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Good at gardening, hopeless at engineering * Inside Story - 7 views

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    Less than twenty years after the Karmel reforms one of their architects looked back in dismay at what had been wrought. "We created a situation unique in the dem­ocratic world," Jean Blackburn pointed out in 1991. "It is very important to realise this. There were no rules about student selection and exclusion, no fee limitations, no shared governance, no public education accountability, no common curriculum requirements below the upper secondary level... We have now become a kind of wonder at which people [in other countries] gape. The reaction is always, 'What an extraordinary situation.'"
Cathy Oxley

Schools should ditch books: New York City | The Australian - 17 views

  • NEW York students would ditch textbooks and be issued tablets under a proposal by a leading candidate for mayor.
Anne Weaver

Learning Facilitation | Services to Schools - 34 views

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    "School librarians bring pedagogical order and harmony to a multi-media clutter of information by crafting challenging learning opportunities, in collaboration with classroom teachers and other learning specialists, to help learners use the virtual world, as well as the traditional information sources, to prepare for living, working and life-long learning in the 21st Century"
Cathy Oxley

Adventist Schools Victoria - LEARNING AND TEACHING - 7 views

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    Here in Tumblr teachers particularly, will see some visual stimuli and thinking prompts that may provoke them to also develop such visual and thought provoking stimuli for use with their students around their teaching and learning themes.
Jamin Henley

How Video Games Make Schools Better | Online Universities - 14 views

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    examines research and best practices to provide an enlightening overview of the ways in which these popular technologies make education (at all levels) more engaging and effective.
Jamin Henley

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | MindShift - 5 views

  • unless traditional teaching practices morph to adapt and fully take advantage of what mobile devices can afford, some fear the promise will go the way of all the technology collecting dust in the corner of the classroom
  • “We are using new technology to implement old pedagogy
  • Having the apps sitting on your phone on your desk in and of itself isn’t going to make you smarter, and it won’t make the classroom more anything,” she said. “It’s what you do with it, and how it’s supported, how teachers and students know to learn, to use those tools. It’s part of a complex nature of learning
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    With all these direct applications for learning, it's easy to justify using mobile devices in school. But what real and lasting effect will they have on the "formal" learning equation?
Craig Seasholes

Montview Math & Health Sciences Elementary - 0 views

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    model school highlighted in the video 
Anthony Beal

School Library Monthly - The Impact of School Libraries on Academic Achievement - 15 views

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    Where administrators value strong library programs and can see them doing their part for student success, students are more likely to thrive academically. This is the over-arching conclusion that can be drawn from the latest study of the impact of school libraries-this one in Idaho. This study, conducted by the RSL Research Group, was contracted for by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and endorsed by the Idaho Department of Education.
Glenda Morris

Smartcopying - 16 views

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    The Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools and TAFE
Anthony Beal

Classroom Technologies: iPads in Schools - 20 views

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    Advantages and disadvantages
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    Hi Im keen to view the West Country School video but it wont load ...arrgghhh! Thks Dot
Cathy Oxley

Murder Under the Microscope 2011 - 11 views

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