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Teachers TV | Free education videos and resources for professional development Xpert Practitioner-led Action Research | emCETT resources to support the education and training sector 25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner Critical thinking is the engine of learning. Within this complex process or so many other relevant themes that contribute to learning: creativity, analysis, evaluation, innovation, application, and scores of other verbs from various learning taxonomies. So the following infographic from Mentoring Minds is immediately relevant to all educators, and students as well. It’s a bit of a mash of Habits of Mind, various 21st century learning frameworks, and the aforementioned learning taxonomies, promoting collaboration, problem-solving, and real-world connections (standard “critical thinking fare” with Habits of Mind-sounding phrases such as “Open-Mindedness”). At the bottom, it pushes a bit further, however, offering 25 critical thinking strategies to help support progressive learning.

FE News - Further Education, Employability, Skills News and Video - OER Commons Get started | Edtech Assess The tool is now in phase 2 of the pilot study. 45 organisations, supported by our facilitators and online course are testing the learning technologies self assessment tool. We have also created a Digital Literacy Self Assessment Tool for individuals. The resulting reports provide useful evidence to back up the judgements made when grading subject areas or institutions as well as informing future CPD activity. Click on the graphic to access the tool. The tool Enter ‘coralesce’ as the user id during this pilot. The tool itself is demonstrated here. The individual digital literacy tool The individual digital literacy tool. The course Phase 1 course enrolment If you are in Phase 1 of the pilot but have not yet enrolled, click this link. Phase 1 course access If you have already enrolled on the Phase 1 course you can access it here. Phase 2 course enrolment Phase two commences on 10th November. click here to get enrol. Phase 2 access

How to Focus Attention in Adult Learning and E-learning Studies show that focus is a key attribute for performance improvement and success in life. Yet today’s modern workplace is full of distractions, from text to tweets. Check out these effective techniques for increasing focus for adult learners participating in e-learning, classroom training, and other learning events. Daniel Goleman, psychologist and author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence, has just written a book called Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. How can you help learners focus in a workplace dominated by email, IM, texts, and tweets? 5 Effective Techniques for Improving Focus and Attention in Adult Learning and E-learning Keep learning shortReality is, you may only be able to get 15 minutes of someone's focused attention, particularly for e-learning. Are you still with me? Interested in learning more about nano-learning, and how short e-learning can be part of a mobile learning strategy?

Geoff Petty - Teaching Today - Home page Teacher? – – one click video conversations Learning how to communicate is one of the core things we learn in school. Whether it's reading words written by others, writing our own opinions, presenting our work or collaborating in a group, students develop their communication skills every day. With new technology, the way we communicate also changes. lets you communicate in the most natural way; seeing the person you're talking to, hearing their voice and taking in all their body language. Why use in the classroom? When we launched in 2013, one of the first communities we saw started using it was teachers. Talking to students in another country in language class Playing Kahoot! On this page, we have gathered some resources that will get you started with using in the classrom. Resources: Want a visit from to your class? We are happy to visit your school and give a guest lecture on product development, design, programming and entrepreneurship! Topics for class visits Benefits for students

New series of workshops for teachers of mathematics in the FE and Skills Sector The NCETM is running a series of one-day professional development courses for teachers, tutors and trainers working in all branches of the FE and training sector to increase the workforce’s capacity and confidence to teach mathematics courses up to Level 2. The workshops, commissioned and funded by The Education and Training Foundation, began in late January 2015 and last until June 2015. All workshops are free to attend, but numbers are limited: more information can be found below. All workshops run from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Deepen your understanding of Number Target audience: those answering ‘yes’ to any of these questions Are you a functional skills teacher who would like to improve your knowledge and understanding of Number deepen your mathematical knowledge work collaboratively with colleagues find out about resources and activities to use with your students and who might be asked to teach GCSE Maths. Aims: Booking Terms and Conditions Vocational Maths Vitalisers Hospitality & Catering

The Role Of Student Choice In Connected Classrooms There have been some questions that have been bugging me (again) recently. What is the relevance of the skills and content we teach; and who has decided that we, as teachers, know best?Who decided that we can’t trust the choice and direction of young people?Why is it OK to impose boring, unengaging lessons for the sake of a student’s “TBD future?” How many schools and how many classrooms allow student choice? And, in adult-centered spaces, how often do young people have the opportunity to make important decisions? iPads Bring Choice iPads have shocked the school system and provided us with a chance to reexamine student choice. Consider…. In “real life,” students often have a voice expressed through social media, peer groups, sports team, etc. How Do We Reinvent? When you ask people to design a solution for a current problem, they speak and imagine from what they know.