On Tuesday, hundreds of students in Jefferson County, Colorado, a political swing district near Denver, walked out of classes to demonstrate their unhappiness with the curriculum review of an AP history course proposed by the school board.
Every child should leave primary school able to read fluently and effortlessly – the systematic teaching of phonics is essential for achieving that (RT @annecastles: Strong words on the importance of phonics from the UK minister for education
"Today as I was wading through my Twitter feeds I came across a link to the periodic table of iPad apps created by ICTEvangelist.Upon checking this work I learned that it is inspired by a relatively similar work done by Sean Junkins which I have featured in an earlier post in this blog. Different as they are, both of these periodic tables provide an interesting collection of educational iPad apps you could probably consider using with your students.These apps are arranged under different categories and each of these categories has a unique colour code to help you identify apps belonging it. The labelling of the categories in these two periodic tables slightly differ from one another with ICTEvangelist tending to repurpose his work for UK-based educational settings."
"We should be working on developing skills to find, evaluate, curate and utilize the content that's abundantly available instead of selecting a minuscule slice of the exponentially growing content pie and delivering it in a standardized fashion ..."
Oliver Lumley-Pfeil always loved his parents, but a voice technology gave him the words to say it. The six-year-old has a form of cerebral palsy that makes him unable to walk or communicate in sentences.
Students and staff at Masconomet High School presented a live demonstration of the future of education in “A Day in the Life of Our Students” Thursday, Feb. 2 in the auditorium and Middle School Library.
True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and enable a multifaceted approach. Similarly, coding applies all …
This afternoon I saw a blog post titled 27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher. 22 of the 27 items in that list could have been 50 years ago. And 24 of the 27 items are things that I did as a sixth grade student in 1990 (yes, I coded thanks to Logo Writer). Because of this I Tweeted the following in response to seeing the list;
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