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Nigel Coutts

Lessons from Oversold and Underused - Looking back to look forward - 15 views

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    In 2001 Larry Cuban published his book 'Oversold and Underused - Computers in the Classroom' in which he addresses the effect that the adoption of computer technology has had on education. But what can we learn from this writing as we head towards another revolution in education?
Nigel Coutts

The questions that matter most - 27 views

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    The quality of our questions, their power to engage and challenge thinking, combined with the opportunities we provide our students to ask the questions that matter to them are likely to be the times when the most powerful learning occurs. The challenge is to maximise these times.
teacherstarks

Schools, learning, innovation and student futures - 20 views

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    For all of us, learning was an innate part of life. It was something we just did, that was as natural to us as breathing. If not for this innate desire to learn and with it the ability to do so, we would never learn to walk, or speak or interact with others. But what happens to this innate drive to learn and how might we get it back?
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    For all of us, learning was an innate part of life. It was something we just did, that was as natural to us as breathing. If not for this innate desire to learn and with it the ability to do so, we would never learn to walk, or speak or interact with others.
Nigel Coutts

The Future of Knowledge - 26 views

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    What services like Google Now and Evernote Context suggest for the future of knowledge?
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    yes i like. education are future life.
    http://bit.ly/1y9WeYC
Nigel Coutts

Lessons from iWoz and Creating Innovators - 29 views

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    Lessons for teaching and learning in iWoz by Steve Wozniak and Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner
Paul Beaufait

PBL Pilot: Matching PBL With Traditional Grading | Edutopia - 22 views

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    "Editor's Note: Matt Weyers and co-author Jen Dole, teachers at Byron Middle School in Byron, Minnesota, present the fifth installment in a year-long series documenting their experience of launching a PBL pilot program."
Nigel Coutts

Personal Passion Project - Reflections After Eight Years - 20 views

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    For the past eight years students in Year Six at Redlands have participated in a Personal Passion Project during Term Four. It is a way to finish their time in Junior School with a project that connects their passion with all they have learned about managing inquiry/design based projects to that point.
Nigel Coutts

Creativity in Science and Technology - 25 views

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    CREST is a programme for schools run by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation that aims to promote Creativity. By adding creativity to our science lessons we can move past boiling water and encourage students towards serious scientific and technological discovery.
Nigel Coutts

Handwriting vs Typing - Reflecting on Finland's Changing policy on Cursive Writing - 35 views

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    Finland has attracted attention recently for backing typing skills over cursive handwriting but what does this mean for students.
Nigel Coutts

Dictionaries vs Internet - 32 views

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    A comparison of Dictionary an Internet for classroom use - Do we still need dictionaries?
Nigel Coutts

Questions that encourage deeper thinking - 54 views

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    Looking to build a list of great questions similar to 'What makes you say that?' for use with Thinking Routines.
Nigel Coutts

Interactions that encourage thinking. - 41 views

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    Recently I have been thinking about the role I play in encouraging my students to think and to trust in themselves as capable learners. This is largely due to the topic of our Term Four Unit of Inquiry.
Nigel Coutts

Why I built a wooden periodic table in my spare time. - 17 views

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    Just over two years ago a group of teachers decided there Science Lab needed a signature piece to promote an interest in scientific inquiry. Inspired by a display at Questacon they embarked on a project to create a display to showcase the Periodic Table. After a three month journey into cabinetry and problem solving it is ready and this is the story of how it was made and why.
Nigel Coutts

Inquiry Based Learning is dead, long live inquiry. - 22 views

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    In the ebb and flow of educational theories and approaches to learning one can see many commonalities to the world of fashion. A good idea emerges, becomes mainstream, is appropriated by a wide number of educators who blend the essential elements into their methodology and over time the once good idea becomes an oversimplified or slightly misunderstood model of what it once was.
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Matt Esterman

Learning with 'e's: Design for life - 40 views

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    Studybooking.com is an online language and accommodation booking website that has started in gathering potential accredited language schools and accommodation providers worldwide.
A.T. Garcia

CORE VALUES- respect, responsibility, empathy or persistence - 28 views

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    Expected behavior is made explicit through the Core Values of the school, and is reinforced in every classroom and all common spaces. 
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Kerry J

Dashboard | EQUELLA - 36 views

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    an open access repository service powered by EQUELLA. This publicly accessible repository promotes and provides access to resources contributed by academic institutions and repositories from around the world. 

    Resources are accessible through content harvesting, federated search, or via direct access to the website, enabling access to thousands of resources. 
erikerickson

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | MindShift - 41 views

  • pupils today can change the way they study to exploit the brain’s quirky learning processes, using the strategies revealed by memory and learning research
  • Students need to understand that learning happens not only during reading and studying, but in all sorts of ways, so that they can examine their own habits to know which ones may be helping or not, and make adjustments
  • We can be tactical in our schooling.
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  • forgetting serves as a powerful spam filter
  • when the brain has to work hard to retrieve a half-forgotten memory (such as when reviewing new vocabulary words you learned the day before), it re-doubles the strength of that memory.
  • The brain is a foraging learner.
  • The human brain evolved to pick up valuable pieces of information here and there, on the fly, all the time, and put it all together
  • and it’s not only during study or practice
  • By foraging in this way, the brain is “building knowledge continually
  • Forgetting isn’t always bad.
  • Breaking up and spacing out study time over days or weeks can substantially boost how much of the material students retain, and for longer, compared to lumping everything into a single, nose-to-the-grindstone session.
  • Varying the studying environment
  • can help reinforce and sharpen the memory of what you learn.
  • A 15-minute break to go for a walk or trawl on social media isn’t necessarily wasteful procrastination. Distractions and interruptions can allow for mental “incubation” and flashes of insight — but only if you’ve been working at a problem for a while and get stuck, according to a 2009 research meta-analysis.
  • Quizzing oneself on new material, such as by reciting it aloud from memory or trying to tell a friend about it, is a far more powerful way to master information than just re-reading it
  • Experimenting With Learning Tactics
  • benefits of sleep (which improves retention and comprehension of what you learn), perceptual learning modules and mixing up different kinds of related problems or skills in practice sessions instead of repetitively rehearsing just one skill at a time.
  • teachers see all sorts of reforms come and go, and they’re skeptical
  • Surviving the Modern Jungle
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    Chen sums up an interview about Benedict Carey's book, How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens, highlighting and exemplifying take-away messages for self-directed learners as well as teachers.
Paul Beaufait

Boom-Bang Homework Assignments | Edutopia - 25 views

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    "Multiple sources recommend about ten minutes per night in the first grade, then add ten minutes for every subsequent grade, for a maximum of two hours in all subjects by the 12th grade" (2. How much homework is recommended, ¶1 [of 1]).
Paul Beaufait

MultiBrief: Grading practices that better support 21st‑century learning - 34 views

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    In this post, Stack (2014.08.25) suggested four ways of developing or improving grading practices:

    1. Separate and acknowledge the role of both formative and summative assessment.
    2. Stop averaging averages to get more averages.
    3. Separate academics from academic behaviors.
    4. Use rubrics and a rubric scale, not percentage scores.
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