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Nigel Coutts

Understanding the true nature of science - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    As thousands take to the streets as part of a global 'March for Science' it is worth considering the significant role that education has to play. What are the messages we need to send our students about science and what role have schools played in creating the current climate? Now seems like the time to pause and reflect on the place of science in our community and our schools.
Nigel Coutts

Shifting from awareness to action - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    The evidence is mounting and the narrative around education is shifting towards a story centred on long-life skills, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication. Success in the future seems to be connected closely to one's capacity to innovate, to problem find and to make strategic decisions when confronted by unique situations for which we have not been specifically prepared. 
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Jeopardy Rocks Now As Factile - Jeopardy & Flashcards - 1 views

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    "A couple of years ago I featured Jeopardy Rocks. Recently, Jeopardy Rocks changed its name to Factile and added some more features.

    At its core Factile is a free platform for creating Jeopardy-style game boards to use in your classroom. Factile lets you create games and save them in your account to use whenever you need them. When you create your game you can include images in the answer display. One of the new features is a gallery of templates for creating games. You can browse the template gallery and make copies of the ones that you want to use in your classroom."
John Evans

20 Great iPad Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 0 views

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    "Besides the multitude of resources we have covering reviews of hundreds of educational apps, from time to time we create lists featuring our favourite picks from the piles. Our purpose is to provide teachers with tested educational iPad apps that they can try out in their instruction. The last thing to ask an overburdened teacher is to spend hours in iTunes apps store searching  for apps to use with students. We do the curation job for you and it is your turn to integrate and make the best of these resources in your teaching. That being said, here is a handy visual we created a few months ago featuring some of the best educational iPad apps to consider in your teaching. We know our selection is subjective and many other wonderful apps are missing but for practical reasons we only included a limited number of 20 apps. More educational apps are to be featured in future collections"
Keri-Lee Beasley

13 Rules to Help You Stop Making Bad Font Choices | Adobe Spark - 6 views

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    Excellent design suggestions across a range of contexts.
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Madmagz - Collaboratively Create Online Magazines - 4 views

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    "Madmagz is a neat platform for collaboratively creating online magazines. Madmagz provides you with a magazine template that lets you use images and text that you can edit alone or with invited collaborators. Unlike some other collaborative writing platforms, the original creator of the magazine has to approve or verify submissions from collaborators. When I was testing the platform I found the need to verify every change a little annoying, but I can see how many people would like to have that level of control over the editing process."
Nigel Coutts

Learning in the age of Social Networks - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    Learning is a social endeavour. Schools need to understand that for our students the social landscape has changed. Rather than turning away from this reality we need to understand what it means and what our children need to know and learn to safely maximise the opportunities it brings.
John Evans

3 Things You Need to Know About Formative Assessment - Class Tech Tips - 5 views

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    "Formative assessment can take place before, during and after a lesson to give you valuable information for instructional decisions. A quick baseline quiz can help you identify what students already know about a topic before you start teaching a lesson. A backchannel can be used during a lesson to collect student questions and help you identify misconceptions. An exit slip after a lesson provides information you can use to decide the direction for tomorrow's lesson."
John Evans

16 Great Apps for Learning An Aboriginal Language ~ Educational Technology and Mobile L... - 0 views

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    "For those of you interested in learning and exploring an aboriginal language, the collection below has you covered. Curated from iTunes 'Explore an Aboriginal language' collection in App Store, this selection features 16 great iPad apps to introduce you to a wide variety of aboriginal languages spoken by First Nations in countries like Canada, Australia, USA and New Zealeand. More specifically, the languages covered are: Innu, Nakota, Ojibway, Denesuline, Atikamekw, Maskwacis and Manitoba Cree, Tlicho Dene, Mi'kmaw, Michif, and Saulteaux. "
Phil Taylor

Empowering Students Through Technology: Moving Beyond Engagement | ASCD Inservice - 3 views

  • Technology can do a lot of things in our classroom, but one of its most important impacts is the ability to put the power of learning in the hands of the learners.
Nigel Coutts

Striving to preserve Truth - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    What purposes does education serve? What needs of humanity does education serve? What might the product of our labours be like and how might our efforts contribute to the greater good? These are questions we have long struggled with but with but it seems that in the current times we might need to rethink how we answer these questions.
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