The Earth and Beyond Welcome to The Earth and Beyond Hello, my name is Tim O'Brien. I'm an astronomer working at The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory. As an astronomer my job is to try and understand how the universe works and my main interest is why some stars explode - more about this later! I also get to visit lots of schools and share amazing facts with children and teachers about the Sun, Earth and Moon, the stars and planets, and the Universe as we know it!
Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? Getty Images With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there’s a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-training and what they’re actually learning in school. A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic and differentiated learning experiences. But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools.
Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality' - Christine Gross-Loh Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary school), and the lightest homework load of any industrialized nation. There are no gifted programs, almost no private schools, and no high-stakes national standardized tests. Yet over the past decade Finland has consistently performed among the top nations on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a standardized test given to 15-year olds in 65 nations and territories around the world. Finland’s school children didn’t always excel.
KS1 Science The clues are the names of the adult animals, the correct answers are the name of their young. © v2vtraining.co.uk A three part sorting activity based around animals. Sort either animals and plants, animals with or without legs and how animals move. This is a quiz to support the understanding of adult and young animals. 15 multiple choice questions with built in answer checking. A three part activity to help with understanding the differences between young and adult animals. 27 People Share The One Cool Internet Or Computer Trick They Know 1. A shortcut to any website. Whatever you type into the URL bar can be surrounded by www. & .com by pressing control + enter. 2. An easy way to browse photos on a subreddit hands-free. When viewing picture based subreddits, add a “p” into the url like so: redditp.com/r/subreddit to get a picture slideshow of the posts on that subreddit.
train-working-memory What is Working Memory? Can it Be Trained? By: Dr. Pascale Michelon Jamie's Ministry of Food "I want to inspire you to get in the kitchen and cook meals for yourself and your family from scratch, whether you're a complete beginner or a good cook who likes simplicity. With some basic skills under your belt and a handful of recipes, you'll be able to prepare nutritious meals on any budget." Jamie Oliver
This Guys Digitally Recreates His Dreams Every morning after waking up, one reddit user tries to digitally recreate the dream he had the night before. Here are some of his favorites: See more at Truth Seeker Daily