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My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2014 Edition

My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2014 Edition | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
For the past four years, I've been running a series called My Must-Have Apps that, once a year, collects all the apps I find indispensable to get work done on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Considering changes to my daily life and workflow, this year will only feature my must-have iPad and iPhone apps. As […]
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What do mathematics teachers need to know? | The Reflective Educator

What do mathematics teachers need to know? | The Reflective Educator | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
I've been thinking a lot recently about what knowledge is needed by mathematics teachers in order to be excellent teachers. It is clear to me that teachers of mathematics must know the mathematics they are to teach, but what else do they need to know?
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Workflow Is The Most Impressive Productivity App We've Ever Seen

Workflow Is The Most Impressive Productivity App We've Ever Seen | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Imagine you could create a single button on your iPhone that does whatever you want.
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Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners

Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here's what to read now -- and next.
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Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Each student is unique and learns in different ways. There are many ways to use this diversity as a classroom strength.
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John Hattie admits that half of the Statistics in Visible Learning are wrong

John Hattie admits that half of the Statistics in Visible Learning are wrong | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
At the researchED conference in September 2013, Professor Robert Coe, Professor of Education at Durham University, said that John Hattie's book, 'Visible Learning',  is "riddled with errors". But w...
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Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition - Hybrid Pedagogy

Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition - Hybrid Pedagogy | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The entire enterprise of education is too often engaged in teaching that is not pedagogical.
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The ABC Cuts Are Not A Budget Tidy Up, They're About Revenge | newmatilda.com

The ABC Cuts Are Not A Budget Tidy Up, They're About Revenge | newmatilda.com | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The ABC and SBS are to have their funding slashed.
The decision is yet another broken promise for Prime Minister Tony Abbott. But it’s hardly surprising.
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World’s envy: Australia’s higher education system | Chifley Research Centre

World’s envy: Australia’s higher education system | Chifley Research Centre | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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Why tech schools won't seem to go away

Why tech schools won't seem to go away | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
When Prime Minister Abbott went to the United States in June this year, he visited a P-Tech High school in Brooklyn. He said such schools were a “valuable education model for us to consider in Australia…
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What if we had asked teachers to do the curriculum review?

What if we had asked teachers to do the curriculum review? | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The Australian Curriculum describes what Australian children should know and do. The purpose of the recent review of the curriculum was to investigate whether the content of the curriculum was adequate…
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Greatly concerned about the destruction of the general capabilities in the new AC.

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How I reverse-engineered Google Docs to play back any document's keystrokes « James Somers (jsomers.net)

How I reverse-engineered Google Docs to play back any document's keystrokes « James Somers (jsomers.net) | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
How James Somers reverse-engineered Google Docs to play back any document's keystrokes
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538: Is This Working?

538: Is This Working? | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. There's no general agreement about what teachers should do to discipline kids. And there's evidence that some of the most popular punishments actually may harm kids.
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What do mathematics teachers need to know? | The Reflective Educator

What do mathematics teachers need to know? | The Reflective Educator | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
I've been thinking a lot recently about what knowledge is needed by mathematics teachers in order to be excellent teachers. It is clear to me that teachers of mathematics must know the mathematics they are to teach, but what else do they need to know?
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It's time for parents to have their say on the national curriculum

It's time for parents to have their say on the national curriculum | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Australia’s national curriculum, which is set to be reviewed, is an easy document for anyone to find and read. It really doesn’t require two experts – or six months – to report on it. Over the past six…
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▶ This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...
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Three Secrets to Eliminate Painful Performance Conversations

Three Secrets to Eliminate Painful Performance Conversations | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Everyone slips into old habits. You make progress. It feels good. You lose focus. Old patterns return. Nothing changes. Successful leaders focus on improving performance. 3 reasons performance conv...
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Teachers with top degrees, private schools' tax breaks and weak academies

Teachers with top degrees, private schools' tax breaks and weak academies | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Education round up: A higher proportion than ever before joining teaching have a first class degree and private schools that don’t work with state schools could lose tax breaks
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High-achieving teacher sues state over evaluation labeling her ‘ineffective’

High-achieving teacher sues state over evaluation labeling her ‘ineffective’ | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The lawsuit could affect New York State's entire teacher evaluation system.
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Regular classroom teachers to replace sensory specialists in Catholic schools

Regular classroom teachers to replace sensory specialists in Catholic schools | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Parents are concerned Sydney's Catholic schools will dump specialist aides in favour of regular teachers to help hearing and vision impaired students.
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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students' brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.
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Could you make your story more...interesting? Six ways to improve children’s writing

Could you make your story more...interesting? Six ways to improve children’s writing | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
We know a good piece of writing when we read it. But what makes the writing “good” and how can we teach all our kids the skills that seem to come naturally to a few. Here are six principles teachers and…
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12 Useful Math Hacks That They Didn’t Teach You In School

12 Useful Math Hacks That They Didn’t Teach You In School | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
After finding these math hacks, I'm convinced that all those years of being forced to struggle through math class really was just a torture ploy created by evil math teachers everywhere. Check out these amazing math tips and you'll agree! Watch out though...
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I find it interesting this idea of 'hacks' - does it help learning or hinder it? Is it learning the 'tricks' and not the trade?

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