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How The iPad Can Promote The Development Of Non-Cognitive Skills - TeachThought

How The iPad Can Promote The Development Of Non-Cognitive Skills - TeachThought | Culture in Education | Scoop.it

"Recently, a collaborative study by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the Spencer Foundation has sought to categorize noncognitive skills that populate the educational research. They developed the following noncognitive categories including motivation, effort, self-regulated learning, self-efficacy, academic self-concept, social behavior, and resilience. Of these categories, it is self-regulated learning, academic self-efficacy, and resilience that most benefit from 1:1 iPad implementation in schools."


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As schools are focusing on 21st century learning, the use of technology has become an integral part of each aspect of the curriculum. Many school are enforcing the use of Ipads and as they are improving the level of learning and aspect of the children's thinking. This article states that the enforcement of iPads improves the children's resilience, academic self efficacy and also self regulated learning.

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As schools are focusing on 21st century learning, the use of technology has become an integral part of each aspect of the curriculum. Many school are enforcing the use of Ipads and as they are improving the level of learning and aspect of the children's thinking. This article states that the enforcement of iPads improves the children's resilience, academic self efficacy and also self regulated learning.

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The Australian gold rush | australia.gov.au

The Australian gold rush | australia.gov.au | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
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On the same topic as the goldrush, this webite explores more in depth about this history period.. This in depth site holds all the background information about this period in time focussing on specific themes. There is a focus also on multiculturalism and also racism, those people from other countried who ventured to Australia in the hopes of finding gold and making their fortune.

This area of study will be aimed at those in year 5. A group research task on the gold rush will be implimented into the learning, and this site hold valuable research for both the teacher and students to find and use. 

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Mabo Day

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Next Monday is Mabo day. In the Torres Strait it's a public holiday and in the rest of Australia it's a chance to remember a man who had a big impact on Australia's history.
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This video explores into the life of Eddie Mabo. A man who took on the Australian legal sysytem to fight an injustice and change the way Australian history was told. He was a very cultural man and the importance of his culture was everything to him. Mabo fought a case with the Australia Highcourt which claimed that the land that he lived on was not owned by him and his people, but owned by the common wealth of Australia. Mabo fought for his people, for the land that he and his elders lived on. 

I will show my students, being year 5-6 this culturally significant part in Australian History. This incorporates well with the values of equity and injustice, the racism and unfairness which those of the past lived with. I think it is of high importnace that we make the students aware of these significant areas in time as it will allow them to have a more open minded approach to life and life's issues. 

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Book Summary

In 1944, in the village of Sighet, Romania, twelve-year-old Elie Wiesel spends much time and emotion on the Talmud and on Jewish mysticism. His instructor, Mosh
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"Night"  a book by Elie Wiesel follows his  experience with his father in the Nazi concertration camps in Auschwitz, the most notorious camp located in Poland. It is a tremendous book focussing on the terror and horrid way that the Jews were treated in the Holocaust.

As a teacher i would base this book at year 5-6 as this graffic part in history should be targeted at more mature persons. The reading of this book will then open up onto the historical topic of the Holocaust under the Nazi regime and those who suffered.  

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Educational Excursions to CERES Environmental Park

Gain a picture of your school coming to CERES Environmental Park.
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In primary school I recall my excursion to CERES and what a memeorable expirience it was. The excursions support AusVELS curriculum requirements as well as other initiatives in Government. Their key focusses are on energy, water, land, sustainability and culture. It is a very multicultural based learning environment with focus on Indian, Indonesia, African and Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander culture and heritage. The learning is very hands on and physical allowing for all children to take part in many wonderful activities and come home with a broadened mind and newly found knowledge. 

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Pack Your Bags: Immigration Museum

Pack Your Bags: Immigration Museum | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
Every suitcase tells a story; learn about the stories of people from different places who have made Australia their home.
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The museum offers many activites and presentations based at primary school children. This specific activity allows the students to learn and explore into the topics of culture and migration through the many resources on offer. As a future teacher i believe an excursion to the Immigration Museum would be a terrific way to introuduce such topics to the children. It would be a very hands on, exciting approach which allows for many resources and factual, physical evidence for the children to explore into. 

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ACTF - Language of Belonging - Wadu Matyidi

ACTF - Language of Belonging - Wadu Matyidi | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
The Australian Children's Television Foundation
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This culturally based clip higlights the indigenous life of three young boys and their cultral upbringing. This gives an insight into students and allows them to compare and contrast on their life and setting to that of the three indigenous boys. This clip is a great resource for students as it allows for them to open up their view and have a broader mind about culture and settings. 

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Home | Global Education

Home | Global Education | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
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This website allows for teachers to impliment a global perspective in their teaching. It will allow students to develop an understanding of the world around them, and to become informed of the different cultures and settings that others live in. It aims to prepare students to live in an increasingly globalised and interconnected world. It displays in depth themes like sustainability, slave labour and many statistics on global themes. 

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Prejudice. No Way! Anti-prejudice activites for years K-3

Prejudice. No Way! Anti-prejudice activites for years K-3 | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
Anti-prejudice activites for years K-3
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This great website focuses on prejudice targeted at early primary school and provides many great resources to develop childrens awareness of similiarities and differences. 

The online activities allow for the early primary school students to develop respect and acknowledge differences in the communtiy. There are four main themes that are targeted in this resource:

Developing identity and self esteem, being comfortable with difference, understanding prejudice and taking action against prejudice. 

 


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Aboriginal Images - A Cultural Lesson for Years 3/4 - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Aboriginal Images - A Cultural Lesson for Years 3/4 - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
Summary: Students will analyse an Aboriginal Image. They will use their detective skills to work out what is happening in each image.

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Implimentation of Australia's culture and indigenous heritage is set out i the Australian Curriculum which must be taught. These are some lesson plan ideas to help create the intended lesson. A main focus is for the children to relate it to their own expiriences of today and compare and contrasts the cultures. 

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How The iPad Can Promote The Development Of Non-Cognitive Skills - TeachThought

How The iPad Can Promote The Development Of Non-Cognitive Skills - TeachThought | Culture in Education | Scoop.it

"Recently, a collaborative study by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the Spencer Foundation has sought to categorize noncognitive skills that populate the educational research. They developed the following noncognitive categories including motivation, effort, self-regulated learning, self-efficacy, academic self-concept, social behavior, and resilience. Of these categories, it is self-regulated learning, academic self-efficacy, and resilience that most benefit from 1:1 iPad implementation in schools."


Via John Evans
Caitlin Maher's insight:

As schools are focusing on 21st century learning, the use of technology has become an integral part of each aspect of the curriculum. Many school are enforcing the use of Ipads and as they are improving the level of learning and aspect of the children's thinking. This article states that the enforcement of iPads improves the children's resilience, academic self efficacy and also self regulated learning.

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Caitlin Maher's curator insight, October 1, 2013 5:28 AM

As schools are focusing on 21st century learning, the use of technology has become an integral part of each aspect of the curriculum. Many school are enforcing the use of Ipads and as they are improving the level of learning and aspect of the children's thinking. This article states that the enforcement of iPads improves the children's resilience, academic self efficacy and also self regulated learning.

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10 Characteristics of Great School Cultures

10 Characteristics of Great School Cultures | Culture in Education | Scoop.it

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Culture is a key aspect in every persons life, especially school students who may be falling into a cultural plunge of their own. 

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sovereignhill | Education

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"Victoria’s 1850s goldrush heritage is alive, exciting and very ‘hands-on’ at Sovereign Hill with creative, stimulating and interactive experiences for school students and kindergarten classes. Students experience Sovereign Hill indoors, outdoors, above-ground and below-ground, giving a tremendous variety of activities for school excursions and ensuring an action-packed, fun day."

An excursion to Ballarat's Sovereign Hill would explore into victorias historical moment in time of the goldrush. The children would be able to physically see and have a feel of what life was back in that time. Many research task and projects on the goldrush would be implimented in class, which at the end of the term, an excurion to this fantastic place would take place. 

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Martin Luther King

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If I said the phrase,
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This video explores into the famous words of a couragous man, "I have a dream" by Martin Luther King. The child friendly clip explores into America at that time in the 1950's and how this brave man spoke to big groups of people asking for his country to stop racism and for all to be equal. This was the time where people were judged by the colour of their skin. This man, from standing up for his rights helped in the changing of his countries laws, with segregation ended and in 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Piece Prize. 

This is a great video which is full of information upon the topic of equlity and injustice. I will impliment this in my classroom and teaching, pointing om the importance of the value of equity and fariness for all. In learning this can flow into areas of the historical past, much like the stolen generation but it also in America and the racism that used to rule the world. 

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Whitwell Middle

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A little school in Tennessee called Whitwell Middle started a group project  that highlighted the importance of respecting different cultures as well as understanding the effects of intolerance. They chose to base their study on the holocaust. They found out that 6 million Jews were killed over this dreadful time and they had an idea of collecting paper clips, which had a meaning behind its significane, 6 million of them to see what that number looked like. After the word spread of this project people from all over the wprld took part in this project.

This film follows the schools journey on this project and how amazing what a little intrest can create. As a teacher i would impliment this into my class as its a start and focus into the horrific war and the huge area of study of the Holocaust. I find the Holocaust the most interesting area of study which i would love to explore into with my future students. 

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Stories in the Stars: Scienceworks

Stories in the Stars: Scienceworks | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
Resources for Years 5-10 students focussing on Indigenous stories about the stars and constellations as told by the Boorong people of north-western Victoria.
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Scienceworks is a fabulous excursion to take school children to. Not only is it mainly science based it also incorporates historical factors such as a focus on the Indigenous Australians. The planetarium show - Stories in the Stars: the night sky of the Boorong people focusses on the constallations in the southern skies which explores into the dream time and the Aboriginal cultural traditions

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Making multicultural Australia | Teacher and student resources on multiculturalism, cultural diversity and tolerance

Making multicultural Australia | Teacher and student resources on multiculturalism, cultural diversity and tolerance | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
Assisting young people, parents, teachers and community explore Australia's cultural diversity. Teaching resources on multiculturalism and strategies to promote cultural diversity and tolerance.
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A great resouced website which focusses on multiculturalism. It offeres many teaching resources and strategies to understand cultural diversity and tolerance.

The site displays many articles, statistics, guides, lesson plans and visual and audio friendly sources.

Implimenting and making the children aware of multiculturalism is of such high importance, as it broadens the studetns minds to become more aware and accepting of all. 

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Home | My Place for teachers

Home | My Place for teachers | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
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This website shares many great educational sources for the teachers and students to use and work with. It is interactive based which explores into what life was in the past. This gives students an oppertunity to realate their own expiriences and compare and contrast that of the past. They are able to recognise the changes that have been made and the hardships in which those people lived and delt with. 

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Bullying. No Way!

Bullying. No Way! | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
Bullying. No Way! Australia's safe and supportive school communities getting to the heart of the matter!
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This website provides information and resources to help school leaders and teachers create and sustain safe and supportive school communities. The site gives oppertunity for parents, young children, students and teachers to become involved in this matter and find out more about what bulying is, how they can deal with it and impliment ways to help others and prevent it from happening. 

For teachers, there are many resources that can be downloaded and used in the classroom setting to develop students undertsadning about bullying and create poster to hang in the classroom, adressing way to acknowledge the problem and how the classroom and in the yard are safe bully free zones. 

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Racism. No Way.: Homepage

Racism. No Way.: Homepage | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
This website aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers, school students, parents and governors with games, research and lesson ideas that explore the causes and effects of racism for practical use in the classroom.
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As we live in such a multicultural society, and the use of technology is on the incline,  racism in schools is quite prominent in such environments. A big need to tackle this problem is of such great importance. 

This website gives insight into what racism is, the types of bullying and racism, teacher resources and also ways to become involved in tackling this issue. 

The wellbeing of students is one of the most important aspects of being a teacher and this resource is one to ensure that of the children. It gives many great examples of how to work wth the students upon this issue and how to impliment ideas in the classroom to decrease the risk of bullying and racism to take place. 

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Kenya: Defying culture for Education

Kenya: Defying culture for Education | Culture in Education | Scoop.it
This month our country of focus is Kenya, where World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World initiative is coming alongside communities to raise awareness of children’s rights, create environments tha...
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This story shows how through World Visons support, they are creating awareness and environments that help protect and stick up for females rights in their own culture, also incresing childrens access to education and equality.Through educating, these fememales are able to see their enforced culture in a different light, this allowing them to see that they have a voice and their own rights. 

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Video: The history of technology in education

A quick look at how advancements in technology have impacted teaching and learning over time...

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is a cute cartoon which shows the advancements in technology. Children would like this little cartoon as it visually represents the changes. 

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Using Google Translate

A great way to translate words from one language to another

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Whilst on placement i have a child in my class who is an ESL student. I feel that in my own teaching career i will fall into this many times as ESL is becoming more predominant. 

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