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Powered by Traduttore When I received the invitation from the new Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, I decided to completely upgrade two seminar workshops. Dr Ian Green from the School of Education here at Adelaide and I have used Padagogy101 (introduction to iPad in HE) and Padagogy201 (more advanced use for L&T) to train over 600 faculty from universities in Australia. For Singapore, Ian wasn’t going to be with me and I was solo, as well I needed a better way to leave resources in place for people to revisit. However I was completely surprised at what else happened. It was a huge amount of work to meet the Singapore deadlines and involved quite a bit of lost sleep. with the action verbs. I have added 62 iPad apps to the wheel and put them where they could serve the pedagogy. When I first posted this blog entry I had the files and resources for the presentations in my Public folder of my dropbox.

Top 5 High School Science Apps for iPad The following apps help students learn and practice science-related knowledge and skills, and provide teachers with an alternative to textbooks as a way to engage students with their subject. Frog Dissection Some love it, some hate it, but at some point high school students all over the world will probably have to dissect a frog. Digital Commons Network™ Teaching Statement, H Theixos 2015 University of Miami Teaching Statement, H Theixos H Theixos No abstract provided. Importance Of School Library Programs, Cynthia Strong 2014

A Computing curriculum Our Computing curriculum Following the disapplication of the ICT curriculum, we set about designing our Computing curriculum. Our work in developing a Computing Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2, and an initial supporting resources: ‘A guide to teaching programming’ has since grown into a full programming and computer networks schemes of lessons, both of which can be purchased below. The schemes have already received fantastic feedback from teachers and ICT/Computing coordinators across the country who are combining them with their existing ICT provision to help ensure coverage of the new Computing curriculum. A selection of feedback from teachers appears below and in the comments to this page. “The curriculum is fantastic.

50 Common Core Resources For Teachers 50 Common Core Resources For Teachers Groups and Organizations These links will take you to essential reading materials from the institutions and organizations behind Common Core. Websites Of The Year These “The Best…” lists highlight what I think are the best educational websites. This page provides a chronological list based on the date I posted them. Please note, though, that I continually update and revise them.

My Primary ICT Curriculum I've had a lot of requests recently from people asking me for copies of my long-term planning for ICT - possibly because the government has just announced that the current ICT National Curriculum for England has been disapplied from September 2012 as it has been deemed to be "not fit for purpose". My current ICT curriculum consists of three documents that I have written: objectives for each year group broken down into 'key ideas' and 'techniques' for seven different strands that I have divided the curriculum up into;a table for each year group detailing: each week of the year, the event/topic taking place then, my ICT lesson and the curriculum strand to which it is linked;a set of learning objectives and skills from which ICT lessons can be planned to ensure progression and provide for differentiated levels of success. Please do let me know what you think of these documents by leaving me a comment below as I would greatly appreciate any feedback on them!

Association for Library Service to Children Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted in a majority of states. The question for many public youth librarians is how best to support their school colleagues and families in this new educational adventure. One of the most important changes that has occurred is an increasing emphasis on using non-fiction, specifically narrative non-fiction, to address the standards in teaching critical thinking skills.

Digital storytelling from soup to nuts “Angie,” from Canada’s National Youth In Care Network. Storytelling can be used to showcase a cause & bring about change Target audience: Nonprofits, social change organizations, change-makers, media organizations, journalists, educators, students. This is part of Creating Media, our ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and make media. Editor’s note: Digital storytelling is an amazing resource for change that’s too seldom used in the nonprofit sector. Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers Are you uncomfortable with ambiguity? It’s a common condition, but a highly problematic one. The compulsion to quell that unease can inspire snap judgments, rigid thinking, and bad decision-making. Fortunately, new research suggests a simple anecdote for this affliction: Read more literary fiction. A trio of University of Toronto scholars, led by psychologist Maja Djikic, report that people who have just read a short story have less need for what psychologists call “cognitive closure.” Compared with peers who have just read an essay, they expressed more comfort with disorder and uncertainty—attitudes that allow for both sophisticated thinking and greater creativity.

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Terry's Tales of Learning » Bloom’s Taxonomy Some rights reserved by Cesar R. I’m excited to have an opportunity to create an authentic unit that integrates a number of core subjects and provides opportunities to link to IS Bangkok‘s Definition of Learning. Since we have a good window of time this semester, it will allow us 8 weeks to work on our original science unit, meeting the science standards and concluding with a student-selected scientific project. Unpacking the CC standard by standard Below you will find unpacking standards documents to support teachers in their understanding of the common core and essential standards. The unpacking documents demonstrate at a granular level the knowledge and skills students are expected to master at a particular grade. Important Note: The current Standard Course of Study will continue to be taught and tested during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. New standards and assessments are to be implemented for the first time beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Please send any thoughts, feedback, questions and ideas about additional resources that would help you start preparing to teach the new standards to English Language Arts Unpacking Standards