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Contents contributed and discussions participated by London Jenks

London Jenks

Using a "Tea Party" to Incorporate Reading into Science - Planet Blog - Blog - Promethe... - 40 views

    Strategy for evaluating science readings
London Jenks

Teenagers, Legal Risks and Social Networking Sites | Lucacept - intercepting the Web - 49 views

  • a significant minority (36.1%) of the teachers who were asked this question indicated that they had used SNS for educational purposes, including communicating with their students about schoolwork.
  • These educational activities should be aimed primarily at equipping children and young people with the skills required to be effective digital citizens, and not focussed on rare or hypothetical fears.
  • the importance of SNS in the lives of students, and the potential significance of social media for future digital citizenship, suggests that room should be found for these issues to be directly addressed.
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  • Research findings like these will support our use of new technologies in classrooms. What is evident from their recommendations is that further teacher professional development is required to ensure that we have teachers with the skill set to produce the ‘effective digital citizens’ we need in society today.
London Jenks

Education Week: Effective Use of Digital Tools Seen Lacking in Most Tech.-Rich Schools - 100 views

  • cut their photocopying and printing budgets in half.
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      The "paperless classroom" or the "not so much paper as before" classroom
London Jenks

The Difficulty of Discovery (Where Have All The Geniuses Gone?) | Wired Scien... - 99 views

  • In sciences and engineering, 99.4% of the 171 subfields have seen increased teamwork. Meanwhile, 100% of the 54 subfields in the social sciences, 88.9%of the 27 subfields in the humanities, and 100% of the 36 subfields in patenting have seen increased teamwork
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      This highlights the need to teach our students to collaborate effectively and work well in teams. What skills do they need? 
  • We live in a world of such complexity that our problems increasingly exceed the possibilities of the individual mind. Collaboration is no longer an option.
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