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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Nigel Coutts

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The Future of Knowledge - 31 views

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    What services like Google Now and Evernote Context suggest for the future of knowledge?
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Lessons from iWoz and Creating Innovators - 31 views

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    Lessons for teaching and learning in iWoz by Steve Wozniak and Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner
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Personal Passion Project - Reflections After Eight Years - 22 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.
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Creativity in Science and Technology - 27 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.
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Handwriting vs Typing - Reflecting on Finland's Changing policy on Cursive Writing - 37 views

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    Finland has attracted attention recently for backing typing skills over cursive handwriting but what does this mean for students.
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Dictionaries vs Internet - 35 views

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    A comparison of Dictionary an Internet for classroom use - Do we still need dictionaries?
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Questions that encourage deeper thinking - 57 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.
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Interactions that encourage thinking. - 43 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.
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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.
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Inquiry Based Learning is dead, long live inquiry. - 23 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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rediquest - Home - 45 views

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    This site combines Habits of Mind with Making Thinking Visible Routines. It is useful for teachers and students when trying to implement Habits of Mind as it provides a set of strategies to apply for each Habit, examples in the form of short films and a set of associated Thinking Routines. Also useful when looking for the right thinking routine to use for a given learning outcome or objective.
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3D Printing - 19 views

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    An introduction to 3D printing at home or via online services such as UPS or Shapeways
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What questions shall we ask? - 44 views

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    How can teachers encourage students to ask questions that will result in new thinking?
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Preaching to the School Choir: Why do we need Sir Ken Robinson? - 25 views

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    I like Sir Ken Robinson, his TED Talks combine humour, insightful commentary and a perspective on education that I agree with. But after watching his latest speech (see video) I was left wondering, who is he preaching to and why is there a need for it?
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Google Glass and Education - 26 views

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    Google Glass is one of those technologies where the idea alone is enough to start conversations. For those who grew up on a diet of Star Trek it is an idea from that world brought to life.But what does it mean for Education?
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Commercialisation - 11 views

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    A discussion of the potential consequences of Commercialisation, is is good or bad for our students?
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Google Reader, Skeumorphism, Games, Apps and Schools - 40 views

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    A discussion of issues facing education as a result of fast change. What should we include in our ICT Scope and Sequences?
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