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Rhondda Powling

Why Wolfram Alpha has a place in math and two more game-changing ideas for schools. @co... - 0 views

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    "Students who self-assess are the best? That's what Alan November says. Research shows that students who self-assess their work become top students. What does this mean? Any school can improve with these three things."
Rhondda Powling

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Yo... - 2 views

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    "PicCollage is one of my favorite Android and iPad apps. It is a free that allows you to quickly arrange pictures, video, text, and stickers into collages. From the app you can share your collage to Google Drive, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, and many other file sharing services. In the video below I demonstrate how to use it without creating a PicCollage account."
Rhondda Powling

The Best Pinterest Ideas for Teachers We've Heard - 3 views

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    You can find inspirational ideas on the Pinterest site. Listed in this post are a few good Pinterest ideas for teachers: best apps, websites, virtual fieldtrips and classroom ideas.
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."
Michelle Thompson

25 Ways to Obtain Children's Attention in a School Setting by Leah Davies, M.Ed. - 0 views

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    Some behaviour management strategies.
Pam Thompson

Free Technology for Teachers: QR Codes Explained and Ideas for Classroom Use - 3 views

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    QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator
Chris Betcher

TEDxSydney | Australian Ideas Worth Spreading - 4 views

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    TEDxSydney is returning to Carriageworks on Saturday 26 May 2012. We look forward to bringing you another inspiring and entertaining day full of Australian Ideas Worth Spreading.
Chris Betcher

The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics an... - 5 views

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    A news source for curious minds
Chris Betcher

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Lessons Learned Teaching EdTech to PreService Educa... - 3 views

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    Scratch, a free iconic programming language and active learning community provided by MIT, is a learning platform EVERYONE involved in education should know how to use. This is a bold claim, but I'm ready to defend it more than ever after spending four weeks working with Scratch this past semester with my UNT pre-service education students.
Tony Searl

Root Causes and the Save Our Schools March - Practical Theory - 3 views

  • we have to see the teachers in front of us.

  • I want to know who broke this teacher. I want to know why. I want to understand… and I want to help her see that it doesn't have to be that way… that hurt doesn't have to be permanent… that the kids are still there, waiting for her.

  • And that's not going to happen with the current trends in educational policy. In fact, the current movement will engender less empathy, not more.

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    We have to find a way to make schools healthier places.
Tony Searl

Political Debate In Australia - 1 views

  • Despite the exponential increases in public education and access to information in the past century, the quality of political debate appears to have become increasingly unsophisticated, appealing to the lowest common denominator of understanding
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      this is so true
  • In 1860 the technology was primitive but the ideas were profound and sophisticated. In 2011 technology is sophisticated but the ideas uttered by presidential aspirants are embarrassing in their banality, ignorance and naivety.
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      absolutely why little of the DER has ANYTHING to do with technology. Like a rat with a gold tooth
  • In 2006 I suggested that it might be time to actually define ''Education'', something omitted in the draft bill, and to explore its role in personal and community life, but this was rejected as too ambitious.
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    This is by far the best-educated cohort in our history - on paper, anyway - but apparently lacking in courage, judgment, capacity to analyse or even simple curiosity, except about immediate personal needs.
Tony Searl

5 way to make life easier for the audience « - 9 views

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    This is part of the 'change' problem, the way we attempt to persuade is simply not effective.
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