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Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the Key? (Part Three) - 23 views

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    The message from PwC is clear, Australia needs to take action now if we are not to slip behind the rest of the world. 'Australia is waking up to the fact that the good times can't go on forever. In the face of economic challenges and a digital revolution that's reshaping business and the workforce, we need to act.'
Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the key? - 39 views

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    In June 2014, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP acknowledged the significant role that STEM is to play in the nations future. 'There will be significant emphasis in boosting our focus on science, technology, engineering and maths because science is at the heart of a country's competitiveness and it is important that we do not neglect science as we look at the general educational and training schemes.' But what does this mean for schools?
Nigel Coutts

What are your students doing? - 53 views

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    Recently I read Amanda Ripley's thought provoking book 'The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way' in which through a comparative study of foreign exchange students she reports from the inside on the modern powerhouses of education. Amanda set out to explain why some countries are able to outperform others on PISA scores.
Nigel Coutts

Assessment and Learning - 72 views

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    Assessment is an essential component of the teaching and learning cycle but sadly it is one that is often misunderstood. If we are to have any hope of getting it right we must begin with a sound understanding of what we hope to achieve, what is being assessed, who is being assessed and what will be done once the results are available.
Yozo Horiuchi

edshelf - 51 views

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    A discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.
Tricia Rodriguez

Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know - Digital Education - Edu... - 102 views

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    Education Week's new report "Blended Learning: Breaking Down the Barriers" features a story highlighting research on the effectiveness of such techniques.
Nigel Coutts

Genius Hour - Why we scaffold - 77 views

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    Genius Hour - The idea is simple, identify a block of time and give it over to the students as an opportunity for them to create a learning experience of their own. But while the idea is simple implementing such a plan can be challenging and there are aspects of such a project that require careful planning and a clear philosophical understanding before you begin.
Tony Bollino

Is It Gamification, Or Game Based Learning? » Brain Based Learning - 37 views

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    These two terms get thrown around a lot, often interchangeably, but they're not really the same. They're both important concepts, and they're both useful. However, they are useful in different contexts and that's why I think it's important to define each one.
Nigel Coutts

Virtual Reality - 45 views

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    What are the possibilities for situated learning created by a growing number of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Devices from Oculus Rift, Samsung, Google and Microsoft?
Deborah Baillesderr

TinyTap - Turn Moments Into Games - 54 views

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    "Create & play fun interactive quizzes, lessons and games"
Deborah Baillesderr

Inside Dig-It! | Dig-It! Games - 7 views

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    History meets gamification
Deborah Baillesderr

Language Zen - 5 views

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    "Language learning without frustration
    Personalized to you" and right now it is FREE!
Nigel Coutts

The future of Schools - 65 views

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    Ask the average adult to describe a school and you are likely to get similar responses. There will be a focus on the places and spaces in which their education occurred, the teachers who taught, the rows of desks, the daily schedule of classes and breaks. But what is the future of schools?
H DeWaard

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - 117 views

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    63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World
Roland Gesthuizen

Screen time: It's not about how much. It's about how. | Tech Learning - 37 views

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    "Screen time is most effective when adults and children use electronic devices together. This interaction will prepare young people to effectively use the devices as toddlers, then in school and beyond."
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