’s Guide to Remote Education Remote education is a growing trend in today’s educational landscape, whether it’s because of coronavirus-related shutdowns or not. There are many benefits to remote education, but there are also challenges around motivating students and making them feel like they’re part of a community in a remote-learning environment. In this guide, we’ll provide tips about how you can use Classcraft to bolster your remote teaching practice and motivate students to take a more active role in their learning. Watch our remote learning video tutorial To become even more familiar with how you can use Classcraft for remote learning, be sure to watch this helpful video tutorial. Create a digital community
Good Apps for Personal, Social & Emotional Development : Fundamentally Children Finding apps that help develop softer personal, social and emotional skills can be harder than for other areas like maths and reading. However, there are many apps out there that either target these as their primary focus or as a secondary benefit. For example, a few great apps focus on helping young children understand emotions or take turns whilst many apps help young children to learn to follow instructions and encourage perseverance. The Sweet Learning Computer: Machine Learning by Paul Curzon and Peter W McOwan, Queen Mary University of London How do machines learn? Don't they just blindly follow rules?
Vector Scratch Blocks In September 2014 Computing will be a new curriculum subject and I wanted to make some resources that could be used to support Scratch After seeing these hands-on blocks I thought it would be great if anyone could make their own. So I set about creating some vector versions of the standard Scratch blocks that could be scaled to any size required. K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum Scope & Sequence This curriculum is no longer being updated. Our new lessons are easier to use and more relevant for students today. Get Trained What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when handing a student a calculator to work through algebraic equations caused many teachers and parents great consternation. It makes you wonder what type of pushback the creators of the abacus faced! In both cases, while the tools students were using may have been more advanced than previous generations’, the goal remained the same – to enhance classroom learning. But before moving forward with technology integration, every school must first have a great, robust and adaptable academic curriculum. Only then can you begin to find ways in which technology can help to elevate it.
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How to Do a Card Sorting Exercise and Why Bother Card sorting is an invaluable tool in deciding site structure and visual hierarchy. In this post, we explore how to do a card sorting exercise and why it is so worthwhile. There’s something very satisfying about the term Card Sorting. It appears to my inner neat-freak and hints at an outcome that will be both practical and useful, which is exactly what you need if you’re about to start organising (or reorganizing) the content on your website. Discerning Decomposition and computational disposition with Archelino: : A dialogue Steven Khan & Sally Rudakoff This article is presented as a research informed dialogue between the two authors. It represents a reconstruction of conversations that occurred over several weeks, in person and via email as we explored the affordances of a wooden puzzle game for scaffolding understanding of the process of decomposition as used in computational thinking (CT) frameworks and computational dispositions in the early years alongside academic readings.
Affordances - Interaction and Service Design Seminar - Medium Defining and finding affordances in the world An affordance is the relationship between any two objects, substances, or environments. The qualities of each may or may not have mutual affordances (predator-prey relationship) but the meeting or interaction between the two elements afford a possible action, knowledge orinteradction. My short interpretation of affordances are that depending on your vantage point, there is a myriad of possible affordance because relationships are so delicate and interconnected. However, the ineraction or relationshp between each object or entity is where opportunity and interesting opportunities lie. I find Don Norman’s framework for thinking about affordances, in his book The design of everyday things,helpful to tease out both the blatant and hidden affordances.
Test Information Guide The test design below describes general testing information. The blueprints that follow provide a detailed outline that explains the competencies and skills that this test measures. Test Design Competencies, Skills, and Approximate Percentages of Questions Competencies and Skills details?id=com.letterschool Download LetterSchool, an intuitive and engaging educational app that teaches toddlers & preschoolers phonics and how to spell over 100 common English words! LetterSchool’s applications are recommended and used by parents, teachers, and occupational therapists worldwide! This educational spelling game allows young kids to develop, improve, and practice their spelling skills, build their vocabulary, and learn new words! Kids practice and advance their ability to recognize words and word patterns with fun phonics and entertaining animations. HOW IT WORKS:- Discover similar words and syllables that are grouped together with all letters from the alphabet- Specific graphics available to match each corresponding word (e.g. pig graphic for the word Pig).- Drag the correct letter to complete the word.- Once a word is completed, each letter is spelled out separately. All with super fun animations and sound effects!
Teaching London Computing: A RESOURCE HUB from CAS LONDON & CS4FN Explore how the human brain works by creating a computational model of neurones out of students that plays Snap. After explaining how neurones in the brain work, create an artificial version that is programmed to play Red-black Snap. Then test it against other artificial brains. This activity explores how computational modelling (a key part of computational thinking) can be used to help understand biological systems – here neurones.