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Teaching about mental wellbeing This training module supports the physical health and mental wellbeing section of the statutory relationships, sex and health education curriculum. This is the first of a series of 14 modules to support schools to implement the new curriculum. We have developed this mental wellbeing teacher training module to help subject leads and teachers understand what they should teach, as well as improving their confidence in delivering mental wellbeing as part of the new curriculum. Dedalus Alternatives and Similar Games AlternativeTo is a free service that helps you find better alternatives to the products you love and hate. The site is made by Ola and Markus in Sweden, with a lot of help from our friends and colleagues in Italy, Finland, USA, Colombia, Philippines, France and contributors from all over the world. That's right, all the lists of alternatives are crowd-sourced, and that's what makes the data powerful and relevant. Feel free to send us your questions and feedback on, in our discussion forums, in our Discord channel or tweet us at @AlternativeTo

Google Chrome’s Link to Text Fragment extension – Top Tools for Learning A recent article in MakeUseOf, You can now link to specific text on a website explains “If you have ever wanted to share an article with someone but direct them to a specific part, you’ll love Google’s new Chrome extension. It’s called Link to Text Fragment, and it allows you to link to specific text on a website. Or, as Google calls it, a Text Fragment.” Here’s the link to the Link to Text Fragment extension for Google Chrome Here’s a tutorial video: How to install and use Link to Text Fragment Chrome Extension

Persuasive Games - Green the Building Managing buildings and their complex and interconnected systems requires an understanding of technology, financial planning, and even human behavior to create solutions that conserve resources, reduce waste, save money, and satisfy occupants. Green the Building exposes the complex world of sustainable design, construction, and operations in a succinct and simplified context that allows you to grasp the whole system, learn technical concepts, and try out building strategies in a risk-free environment. For those curious about sustainable building, Green the Building highlights what questions to ask. For those responsible for greening buildings, Green the Building encourages moving beyond professional silos, jargon, and minimum compliance standards towards discovery of actions you can take to improve performance and address challenges ahead. Persuasive Games created Green the Building in collaboration with Noblis and the U.S. In 2016, the U.S.

12 Excellent Add-ons for Google Docs Google Docs is a powerful word processing program with many unique features including voice typing, the research tool, revision history, web fonts, and much more. However, Google knows that even with all of those features, Docs may not be able to do everything you want it to do. So Google Docs allows you to install Add-ons to extend the capabilities of the program. "Catch-up" and recovery approaches: Selected reading Introduction There is understandably huge concern about the learning that many pupils will have missed whilst unable to attend schools face-to-face due to the COVID-19 outbreak – both due to learning time they may have missed, and due to a possible extended ‘summer learning loss’ effect where learning prior to the lockdown may have been forgotten. There is also, rightly, concern about the impact of pupils from a socio-emotional perspective. A number of proposals have been made about how schools (and other organisations) may seek to support pupils during a recovery period as schools reopen more widely, and / or how pupils may be supported to “catch up” on lost learning. Criticism has also been raised around the notion of “catch-up”. These resources may be a potential starting point to help you reflect on this area and what approaches you may wish to consider taking in your own school.

Connect! Transform the Future Created to complement the themes of the Electropolis 3D film and the Plan It Green: The Big Switch! game, National Geographic designed education materials to bring students in grades 4-12 content about energy sources, energy efficiency, and energy conservation. These free, standards-based, online education resources were developed for formal and informal educators to engage students in science, social studies, and geography concepts related to energy. These resources provide innovative strategies and approaches to teach about complex energy topics in the classroom. Questions about energy cannot be easily answered, and energy-related decisions require the work of many experts to address economic, political, environmental, and social factors.

Lost in translation - eLearning Stuff I have been working on a series of blog posts about translating existing teaching practices into online models of delivery. One of the things I have noticed as the education sector moved rapidly to remote delivery was the different models that people used. However what we did see was many people were translating their usual practice to an online version. An example of this, is from Dave White in a recent blog post about his experiences at UAL, he called it practice mirroring.