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Cake or biscuit? Why Jaffa Cakes excite philosophers It's a delicious structure consisting of a small sponge with a chocolate cap covering a veneer of orange jelly. It is arguably Britain's greatest invention after the steam engine and the light bulb. But is a Jaffa Cake actually a biscuit, asks David Edmonds. Acapela Box : create your text to speech messages 1. Your Acceptance of Terms Welcome to the Acapela-Box Website. The following Terms of Service (“TOS”) are between you and Acapela Group and constitute a legal agreement that governs your use of the Acapela-Box Website (referred to as the “Service”).

Printable World Flags To make watching the Olympics on TV at home more festive and exciting, for a world travel themed party or to celebrate any international occasion, we’ve put together these 100 countries printable world flags in one file, in perfect sizes to make party bunting with. Download Each page has 10 flags with the name of the country on the side tab. Fold over this tab to use the flags as bunting. Children can try recognising and guessing the flags and then learn the country names of each flag written on the back flap. You can also use them as educational playing cards. Horizon When it comes to analyzing emerging technology uptake in education, the NMC Horizon Project is truly global in scope and reach. This map represents the last 2,000 downloads for the NMC Horizon Report series, which has a readership in more than 160 countries and growing. To date, over 50 editions of the NMC Horizon Report have been published, along with 50 foreign language translations in areas including global higher education, K-12 education, libraries, and museums. The regional- and sector-focused NMC Technology Outlook series has examined STEM+ education, community colleges, Australian tertiary education, Irish higher education, Brazilian higher education,Latin American higher education, European schools, Singaporean schools, Chinese schools, International Schools in Asia, Scandinavian schools, and Norwegian schools. Every edition leverages the perspectives of a diverse expert panel and features projects that showcase innovative educational technology in action.

5 Quick Ways to Assess Kids' Writing Progress Is your students' writing all over the map? You likely have some some students struggling with basic mechanics and others working on their authorial flair. Here are five strategies for assessing a wide range of writing skills fairly and easily. Equally important, this approach will also save you hours of grading time. Design Thinking, Education & Learning This Tuesday, I want you to join me in the pub. It’s your homework. There will be a test. My old tutor from teacher training college, David Muir, giggles as he types up some gems being shared over a beer between two other men: John Johnston, a primary teacher from Glasgow, and Will Richardson, an international keynoter whose formal talk earlier in the day had left us asking what they did in New Jersey that was, actually, any different from what we did in Scotland. Bob Hill from Dundee and Andrew Brown, a local authority (or school district) geek-in-residence listen in, priming the anecdotes they’ll respond with shortly. Behind me, at a different table, are a few others, snuggled around a table listening to the gems coming from an old uni pal who’s just started teaching, Grant Fraser.

Coloured Reading Rulers Coloured Reading Rulers A significant proportion of the population would benefit from the use of a correctly selected coloured reading ruler. Available in multicolour packs, 5 rulers per pack (aqua blue, purple, yellow, pink and green) What Difference do Coloured Reading Rulers make? By putting a coloured reading ruler on top of a book, the print can stay still or suddenly it becomes clear and much easier to read.

Classroom Treasures: Clip Art Making clip art is a fun and challenging hobby for me. Unfortunately my clips are being added to other sites (without links back to here) and so I will no longer post 'pure' clip art on this blog. I will continue to make clip art for my own class (and colleagues) but will only be posting resources that include my clip art on this blog. These will continue to be freely available for download. EDUCERI Compiled by Ulrike Rimmele Ulrike Rimmele holds a Master`s of Science in Neural and Behavioural Sciences from the Graduate School of Neural and Behavioural Sciences/International Max Planck Research School of the University of Tübingen, Germany. She is currently involved in the international PhD program in Neurosciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Zürich in Switzerland. What is a neuromyth?

10 Steps To Guide Children Without Punishment 10 Steps To Guide Children Without Punishment Thursday, January 29, 2015 “Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?” -Jane Nelsen

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