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New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012 | eSchool News

New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012 | eSchool News | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Last year we presented “10 of the best apps for education,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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This topic explores ideas that are linked to progressive, innovative education, including but not limited to, the use of technology.
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No mandatory novels or poetry – what you need to know about the new HSC English curriculum

No mandatory novels or poetry – what you need to know about the new HSC English curriculum | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
For the first time since 1911, students in NSW can now complete Year 12 without having read a novel or poetry.
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With my youngest out of the school system, I can finally say it...

With my youngest out of the school system, I can finally say it... | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Ranking education, and ranked education, is rank nonsense.
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Bored Out of Their Minds

Bored Out of Their Minds | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
For two weeks in third grade, I preached the gospel of the wild boar. My teacher, the sprightly Mrs. DeWilde, assigned my class an open-ended research project: Create a five-minute presentation about any exotic animal.
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Infographic: Distribution of class time

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013 asked lower secondary education teachers about the distribution of class time during the average lesson. So, how much time is actually spent on teaching and learning? Find out in this Teacher infographic.

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Apple's Tim Cook: Classroom tech 'not a substitute' for teaching

Apple's Tim Cook: Classroom tech 'not a substitute' for teaching | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Read the latest London stories, Apple's Tim Cook: Classroom tech 'not a substitute' for teaching on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news
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Who Teaches The Teachers?

Who Teaches The Teachers? | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Most teaching textbooks aren't evidence-based according to a new report, so where should teachers go to keep their skills up to date?
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Why do teachers leave? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Why do teachers leave? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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What's so hard about teaching? Words of advice for new teachers - The Conversation - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2276149?null

What's so hard about teaching? Words of advice for new teachers - The Conversation - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2276149?null | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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Can radical approaches to architecture reform our education system? | University of Technology Sydney

Can radical approaches to architecture reform our education system? | University of Technology Sydney | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’? (EdSurge News)

What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’? (EdSurge News) | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
As schools and districts choose from a growing menu of online educational products and services, many educators seek evidence to inform their purchasing decisions. Of little use are hyperbolic marketing flyers and bubbly testimonials. They’re looking for data—but which numbers are the most useful
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Learn to Code for Data Analysis - Free online course

Learn to Code for Data Analysis - Free online course | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Software and data make the world go round. Learn programming, to analyse and visualise open data, with this free online course.
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29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days. Kids
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In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future
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'Too much Shakespeare?': Playwright questions changes to NSW curriculum

'Too much Shakespeare?': Playwright questions changes to NSW curriculum | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
An Australian playwright, whose work has been a standard study text, raises concerns about proposed changes to the HSC English curriculum, which favour bringing in more Shakespeare. 
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Are selective schools the best place for gifted students? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Are selective schools the best place for gifted students? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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Finland is really good at stopping bullying. Here's how they're doing it.

Finland is really good at stopping bullying. Here's how they're doing it. | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Bullying is awful, but a Finnish program is teaching bystanders to empathize and intervene.
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Crisis in Education? Don't Blame the Teachers. | edCircuit

Crisis in Education? Don't Blame the Teachers. | edCircuit | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Instead of ‘Mass Homogenization’ we need to begin a process of ‘Mass Customization.’
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What 10 Teaching Ideas Would You Trash in 2017? by @TeacherToolkit

What 10 Teaching Ideas Would You Trash in 2017? by @TeacherToolkit | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
What teaching ideas would you like to say goodbye to in 2017?
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How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.
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Burnout's devastating impact on teachers who can't switch off — EducationHQ Australia

Burnout's devastating impact on teachers who can't switch off — EducationHQ Australia | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Ahh summer, a time for BBQs, water sports and having a go at teachers about the length of their holidays. The most notable stab this year, has come from Liberal backbencher Andrew Laming, who questioned via Facebook whether teachers were back at work, or "'lesson planning' from home?". However many teachers rarely switch off, even when on 'holiday', and this is having a devastating impact.


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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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Coping with 'classroom shock': new teachers susceptible to stress and burnout — EducationHQ Australia

Coping with 'classroom shock': new teachers susceptible to stress and burnout — EducationHQ Australia | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Teacher wellbeing is critical for enhancing individual student outcomes, but with figures suggesting that anywhere between 25 and 40 per cent of new teachers quit globally within one to five years of beginning to teach, something is well amiss.
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'The level of workload expected of teachers is not improving schools, but it is wrecking lives'

'The level of workload expected of teachers is not improving schools, but it is wrecking lives' | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Teachers are reaching a point when this level of workload is becoming corrosive to our system says one leading educationist
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The best programming languages you can learn

The best programming languages you can learn | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the best programming languages to learn today? Answer by Avi Flombaum, co-founder and dean at Flatiron School. What programming language you learn depends entirely on who you are and what your goal is. I’m going to assume you’re an informed beginner, meaning you haven’t been writing code professionall
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