"This school year I joined the staff of a 1:1 high school here in Philadelphia. Students at the school have access to their own devices, which they take home with them. Although I've taught for many years in classrooms where each student had a school-issued device, the experience of my new students taking their devices home has forced me to reflect on the issue of distraction. How do we teach students to integrate technology into their schoolwork and their learning while also making sure that they're staying focused on the task at hand?"
Experts say global league tables beloved by politicians are ‘useless’ (Interested in Education & International Testing/Ranking - read this from TES; watch 4 next weeks follow up http://t.co/j7aovQwbG7)...
Phillip Heath's insight:
Troubling news for lots of governments' education policy
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It is no secret that ICT is impacting on education in a massive way. However, there are certain subjects where the benefits of integrating technology might not be as apparent. The emotive reaction from ...
The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills. Have a look and share with your colleagues.
“notes from the researchers at findingDulcinea”The first few weeks of school are bittersweet; they mark the end of summer and yet a return to what teachers love to do: make a profound impact in the lives of students.Here are our favorite 9 videos to inspire teachers at the start of a school year:
Via Dennis T OConnor
Project: Empathy-driven user-centred behaviour change | There are lots of models of human behaviour, and as the design of systems becomes increasingly focused on people, modelling behaviour has become more important for designers
Via Edwin Rutsch
"Mapping for Change, a London-based social enterprise founded by Muki Haklay, a professor of geographic information science, and Chris Church, a veteran environmental campaigner, which uses online maps as tools for communication and action on sustainable development. Its director, Louise Francis – a scientist who trained in molecular systematics – explained how the organisation developed a methodology for collecting noise measurements with cheap, hand-held devices that the residents of Pepys Housing Estate in Deptford could use to create an online map of noise pollution in the area, as part of their campaign against an unpopular local scrapyard.
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