitioner case studies. With additional features like saving your own favourite innovations, Futurelab's favourites, customisable email digests, and a widget version, it is invaluable. Visit the links below to find out more about Education Eye: Many thanks to Becta and Futurelab's design and development team for supporting and working hard on the Eye. Tour of features The Education Eye key features include A searchable, browsable space which leads you to discover new and exciting innovations tailored to the education industry and brought together in one easy-to-use location.

Try the 'More like this' suggestions to discover similar innovations that you will likely find interesting. Technology and Education | Box of Tricks. Posted by José Picardo on April 25, 2009 Over the past academic year, my students and I have been experimenting with the use of a number of web based applications (often known as Web 2.0 tools). My aim has been to enhance our schemes of work by providing our students with new and exciting learning opportunities. In my opinion, using technology effectively has clear benefits for both teaching and learning and can help to improve motivation by engaging pupils in activities which, perhaps, step out of their ordinary school experience and which show them that it is possible to teach and learn about a subject using tools similar to those they use daily outside school.

In other words, we have tried to use the types of tools with which they are often already familiar. I have written about each of these individual tools in separate posts, but I thought it would be useful to list the ten most used internet applications on one post. 1 – Animoto 2 – Diigo 3 – Edmodo 4 – Glogster 5 – Go! Go! 7 – ToonDoo. Becta home. Next GenTV - Next Generation Learning.

Children and Technology - Learning with technology at school - Next Generation Learning. Next Generation Learning: Learning Technology Inspires Children's Education at Home and in Schools. Research into parents' frustration and learners' confusion when mum or dad try to help with homework. Read the report Today, most schools have access to a learning platform.

Some are using the technologies well, others are just getting started or have yet to begin. Whatever stage you are at, there is always more to explore and understand. Find out more Next Generation Learning Learn why the government is backing Next Generation Learning in schools and at home. A new eight-part series following Elm Park Primary School and its quest to become an ICT Centre of Excellence. Find out more. Becta Schools - Curriculum - Music - PDAs and secondary music. Becta Schools - Curriculum - Science - Using SMART Notebook to understand chemical reactions. Working laterally: how innovation networks make an education epidemic. Home Page | futurelab. Education Eye - Mapping Innovations. Becta Science Resources. Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources. How can we measure teaching and learning in mathematics? by Maria Andersen on Prezi.