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Nigel Coutts

Collaborative Learning with Google Docs - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Something is missing from my classroom lately and I am quite happy to have seen it disappear. It is the traditional line at the teacher's desk formed by students awaiting feedback on a recently completed piece of writing. What has replaced this is our use of Google Docs and Slides as a tool for the collaborative development of ideas from initial thinking and strategising through to final editing and refinement. It has introduced a new workflow to the class that both streamlines the process of providing feedback, allows for greater detail and transforms the process into one that is richly collaborative.
Nigel Coutts

Tools for sharing thinking - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    Fortunately there are a number of free tools that do these things and they are available for use on any technology platform as they require nothing more than access to the internet. Recently Eric Sheninger used a set of these tools to give his audience at the Hawker Brownlow Conference on Thinking and Learning in Melbourne a voice.
Victorious Kidss Educares Pune

Best nursery school in Pune - Victorious Kidss Educares - 0 views

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    Victorious Kidss Educares is an IB world school in Pune. Here you get the best start for your children with our best nursery school programme. We guide students, till the threshold of their higher education, to choose from their vast areas of personal competence; rather than from areas of incompetence. Visit us @
    http://www.victoriouskidsseducares.org/pre-primary-section.html
Nigel Coutts

Ideas - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Ask any teacher what they wish they had more of and the most common answer is likely to be time. Schools are inherently busy places and there is always much to be done. We all want to meet the needs of every student, add value to their education with breadth and depth, ensure adequate coverage of the curriculum and include aspects of play and discovery. Add up all that is done in a day over and above face-to-face teaching and you can only wonder at how we manage to fit it all into the time we have. So is there an answer to this dilemma, is there a secret method to finding more time in our schedules to achieve all that we want to?
Dennis OConnor

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 - 3 views

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    k-12 flipped / blended ideas. Makes me want to get back into the real time classroom.
Victorious Kidss Educares Pune

Best school in Pune - Victorious Kidss Educares - 0 views

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    Victorious Kidss Educares is best IB world school in Pune. Our motto is 'Learning to Love to Learn'. We focuses on education for building character. Learning is not merely for earning. The curriculum is strategically designed to develop learning to enable children achieve excellence in all walks of life and to lay a firm foundation for a strong character, a caring, a loving and a charming personality. We have certified following programmes
    1. Pre primary programme
    2. Primary years programme
    3. Middle year programme
    4. Diploma programme
    Visit is @ http://www.victoriouskidsseducares.org
Nigel Coutts

A healthy dose of scepticism - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    I want my students to be sceptics. I believe that in the present age scepticism is more important than ever. Easy access to information, ease of publishing, scams and confidence tricksters combine to create a climate where blind trust is dangerous for our security, our finances and our knowledge bases. For students of all ages a healthy dose of scepticism is much needed not just so they may reveal falsehoods but to allow them to discover new truths.
Nigel Coutts

Assessment A Powerful messaging system - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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     The role of assessment has always played its part but it is a role that is changing in the present global climate and understanding this shift is important for educators.
Victorious Kidss Educares Pune

GRATITUDE - 0 views

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    'gratitude'.
    "Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and her or she will have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he or she has will be taken from him or her."
Nigel Coutts

Learning from the journey - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    There is much to be learned from journeys. From stepping out of our doors and by placing one foot in front of the other making progress towards a planned destination. Journeys are a great metaphor for the challenges we face in our day to day lives and the parallels we draw may allow us to set a goal and achieve it despite the obstacles.
Victorious Kidss Educares Pune

Victorious Kidss Educares features in the 'Teacher's Magazine' - 1 views

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    You all will be happy to know that our school, Victorious Kidss Educares, has been featured in the 'Teachers Magazine' - April - June 2016 edition, two (2) pages, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). This magazine focuses on the professional development community for teachers & educators. 'The key feature is to create a school, that is a truly global learning community, is to ensure every child's learning need is, addressed , not only what we learn, but how we learn. Our goal is to graduate students who, in contributing to a better world, are critical and independent thinkers with strong capabilities in solving problems and making decisions'. For more information visit is @ http://www.victoriouskidsseducares.org/latest-news.html
Nigel Coutts

The danger of teacher burnout - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Teaching is by nature a high energy profession that demands a lot and while their is much to celebrate there is arena danger of burnout. Taking some time to relax and de-stress is important as is noticing the signs that you are reaching your limit. For all teachers understanding that a break and a change of schedule benefits not just you but your students too can be the catalyst for granting yourself permission for a genuine break.
Paul Jinks

Nine questions to ask when choosing modes of delivery | Tony Bates - 1 views

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    1. What kind of learners are likely to take this course? What are their needs? Which mode(s) of delivery will be most appropriate to these kinds of learners? Could I reach more or different types of learners by choosing a particular mode of delivery?
    2. What is my view of how learners can best learn on this course? What is my preferred method(s) of teaching to facilitate that kind of learning on this course?
    3. What is the main content (facts, theory, data, processes) that needs to be covered on this course?
    4. What are the main skills that learners will need to develop on this course? What are the ways in which they can develop/practice these skills?
    5. How can technology help with the presentation of content on this course?
    6. How can technology help with the development of skills on this course?
    7. When I list the content and skills to be taught, which of these could be taught:
    fully online
    partly online and partly face-to-face
    can only be taught face-to-face?
    8. What resources do I have available for this course in terms of:
    professional help from instructional designers and media producers
    possible sources of funding for release time and media production
    good quality open educational resources
    9. In the light of the answers to all these questions, which mode of delivery makes most sense?"
Nigel Coutts

Why banning technology is not the answer - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    There is something about human nature that draws us towards dichotomous patterns of thought; an all or nothing, us or them style of thinking in which an option is either good or it is bad. In such a model complexity and subtle nuance with multiple possible outcomes and routes towards a goal are ignored. The field of educational technology is one where such a pattern is evident and recent ban on technology by a Sydney school shows how this style of analysis can have a significant impact on student learning.
learnnovators

The 70:20:10 Lens | Learnnovators - 1 views

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    In 70:20:10 for trainers I advocated the use of the 70:20:10 model by L&D professionals as a lens through which to view their instructional design. The excellent comments on my post, and insightful blog posts by others - notably Mark Britz, Clark Quinn and Arun Pradhan - have prompted me to think deeper about my premise.
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    In 70:20:10 for trainers I advocated the use of the 70:20:10 model by L&D professionals as a lens through which to view their instructional design. The excellent comments on my post, and insightful blog posts by others - notably Mark Britz, Clark Quinn and Arun Pradhan - have prompted me to think deeper about my premise.
Nigel Coutts

The purpose of education - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Behind the rhetoric and politics, education is about the outcomes it achieves for its learners. More than being about the nuances of technology, learning space design, curriculum structures and pedagogical practices schools should have effective answers to questions that focus on what they hope to achieve for their learners. How we answer this question should then dictate the measures we utilise to achieve these goals and it is to these ends that we must apply our efforts.
John Mikton

6 Ways for Teachers To Expand Their Personal Learning Network - 0 views

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    "f you're an educator of any level, you know the importance of a great personal learning network. It's your professional lifeline in the digital age. It doesn't matter if you're a teacher, administrator, or any other form of educator. A personal learning network sustains and nurtures you in many ways."
Nigel Coutts

The Power of Teams - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    Sometimes it is worth stating the obvious, giving time and thought to what we easily take for granted. In doing so we name the things we value most and give them the value they deserve. The value of teams is one such ideal, we know that teams have value, we probably even know what it feels like to be a part of a great team but too often we take this feeling as understood and don't stop to consider what makes it worth chasing.
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