Mentors- Facilitators. Group News As the date is fast approaching we thought now would be a good time to issue some further information on our interview with DfE! Our interview panel consists of a member of our Governing body, our proposed Principal Designate, and three of our company members. Our interview slot is 90 minutes, and in this time we have to present on our evidence of demand, capability, capacity, and demonstrate our motivation for Prince’s Community School. We will then be questioned on all areas of our bid, including finance, curriculum, governance, premises, admissions, vision and ethos. The Department’s interview panel will comprise of senior officials with extensive knowledge of Free Schools policy and advisers from the fields of education, finance and business.
Integrating Technology in the Classroom Technology has become part of the educational process, but too often it is separate and not integrated into the learning experience.Today, Education World offers easy and painless ways to integrate technology into your daily routine. Included: Nineteen activities and nearly 50 Web sites. Integrating technology into the curriculum is a priority -- if not a mandate -- in most schools today. Most educational technology experts agree, however, that technology should be integrated, not as a separate subject or as a once-in-a-while project, but as a tool to promote and extend student learning on a daily basis. The challenge, of course, is in finding ways to use technology -- and to help students use it -- that don't take time away from core subjects. For many teachers, a lack of personal experience with technology presents an additional challenge.
Better Than Dropbox: The 6 Quickest Ways To Share Any File With Anyone I love Dropbox. Ever since I found it a few years ago, the way I share files with friends, family and colleagues has changed completely. Dropbox, and similar services, make sharing big files and multiple files as easy as saving them on your own computer. Blog WikiNodes iPad app featured in iTunes App Store May 2nd, 2013 SpicyNodes is a technology with strong applications to big data.
Weekend Websites: 23 Websites to Support Math Automaticity in K-5 This is the time of year when teachers worry about math facts and the automaticity of math skills. The following websites focus solely on that facet of math. I’ve broken them down by grade level, but you can decide if your second graders are precocious enough to try the websites for grades 3-5: 1st 2nd
Creating a Game-Based Online Class One of the things that I like the most about the field of instructional design is the opportunity to think about that hard to quantify meta-level where you are teaching someone how to teach someone else. The most effective way to do this is to have your learner live the experience that you are trying to teach them to create. Unfortunately, the medium of a blog post does not permit me to teach you how to create a game-based curriculum by experiencing it. This adds a layer of complexity to my task, but one that is not insurmountable. It is my hope that you can follow these easy steps to design and implement your own game-based class in the near future.
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