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Online Kids Educational Resource, Thousands of Items | HomeSchoolSource.co.uk

Online Kids Educational Resource, Thousands of Items | HomeSchoolSource.co.uk | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
Online child education resource - Shop our large inventory of items. Find affordable prices, fast shipping and secure ordering!
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This is a great site for children from pre-school right up to A levels. The learning resources are excellent.

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The End of Education As We Know It

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Scott Barry Kaufman Imagine being 6 or 7 years old again, learning about addition and subtraction for the first time.

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There are so many ways children can learn before they go to school.  There are some fantasic resources for early learning on homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Ana Luisa Caeiro Baltazar's comment, April 8, 2013 4:28 AM
I agree Chris! It's absolutely fantastic. I wonder if there is something similar in Portuguese ... Do you know, Audrey?
Chris Carter's comment, April 8, 2013 7:21 AM
Ana, a person who may know is Yasemin Allsop, editor of ICT in Practice (http://www.ictinpractice.com/magazine/), and director of IT for her school in London. She attends the Porto, Portugal games in education every October.
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Chris my pleasure. Sorry, I don't know anything similar in Portuguese,Ana.
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Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers | Emerging Education Technology

Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers | Emerging Education Technology | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
There are dozens of great brainstorming and organizing tools available on the web to help students prepare for writing assignments and develop their
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There are graphic organisers such as concept mapping, webbing and mind mapping.  These can be used instead of note taking, where the main concepts, ideas and information is presented on one piee of paper.  These are examples of visual learning.

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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have - Edudemic

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have - Edudemic | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
In order to implement modern technology in your classroom, you better know about the important skills modern teachers must have in order to succeed.
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So if teachers are experimenting with different types of technology: when will they have time to do the many other things society expects of teachers, such as teaching morality, good manners, etc. etc ...........................

 

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The Student's Online Research Cheat Sheet - Edudemic

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There's a lot more to online research than Google. This handy flowchart we've lovingly dubbed 'The Students Online Research Cheat Sheet' should help.
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These methods are so helpful, particularly when you search for hours on Google and Ask getting side tracked because what you are looking for is impossible to find.

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Science for Kids and Homeschool Science Projects with ScienceWithMe.com

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ScienceWithMe.com | Science with me website help your children get more excited about science and give them a jump on their science education with a solid grounding and literacy in scientific concepts and terminology.| Cool Science Experiments & Projects...
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"Helps children develop logic and problem solving skills". 

 

Do look at the enormous science resources on http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Big Learning - Science & Engineering

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Another example of 21st Century Learning:  This is about children exploring the world around them. Children are engineers and build structures to take home and play in. 

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Mathematial Learning Resources for 21st Century Children

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The Importance Of Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic

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Many jobs for young students don't exist yet. So how does this impact creativity in the classroom?
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I believe that creativity can be taught by encouraging children from a young age to engage and interact with the variety of 'things' around them. Technology is just one example of resources.  Look at what children do with shapes of different sizes.  Four and five year olds construct all sorts of shapes using stones. If we are going to leave creativity to the classroom, then 'schools'  will need to change and operate as central hubs of activity. There should be 'schools' in buildings in the City, where childen can learn how the stock market works..................Have a look at http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk and see the myriad of inexpensive games, toys and resources which pre-school children can use to spark their inerest and stimulate their creativity. 

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Does Thinking Change The Shape Of Your Brain? - Edudemic

Does Thinking Change The Shape Of Your Brain? - Edudemic | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
Here's a puzzler for you. Does thinking change the shape of your brain? For example, does contemplating this question actually physically change your brain?
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Of course thinking changes your brain. It increases the neurons; Audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Technology-Enhanced Social-Emotional Activities

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Source:  http://www.projecthappiness.org/programs/social-emotional-learning/
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Emotional and social learning in educational institutions is to be encouraged, however schools are only one part of an individual's experience.  Parents need to play their part. Deficits in school aged children cannot always be corrected by teachers. There has to be a limit to how much responsibility a teacher is expected to take for children's behaviour.  Teachers are not able to take on all the roles society seems to expect of them: Nurse, Doctors, Moral Guides, etc plus teaching the topics they spend years learning to put across.  THERE IS NOT SUFFICIENT TIME IN THE DAY.  Instead of being told about their rights, children / teenagers should be reminded that they need to take responsibility for their actions.  

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10 Learnist Boards All About Homeschooling - Edudemic

10 Learnist Boards All About Homeschooling - Edudemic | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
This week’s most useful Learnist boards are dedicated to the topic of homeschooling. Many families do it for a variety of reasons.
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This site is an excellent one for those tutors interested in presenting lessons for Homeschooling. It is very helpful and gives many suggestions of how to present information. Audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Pre-school Architecture Workshops - Access - A+DS

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This is such a fun activity. We should be able to organise educatioal workshops like this in all towns on Saturdays for preschoolers and let them design and build their own shops, houses, schools, etc, etc; audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Have you thought about how you manage your personal knowledge?

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Anita's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:29 AM

Do you mind map?

Audrey's comment, April 12, 2013 4:11 PM
This is probably one of the most efficient ways of recording a lot of information.
Darla Debbeler- Kirchner's curator insight, April 13, 2013 4:55 AM

Love a visual mind map!

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How To Flip Your Classroom Using Lecture Tools - Edudemic

How To Flip Your Classroom Using Lecture Tools - Edudemic | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
Using video and podcasts to flip your classroom is a big task that could yield big results if done properly. Here are some quick tips.
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Some tips:  Put some of your lessons on powerpoint or  give your students access to your lesson booklets by email so that they can read the contents before the lesson. This means that they can take part in classroom discussions. To be successful, students must contribute to the class therefore changing teaching methods should be discussed with the students beforehand.  The understanding that comes from using the material, rather than being lectured to can be very enjoyable for students.

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Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
An ode to the father of the electric age.
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How Art Can Be Used To Enhance Your Mind - Edudemic

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The study of art can be used to enhance your mind, encourage you to dig through your past, and even mold a better future.
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Researchers have found that art can stimulate the brain far more than looking at photographs.  Children in particular would benefit from appreciating art early.  Just imagine the millions of neuronal links that a child can make .......... 

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5 Quick Tech Tips For Homeschoolers - Edudemic

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PC or Mac? What software should we use? Christ Turton answers some of your nagging questions with his tech tips for homeschoolers.
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I would agree that a PC or laptop is more suitable for learning than a tablet:  Apart from comfort they are more versatile.

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PNC Grow Up Great Collaborates With 14 Science Centers to Boost Science Skills of Pre-Schoolers

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PNC Foundation Invests in Teacher Training, Activities and Support of Mobile Planetarium Show that Takes Children to the Moon
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Children growing up with science: Increases brain development, literacy, creativity, wonder and interest in their world.  

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Online Kids Educational Resource, Thousands of Items | HomeSchoolSource.co.uk

Online Kids Educational Resource, Thousands of Items | HomeSchoolSource.co.uk | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
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Parents are realising that children's brains need constant stimulation. Children will never get "left behind" if they are given games and toys matching their developmental level.  

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Creativity Should Be Taught Like Math or Science - Edudemic

Creativity Should Be Taught Like Math or Science - Edudemic | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
Around the world, educators are fostering creative thinking with their students.
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NO!. Creativity is activity. Creativity is movement. Teaching is too static - you are always expected to look straight ahead. 

 

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18 Amazing Facts About the Human Body - Infographic

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Absolutely fascinating, Audrey@homeshoolsource.co.uk

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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning
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Learning is seen as societal rather than specialised little pockets of information. This means that there is the possibility to absorb, for example, mathematics, psychology and biology as the presentations will make it easier to see connections. The more connections made the bigger the brain.   

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This Is How Modern Students Take Notes - Edudemic

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Ever wonder how modern students take notes? It's a highly digital and connected method that makes total sense once you see this picture.
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I have seen students taking pictures with their smartphones of a projection screen; however I am not sure that they use the information outside the classroom.  It is important that they engage with the material before they photo it.  Also, those who take notes make the information their own and absorb the contents faster.

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Storytelling is the New Currency in Change Communication

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From Evivio Blog - Today is the beginning of the Reinvention Summit where people from all over the world gather together to hear and share stories of change.

 

All businesses are going through reinvention.  

 

Telling the right stories to connect with their audiences in a new way is crucial. 

 

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When your audience shares your content, they often add their perspective...adding social credence that can further enhance its relevance

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Highlights:

 

Stories are the new currency, as digital media allow consumers a surfeit of channels to listen to and engage on. Consumers want to be engrossed and entertained, and as with other entertainment media, they expect a story.

 

Stories are not just entertaining.

 

Stories are useful, descriptive, beautiful, interesting: shareable.

 

Shareable, and participatory: when your audience shares your content, they often add their perspective to it, adding social credence that can further enhance its relevance

 

The iconic marketing goal of the social media era is ‘viral’ content – a video, photo or other content that spreads like a virus from host to host, making millions of people laugh, cry or think.

 

One must consider how many of those attempts at ‘viral’ marketing have succeeded.

 

On a Wikipedia list of the most viral internet memes, very few of them are associated with a brand and those that are were almost always created by a third party or viewed as a public joke.

 

Trying to produce a viral internet meme is like trying to stand up on a water slide. The chances that you will fall flat on your face and look pretty silly in the process are very high.

 

Rather than attempting to create ‘viral’ content, aim for ‘shareable’ content. That is, content that genuinely affects their target demographic; content that addresses real problems or communicates similar ideals.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://ht.ly/aiwUY]

 

For a brief video tip from Deb on storyboards & "What's Your Story" shared with ICF Michigan Coaches, her video is here.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlbsqV2I0is

 

Deb's Change Results video channel is here.

 

Deb's main blog featuring Change Agility is:  http://reveln.com/blog/

 


Via janlgordon, Robin Martin, Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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After reading your article I am going to do some of my lessons as stories. You know psychology is an area of study which naturally lends itself to story telling; audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Thank you for re-scooping this!
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:) you´re very welcome Karen I probably will rescoop more from you!
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 2, 2013 10:43 AM

There are few things so captivating, so memorable, as a good story.  Change is empowered by sharing examples of what works, or what changes feature quick wins.  Digital marketers are the purveyors.  


What is really needed are change leaders who stir the mix so the stories come forward.  Change Leaders champion the best stories and shape their cultures with them.  ~  Deb