Opportunities for people with disabilities will be in the spotlight at an event in Walsall later this week. (RT @WalsallCouncil: Do you know someone with a disability who would be a real boost to the workplace?
Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley used his Australia Day address to highlight disability inequality in Australia, and add his voice to the call for a National Disability insurance scheme. This is the full transcript of Kurt's speech.
"We've all heard that it is no longer cool to give a presentation of nothing but bullet points. But while it's easy to say 'don't use bullets,' it's a lot harder to figure out what to do instead. One option is to think like a video game designer. The objective of the game may be to save the princess, but to make the game compelling, you have to tell the princess's backstory, make us adore the princess, and then tell us what trouble the princess is in and how we'll save her."
"At a minimum, create a work-like scenario. ... An even more compelling story will have actual characters and a string of events. "
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In Learning at Not-School, Julian Sefton-Green explores studies and scholarly research on out-of-school learning, investigating just what it is that is distinctive about the quality of learning in these...
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A similar offline function currently exists in Google Docs, and so Google clarified that users will not have to change any settings to work with Slides offline if offline editing is already on in Docs.
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After transitioning out of the IMPACT program, 33-year-old Jeff Collins, who is on the autism spectrum and experiences intellectual and developmental disabilities, shares his love of fitness as a mentor to an 18-year-old friend.
From the article "... many teachers, including myself, often hold our students’ hands and lead them from A to B ... We give our students scaffolds that tell them exactly what to do. We work through questions in worksheets as a whole class so all students have to do is copy the answers from the board or write down what they heard from another student. Students look like they know what they are doing, but really they were like me, just following someone who knows what they are doing."
"But what if we just let our students get from A to B by themselves? Why are we so scared of letting them find their own way?"