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Student Test Scores Show That ‘Grit’ Is More Important Than IQ

Student Test Scores Show That ‘Grit’ Is More Important Than IQ | African education | Scoop.it
Psychologist Angela Duckworth speaking at TED.
What’s the best predictor of success? IQ, talent, socioeconomic status, luck?

Nope. It’s &...

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This is fantastic, love it! So much hope for Uganda - grit is something that doesn't cost money. Wonder about the cotton wool mentality in Australia.

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Carole Bird's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:03 PM

Picks up on Carol Dweck's research on fixed and growth mind sets. Hugely important in learning. Follow the link to the TED talk.

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You Can't Teach Understanding

You Can't Teach Understanding | African education | Scoop.it
You Can't Teach Understanding

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Written mainly from a higher than primary level but concepts can be used. Important point - takes longer but better results.

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Carole Bird's curator insight, October 8, 2013 6:39 AM

"If you want students to have meaningful learning experiences that culminate in transferable insight and know-how, then you have to lose time to gain it. You have to slow down the teaching to speed up the learning. You have to engineer understanding by design."

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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | African education | Scoop.it
We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past which are no longer relevant on a curriculum for today's children

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Love this quote: "Work is when you say things to us and we write them down." This is what needs changing.

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Carole Bird's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:39 AM

Sugata Mitra is as provocative as ever, but really challenging. 

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The Favorite TED Talks Of The TED Talks Education Speakers

The Favorite TED Talks Of The TED Talks Education Speakers | African education | Scoop.it
To keep you inspired and learning, TED Talks Education asked each speaker to compile a list of their favorite TED talks, which are linked below.
The post The Favorite TED Talks Of The TED Talks Education Speakers appeared first on Edudemic.

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Looking forward to checking out these.

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5 Free Online Courses For Tech-Savvy Teachers - Edudemic

5 Free Online Courses For Tech-Savvy Teachers - Edudemic | African education | Scoop.it

"If you’ve got an iPad and aren’t sure what to do with it or where it fits into your classroom, you could probably use a hand. That’s the basis of Edudemic and the larger edtech world after all. In an effort to help you out even more, a few friends and I built an online skill-building platform that’s meant to help teachers and anyone else. It’s called Modern Lessons http://modernlessons.com/ and has a ton of free online courses from learning the basics of Twitter to an advanced course on iPads in education."


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Leads to more than just 5 free online courses - useful courses that relate to things that teachers even in Uganda could find helpful.

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ghawkinson's curator insight, June 4, 2013 2:49 PM

This is training worth taking a look at...

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Social Media in Higher Education Classes: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

Social Media in Higher Education Classes: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | African education | Scoop.it
See the Glog! Social Media in Higher Education Classes: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students
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Great example of a Glog and also quite fun informative way of looking at social media.

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Phonics Primer - Letter Sounds for Reading


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Good phonics resource.

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Adult Literacy & Numeracy Resources & Tools, Literacy Resources Centre - Workbase

Over 9500 literacy resources for teachers, trainers, tutors & students. Browse adult literacy resources & literacy tools along with free information and research resources.


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Resource rich spot that could be helpful.

 

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subtangent.com - Maths - Investigations

subtangent.com - Maths - Investigations | African education | Scoop.it

A range of maths games and investigations


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some nice little investigations.

 

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Mystery Numbers

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Drag the numbers to their correct place:

http://www.starrmatica.com/standalone/starrMaticaplaveValueMysteryNumbers.swf


Via Janice Stearns, Louise Sciulli MacKinnon, Alan Gwyn Davies
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Quick little program that could be used to develop place value.

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Mini-Course: Using Glogster In The Classroom - KNILT

Mini-Course: Using Glogster In The Classroom - KNILT | African education | Scoop.it
The purpose of this mini-course is to show how the program Glogster can be used in classrooms for interactive presentations. Glogster allows students to create and share interactive posters with eachother and the rest of the ...
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I'll check this course out - think Glogster may help in effective use of interactive whiteboards.

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The Book Chook: Why Reading Really is Magic

The Book Chook: Why Reading Really is Magic | African education | Scoop.it

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Great article about value of reading.

 

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BookChook's curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:19 PM

Excellent tips for parents from loved children's author, Mem Fox. 

Alexandra Conliffe's curator insight, April 2, 12:42 PM

The Wonders of Reading! 

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Math printables for preschool, kindergarten, elementary - activities, games, flash cards, posters - SparkleBox

Math printables for preschool, kindergarten, elementary - activities, games, flash cards, posters - SparkleBox | African education | Scoop.it
FREE Maths/Mathematics teaching resources for K-3 in Australia.

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Some nice free printable resources, some of which I think I might be able to make good use of.

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iTunes U: A Course Creation Guide for Educators

iTunes U: A Course Creation Guide for Educators | African education | Scoop.it
Preview and download the course iTunes U: A Course Creation Guide for Educators on iTunes U. (RT @sjunkins: An iTunes U Course on How to Create an iTunes U Course from the brilliant mind of @TresslerTech.

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itunes U seems to be a great resource. Be fantastic to make up courses that could be used in the Ugandan context.... so many ideas!

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Laina McDonald, Ed.D's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:16 PM

Real tool for flipping a classroom

John Pearce's curator insight, May 17, 2013 1:08 AM

Excellent, this looks to be really useful and quite timely.

Andrew 's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:39 AM

Great resource for flipping the classroom.

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Student Test Scores Show That ‘Grit’ Is More Important Than IQ

Student Test Scores Show That ‘Grit’ Is More Important Than IQ | African education | Scoop.it
Psychologist Angela Duckworth speaking at TED.
What’s the best predictor of success? IQ, talent, socioeconomic status, luck?

Nope. It’s &...

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Anne Matheson's insight:

This is fantastic, love it! So much hope for Uganda - grit is something that doesn't cost money. Wonder about the cotton wool mentality in Australia.

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Carole Bird's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:03 PM

Picks up on Carol Dweck's research on fixed and growth mind sets. Hugely important in learning. Follow the link to the TED talk.

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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | African education | Scoop.it
We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past which are no longer relevant on a curriculum for today's children

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Carole Bird's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:39 AM

Sugata Mitra is as provocative as ever, but really challenging. 

Anne Matheson's curator insight, June 25, 2013 7:11 PM

Love this quote: "Work is when you say things to us and we write them down." This is what needs changing.

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The Smartest Teacher Ever !

The Smartest teacher ever! Why the real thing is better.


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Carole Bird's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:57 PM

So clever! Right to the very end. Anyone like to have a go at doing it here?

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Interactive Math Websites

Interactive Math Websites | African education | Scoop.it

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Looks like a fantastic website and resource.

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Dolores Adame's curator insight, June 2, 2013 10:20 PM

Todos los días aprendemos y estos espacios nos muestran elementos que permiten una medición pedagógica más dinámica

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 3, 2013 2:19 PM

I know mathematically this isn't an infinite list, but it may be close. :)

PeteandJennyD's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:08 PM

There is some great material here - very useful.  Thank you.

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BuzzMath Middle School: Review - Smart Apps For Kids

BuzzMath Middle School: Review - Smart Apps For Kids | African education | Scoop.it

Bottom Line: a whopping 2800 common core aligned middle school math problems presented in a variety of formats for Free. You won't need any number sense to figure out the absolute value of this deal.


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Looks like a great app, for free and keeps track of kids work. Seems to be for ipad 2,3,4 and not ipad so I might not be able to check it out for a while.

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PeteandJennyD's comment, June 5, 2013 8:05 PM
This looks like a very useful resource for the classroom.
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Visual Teaching for Language on Pinterest

Visual Teaching for Language on Pinterest | African education | Scoop.it

Some great ideas for language teaching at the elementary level - prepositions, language arts, grammar and punctuation, and more. See more.


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Love it, will be using some of these illustration ideas for the classrooms in Uganda.

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Numeracy Across the Curriculum | Resources | National Numeracy

Numeracy Across the Curriculum | Resources | National Numeracy | African education | Scoop.it

We have been contacted by a number of schools who are implementing numeracy across the curriculum and have drawn together some useful content.


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A document to come back to - has links to mainly useful places.

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Numeracy Development Projects Books | nzmaths


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Don't like to say it but this New Zealand website has a lot to offer. This books look good.

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Numeracy & Maths Lesson plans & Teaching Ideas

Numeracy & Maths Lesson plans & Teaching Ideas | African education | Scoop.it
Free Maths Lesson Plans, Teaching Ideas and Resources for Teaching Numeracy and Mathematics

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This site edgalaxy seems to have a lot of good templates and ideas.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, March 10, 2013 9:58 AM

via @edgalaxy_com

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How These Amazing, Kid-Friendly Languages Are Hooking Tomorrow's Programmers -- THE Journal

How These Amazing, Kid-Friendly Languages Are Hooking Tomorrow's Programmers -- THE Journal | African education | Scoop.it
Today's kid-friendly computer languages, like Scratch and Alice, encourage creative expression and exploration.

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Seems like a really good thing. I need to investigate Scratch and Alice - using programming to reinforce student learning in other areas, as well as developing the programming part of the brain.

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The Lesson Cloud: Problem Solving Activities

The Lesson Cloud: Problem Solving Activities | African education | Scoop.it
I have created two Number Tile activity books, one for the primary grades, and another for grades 5-8. Each book contains a variety of math problem solving activities that range in difficulty. The pages may be copied and ...

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Some great links that I think I will be using.

 

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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads | African education | Scoop.it
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.

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Not really African education, but will help speed up my ipad and I want to remember them

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Paula Jamieson's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:23 PM

I have been having 'battery' issues with my iPhone so this post was timely. I use my iphone for personally and professional use almost 24/7 and often the battery is not lasting the day (particularly when I use camera/video/email/social networking/fitness tracking apps all day eg weekends!) I don't personally agree with all of it. In my opinion, by disabling some of this features you are also 'depowering' the device. I do agree with disabling the Location Services feature on 'unnecessary' apps that you don't regularly use. I also agree with disabling  the Notifications function on many apps (I've just done this on the majority of mine so will be interested to see if it makes a difference.). As with any 'tips and tricks' type advice I'd give it a go (as long as it is on a 'surface' level and not delving into the inner workings of the device and also that you have the confidence to 'revert' things if you need to), if it makes a difference for you then it was worth it. 

Jan Eade's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:20 AM

Some good advice can be found in this article.