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Tony Richards

The Atlantic Online | January/February 2010 | What Makes a Great Teacher? | Amanda Ripley - 0 views

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    "What Makes a Great Teacher? Image credit: Veronika Lukasova Also in our Special Report: National: "How America Can Rise Again" Is the nation in terminal decline? Not necessarily. But securing the future will require fixing a system that has become a joke. Video: "One Nation, On Edge" James Fallows talks to Atlantic editor James Bennet about a uniquely American tradition-cycles of despair followed by triumphant rebirths. Interactive Graphic: "The State of the Union Is ..." ... thrifty, overextended, admired, twitchy, filthy, and clean: the nation in numbers. By Rachael Brown Chart: "The Happiness Index" Times were tough in 2009. But according to a cool Facebook app, people were happier. By Justin Miller On August 25, 2008, two little boys walked into public elementary schools in Southeast Washington, D.C. Both boys were African American fifth-graders. The previous spring, both had tested below grade level in math. One walked into Kimball Elementary School and climbed the stairs to Mr. William Taylor's math classroom, a tidy, powder-blue space in which neither the clocks nor most of the electrical outlets worked. The other walked into a very similar classroom a mile away at Plummer Elementary School. In both schools, more than 80 percent of the children received free or reduced-price lunches. At night, all the children went home to the same urban ecosystem, a zip code in which almost a quarter of the families lived below the poverty line and a police district in which somebody was murdered every week or so. Video: Four teachers in Four different classrooms demonstrate methods that work (Courtesy of Teach for America's video archive, available in February at teachingasleadership.org) At the end of the school year, both little boys took the same standardized test given at all D.C. public schools-not a perfect test of their learning, to be sure, but a relatively objective one (and, it's worth noting, not a very hard one). After a year in Mr. Taylo
fovasly

best new phones 2017 | New Android phones new iPhone | Best Smartphones in 2017 - YouTube - 0 views

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    The best new Android phones, best new iPhone and best new Windows phones, including the best new Samsung phones the best new Android phones, best new i Phones and best new Windows phones.
John Pearce

How Twitter is Changing: A new study reveals Twitter's new direction - 0 views

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    "2010 will be forever commemorated as the year Twitter matured from a cool but undecided teenager into a more confident and assertive young adult. While there's still much room to mature and develop, Twitter's new direction is crystallizing. With a new look, Dick Costolo as the new CEO, and an oversold new advertising platform, Twitter is growing into something not yet fully identifiable, but formidable nonetheless."
Nigel Coutts

Banishing The Culture of Busyness - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    At the start of each year we arrive back from our break hopefully rested and energised. The new year brings many new opportunities including new students, new team members and new teaching programmes. We begin again the climb up the hill with a fresh group of learners arriving at our doors full of excitement who will rely on us to meet their learning needs in the year ahead. All of this means we are at risk of starting the year with a certain level of panic. There is so much to do, our students are not accustomed to our routines, we don't know each other well, there are parents to meet, assessments to be done and before we know it we are back to being busy. 
Rhondda Powling

Official Google Blog: Our new search index: Caffeine - 0 views

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    From the Google Blog. Google's new indexing system, Caffeine. "We analyze the web in small portions and update our search index on a continuous basis, globally. As we find new pages, or new information on existing pages, we can add these straight to the index. Google Caffeine will provide 50% fresher results than their old indexing system. "
anonymous

DoodleBuzz:Typographic News Explorer - 0 views

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    a new way to read the news through an experimental interface that allows you to create typographic maps of current news stories
Roland Gesthuizen

Making the News - English (7,8,9,10) - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/livestream/-/l/1090302/making-the-News - 0 views

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    "Want to be a reporter? Join ABC News journalist Del Irani as she takes behind the scenes of a Newsroom and shares rare insights into the skills you need to find and tell the story. Sign up to the Splash Newsletter for details of our 90-second News storytelling challenge, where you will tell the story. #ABCSplashLive"
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?
Nigel Coutts

A culture of innovation requires trust and resilience - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Two quotes by Albert Einstein point to the importance of creating a culture within our schools (and organisations) that encourages experimentation, innovation, tinkering and indeed failure. If we are serious about embracing change, exploring new approaches, maximising the possibilities of new technologies, applying lessons from new research and truly seek to prepare our students for a new work order, we must become organisations that encourage learning from failure
Rhondda Powling

TVNZ | Television New Zealand | News, Sport, Weather, TV ONE, TV2 | TVNZ | Breaking & Daily News, Sport & Weather | TV ONE, TV2 | TVNZ - 1 views

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    A 4 minute video report. A brief but useful report on managing your reputation when using social media. "Throw away comments can quickly become problematic. People regard social media as a private conversation, but it never is private, regardless of what your settings are. The capacity to repost is always there." Report continues with  "people who post comments threatening violence when responding to a post that is upsetting can be unlawful". Although relating to the laws of New Zealand, there are some good pointers for everyone. 
Nigel Coutts

Learning with the New Science & Technology Curriculum - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    In the final weeks of 2017 a new Science & Technology Curriculum for Kindergarten to Year Six slipped into the schools of New South Wales. What does this new curriculum bring and what does it reveal about the nature of learning as we approach the year 2020?
Tony Searl

Special themed issue: Beyond 'new' literacies - Digital Culture & Education - 1 views

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    While the field has grown over the past decade, the central concern of new literacies research remains the same; researchers scrutinize and analyze how the rapid development of new tools and technologies are shaping language and literacy practices. In this special themed issue of Digital Culture and Education (DCE), we begin a conversation that compliments how we think about conceptualizing, viewing and talking about "new" literacies.
anonymous

Reboot-home - Media Giraffe - 0 views

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    What is news literacy? It's considerably broader than the field of journalism education, where young people get a professional orientation to the field as a means to consider career opportunities. news literacy aims to address the needs of all young people, preparing them to be citizens who use news and information to guide their decision-making
Rhondda Powling

Make a Free Website or Blog | Lifeyo - 5 views

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    A free website and blog platform that is an easy-to-use platform for the first time user. Recently, Lifeyo has added a couple of features to make their platform even better. The new feature of most interest to educators is the addition of a multiple author capacity. Now you can add contributing editors to your website. You can add editors by selecting "add editors" from the "share" menu then typing in the email addresses of your new editors. The other new feature recently added is the addition of customizable fonts and design elements.
Sue Tapp

EditorialCartoonists.com, Cartoons (AAEC - The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists) - 0 views

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Darrel Branson

New E-family stays connected | Australian IT - 0 views

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    NEW internet technologies like twitter are strengthening family ties and bridging the generation gap between kids, parents and grandparents, according to a new survey. The findings fly in the face of concerns the internet is driving a wedge between families and alienating parents from their kids. According to the Norton Online Living Report, released today, tools like twitter, Facebook, Skype, webcams, photo and video sharing sites and instant messaging are keeping families connected.
John Pearce

2009-K12-Horizon-Report.pdf - 0 views

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    From the Executive Summary quote; "The Horizon Report series is the product of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, an ongoing research project that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. This volume, the Horizon Report: 2009 K-12 Edition, is the second in a new series of regional and sector-based reports, and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education. The hope is that the report is useful to educators worldwide, and the international composition of the Advisory Board reflects the care with which a global perspective was assembled. While there are many local factors affecting the practice of education, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries, questions we all face in K-12 education, and it was with these in mind that this report was created."
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    The Horizon Report is a product of the international not for profit New Media Consortium. Since 2002 they have been presenting a series of reports under the title Horizon reports generated by a dialog between an international group of educational leaders. "This volume, the Horizon Report: 2009 K-12 Edition, is the second in a new series of regional and sector-based reports, and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education. The hope is that the report is useful to educators worldwide, and the international composition of the Advisory Board reflects the care with which a global perspective was assembled. While there are many local factors affecting the practice of education, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries, questions we all face in K-12 education, and it was with these in mind that this report was created." A must read for all teachers.
Kerry J

QLD Floods - 4 views

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    site has set up as fast as possible to contain a one place resource for people to access news, emergency services, contact numbers, references, news feeds and so on.There will be a number of Drupal people working on this brand new Drupal 7 website to respond to the terrible emergency befallen Queensland in January 2011.
Rhondda Powling

FBI - The Vault - 1 views

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    The Vault is our new electronic reading room, containing more than 3,000 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office. Included here are more than 25 new files that have been released to the public but never added to this website; dozens of records previously posted on our site but removed as requests diminished; and files from our previous electronic reading room. Since the launch of the Vault in April 2011, we have also added more than 30 new, previously unreleased files.
John Pearce

Buzzword alert - Gamification « Generation YES Blog - 2 views

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    "Have you been gamified yet? Perhaps not a painful as it sounds, gamification is on its way to becoming THE buzzword of 2011. Social media engagement tools such as badges, points, levels, leaderboards, etc are making their way out of hipster apps to every online engagement you can think of. Yes, it all sounds oddly familiar (green stamps, reward cards, etc.) but of course, it's all NEW NEW NEW, with gurus and pundits claiming that gamification will change the way we live and of course, spend money."
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