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Martin Burrett

Video: 30 Revision Apps, Sites & Tools - 35 views

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    A collection of 30 apps & website to help students learn and study for exams
Martin Burrett

Maths learned best when children move - 25 views

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    "Children improve at maths when instruction engages their own bodies. This is one of the findings from a recent study coming from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports. The results also document that children require individualised learning strategies."
Martin Burrett

Study finds cash and coins help engage primary maths students - 8 views

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    "Primary school students are more likely to understand and engage with maths if classes use real money and real-life projects, according to a Western Sydney University pilot study.
    The findings come as Australian students lag behind other countries in maths, with Year 4 students dropping from 18th to 28th out of 49 countries in year 4 maths in the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science study."
Martin Burrett

When fish come to school, kids get hooked on science - 14 views

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    "A programme that brings live fish into classrooms to teach the fundamentals of biology not only helps students learn, but improves their attitudes about science, a new study finds.

    The study of nearly 20,000 K-12 students, who raised zebrafish from embryos over the course of a week, found that kids at all grade levels showed significant learning gains. They also responded more positively to statements such as "I know what it's like to be a scientist." The results, to be published by the journal PLOS Biology, suggest that an immersive experience with a living creature can be a particularly successful strategy to engage young people in science, technology, engineering and maths."
Lorinda Cain-Bowles

Study: RTI Practice Falls Short of Promise - Education Week - 31 views

  • "We don't want to have people say that these findings say these schools aren't doing RTI right; this turns out to be what RTI looks like when it plays out in daily life."
  • "Students are missing a lot of broader things that are going to make a difference in their ability to put it all together in functional reading."
  • students with "mild and relatively mild learning problems" are not representative anymore of the students targeted for Tier 2 interventions. "Over time, in many places what's happened is RTI has been deliberately used as a kind of general education substitution for special education. My strong sense is that over time, more and more kids with greater and greater severity of learning problems are being served in an RTI framework."
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  • "The most common implementation of RTI is fairly rigid,"
  • she said, with schools often using a single test to identify students for Tier 2 and a standard set of interventions once they get there. For example, she noted that the study found that small group instruction and interventions in RTI schools were more likely to focus on phonics for students below grade level than at grade level.

    "Right there you have a clue that the interventions are focused on these foundational skills and not as much on comprehension," she sai

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    RTI study shows process isn't working as hoped.
smilex3md

Square Root of Kids Math Anxiety: Their Parents Help - 38 views

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    So-called math-anxious parents who provided frequent help on homework actually hurt their children by passing on their anxiety, a study found.
Julio Quintero

American Academy Of Arts & Sciences To Conduct First National Study On... -- CAMBRIDGE,... - 12 views

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    First National Study On Foreign Language Learning
Matt Renwick

Charter School Study Finds High Teacher Pay Helps Students - WSJ - WSJ - 20 views

  • After four years at the charter school, eighth-graders showed average test score gains in math equal to an additional year and a half of school, compared with district students.
  • an extra half-year in science and almost an extra half-year in English
  • the charter has a lean administrative staff and slightly larger classes—31 students compared with an average of about 26 or 27 in district schools—so it can pour resources into teacher pay and training.
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  • Teachers are observed by colleagues and get feedback weekly, and they have four weeks of full-day professional development each year.
  • Days are long, with teachers at work from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and students attending from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Many teachers don’t last. Of 43 hired during the four years studied, 47% didn’t return for a second year, in most cases because they weren’t asked back.
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      I wonder why - performance, or too much stress due to longer hours and out of work expectations? Regardless, this high turnover rate has got to impact the kids in the end.
  • Critics of charter schools say, among other complaints, that they drain money from regular public schools, skim talented students and nudge out disruptive ones.
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Matt Renwick

Bush Institute study says principals need better support | Dallas Morning News - 21 views

  • Effective principals need clear goals, a culture of support and enough leeway to make decisions
  • 25 percent of a school’s impact
  • communication and respect
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  • culture of collective responsibility
  • avoid the one-size-fits-all mandates
  • disconnect exists between what is helpful and what is required
smilex3md

Educators Study Online Dishonesty - NYTimes.com - 67 views

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    New ways to trip up plagiarism detection software and online cheating.
Steve Ransom

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | P... - 82 views

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    Asked to assess their students' performance on nine specific writing skills, teachers tended to rate their students "good" or "fair" as opposed to "excellent" or "very good." Students received the best ratings on their ability to "effectively organize and structure writing assignments" and their ability to "understand and consider multiple viewpoints on a particular topic or issue." Teachers gave students the lowest ratings when it comes to "navigating issues of fair use and copyright in composition" and "reading and digesting long or complicated texts."
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Parents Primed to Buy Devices and Ebooks for Their Kids This Holiday Season, New Study ... - 8 views

  • Nearly 40% of parents with children aged 2-to-13 who read ebooks plan to purchase a new e-reading device for their children this holiday season
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    Nearly 40% of parents with children aged 2-to-13 who read ebooks plan to purchase a new e-reading device for their children this holiday season
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