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The Gamification Guide for Teachers - eLearning Industry - 5 views

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    The Gamification Guide for Teachers. This site offers gamification guides for teachers to use. It includes a variety of instructional strategies that can be implemented through games in order to develop students learning and build their skills with some specific content in mind.
Rhondda Powling

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code - 9 views

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    "Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and create something awesome. If you're just getting started on your coding journey, here are ten tips and resources to set you off on the right foot."
John Pearce

How Much Does Google Really Know About You? #infographic ~ Visualistan - 9 views

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    "Google started as a search engine, but now it's one of the biggest collectors of data in the world. Whether it's your personal details, shopping habits, or even where you travel, Google has a lot of ways of keeping track of it. This infographic scratches the surface of Google's data collection systems."
Ian Guest

PatternSketch - 5 views

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    HTML5/JavaScript Drum Machine and Sequencer
    "Sketch patterns using sounds from one of the available audio kits."
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    It also allows you to export audio to allow you to possibly use sounds elsewhere.
John Pearce

Google CS First - 7 views

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    "Each CS First club is based on a real world theme and consists of about 10 hours worth of lessons and activities. The different club themes offered aim to attract and engage students of varying backgrounds and interests. All our materials are targeted at students in 4th - 8th grades (or between the ages of 9 - 14), and are free and easy to use."
Rhondda Powling

Is Minecraft Educational? - 3 views

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    Post puts forward ideas (in simple terms) how Minecraft can be used in a variety of ways in primary schools. Could also work in junior secondary classes
Ian Guest

Nautilus - 7 views

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    "Nautilus is a different kind of science magazine. We deliver big-picture science by reporting on a single monthly topic from multiple perspectives. Read a new chapter in the story every Thursday."
Ian Guest

Citebite - 6 views

shared by Ian Guest on 28 Jan 15 - Cached
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    "Link directly to specific quotes in web pages"
    "Paste a chunk of text and the URL of the page containing the text and in return get a link that opens directly to your selection and highlights it."
Ian Guest

Drumbot - 2 views

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    "Tools for Musicians" including drum sequencers
Ian Guest

Exemplars | Jisc Digital Student - 1 views

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    "...almost 50 exemplars of effective practice in support of students' digital experiences. The exemplars have been written up with the support of the staff (and in some cases students) involved."
    Drawn from Higher Ed, but applicable in secondary too.
Ian Guest

Education Technology Hype Curve - 1 views

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    Based on the principles found in the Gartner Hype Cycle
Ian Guest

Niume - 3 views

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    "Niume is an interest-based social network that is born out of the need for a quality driven social network in which users are motivated to share high quality content and to pursue their passions"
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    "Your world of shared interests"
Rhondda Powling

20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning - 7 views

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    One teachers guide to some of the many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones.
Rhondda Powling

Three Android Apps for Creating Flipped Video Lessons | Android 4 Schools - 2 views

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    3 good Android apps to use for creating instructional videos. Each has been discussed by Richard Byrne to give you a good idea about their strengths nd how they might be used in education.
Rhondda Powling

4 Powerful Tools from Google to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile L... - 11 views

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    A list of reasons why students should be taught coding plus links to 4 tools from Google for Education that will assist classroom teachers.
Ian Guest

Sutton Trust Report 2014 - 3 views

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    "This post aims to collate news coverage and blog posts about the recently published Sutton trust report into what makes great teaching."
    By @mrocallaghan_edu
Rhondda Powling

10 Ways To Use Mobile Devices in the Classroom | Edudemic - 3 views

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    "It is pretty much a given these days that students have mobile phones, tablets, and e-readers. Leveraging what your students already have and already know how to use is a smart idea - even if you aren't implementing a full-on BYOD classroom environment. There are many ways to have students use their mobile devices in the classroom in a format geared towards learning rather than for leisure. The infographic in this post takes a look at ten fairly general ways to use devices in the classroom. The general nature of some of the recommendations makes it a great starting point if this is a newer concept for you or for a particular group that you're working. "
Ian Guest

Quickstart: Computing for primary - 3 views

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    "a comprehensive CPD toolkit for the new national computing curriculum"
    Aimed at Primary teachers in the UK.
Rhondda Powling

7 reasons why your school should teach robotics and game design | eSchool News | eSchoo... - 2 views

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    "One teacher describes the big impact robotics, coding, and STEM has had on her students"
Ian Guest

Da Button Factory - 4 views

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    "Create pretty buttons online, quickly!
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