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Roland Gesthuizen

Computing in Melbourne: A Historical Tour - 0 views

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    "Melbourne has several remarkable links to the earliest days of computers. Here we describe a tour that takes in many of these places, and can be done by a combination of walking and tram travel. The tour is a chance to explore another dimension of Melbourne's history and to better understand how computers have changed science, business and society."
Roland Gesthuizen

iPad, therefore I am, and keeping a wired open mind - 3 views

  • students submit assignments and tests by email, and each subject has a web portal with homework, lesson plans and applications to download. They create multimedia slideshows, stop-motion animations and cartoons for projects, as well as traditional essays. Parents can track progress online and check the lesson plans, which Mr Cook said created accountability and transparency.
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    THE backpacks at Albert Park College look a little small. But then everything at the school, which is entering its second year, is a little different. Students helped design the bags and point out that they do not need many books. Nor any calculators, notebooks, atlases and diaries. Instead each student has what the principal calls an "electronic pencil box": an iPad.
John Pearce

Free Computer Training at GCFLearnFree.org - 3 views

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    Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, our free computer tutorials can help. From Computer Basics to Microsoft Office to Apple, we have a wide range of free computer tutorials to choose from.
Roland Gesthuizen

The National Literacy and Numeracy Evidence Base - teach learn share - Welcome to the T... - 2 views

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    The Teach, Learn, Share database is a national platform where educators and systems can share their effective approaches to literacy and numeracy teaching and learning in Australia. Once established, the Teach, Learn, Share database will be the 'go-to' site for information about effective literacy and numeracy strategies for individual teachers, schools, systems and the wider education community. The database will include descriptions of successful literacy and numeracy initiatives in a diverse range of school settings, capacity for targeted searching and links to relevant and appropriate research in the areas of literacy and numeracy.
Roland Gesthuizen

xkcd: Progeny - comic - 5 views

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    Computerized, awesome teachers cartoon.
Roland Gesthuizen

The Anytime, Anywhere Learning Foundation - 1 views

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    " A six-month action research project slated to launch in January 2011, all seventh grade students will be permitted to use their personally owned netbook, notebook or tablet pc throughout the school day. Our ultimate goal? To increase access to technology for all students. "
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    A 1:1 student computing approach that has considerable merit, bring your own technology BYOT.
Tony Searl

Computer Science for Fun - cs4fn: What is Computational Thinking? - 2 views

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    So what is Computational Thinking? Well it is a collection of diverse skills to do with problem solving that result from studying the nature of computation. It includes some obviously important skills that most subjects help develop, like creativity, ability to explain and team work. It also consists of some very specific problem solving skills such as the ability to think logically, algorithmically and recursively. Computer Science is unique in the way it brings all these diverse skills together.
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