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Tony Searl

Big history to give students big picture | The Australian - 4 views

  • "He and I agreed immediately on the idea that education is so compartmentalised," Mr Clark said. "Kids go to maths and they do that in isolation, they go to science and they do that in isolation.
  • "Big history just ties everything together. And I think a lot of history had become obscure and irrelevant to modern students."
Rhondda Powling

What Do Kids Say Is The Biggest Obstacle To Technology At School? - 8 views

  • The two major obstacles that students say they face at school: filters that stop them from accessing the websites they need for homework and bans on using their own mobile devices (namely cellphones) at school.
  • The majority of parents surveyed - 67% - said that they were willing to buy their children a mobile device for school if the schools allowed it, and parents seemed particularly interested in their children using these devices in order to access online textbooks.
  • there were some interesting differences between what digital skills teachers thought were important and what skills students thought they needed to know.
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    "We don't often stop and ask students - or their parents - what they think their technology needs are. But the newly-released Speak Up 2010 survey has done just that .. The results are pretty fascinating, as they show great adoption of technology among even very young students, but lingering resistance on the part of school administrators to sanction some of those tools into the classroom."
Rhondda Powling

How my students started using Evernote - Education Series « Evernote Blogcast - 5 views

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    One teachers ideas about how to use Evernote in the classroom...
Rhondda Powling

Do Podcasts Help Students Learn? - 3 views

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    In Autumn 2009, the George Washington University's Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning studied a world history class of 262 students to find the answer. The answer isn't simply "yes or no" - it depends on the student's learning style, gender and motivation.
Tony Searl

SpeEdChange: Blogging for Real Education Reform - 1 views

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    This is a student-centered narrative of systemic change. It is a narrative which understands the fundamental issues facing our students. A narrative which understands, in the words of the Sacramento (CA) schools, that "there is no magic bullet to our problems, no easy answers. But collectively and collaboratively, I believe we have enough power to change the lives of the children we serve."
John Pearce

The Ultimate Google Wave Guide for Students: 100 Tips, Tools, and Tricks - Online Degre... - 2 views

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    Another set of links from OnlineDegreePrograms.org, this one deals with Google Wave. It deals with the basics through Communication and Collaboration, Shortcuts, Management and Customization, to Applications and Extensions. Definitely a set of links to check through even though the surge of the wave seems to have subsided a little.
Steve Madsen

Free Technology for Teachers: 15 Tools To Help Students Get Organized - 7 views

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    "The following fifteen resources could help those students get a handle on managing their assignment due dates."
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    Some very good applications introduced in this article. Personally, I have been using Remember the Milk for about two years.
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