Look around, and it's easy to see how media and technology have changed our day-to-day lives, even compared to a decade ago. We bring our devices with us everywhere and depend on them for work, school, play, and our social lives. But what are the downsides to this "always connected" lifestyle -- especially for kids?
For decades we’ve heard the mantra, “immediate feedback is best.” But is this always the case? We often simplify learning in the classroom as a response to positive and negative feedback that motivates our students to perform.
In a recent entry in the New York Times' philosophy blog 'The Stone,' Robert Frodeman and Adam Briggle locate a 'momentous turning point' in the history of philosophy: its institutionalization in the research university in the late 19th century.
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!
Narrated by the poet Roger McGough, the film “Making the Change: Female Climate Fighters” provides an insight into the human impact of climate change in communities in Bolivia, Philippines, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom. The accompanying resources provide further information about the lives of four women featured in the film and a selection of creative, cross-curricular teaching ideas to support learners to explore the issue of climate change in greater depth.
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