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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? | MindShift

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?  | MindShift | Preschool | Scoop.it
By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of t
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School shortage fuels Hong Kong tensions

School shortage fuels Hong Kong tensions | Preschool | Scoop.it

An influx of mainland students into Hong Kong's schools has left a shortage of places, fuelling tensions...

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Five ways to turn your students into citizen scientists

Five ways to turn your students into citizen scientists | Preschool | Scoop.it
Join a mission to Mars or eavesdrop on whale chit-chat by taking part in interactive research projects that are fast turning pupils into scientific pioneers
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We Need Schools.. Not Factories

We Need Schools.. Not Factories | Preschool | Scoop.it
We need a curriculum of big questions, examinations where children can talk, share and use the Internet, and new, peer assessment systems. In the networked age, we need schools, not structured like factories, but like clouds.
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How to use the enduring power of Greek myths in your classroom

How to use the enduring power of Greek myths in your classroom | Preschool | Scoop.it
The Odyssey is 3,000 years old, but teacher Peter Worley finds it's still relevant in his philosophy lessons today
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Pity Earth’s Creatures

Pity Earth’s Creatures | Preschool | Scoop.it
Humanity’s advances are intertwined with cancerous excess.
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What's in a fable? What do Aesop's fables teach us? What would Aesop do?

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Let children get bored, says expert

Let children get bored, says expert | Preschool | Scoop.it
An education expert says children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative.
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Putting the planet in pupils' own hands: ideas on student-led green lessons

Putting the planet in pupils' own hands: ideas on student-led green lessons | Preschool | Scoop.it
From running workshops for primary pupils to promoting recycling in school, a secondary in Worthing is using the power of student voice to teach green lessons
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New Study Explores What It Means to Be an IB Teacher

New Study Explores What It Means to Be an IB Teacher | Preschool | Scoop.it
Researchers at the International Baccalaureate (IB) set out to learn what ingredients go into making an IB teacher an IB teacher -- to better understand the perspectives and attributes of this effective, dedicated corps of educators and to improve...
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The Empathic Child

The Empathic Child | Preschool | Scoop.it
Raising children who care.
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Neighbourhood plays role in children's sleep

Neighbourhood plays role in children's sleep | Preschool | Scoop.it
Does the stress of living in a "sick" neighbourhood affect a child's sleep pattern, and by extension, their well-being?
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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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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
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It's true. I know it from my experience with students who are good gamers.

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I needed to get out of the lonely lab and into the classroom

I needed to get out of the lonely lab and into the classroom | Preschool | Scoop.it
Biology teacher Jonathan Hedwat talks about the impact teaching in an independent school has had on his teaching career
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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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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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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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Is character caught or taught?

Is character caught or taught? | Preschool | Scoop.it
Values education enthusiast and primary head Geoff Smith sheds light on how his staff embed virtues into lessons and school life
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Your Phone vs. Your Heart

Your Phone vs. Your Heart | Preschool | Scoop.it
The more face-to-face time you spend, the healthier you and your children are.
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Parents listen! Learn to love your kids more than your smartphones and tabs. Spend more time with your kids than those toys that you never put aside.

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Maritza Pérez Hdez 's curator insight, March 25, 2013 8:23 AM

Amor, empatía, escuchar, capacidad de sorpresa ➥ Re conexión para seguir fluyendo y compartiendo en el mundo digital.

Jessica Cioci's curator insight, November 17, 2013 8:59 AM

Put them away for a little while.

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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? | MindShift

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?  | MindShift | Preschool | Scoop.it
By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of t
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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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Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great

Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great | Preschool | Scoop.it
China sends a strong message to all parents.
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Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism

Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism | Preschool | Scoop.it
A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder
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Mindfulness training for children with ADHD and their parents | SharpBrains

Mindfulness training for children with ADHD and their parents | SharpBrains | Preschool | Scoop.it
Mindfulness training is an approach for enhancing mental health and alleviating mental health difficulties that is based on eastern meditation techniques. The
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Your kids aren’t the only ones who need friends

Your kids aren’t the only ones who need friends | Preschool | Scoop.it
Friendship is important at every stage of your life.  Everyone needs at least one person that they can tell about their day and share their favorite things with.  Early on, it’s a lot easier (or should be anyway).
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The Family Stories That Bind Us — This Life

The Family Stories That Bind Us — This Life | Preschool | Scoop.it
Studies indicate that children learn resilience when they hear what their relatives before them have faced.
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