If there’s any video game that has successfully made its way into the classroom, it’s Minecraft. There’s a small subset of teachers using all kinds of digital games in interesting ways, but the blockbuster hit Minecraft and its educational counterpart MinecraftEDU have reached much wider audiences. But getting started with MinecraftEDU can be intimidating for teachers who don’t consider themselves “gamers” and aren’t sure how to harness the engagement and excitement of Minecraft. Luckily, there’s a robust and global Minecraft teacher community to supply tips, support and even lesson plans.
A study from The University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport look at the effect beetroot supplements had on six national level male and five international-level female kayakers at the West Australian Institute of Sport and the National Regatta Centre.
Welcome to our Teaching with Tablets course. This is an interactive and participatory online course on how to make effective use of iPads and tablets for teaching and learning. Our course is aimed at educators across all levels, from Primary to Higher Education, from NQTs to experienced practitioners. Anyone with an interest in the field is very welcome.
It is a flexible online course that you can join in with at a pace and depth that suits you. We will suggest activities and ideas and encourage you to try them within your teaching. We would like you to leave each session with a new idea to try out in practice and then share your experiences on the Google+ community. In turn you can learn from the experiences and gain ideas from fellow professionals.
When Jacqueline Klag, a 77-year-old reader from Newquay in Cornwall, received a telephone call from a man who claimed to be from TalkTalk, she was convinced he was a genuine employee of the company because he knew details about her subscription and that she had upgraded her TV package the week before.
How might we encourage our students so that they understand their own power and ability to change their world by taking action? The answer is simple: start small, make it relevant and local, and use Design Thinking to manage the process. Design Thinking is a codification of the artistic or scientific process and starts with empathy and understanding. Students gather insights, define the problem and then brainstorm multiple solutions before moving forward to prototyping and testing their ideas. In this post, I will share ways you can use Design Thinking to foster global competence in your classroom.
MOOCs are boon to people, who like to do things on their own. One such thing is designing your own MBA using the available online courses. Based on my 'Zero Cost MBA' experiences, I have written an article on The Hindustan Times providing list of essential courses.
A withered person with a scrambled mind, memories sealed away: That is the familiar face of Alzheimer’s. But there is also the waiting period, which Geri Taylor has been navigating with prudence, grace and hope.
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