A new online national publication for school educators, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
Paul Mears's insight:
Homework debate remains unanswered but Prof Hattie has it when he highlights "....homework in prim school has an effect-size around zero 'which is why we need to get it right, not why we need to get rid of it..'
"Not long ago, a teacher had nothing more to rely on than knowledge, textbooks and a few markers. Technology has slowly changed that in the past few years, with the Internet, multimedia programs and computers increasing their presence in the classroom. But with the rise of tablet tech, the student-teacher experience is facing a subtle revolution: joining the trend makes students feel as if they’re part of an environment that’s desirable because people speak their native languages. As the iPad becomes a teaching tool, classrooms are transformed into contemporary settings."
"Schools don’t have to kill the creativity Sir Ken Robinson laments in his popular video. To follow are a few ideas that can teachers can share with parents, or use in their classrooms, to provide young people with the inspiration to be creative. " "
Via John Evans
Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post. If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ...