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Motivation Matters: 40% Of High School Students Chronically Disengaged From School - Forbes

Motivation Matters: 40% Of High School Students Chronically Disengaged From School - Forbes | Transforming primary maths | Scoop.it
Lack of motivation is a real and pressing problem. Upwards of 40 percent of high school students are chronically disengaged from school, according to a 2003 National Research Council report on motivation.
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Mainly about secondary students, but has messages for primary. And a good reminder that high-stakes testing isn't what engages learners.

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Mandy Lo's curator insight, November 27, 2014 1:50 AM

Without motivation, there is no goal, no direction and no reaching out. It undermines the determination, resilience and preservation that is required for success. A very nicely written up article. 

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iPads in the classroom: embedding technology in the primary curriculum

iPads in the classroom: embedding technology in the primary curriculum | Transforming primary maths | Scoop.it
iPads and iPods are influencing all areas of learning in David Andrews' classroom. He reveals how he's using technology to teach writing, reading, maths and science

Via John Evans
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My favourite iPad app is 'Explain Everything' - great to see and how how kids solve maths problems in real-time replay.

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