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Nigel Coutts

Hold your ideas lightly - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    The history of teaching is littered with ideas that have come and gone. In their day each was the new bright hope, set to transform what we do as teachers and how our students learn. Each new idea had its supporters and detractors and each in turn was replaced by an alternative or simply disappeared from view. Those who have experienced this ebb and flow of ideas have learned to approach the shiny and the new with caution and yet we have all encountered ideas that are so compelling it is difficult to ignore. How might we approach new ideas and innovative practices in ways that ensure our students benefit?
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.
Nigel Coutts

Girls in Tech - Reflections from VIVID Ideas - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Sydney has become a beacon that brings people together and sparks conversations. Most recently the conversation centred on the topic of girls in tech and what might be done to re-dress the gender balance in STEAM subjects and related career pathways. Sponsored by INTEL this Vivid Ideas event drew a mix of entrepreneurs, educators and tech luminaries to the Museum of Contemporary Art on a Saturday afternoon to share their ideas on what might be done.
John Pearce

Ideas for Inspiring Writing - Google Docs - 0 views

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    This Google Doc initiated by Mark Warner is a collection of ideas to use for stimulating writing that includes examples. It draws on a range of online as well as offline activities and applications. Use it to get some great new ideas or even better add and share a couple of ideas of your own.
Nigel Coutts

Lessons from Schrödinger's Cat - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    There are some ideas which seem to translate nicely into fields of thought far from their point of origin. These are  ideas which shine a metaphorical light on concepts and allow us to develop a deeper understanding of that concept once we see it from a fresh perspective. Schrödinger's Cat is one such idea.
Nigel Coutts

Our curious ideas about intelligence - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    We have some strange ideas about intelligence, many of them are wrong. Some of our ideas can have a damaging effect on the people we label as intelligent. When we look at some of the research behind intelligence we find that our assumptions based on what we were once told about it need to be updated. 
Rhondda Powling

BBC - Scotland - Pinball - 4 views

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    This is a suite of fun tools from the BBC for organizing ideas and generating new ideas. In Pinball you will find tools for creating mindmaps, outlines, and simple slideshows. Pinball also has tools to help you brainstorm and generate new ideas. 
Rhondda Powling

10 great 21st century book report ideas | History Tech - 5 views

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    "You don't have to abandon the idea of book reports. You do need to be willing to go beyond the traditional and begin using current tools and ideas. What works for you?"
anonymous

» About Bright ideas Bright ideas - 0 views

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    Bright ideas is a blog by SLAV where school library staff can share ideas on how they can use Web 2.0 tools in their library
John Pearce

Ideas to Inspire - 0 views

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    The presentations on this site were originally inspired by Tom Barrett's 'Interesting Ways' presentations. These Google Docs presentations were created by Tom, with lots of contributions from the fantastic teachers who read his blog and are part of his Twitter network. Mark Warner decided to try something similar, based upon 'Amazing Ways to Inspire Writing'. He was really pleased with the response, in terms of contributions from others, and positive comments about the idea and thought that it was worth making a site to host the presentations, rather than relying on people to remember long and complicated Google Docs addresses. Tom, Doug Belshaw and Joe Rowing have also kindly given their permission for their 'Interesting Ways' presentations to be embedded here for others to see. If you have any amazing ideas to add to the presentations on the site, or you can suggest a new topic, please get in touch, via email or Twitter.
John Pearce

Infographics As A Creative Assessment - 6 views

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    "This site will provide you with links, ideas, tips, and much more for supporting the use of infographics as an assessment option in the classroom. The site has three informational pages, linked on the right. The first page provides a list of links to support my infographics presentation. The second page includes a Google Form for you to add your own ideas, practices, or links to information you have found. The third page provides contact information for me, in case you have ideas, suggestions, criticisms, witticisms, or just want to chat!"
Nigel Coutts

The power of powerful ideas shared simply - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Some statements stand out in your memory for the power with which they resonate through you mind. I recall the first time I encountered the question posed by Alan November "Who owns the learning?" on the cover of his book of the same name. In four words, Alan poses a question that strikes at the heart of education and encourages us to re-think our approach. If we believe that the learner should own the learning, what are the implications of this for our teaching? Like a stone dropped on the surface of a calm pond, the ripples from a powerful idea spread, expand and gain strength. 
kieraberry

How to validate your Startup idea without spending a dime - Infographic | Branex - Digi... - 0 views

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    So finally you are done with the 9-5 job and want to start your own business? Good idea. But hey do you know that 83% of the businesses fail in the first 5 years of the startup. But the question is why? What are the reasons that a startup or an Entrepreneur fail? Is it the surroundings? Or the idea itself.
anonymous

Bright ideas - 0 views

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    Bright ideas is a blog by SLAV where school library staff can share ideas on how they can use Web 2.0 tools in their library
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."
Nigel Coutts

The trouble with Twitter - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Twitter is a great place for educators to share ideas. It has become my go to place when I am looking for something to read, a new idea or some inspiration. It is a great avenue for sharing practice, asking questions and building a community.    But . . .   . . . Twitter has some problems and these seems to be growing. To get the most out of Twitter a degree of caution is advised.
Nigel Coutts

From Good to Great: Writing well by Thinking like Authors - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    A common challenge for students and teachers is how to develop a great idea for a piece of writing. Too often students struggle with the process of finding inspiration for their writing. They have a vague idea for the story they hope to tell, but all too quickly it transforms into a list of events with little or no detail. The goal here is to provide our students with a process to use during the planning process. The hope is that by identifying the type of thinking required during the early phases of ideation and to focus their attention on details, that the stories our students subsequently compose will be more enjoyable to read. Hopefully, this process helps.
Nigel Coutts

Might curriculum overloading come from "Idea Creep" - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    I would like to propose that one cause of curriculum overcrowding is a phenomenon I refer to as "Idea Creep".
Nigel Coutts

Reflections from EduTech 2017 - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    EduTech in Sydney has been a remarkable experience. A grand celebration of education and an energising gathering of educators ready to share stories and make connections. Despite the rainy weather some 8000 educators came together in the inspiring new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour and left two days later with hers full of new ideas and wonderings of what might be the future of education. With many ideas still bubbling away here is a brief list of the key take-aways.
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