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Jocelyn Chappell

Safer Children in a Byron World | Aylesbury LIFE - 0 views

  • "Safer Children in a Digital World", requested by UK PM
  • a sudden outbreak of common sense.
  • To give you a flavour I quote: "At a public swimming pool we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards and shallow ends, but we also teach children how to swim." Oh, so we don't drain the swimming pool of water, then?!
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    This is just a flier introducing report requested by UK PM and authored by child psychologist. The report itself is quite long -- I dare say I will blog again when I have read it.
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    Just blogged this: a new UK perspective on child safety online more objective than most -- a sudden outbreak of common sense even -- let us hope it prevails
Claude Almansi

Network theories for technology-enabled learning and social change: Connectivism and actor network theory - University of Salford Institutional Repository - 1 views

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    "Bell, F 2010, Network theories for technology-enabled learning and social change: Connectivism and actor network theory , in: Networked Learning Conference 2010: Seventh International Conference on Networked Learning, 3-4 May 2010, Aalborg, Denmark. PDF - Published Version Download (236Kb) http://usir.salford.ac.uk/9270/1/Bell.pdf Official URL: http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/ Abstract Learning never was confined to classrooms. We all learn in, out of, before, during and after episodes of formal education. The changing sociotechnical context offers a promise of new opportunities, and the sense that somehow things may be different. Use of the Internet and other emerging technologies is spreading in frequency, time and space. People and organizations wish to use technology to support learning seek theories to frame their understanding and their innovations. In this article we explore Connectivism, that is positioned as a theory for the digital age, in use on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, in 2008. We then compare Connectivism with another network theory, Actor Network Theory, to explore possible synergies. We found that Connectivism enables educators and learners to legitimise their use of technology to support teaching and learning. Connectivism, a relatively new theory, can benefit from a richer empirical base as it develops. Since the scope of educational change can vary from a specific learning setting through organisational and societal settings, we can develop theories through empirical exploration of cases across the range of settings to support our understanding and actions."
Martin Burrett

'Singapore' approach to teaching maths can work in UK classrooms - 0 views

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    "Mastery - an approach to teaching maths commonly used in East Asian countries - can significantly benefit children in UK schools, a University of Exeter academic has found. The independent research, conducted by the Oxford University Department of Education, is the first academic study to show this teaching method, now supported by the UK Government, can be effective."
C CC

Michael Morpurgo: We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional - 1 views

  • Perhaps it is partly that we need to love books ourselves as parents, grandparents and teachers in order to pass on that passion for stories to our children.
  • It's not about testing and reading schemes, but about loving stories and passing on that passion to our children
  • I believe profoundly that everyone has a story to tell, a song to sing. I'm all for empowering children and young people to have their own words especially when they are young. Encouraging young people to believe in themselves and find their own voice whether it's through writing, drama or art is so important in giving young people a sense of self-worth. There are so many young people who don't believe in themselves and their mentality gets fixed in failure.
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  • 1.Why not have a dedicated half hour at the end of every school day in every primary school devoted to the simple enjoyment of reading and writing.2. Regular visits from storytellers, theatre groups, poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, and librarians from the local library.3. Inviting fathers and grandfathers, mothers and grandmothers into school to tell and read stories, to listen to children reading, one to one. The work of organisations such at Volunteer Reading Help and Reading Matters are already doing great thing to help young people and schools.4. Ensuring that the enjoyment of literature takes precedence, particularly in the early years, over the learning of the rules of literacy, important though they are.  Children have to be motivated to want to learn to read. Reading must not be taught simply as a school exercise.5.  Parents, fathers in particular, and teachers, might be encouraged to attend book groups themselves, in or out of the school, without children, so that they can develop a love of reading for themselves, which they can then pass on to the children.6. Teacher training should always include modules dedicated to developing the teachers' own appreciation of literature, so that when they come to read to the children or to recommend a book, it is meant, and the children know it. To use books simply as a teacher's tool is unlikely to convince many children that books are for them, particularly those that are failing already, many of whom will be boys.7.  The library in any school should have a dedicated librarian or teacher/librarian, be well resourced, and welcoming, the heart of every school.  Access to books and the encouragement of the habit of reading: these two things are the first and most necessary steps in education and librarians, teachers and parents all over the country know it. It is our children's right and it is also our best hope and their best hope for the future.
Vicki Davis

UK Education Systems - Education - British Council USA - 1 views

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    This helpful page from the British Council explains the differences between the UK and US educational systems. They have had a national curriculum since 1992.
Vicki Davis

Teaching Resources, Classroom Resources & Lesson Plans - TES Resources - 0 views

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    This upcoming Friday is the UNICEF day for change in the UK but what a great idea. I can't find anything on the US website about this activity but it seems to be all over UK websites.  I think that it is a great idea to have some sort of "change day" for children's activities in schools whether it is for UNICEF or another cause. Many students have change in their houses and can do something.
Vicki Davis

- 5 reasons schools need computing teachers with expertise in the subject - 2 views

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    Terry Freedman from the UK makes some great points about expertise in Computing. This is particularly relevant in the UK where every student age 5 and up is expected to be taught programming in school. (Wake up world.) Terry says: "Some Principals and Headteachers think that a good way around the problem of teaching computing is to not worry about whether teachers have subject knowledge at all. "All we need are facilitators", they say, "while the kids can teach themselves and each other." This is, as any teacher knows (or should know), easy to say, less easy to do, and not altogether the most desirable thing to do even if you can do it. However, just in case your school happens to be "led" by one of the aforementioned Headteachers, here are some arguments you may want to use. I think that any one of them should suffice, and all of them together make for a cast-iron case." Read more... this is a topic that will be increasingly discussed in other countries.
Dave Truss

edublogs: UK Government Research: Web 2.0 does improve learning - 0 views

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    New research from Scotland and the UK Government shows that Web 2.0 and gaming can and do make a difference to educational attainment and student experience.
Fran Bullington

Exploratree - Exploratree by FutureLab - 0 views

  • Use our free online library of thinking guides Print them out or fill in and complete your project on the exploratree website
  • Is / is not Futurelab Scope out the boundaries of a problem or analyse a situation by clearly stating what it is and what it is not Complete reversal Futurelab Assess a problem from a different perspective or stimulate new thinking when you are stuck in a rut Compass rose Futurelab For examining a phenomenon, object or issue from a variety of perspectives
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    This fascinating tool lets you map and flowchart things.
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    Fascinating tool to map out thinking and flow charts. This is a tool that I will come back to and spend some time with. This would be great for kicking off a major project -- I want to experiment with collaborative features.
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    really cool 2.0 tool that allows you to create thinking guides for free, file them in, etc. great for teachers and students
yc c

Education | The National Archives - 6 views

  • Activities and games
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    We bring history to life through our award-winning programme of taught sessions and online resources.\n\nThe National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. We give detailed guidance to government departments and the public sector on information management and advise others about the care of historical archives.\n
Kelly Faulkner

Teachit.co.uk - Resources - 11 views

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    uk site with heaps of resources, including media studies
Vicki Davis

Cool Cat Teacher on Share My Lesson - 9 views

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    I'm testing the share my lesson site, in particular, the friending feature. I've friended some people that I know but was hoping that some of you who are planning to join the site  or are already there would friend me. (If you're doing common core, it is a must join to get free resources and lesson plans aligned to common core.) This is the sister site to the TES site out of the UK that I've been using for some time now and if you have a profile there, just log in with that and accept the terms to move things over. If you uploaded to the TES site, you'll want to move over those resources. Thanks for helping me test it.  Full disclosure, I've been doing work for TES and share my lesson for some time now. As you can tell, I do love what they are doing and their passion to help teachers mobilize and organize their own free content to share with others. the TES site uses the UK system and standards and now they've done the same thing in the US. Thanks for helping me test. (I would also appreciate someone sending me a message to see if that works too and you can message me any feedback and I'll pass it along.)
anonymous

Aspects of Management Degree - 2 views

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    The online institutions in the UK offer unlimited facilities to the students to make their learning easy.If you are planning to do management degree from UK universities, then before enrolling you should know the importance of a management degree.
Martin Burrett

Video: Edu Tweeps & Blog Nominations For The 2016 UKEdChat List - 2 views

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    Nominate via the UKEdChat app - Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=UK.co.piota.UKedchat and - iOS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/UKed-chat/id1066940677?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lt9Z.
Vicki Davis

UK To Teach Programming Starting At Age 5 | Fluency21 - Committed Sardine Blog - 5 views

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    Watch out Silicon Valley. You may just need to relocate to... you might guess it.. Ok - maybe not -- the UNITED KINGDOM. This country gets it. Kids will start learning programming at age 5 in the UK. This is a big deal and something visionary schools will wake up to and understand.
C CC

Vote for your favourite UK Educational Blog - 1 views

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    A great list of UK Edu Bloggers
C CC

Nominate the best UK Educational Blogs - 0 views

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    We are collecting a list of favourite UK educational blogs, ready for UKEdMagazine article. Do you have any favourites?
Martin Burrett

UKED Magazine Jun 2014 by UKedchat - 3 views

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    The June issue of UKED Magazine - Technology special
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    The June issue of UKED Magazine - Technology special
Martin Burrett

UKEd Update - 1st March 2018 - 0 views

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    Read today's UKEd Update -Edu News -Articles/Resources -The best of edu Twitter Get it delivered by subscribing via https://UKedchat.com/emails
Martin Burrett

The UKEd Podcast - Episode 02 - Teenagers Lives - 1 views

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    "This second episode in the UKEd Podcast explores some of the highlights from a report published by the OECD exploring the lives of teenagers, their well-being, and dependency on internet use, highlighting issues that teachers and schools can use to support teenagers in reducing anxiety and pressure they place on themselves."
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