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Martin Burrett

Review: Don't Send Him In Tomorrow by @JarlathOBrien - 1 views

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    The general population is an eclectic mix of individuals. No two people are the same, and the challenges of one person will ultimately be outweighed by the challenges of another person. For those who fall outside the 'norms' of society, the challenges of everyday life are even more profound, unable to access the daily privileges that most people take for granted...
Martin Burrett

Review: How to teach Secondary Science by @CatrinGreen - 2 views

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    We all remember science lessons from our school days. Whether the lessons were with the more 'characteristic' teachers in the school, or whether you all released the gas taps when the teacher foolishly left the room, we all seemed to miss the link that science is life! And what an opportunity science teachers have in releasing the magic of life to their pupils, answering BIG questions like "Why am I like my parents?", or "What will my life be like in 2050?", or "Why is Pripyat a deserted town?"
Martin Burrett

Book: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know by @RichardJaRogers - 3 views

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    Mastering the art of teaching appears to be easier for some colleagues than others. Some teachers just seem to have a presence, gaining respect and credibility from students, colleagues and parents alike. Did they undergo some mysterious, magical training that wasn't covered during your teacher training course?  Well, no. They just have mastered how to manage their working relationships, using their personalities to generate rapport, which is respected by students of all age. It's not rocket science - it's far more complicated than that. Personality and behaviour clashes in classrooms are inevitable, but looking at all the different elements of daily interactions can help you gain respect from students and colleagues alike...
Martin Burrett

Book: Amazing Assemblies for Primary Schools - 1 views

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    Primary school assemblies should be exciting and interesting. They should allow children to share in valuable learning experiences. Over his 30 years as a head teacher, Mike Kent has developed amazing assemblies that do just this, and he shares them in this new practical resource.
C CC

Education App - Incredible Numbers for iPad - 6 views

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    A fantastic math app
C CC

Book Review - UnHomework | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community - 2 views

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    Ideas to make homework more relevant
Vicki Davis

JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template - 10 views

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    Make your own free jeopardy game.
Vicki Davis

Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? | Crave - CNET - 12 views

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    I think this has a pretty good explanation between all the ebook readers. Personally, I'd go with Amazon all the way just because of the pricing and selection.
Jennifer Garcia

Children's books | Books | guardian.co.uk - 13 views

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    Macmillan children's books audio, reviews, quizzes and videos. Worth checking out.
Ted Sakshaug

Review Earth Science Online Exams - Exam Registration - 0 views

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    online diagnostic tests for NYS Earth Science Regents test
Sharon Greenberg

Business & Technology | Amazon.com's Kindle fails first college test | Seattle Times Ne... - 8 views

  • Soon after receiving a Kindle DX, however, something unexpected happened. Roesner began to miss thumbing through the pages of a printed textbook for the answer to a homework questio
  • At the University of Virginia, as many as 80 percent of MBA students who participated in Amazon's pilot program said they would not recommend the Kindle DX as a classroom study aid (though more than 90 percent liked it for pleasure reading
Dave Truss

Interactive Whiteboard Games for Classroom Review Activities - 30 views

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    These interactive whiteboard games are great review activities for a class that has reached the end of a unit of work, or for the teacher who wants to check up on how much has been learned so far.
Ed Webb

How to Wake Up Slumbering Minds - WSJ.com - 0 views

  • what school requires students to do -- think abstractly -- is in fact not something our brains are designed to be good at or to enjoy
  • it is critical that the task be just difficult enough to hold our interest but not so difficult that we give up in frustration. When this balance is struck, it is actually pleasurable to focus the mind for long periods of time
  • Students are ready to understand knowledge but not create it. For most, that is enough. Attempting a great leap forward is likely to fail.
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  • students cannot apply generic "critical thinking skills" (another voguish concept) to new material unless they first understand that material
  • Trying to use "reading strategies" -- like searching for the main idea in a passage -- will be futile if you don't know enough facts to fill in what the author has left unsaid.
  • what is being taught in most of the curriculum -- at all levels of schooling -- is information about meaning, and meaning is independent of form
  • At some point, no amount of dancing will help you learn more algebra
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      But if you learn dancing AND algebra, you may be better at both, or at least approach each in a more interesting way.
Ted Sakshaug

FunnelBrain - Answers, Questions, Flashcards | AP Calculus, AP History, AP Psychology, ... - 0 views

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    create and share flashcards
Maggie Tsai

Highly recommend Diigo Educator Account - Classroom 2.0 - 0 views

  • I tried out Diigo educator and was REALLY impressed. This let me very quickly (and with no email addresses needed) set up accounts for 30 students. I then created a group for all 3 classes to use and added all the students to the group. In this case, since I only have one more day with the kids and am not sure if they'll be using Diigo after this, I just used the 30 accounts for multiple classes, but if this were for my actual students, I would have created an account for each student. Anyway, once all the students were added to the group, I just instructed them to make sure to share every bookmark for this project with the group. All of the students will then be able to view all of the bookmarks. Again, we couldn't install even the diigolet, but saving right from Diigo worked fine for our purposes. They used the same technique of tagging with last name, class hour, and other appropriate tags.

    I taught both of these methods in a 45 minute class period and the actual explanation of the bookmarking technique took only 7-10 min. of each class period. The kids (7th graders) picked up on it EXTREMELY fast.
  • for long term use and for individual projects I strongly recommend using Diigo educator, especially since I use Diigo so heavily in my personal and professional web research.
  • I highly recommend Diigo Educator to any teacher!
Vicki Davis

ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education - 0 views

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    Create education game widgets free of charge for embedding
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    Create free educational games and tools in flash
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    Love this website - one of my favorits for use with wikis. There is a new telescopic topic generator that is very cool. Everything is embeddable.
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