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Some interesting things I find that I think will be interesting for our teachers.
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From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom | From the ISIS PYP coordinator | Scoop.it
Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom?
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Lots of ways to use computer games to teach.

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A new age of personal empowerment

A new age of personal empowerment | From the ISIS PYP coordinator | Scoop.it
Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez were visitors to ASB on a number of occasions last year, running Maker sessions with parents and students.  I was interested to read his recent article about the Maker Movement in the May edition of Learning and...
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I like the idea of an area in each classroom with material so that students can play with material and tools to become competent adults in an increasingly technological world.

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Summer reading: 10 hottest education blogs from June - SmartBlogs » Education

Here are the top 10 SmartBlog on Education posts that have been making the rounds on Twitter this...
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PBL: Managing the mushy middle

PBL: Managing the mushy middle | From the ISIS PYP coordinator | Scoop.it
Everyone pretty much agrees that the most troubling and challenging aspect of PBL is the actual process of running a project. At our recent Project Learning Swap Meet in Sydney, Mike Wheadon made t...
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Although the author teachers through the Problem-based Learning approach at high school, I think a lot of the tips and tools he uses can be adapted by us. Please take a look.

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MzTeachuh: Inquiry Based Learning AKA Project Based Learning

MzTeachuh: Inquiry Based Learning AKA Project Based Learning | From the ISIS PYP coordinator | Scoop.it
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This article has links to many other articles. This one is for when you have free time. lol.

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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism -

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism - | From the ISIS PYP coordinator | Scoop.it
We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment. Better response to assessment data. And too with research, teacher collaboration,...
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How many of our units follow a constructivist approach?

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School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge

School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge | From the ISIS PYP coordinator | Scoop.it
In England children now start formal schooling, and the formal teaching of literacy and numeracy at the age of four.  A recent letter signed by around 130 early childhood education experts, including myself, published in the Daily Telegraph  (11 Sept 2013) advocated an extension of informal, play-based pre-school provision and a delay to the start of formal ‘schooling’ in England from the current effective start until the age of seven (in line with a number of other European countries who currently have higher levels of academic achievement and child well-being).
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How structured should structured inquiry be?

How structured should structured inquiry be? | From the ISIS PYP coordinator | Scoop.it
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A good reminder of what is important in a PYP classroom.

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | From the ISIS PYP coordinator | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the ro
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This one has some interesting comments and some tips and tools. I would like to check out the video too.

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