The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) guide to online services aims to provide key information about some of the most popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children and young people (and adults) today.
Short Form Video is BIG and Getting Bigger. Is Education Putting the Format to Good Use? So, do you know what a YouTuber is? Can you name a few? Your students can probably name lots of their favorites. In some
“Teaching is complex work that people actually have to be taught to do,” says Deborah Loewenberg Ball, dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Ball spent years as an elementary school teacher and was always praised for being a “natural,” but she says teaching never came easily. She worked hard at her job.
Now, she’s trying to dramatically change teacher training to focus on the specific knowledge and skills that teachers need to effectively help students. Understanding math and knowing how to teach it are two separate skills. And understanding how to teach math well doesn’t come naturally.
People who want to be teachers “deserve to learn how to do this work well,” Ball says. “And the children that they teach particularly deserve to have those teachers taught.”
We neither need nor want to remove or diminish the role of the teacher in the "in-school" success of students. We do however need to amplify the role and the voice of students and their families. Learning doesn’t take place unless it is consensual; a willingness on the part of the teacher and family: to listen, to respond, and to understand the significance of how all these factors influence students in the process.
In this segment we talk with a teacher in Australia who is creatively using Twitter to engage students in dynamic project-based learning experiences. Learn how he uses social media to bring lessons to life and some of the do's and don'ts he has discove
When it comes to the education sector, there is an important nobility to aggressively striving to work ourselves out of a job.
At the same time, be a champion for advancements and developments that promise to address some of our greatest educational challenges. I tend to believe that skilled, adaptive and committed people in education will always have something to contribute, even if their current role is no longer needed.
The Irish Government has announced the launch of a new Digital Strategy for Schools, which provides a rationale and an action plan for integrating ICT into teaching, learning and assessment practices in schools from 2015 to 2020.
About the Speaker's Award for Youth Writers Calling all young writers! The Speaker’s Award for Youth Writers invites Ontario youth in grades 7-12 to submit their short stories and personal essays to this writing contest. Original fiction and non-fiction submissions are welcome, and a winner from each of the following three grade categories will be chosen: grades 7-8, grades 9-10, and grades 11-12.
Carol Dweck, the respected academic behind the “growth mindset” theory that has taken education by storm, has warned teachers to be aware of their own “fixed mindset” ideas. Writing for US publication Education Week, Professor Dweck said every teacher had a “fixed mindset” in some circumstances and a “growth mindset” in others, and that greater awareness of this could help teachers improve their practice.
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