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Education and Skills - skills for a connected region | Digital 20/20 It is one of Digital 20/20's defining characteristics that it works with partners across the full spectrum of education and skills provision from schools through to work based learning and adult and community learning, in order to influence policy, join up strategic thinking and support progressive initiatives that together will ensure a skilled labour market equipped to take advantage of the digital economy and citizens able to take advantage of new digital infrastructure. This work has evolved from the Digital and ICT Skills Action Plan for Yorkshire and Humber, branded Digital 2010, which was developed in 2005 and launched in 2006 to provide a dynamic framework for the successful and vigorous development of digital and ICT skills across the region. Digital 20/20's work in the education and skills arena is driven by an Operational Steering Group, made up of national and regional partners. Current groups are: My Reflection on #28daysofwriting February 28, 2015 – 4:23 pm It was in about early January when I began to mull over the idea of getting back into a writing habit. I wanted to renew the discussion and connectedness I enjoyed through my blog and get myself writing regularly again. The #28daysofwriting idea sprang from that desire. What Makes People Creative? February 27, 2015 – 9:10 pm When you start to explore the literature around the definition of creativity, or what it means to be creative, the lists and references go on and on. Convene your Classroom Creative Council February 26, 2015 – 9:28 pm During some research on Thomas Edison I stumbled on the fact that he deliberately surrounded himself with a diverse range of expertise in order to generate new thinking and ideas, a creative council. Education Suffers from a Lack of Knowledge Urgency February 25, 2015 – 10:26 pm My EDtalk Interview from ULearn14 February 24, 2015 – 8:27 pm

Ideas to Inspire reddit: the front page of the internet Learning and skills The BT Learning and Skills programme equips young people, and the people who teach and care for them, with the skills to get the most out of the world around them. Our educational resources and activities bring people together and help them to become better, more effective communicators, whatever their age. Developed by expert educators and teachers, and tested extensively in and out of the classroom, our free educational resources range from videos, workbooks, online activities, games and much more. And what is better, they are all available absolutely FREE. The latest edition of the Learning & Skills newsletter is available to view. Academies BT is working in partnership in areas throughout the country to help create Academies. Free resources With the aim of transforming the communication and collaboration skills of young people in the UK, BT’s Learning + Skills programme develops resources that do just that, through videos, workbooks, online activities, games and more. Major programmes

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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools

Home | RSC Easi-Scope Hand-held Digital Microscope People who looked at Easi-Scope Hand-held Digital Microscope also looked at... Practical Pre-School Silver Award Winner 2009 Shortlisted for an ERA Award 2009 - Secondary Resources and Equipment - using ICT This simple plug and play device attaches to your computer via USB. Easi-Scope has an LED light to help illuminate items being viewed. Simply hold the Easi-Scope over the object, focus by turning the top then take videos or still images using the single control button at up to x 43 magnification (using a 17" monitor). Size: 7 x 5cm. For ages 3 years +. Educational Benefits Child friendly microscopeInvestigate materialsShare with the whole class Additional Information White Balance: Auto Interface: USB 2.0 Image Sensor: VGA CMOS Sensor Image Resolution: 640 x 480 Pixels Photo Capture: One-touch Illumination: Built-in LED Capture Image Resolution: 640 x 480 VGA (Interpolation up to 1200 x 1600 pixels. Thanks to The Coombes Infant and Nursery School for sharing their Easi-Scope pictures with us.

13 Wiki Tools Teachers should Know about Wikis are great learning and teaching tools. They have some distinctive features that you cannot find elsewhere particularly the collaborative feature they provide to its users. Several teachers from all around the globe embrace wikis in their classrooms and use them to create a student friendly environment where to enhance what is being taught in the classroom. Today we are providing you with a list of different wiki platforms. This is an online project to add videos to Wikipedia articles. This is a great platform for teachers and students. Wiki Summarizer is a great application for educators. Wikihood also uses Google Map services allowing users to geolocalise what they search for. wikiHow is a collaborative effort to create the world's most helpful how-to guides. Collaborative project for creating a free lexical database in every language, complete with meanings, etymologies, and pronunciations.. Wikispecies is a wiki-based online project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation.