7 Global Education Trends To Know About The education system is constantly evolving to cater to modern needs, new research findings and society. It is the government’s Department for Education that is responsible for educational policies and schools, as well as childcare and child protection. There is always something in the news about the education system changing. The earliest form of schools began around 600-1100AD/BC, during the Roman era and it can be fair to say that the way in which teaching is run, has changed a lot since. But what are the latest trends that teachers should know about? Higher education funding This has been the most significant change and has affected thousands of pupils across the UK. Increase in academies The coalition government is expanding the Academies Programme. Focus on English Baccalaureate (EBacc) Many teachers have, to date, been told to focus their teaching on numeracy and literacy but now there has been an increase in pupils taking English Baccalaureate subjects. O-level style exams
QR Code Generator: QR Stuff Free Online QR Code Creator And Encoder For T-Shirts, Business Cards & Stickers Molecules | Sunset Lake Software Molecules is an application for the iPhone, iPod touch, and now iPad that allows you to view three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulate them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once. The combination of the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad's unique multitouch input system and the built-in OpenGL ES 3-D graphics capabilities enable you to feel like you are manipulating the molecules themselves with your fingers. New molecules can be downloaded from the RCSB Protein Data Bank ( an international repository of biological molecules and their 3-D structures, or NCBI's PubChem, a public database of compounds. Molecules can be downloaded directly to your handheld device and stored there for later viewing. Molecules is free and its source code is available under the BSD license. Related posts
The iPad Comes Alive with Augmented Reality Top 35 Must-Have Educational iPhone and iPad Apps Used by Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic For the 2012-2013 school year, teachers with access to mobile technology are teaching kids with these great education apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Educators use apps to let their students do everything from practicing their math equations, to determining a leaf’s parent tree, to joining Paul Revere on his ride. Lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps recommended by educators on Appolicious. Art/Creativity Art (iPhone and iPad, $0.99) Recommended by LaurieFowler: “I love the paintings on this app and they have a quiz mode to test your knowledge, too.” Grade: 5-12 Listed by: justatitch, LaurieFowler, uwcsea. Pinnacle Studio (iPad, $9.99) Recommended by educator kathyschrock: “Pinnacle Studio is a really easy to use, powerful video editing app for the iPad. Grade: 3-12 Grade: 3-12 Listed by: dmiktuk Classroom Tools
35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy Integrating technology in the classroom and engaging students in higher order thinking creates the ultimate learning experience for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments. The following is a list of digital tools as it relates to Bloom’s Taxonomy. 1. For a sample lesson using digital tools with the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy visit my post at: .
Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is here and teachers are trying to figure out how to best integrate it into their tried-and-true lessons. They’re struggling to integrate technology to best augment CCSS. They are in desperate need of classroom materials that they can trust. Like a superhero, the U.S. Library of Congress has just swooped in and unveiled an enormous new (and free!) Common Core Resources You can now do a ‘ Search By Standards ‘ query which lets you do exactly that. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Professional Development Tools There are professional development tools that are sorted by grade level, ease of use, and written in plain English. Classroom Materials Created by teachers for teachers, these ready-to-use materials provide easy ways to incorporate the Library’s unparalleled primary sources into instruction. Learn More
What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad? So last week, in preparing for the New England Reading Association Conference and the NYSCATE Mobile Learning Summit , I decided to change my approach. However, before addressing that question, I asked not only WHY iPads but WHY Technology ? I want my students to communicate in complex and modern ways. What does this tangibly look like in the classroom? I want my students to demonstrate their knowledge of the parts of a story. Learning Objectives: In addition to learning the story elements, students learn… To write a constructive review To assess the credibility of an author or source To create a sense of visual hierarchy for their information To document their sources Project: Book Posters – students create a movie-style poster to advertise their book.
2013 iPad App Lists – v1.0 | iPads 4 Learning @ Manor Lakes P-12 College Finally. After weeks of deliberation. After weeks of deleting, adding, changing, swapping, etc… We’re done! Below you will find our 3 Application Lists for our iPad Programs in 2013. The lists have been designed with student learning in mind with focuses being placed on creativity, collaboration, modification and redefinition. If you have any suggestions to these app lists, we’d love to hear from you. In the mean time… happy viewing! MLP12C EY iPad App List 2013 MLP12C MY iPad App List 2013 MLP12C SCMY iPad App List 2013 Video Editor FREE 10 Ways To Integrate Technology Using A Single Computer “Can I integrate technology with only one technology device?” is a question many educators ask. You will be amazed at how much technology you can integrate with one device available in your classroom. When I started on my integration of technology, I only had my classroom’s desktop and my cell phone. I was in a high school, so most of my students had mobile devices. Quick Tips Below I have listed ways you can integrate technology in both situations: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Engagement & Participation The goal of integrating technology in your classroom is to get students engaged and participating in learning. For classrooms with students who have personal mobile devices, integrate technology with the use of their mobile devices. For more ideas on fun ways to integrate technology into your classroom, visit me at funintegratingtechnology .