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A third of pupils aged five 'can't count to 10': Ofsted chief says too many children start school without the skills to learn

A third of pupils aged five 'can't count to 10': Ofsted chief says too many children start school without the skills to learn | Preschool | Scoop.it

A significant minority of youngsters...are not ready for lessons as two fifths of nurseries and childminders are failing to give children the skills they need for school.

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What if students learn faster without teachers?

What if students learn faster without teachers? | Preschool | Scoop.it
What if everything you thought you knew about education was wrong? That's part of the thinking that won Sugata Mitra the TED Prize.
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48 Free Educational Apps Rated And Sorted By Grade Level

48 Free Educational Apps Rated And Sorted By Grade Level | Preschool | Scoop.it
Free educational apps have been a boon to innovation in mobile learning. For free, teachers can try out new approaches to learning with iPads and…
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Donna Cosmato's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:22 AM

Use of carefully selected educational apps can help you use the power of technology to offer your kids educational advantages.

 

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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning

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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning
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What Should Children Read?

What Should Children Read? | Preschool | Scoop.it
Shakespeare vs. menus: The battle over public school reading lists.
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The Kit-ifying Education of Superstorm Sandy

The Kit-ifying Education of Superstorm Sandy | Preschool | Scoop.it
The storm slammed those of us living on the East Coast with a simple truth: Nature is more powerful than people, and technology is no match.
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Robots help teach autistic pupils

Robots help teach autistic pupils | Preschool | Scoop.it

Autistic children may learn better from robots than from human teachers, according to evidence emerging from a trial at a school in Birmingham.

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Where Are the Gifted Minorities? | Scientific American Blog Network

Where Are the Gifted Minorities? | Scientific American Blog Network | Preschool | Scoop.it

For more than a quarter century, critics have faulted gifted education programs for catering to kids from advantaged backgrounds.

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6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning

6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning | Preschool | Scoop.it

Technology is a powerful tool for learning that can be used effectively to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond. Students can develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. In order to facilitate these types of deep learning experiences, an adjustment in traditional instructional practices is necessary.

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Elementary Schools Are a Good Fit For Blended

Elementary Schools Are a Good Fit For Blended | Preschool | Scoop.it

While many educators expressing an interest in blended learning may have middle or high school students in mind, some blended learning models may represent an easier transition for elementary schools than their secondary school counterparts...

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Born to be Bright: Is There a Gene for Learning?

Born to be Bright: Is There a Gene for Learning? | Preschool | Scoop.it
New research has identified genetic markers associated with academic achievement — and failure...
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The Slow Death Of Cursive Writing

The Slow Death Of Cursive Writing | Preschool | Scoop.it
For decades, cursive writing has been a standard -- if not always beloved -- classroom subject for children across the world. But as the use of computers spreads, come countries are beginning to dro...
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Maria Montessori: Is the Montessori method any good?

Maria Montessori: Is the Montessori method any good? | Preschool | Scoop.it

Does Montessori's 'child-centered' method work?

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How Sandbox Learning Became The Future Of Education

How Sandbox Learning Became The Future Of Education | Preschool | Scoop.it
How did sandbox learning become the future of education? One part social media, one part digital media, and a move towards self-directed learning.
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Art of Teaching: Heather Fountain, Ed.M.’97 | Harvard Graduate School of Education

Art of Teaching: Heather Fountain, Ed.M.’97 | Harvard Graduate School of Education | Preschool | Scoop.it
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Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine

Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine | Preschool | Scoop.it
Murali Madhavan's insight:

It's true. I know it from my experience with students who are good gamers.

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Early childhood education: Questioning play and child-centred approaches

Despite increasing awareness that culture and context shape our understandings and practices, there are still concepts in the early childhood discourse that we take for granted and don’t ques...
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Kari Smith's curator insight, December 15, 2012 5:58 AM

A great site with so much information that helps us to grow in our understanding of teaching young children.

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Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set

Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set | Preschool | Scoop.it
While playing, preschoolers are actually behaving like scientists, according to a new report: forming hypotheses, running experiments, calculating probabilities.

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What’s Blended Learning? Ask Salman Khan

What’s Blended Learning? Ask Salman Khan | Preschool | Scoop.it

Salman Khan has made a name for himself for producing bite-sized videos that explain everything from fair value accounting to how the Hawaiian Islands were formed on the free online Khan Academy.

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Early readers 'may learn better with certain word variations'

A recent study shows that certain kinds of variation in words may help early readers learn better.

 

When children see the same phonics regularities, embedded in words with more variation, they may learn these crucial early reading skills better.

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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Preschool | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.
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Blended-Learning Model Definitions

Blended-Learning Model Definitions | Preschool | Scoop.it

Rotation model – a program in which within a given course or subject (e.g., math), students rotate on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion between learning modalities...

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Blended Learning Is Our Key to the Future

Blended Learning Is Our Key to the Future | Preschool | Scoop.it
How can we comfortably demand even more of our teaching corps if we refuse to systematically provide them with the tools necessary to succeed?
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Why Parenting Is More Important Than Schools

Why Parenting Is More Important Than Schools | Preschool | Scoop.it
A new study shows that parental involvement matters more for performance than schools, but that doesn't mean going to PTA meetings...
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Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools

Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools | Preschool | Scoop.it
Maria Montessori stands in many ways as the mother of alternative education. The Italian physician and teacher invented a new kind of school, one with self-directed learning, classrooms with mixed age groups, and no grades.
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