Website of the Week Slater Harrison also Known as the Science Toy Maker and arguably the greatest design and technology teacher in the world, has recognised Johnno on his website. To see the official...
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A great site - regularly updated from a tremendous science teacher.
“ One question that often arises is how can I use this nice shiny iPad that you have given me to support teaching and learning? In a previous blog post I talked about assessment and the importance of...”
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What if you took great works of art, stacked them side by side, and had them tell a story? You’d have a decidedly artful video … and a great teaser for the new artCircles iPad app that brings you collections of images curated by well-known figures if you took great works of art, stacked them side by side, and had them tell a story!
Questions are at the heart of learning, so good questioning has a great deal to do with good teaching. Following a precedent set by the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, over 2000 years ago, successful questioning is best achieved by the use of dialectic, which is to say a two-way, collaborative dialogue between the teacher and the students.
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“ STEAM ACADEMY is an innovative, progressive, online k-12 school of creativity, ingenuity and global awareness. Through our model curriculum of integrated fine arts and technology, project-based, c...”
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Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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THere is a great audio of Ken Robinson at the bottom of this screen and his views and ideas on creativity are so important for us to engange with
We’ve all seen story apps with knockout art and animation – digital eye candy so vibrant, lovely, and/or filled with whimsy we may just want to slip into this new world and stay forever. Which is why adults, who do all the reviewing and buying of kids story apps, go gaga for apps that look great. And of course, story apps need to look great on the screen. After all, we’re talking about creating content for a visual medium.
But story apps have the word “story” right in there for a reason. They need an actual story to qualify. A boy sitting down to slurp a loooong noodle isn’t a story. When a length of pasta is a story’s only protagonist and it doesn’t even speak or do anything, well, we’ve truly entered the realm of PDD (Plot Deficit Disorder).
When it comes to presentations, there are many desktop and mobile apps, add-ins, web services and web apps available, however finding the right mix of tools and apps for presenting your content is the key...
Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning.