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Nigel Coutts

Striving to preserve Truth - The Learner's Way - 5 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.
Nigel Coutts

Delivering on the promise of STEAM - The Learner's Way - 3 views

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    The challenge is to ensure that students within a STEAM programme are better prepared than they might be if they studied the disciplines in isolation and that in seeking to integrate diverse fields we do not weaken the efficacy of one for the inclusion of another.
Dwayne Abrahams

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Edutopia - 45 views

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    "The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments and interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text. Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry."
Paul Beaufait

Skype Announces Collaboration with Prominent Organizations to Further Empower Teachers ... - 21 views

  • Skype in the classroom strives to enrich students' learning experiences to discover new cultures, languages and ideas without leaving the classroom. 
  • Skype in the classroom strives to enrich students' learning experiences to discover new cultures, languages and ideas without leaving the classroom.  Skype in the classroom now features each individual organization's dynamic content, projects and available guest speakers
  • To join Skype in the classroom and view these exclusive resources, teachers should: Sign up at education.skype.com using their Skype account details Create a profile which includes their interests, location and the age groups they teach Once complete, teachers will have full range to explore the Skype in the classroom organization microsites, utilize vast content from these organizations and engage in conversations with select guest experts. For more information or to register for Skype in the classroom, please visit http://education.skype.com.
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    Press release about Skype in the classroom
Tero Toivanen

10 Educational iPad Apps Recommended by Explore Knowledge Academy| The Committed Sardine - 73 views

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    "There are so many great educational apps out there and more are being created daily. It's so hard to keep up, but luckily ESchool News has this article with 10 really great ones for you to focus on for now."
Dwayne Abrahams

Apple - Education - iPad Learning Resources - 53 views

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    Hands-on teachers, meet hands-on learning.
Jim Farmer

Galaxy Zoo: Hubble - 25 views

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    Help classify galaxies from Hubble photographs. 
Scott Kinkoph

Twiducate - Social Networking & Media For Schools :: Education 2.0 - 47 views

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    Twitter-like website for educators and children to use as a class or school. Embed text, images, videos, links and even Google Docs files. The site has a live chat functure open to just the class. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+&+Web+Tools
Jim Farmer

ICTs in Science Education - home - 29 views

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    "The aim of this wiki is to provide a useful set of ICTs and other tech tools for Science Teachers to utilise in their classrooms. Each type of technology will be briefly explained and a classroom example will also be attached, together with a comprehensive list of links."
Jim Farmer

National Lab Day - 6 views

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    National Lab Day is a nationwide initiative to build local communities of support that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators.
Lisa Reas

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - Gapminder.org - 2 views

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    Wonderful statistics!
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    Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.
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