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bernadette mercieca

Communities of practice - 3 views

I am researching the value of communities of practice for early career secondary teachers. This is my short survey. If you are an ECT or would be willing to forward this on to ECTs in your school I...

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Rhondda Powling

Standards for Teachers - 3 views

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    "Teachers have always held the key to student success. But their role is changing. The ISTE Standards·T define the new skills and pedagogical insights educators need to teach, work and learn in the digital age."
Rhondda Powling

Students Can Learn From Their Mistakes If We Let Them - Finding Common Ground - Educati... - 1 views

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    "There are many ways to build student engagement in the classroom. What we need to get away from is the adult in the classroom answering their own questions, and fostering an atmosphere where students can rely on each other and work in collaboration. As with anything, this requires balance because we want to make sure the student who doesn't want to answer questions actually takes the opportunity to do so.
    As Hattie says learning is hard work and it offers us challenges. We know that as adults but want to prevent our students from seeing the challenge because it doesn't always feel good. We need to change our expectations to make sure that students understand they do have to take ownership over their own learning, and not giving them the answers sometimes may be the place to start. "
Rhondda Powling

Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools | Langwitches Blog - 1 views

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    An asutue post by Sylvia Rosenthal Tolisano (langwitches) "While social media in schools deals primarily with policies around how to use (or not use) social media in the classroom with students, social media for schools is about storytelling and getting their stakeholders (teachers, students, administrators, parents, community) to spread these stories."
Rhondda Powling

A Really, Really Well-Written Set Of Classroom Rules - 3 views

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    "Classroom rules posters for those who believe that behavior is not only learned, but a product of self-awareness and self-respect-then a new tact must be taken. "
Rhondda Powling

http://www.acleadersresource.sa.edu.au/index.php?page=bringing_it_to_life - 1 views

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    From Dept of Ed & Child Development, SA. "We have thought deeply about what we value for our students' learning, how this is represented in the learning areas through the essence, and how this essence helps us work with all the components of the learning area.
    In this section we work with our colleagues using the BitL tool to ensure our pedagogy brings the essence of the learning areas to life in the classroom. It helps us engage our learners as scientists, as mathematicians, as historians, and as great communicators - so that they not only know about the important understandings and develop the skills within each learning area, but can bring this understanding to bear in their everyday contexts in powerful ways."
Rhondda Powling

Minecraft in Education…Not Just A Game | RafranzDavis.com - 1 views

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    "Minecraft is more than a game. It's like having a blank canvas to do and be anything. It's like having a master key to your greatest adventure.
    The worst thing that can happen if we let kids play is that they will learn much more than our standards sometimes allow. Those who play minecraft know this but the problem is that most people in charge of schools and curriculum do not. So, how can we change that?"
Rhondda Powling

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia - 2 views

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    A interesting post about the place and value of formative assessment. It includes a long, printable list of assessment strategies will help identify new ways to check for understanding and verify what students have learned.
Kerry J

What is 'competence' and how should education incorporate new technology's tools to gen... - 3 views

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    This paper addresses the competences needed in 21st century life especially in
    relation to civic participation, and the educational requirements to foster them in
    young people. New technologies are widely used by young people for informal
    social interaction, video game-playing and giving voice to their views.
    Incorporation of these practices into the classroom has been fairly slow, despite
    their manifest potential for promoting agency and civic engagement. The paper
    argues that this is in part due to the need for a cultural shift in education to
    accommodate them. Currently, many competences young people will need for
    the future world of interactive technology and 'bottom-up' information,
    communication and democracy are mainly being developed through informal
    practices. These competences, which include adaptability, managing ambiguity,
    and agency are discussed in relation to civic participation. 
Rhondda Powling

Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers, & Tools - 1 views

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    Science Buddies is a website for science teachers. It offers lots of ideas and tips for science projects. They are well set out and it even offers a topic selection wizard to help students narrow down a topic if they are unsure of what to choose.
    From them: It " empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. Whether your goal is to find a fun science activity for your kids or win the international science fair, Science Buddies puts comprehensive, scientist-authored tools, tips, and techniques at your fingertips."
Rhondda Powling

Educational Technology Guy: Read & Write Text to Speech web app comes to iPad and Android - 4 views

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    "Read and Write for Google is an excellent Chrome app that provides text-to-speech functions from your browser. They have just released a free iPad and Android app. The apps provide text to speech functions, which are great for ESL, learning disabled, visually challenged and struggling readers, on your device, just like the web app does in the Chrome Browser and Chromebooks.
Rhondda Powling

Glean - Find the best videos in education for you - 3 views

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    This could be a very useful site if you are looking for online video lessons . - esp for flipped classrooms. Use it to search video lessons in education, esp maths and science.
Rhondda Powling

10 Ways To Use Mobile Devices in the Classroom | Edudemic - 1 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. "
Rhondda Powling

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom - 3 views

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    "Genius Hour in the classroom is an approach to learning built around student curiosity, self-directed learning, and passion-based work. In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning."
Kerry J

Do Learners Really Know Best? Urban Legends in Education - 3 views

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    Three legends can be seen as variations on one central theme, namely, that it is the learner who knows best and that she or he should be the controlling force in her or his learning.

    Digital natives, learning styles and learners as self-educators are all discussed.
Rhondda Powling

Art Inspired / FrontPage - 4 views

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    "A wiki that offers many visual art ideas and resources to inspire and motivate your lessons, artwork and art curriculum."
Roland Gesthuizen

http://www.aitsl.edu.au/docs/default-source/learning-frontiers-resources/engagement_in_... - 0 views

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    "Policy makers and researchers have long focused on trying to combat 'disengaged' behaviours, rather than on understanding and promoting engagement among students. This focus only captures part of the issue - engagement is a complex cognitive process, including a student's psychological investment in their own learning and personal learning strategies.1 The internal nature of much engagement means that it is difficult to define and measure. As such, it has been hard for researchers and policy makers to determine which solutions can aid engagement and the impact student engagement can have on learning outcomes."
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