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Nigel Coutts

Project Zero Turns 50 - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    This year is the fiftieth birthday of Harvard's Project Zero, a research project designed to explore the nature of thinking and learning and from this suggest pedagogies which align with what we know about the mind. For its birthday celebration Project Zero shared insights from its five decades of research with presentations from Howard Gardner, David Perkins, Shari Tasman, Steve Seidel and Daniel Wilson. The presentations revealed the changing nature of the work of Project Zero from its early days and focus on learnings education to its current position as a research organisation with broad interests across education but with a focus on thinking, understanding and the workings of the mind.
Nigel Coutts

The art of modern writing - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Learning to write is one of the fundamental skills we gain from our time at school. Writing is one of the cornerstones of Learning and we devote significant time and energy towards its mastery. Skilled writing is a mark of an educated individual and a skill required for academic success. But in the modern world what makes a skilled writer? What has changed about writing and what literary skills should we focus our attention on. 
Nigel Coutts

Playing with Habits of Mind - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    What are the mindful habits of successful learners and how can an understanding of these habits help us better achieve our learning goals? This is the question learning Costa Bena Kallick set out to answer with their study of the Habits of Mind. In 'learning and Leading with Habits of Mind' Costa and Kallick identify sixteen habits which when utilised promote deeper understanding, unlock creativity, encourage reflective thinking and scaffold problem solving for individuals and groups. 
Nigel Coutts

Girls in Tech - Reflections from VIVID Ideas - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Sydney has become a beacon that brings people together and sparks conversations. Most recently the conversation centred on the topic of girls in tech and what might be done to re-dress the gender balance in STEAM subjects and related career pathways. Sponsored by INTEL this Vivid Ideas event drew a mix of entrepreneurs, educators and tech luminaries to the Museum of Contemporary Art on a Saturday afternoon to share their ideas on what might be done.
Nigel Coutts

Visual Literacy - Metalanguage & Learning - 0 views

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    An increasingly significant aspect of literacy is an awareness of the visual elements that fall beyond the traditional components of written text. Termed 'Visual Literacy' this is the ability to read and create communications that use visual elements. It combines the skills of traditional literacy with knowledge of design, art, graphic arts, media and human perception. It takes literacy further beyond a decoding of text to a decoding of the complete package around the communication.
The Digital Arts Experience

Emphasis on the 'Experience' of Connected Learning - 0 views

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    Here at "The Digital Arts Experience" we have a huge focus on connected Art in a non-competitive, hands-on, collaborative environment. I'd like to share with you a blog entry that our audio engineer, Emily, wrote up about the Connected Art 'Experience' that students will have on a typical day at our Art facility. I welcome comments/feedback!
Fred Delventhal

The Kid Should See This. - 32 views

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    The Kid Should See This. There's just so much science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven't seen. It's most likely not stuff that was made for them... But we don't underestimate kids around here.
amita parmar

Education system in India by Sudipsinh Dhaki (Sudipsinh Dhaki) - 0 views

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    The first millennium and the few centuries preceding it saw the flourishing of higher education at Nalanda, Takshila, Ujjain, & Vikramshila Universities. Art, Architecture, Painting, Logic, Grammar, Philosophy, Astronomy, Literature, Buddhism, Hinduism, Arthashastra (Economics & Politics), Law, and Medicine were among the subjects taught and each university specialized in a pArticular field of study.
Clif Mims

e-Learning for Kids - 2 views

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    fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12 best-in-class courseware in math, science, reading and keyboarding
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    Gail Braddock describes e-Learning for Kids as "free e-courses for kids all around the world. This site has engaging and interactive courses for kids in online safety, computer skills such as using Google, typing, and core subjects like language Learnings, math, and science. Most of the courses are for elementary school-aged children, and involve dynamic avatars, and are highly interactive."
Dean Mantz

Tech Learning TL Advisor Blog and Ed Tech Ticker Blogs from TL Blog Staff - TechLearning.com - 11 views

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    Technology and Learning provides list of Top 10 sites to create digital Learning.
Amanda Kenuam

Learning Expression & Socialization Skills through Learning - 1 views

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    "special education, students, SPED, art, socialization, expression, emotional development"
Clif Mims

LoudLit.org - 19 views

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    "LoudLit.org is committed to delivering public domain literature paired with high quality audio performances...Putting the text and audio together, readers can learn spelling, punctuation and paragraph structure by listening and reading masterpieces of the written word. Read and listen via your web browser or on your mp3 player. Regardless of how you enjoy the audiobooks (audio books), they are free."
Jennifer Dorman

How To Use An Apostrophe - The Oatmeal - 28 views

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    Terrific resource for students to learn when it is appropriate to use the apostrophe.
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    This one is great, but be careful if you go to the home page to see what else is on this site. Many not appropriate for children.
Jennifer Dorman

Mutapic - 23 views

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    Mutapic is an online picture generator. Use it to create original art.
Allison Kipta

The Art of Art Better: 101 Tips to Find and Fit Your Art Style | Teaching Tips - 0 views

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    Sometimes, information is hard to understand just because it's presented in a manner that just doesn't quite appeal to the way we like to learn best. While it isn't always possible to take every class or complete every project in a way that fits into your individual style, there are ways that you can help to ensure that you're making the most of the material at hand. Here are a few tips to help you start improving your art experience by helping make it work a little better with your needs, whether you're a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner.
Jennifer Dorman

Presentation Zen: Learning from the Learning of comics - 0 views

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    Applying the amplification-through-simplification concept from Scott McCloud's book, Understanding Comics: The invisible Art
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