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Educators not leaving 'Rethinking ICT' to politicians

Educators not leaving 'Rethinking ICT' to politicians | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

Forget top-down. Rethinking ICT showed the strength of the grassroots, says Tony Parkin

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Tony Parkin reflects on BETT Futures Zone

Tony Parkin reflects on BETT Futures Zone | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

"I have seen the future, and it works". My piece on tapping the zeitgeist at the BettShow 2015

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Another thing what I wrote...

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Tony Parkin's curator insight, March 19, 6:02 AM

An article I produced for BEE-IT News on the buzz around BETT Futures

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

Professional learning that is relevant, collaborative and future focused can have a highly positive impact on teacher quality. Here you will find resources that develop an understanding of effective professional learning as well as access to free online learning modules.

 


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From Australia but useful elsewhere...

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#aprendizaje_técnicas

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Hopefully I'll be able to use this next year...along with teaching SAMR and connecting M & R to DOK

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http://www.techtrendsit.com/application-development/

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Tony Parkin: Meetups and Teachmeets, cures for the winter blues!

Tony Parkin: Meetups and Teachmeets, cures for the winter blues! | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

As BETT approaches, a look at the opportunities for networking and sharing educational ideas for both teachers and educational developers, not only at BETT but all year round via Teachmeets and Meetups. When the two communities meet, real magic can happen...

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My pre-BETT piece for BEE IT publishing...

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Tony Parkin's curator insight, January 19, 1:10 PM

One of my pieces for BEE-IT, online educational publisher

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10 Major Technology Trends in Education

10 Major Technology Trends in Education | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Infographic: Project Tomorrow identifies major technology trends in education by talking to students, parents, and educators about tech and school.
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Interesting tech trends data from US survey

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Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code

Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
If education shifted the focus from learning computing language to the building process itself, a world of creativity could be unleashed
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The importance of computational thinking as the focus, not writing code...

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Why twist a curriculum when there's Apps for Good?

Why twist a curriculum when there's Apps for Good? | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Apps for Good offers rich and flexible ways for schools to broaden 'Computing'. Tony Parkin explains

The Apps for Good programme offers some very flexible routes to being Computing into schools.

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Interviews with Debbie Forster, UK MD of Apps for Good, and with teachers with veryb different models for using Apps for Good - for Merlin John Online

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Tony Parkin's curator insight, July 28, 2014 4:46 AM

Interviews with Debbie Forster, and some teachers offering very different approaches to using Apps for Good in schools.

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CampEd – crowd-sourced, outdoor, affordable CPD

CampEd – crowd-sourced, outdoor, affordable CPD | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

What started as a Twitter joke – and became a 2012 reality on a Yorkshire farm – now looks like turning into a professional development movement that’s outsourced, outdoor, affordable and includes families. Yes, CampEd returned in May 2014, and the concept is going from strength to strength.


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My review of #CampEd14, with links to blogs, photo collections and the next events....

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Oppi Festival of Learning | Nesta

Oppi Festival of Learning | Nesta | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Nesta are supporting this international learning festival in Helsinki (RT @oliverquinlan: What’s Oppi festival about and why I’m there.
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Oliver Quinlan on the wonderful @suklaa team's Oppi Festival in Helsinki. Really wish I had managed to get there.

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Westminster Education Forum: the big message about computing

Claire Lotriet: " My main message in my five minutes at the microphone was that although computing certainly has a heavier focus on programming than ICT ever did, it is not interchangeable with coding. There is more to the computing programme of study (PoS) than programming."

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Claire blogs on her experience at the Westminster Education Forum on 'Preparing for the new Computing curriculum'

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Bengeo Primary tries Kickstarter for 'Happy Tree' app

Bengeo Primary tries Kickstarter for 'Happy Tree' app | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

Children from Bengeo Primary School in Herfordshire have had an idea for an app for a while. And now the school has turned to the online Kickstarter fund-raising service to help make it a reality for the pupils – before they leave for secondary school.
MJO - Merlin John Online. Using technology for learning and teaching

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My piece on primary school working with Excite-ed CIC to develop an app, and turning to Kickstarter to help fund it.

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My piece on primary working with Excite-ed CIC to develop an app, and turning to Kickstarter to help fund it.

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Year of Code already needs a reboot #YoC14

Year of Code already needs a reboot #YoC14 | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
We certainly need to get behind a single campaign to educate teachers about computer code. But we should get more technical expertise on board, writes John Naughton
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The Observer highlights the close clique behind the Year of Code campaign, and suggests the whole thing is rebooted with technical (and educational?) expertise

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Year of Code: One Week On - #YoC14 - Nesta

Year of Code: One Week On - #YoC14 - Nesta | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
After a bumpy start Year of Code needs to connect with the digital making community to reach its full potential.
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Sensible advice from Tom Kenyon at Nesta in how to turn round the #YoC14 campaign to a successful campaign

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Why I passionately believe in the Year of Code #YoC14

Why I passionately believe in the Year of Code #YoC14 | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

This has been a hard blog to write, because there are many who could say that I would naturally support this idea because I'm self-promotional little networker who formerly worked with Rohan.

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One from the #YoC14 camp, and ex-colleague of the team, argues strongly that the idea is sound, replies to criticisms,  and asks for fairer treatment for a worthwhile campaign.

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TinyTap - Create Personalised Games, Quizzes and Lessons on your Tablet

TinyTap - Create Personalised Games, Quizzes and Lessons on your Tablet | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

Saw this site at BETT. Allows you to play and create personalised games for the iPad and Android. You can also make lessons and games. 

 

The games/quizzes can be played on the device or embedded into other web based platforms via iframes.

 

Some of the game examples are more KS1 early KS2 but its very very endearing and a huge potential.

 

Great features available:

Creation Packs with lots of characters and backgrounds

Online image search feature

Upload images from any device linked eg Dropbox, OneDrive etc

Text boxes and formatting for writing

Drawing tools and styles

Share your game

Embed your completed game

Add a challenge mode with leaderboard, wrong answer limit, question timers and game timers

Add a selection of background music

Record your questions

Add recordings for correct and wrong answers

Add questions linked to images eg Year WW1 started, Nelson Mandela, Ou est la plage?

Add a sound board eg record word in Spanish and have it play when you click on the picture

Shape Puzzle eg drag and drop shapes in correct position or fill in missing words eg for sentence construction

Video - although I got a 404 error?

 

Create one quiz or a whole section of quizzes linked together in one game.

 

This would be a brilliant resource in the hands of a student. Get them to work with other departments or teachers in junior school to produce a range of activities and get them published!

 

Help videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBZeFJrZmCc&index=7&list=PL4kNQUtOflk-qvjAThJW9SiiwMlkkRfm_

 

Examples

Art http://www.tinytap.it/games/gh69/play/?id=tw

Geog http://www.tinytap.it/games/ggbx/

 

 

Awesome... Try it for yourself!

 


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One of the interesting projects from the #BETTFutures space

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Amélie Silvert's comment, February 1, 11:49 AM
brilliant! thanks!
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Primary schools celebrate 'Barnet Run' success

Primary schools celebrate 'Barnet Run' success | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

Pupils from Tudor Primary School in Finchley recently took part in a special event to celebrate the official launch of their prize-winning app, Barnet Run, alongside pupils from other Barnet schools.

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Barnet primary schools competition to design an app about Barnet, which is now developed and available in app stores

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Excite-ed and Capita run an app design competition for primary schools in Barnet

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Guest blog: No Pens Wednesday... or any day?

Guest blog: No Pens Wednesday... or any day? | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Education technology news and reviews, free classroom resources, events and more! Join 30,000+ other education professionals for free at bee-it!
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Guest blog at Bee-it from yours truly...

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A plan to conquer the digital divide or a technological leap of faith?

Turkey is embarking on one of the world’s largest educational technology projects: putting tablet computers in the hands of every student from grade 5 to 12, and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. Though massive in its planned scope, the goals and approach of turkey’s FATIH Project (The Movement to Enhance Opportunities and Improve Technology) are little understood. The objective of this brief is to analyze FATIH through the lens of ongoing and previous international, large-scale ICT in education experiences, and to use those experiences to suggest ways in which this important investment in educational technology can lead to the best possible learning outcomes for all students in Turkey.


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FAITH in FATIH... a bold scheme...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 29, 2014 5:53 AM

Interesting 30 page PDF report

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Teachers + edtech entrepreneurs = Ed-invent Brighton

Teachers + edtech entrepreneurs = Ed-invent Brighton | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Tony Parkin mixes with the teachers, entrepreneurs and dragons at Ed-invent Brighton
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A day of edtech entrepreneurialism on the South Coast as Ed-Invent introduces teachers and other educators to the startup world.

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New, improved Apps 4 Good Awards - including code!

New, improved Apps 4 Good Awards - including code! | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Tony Parkin is bowled over by the creativity as Apps for Good goes from strength to strength

Coverage of 2014 Apps for Good Awards event at the Barbican

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A piece on the 2014 update for Apps for Good for Merlin John Online

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Tony Parkin's curator insight, July 28, 2014 4:41 AM

An update on the Apps for Good programme, and report on 2014 awards

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

Are your lectures droning on? Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say. A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods.


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It would be interesting to know if this has changed over time?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 15, 2014 2:05 PM

I agree. If we stick with one mode it gets boring. Mixing approaches helps the teaching and learning.

Monica MIRZA's curator insight, May 16, 2014 12:04 PM

Quite logical...

 

Lisa Carey's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:50 AM

Who has the most "air-time" in a classroom?  The teacher or the students?  We learn by doing. 

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Why the 'Computing' umbrella is letting in water

Why the 'Computing' umbrella is letting in water | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Tony Parkin wants clarity for the curriculum – but he's alarmed by what he finds

School and curriculum leaders desperately need some clear and simple messages on Computing to help them plan their curriculum provision for September 2014. But where will they find it?

 

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My piece on the Westminster Education Forum session on the Computing curriculum on Feb 26, 2014. The KS4 message on Computing remains confused by assessment provision.

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My piece on the Westminster Education Forum session on the Computing curriculum on Feb 26, 2014. The KS4 message on Computing remains confused by assessment provision.

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Broadclyst scoops $25,000 at Microsoft's 'The Pitch'

Broadclyst scoops $25,000 at Microsoft's 'The Pitch' | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

Broadclyst Community Primary School in Devon took first place and $25,000 of the investors’ pot at The Pitch, a new competition launched by Microsoft at its prestigious Global Forum in Barcelona to find and support the most innovative ideas from school leaders worldwide.Devon primary head and pupils excel for 'dragons' at Global Forum in Barcelona

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One of several pieces by Merlin from Microsoft's Global Forum in Barcelona

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Will 'knowledge mobilisation' help Maisie Tubbs?

Will 'knowledge mobilisation' help Maisie Tubbs? | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Who is Maisie Tubbs, and what is a 'spod'? Tony Parkin delves into 'knowledge mobilisation'
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Knowledge mobilisation event on Feb 28, 2014, organised by Teacher Development Trust and London Leadership Strategy 

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Knowledge mobilisation event on Feb 28, 2014, organised by Teacher Development Trust and London Leadership Strategy 

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How does the Year of Code #YoC14 wreck become a good thing?

How does the Year of Code #YoC14 wreck become a good thing? | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

You all know my feelings on the Year of Code. That's done. But it is a thing, it does exist and I know that they are now talking to great groups like CAS and people like Conrad Wolfram and I am sure they will find something useful to do

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@hubmum adds her own sound advice to the #YoC14  team - now she hasn't a non-existant 'advisory role' and the fuss has died down a little!

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Year of Code - PR fiasco or vital mission? #YoC14

Year of Code - PR fiasco or vital mission? #YoC14 | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it

It seems like something that everybody would support - a campaign to help transform computing education in our schools. But since its launch last week, the Year Of Code has turned into something of a PR disaster.

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A timely reflective look at the whole issue by the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones. Seems to nail it exactly....

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