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Research & resources for reviewing the digital curriculum of St Helena.
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Critical Technology: Progressive Inquiry and Transformative Learning

Critical Technology: Progressive Inquiry and Transformative Learning | Curriculum review | Scoop.it

Setting out to inspire adult learners. Pedagogy, technology and life-long learning from outside the institution.

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Penny Arcade - Extra Credits – Gamifying Education

This week, we offer some general examples for ways to improve education using game design techniques.

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Take a Giant Step: A Blueprint for Teaching Young Children in a Digital Age

Take a Giant Step: A Blueprint for Teaching Young Children in a Digital Age | Curriculum review | Scoop.it

In January 2010, the Cooney Center, in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, convened a Digital Age Teacher Preparation Council, co-chaired by Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University and Michael H...

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Welcome to Young Enterprise

Welcome to Young Enterprise | Curriculum review | Scoop.it

Start something right here... help us to inspire the UK's next generation of enterprising young people.

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Computer games and learning handbook | futurelab

Computer games and learning handbook | futurelab | Curriculum review | Scoop.it

Aimed at teachers and those interested in using games with an educational intent, this handbook aims to provide some useful anchoring points for educators to make sense of the area and to develop practical approaches to the use of computer games as a medium for learning.

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Curriculum development: Overview on needs analysis - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Curriculum development: Overview on needs analysis - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
Needs analysis is the basis for a good educational programme and should be the foundation stone for any curriculum development activity.
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The Autumn of the Multitaskers

The Autumn of the Multitaskers | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
Neuroscience is confirming what we all suspect: Multitasking is dumbing us down and driving us crazy.
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Deep Thinking and Deep Reading in an Age of Info-Glut, Info-Garbage and Info-Tactics

The search for truth should be the central focus of learning and schools. Deep reading and deep thinking are dual processors which inform such a search and lead us toward insight and illumination.

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The Medium is Not the Literacy

The Medium is Not the Literacy | Curriculum review | Scoop.it

The term “digital literacy” is often invoked by technology cheerleaders and promoters as part of their “rapid change” mantra. Things are moving so fast, the argument goes, that we need 21st -century skills and digital classrooms, digital schools and digital frames of mind.

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National Endowment for the Arts - Reading - NYTimes.com

National Endowment for the Arts - Reading - NYTimes.com | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
Americans appear to be reading less for fun, and as that happens, their reading test scores are declining, according to a new report by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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New Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development - MacArthur Foundation

New Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development - MacArthur Foundation | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.
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Why everyone has to be a historian in the digital age - BBC News

Why everyone has to be a historian in the digital age - BBC News | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
The explosion of the internet has brought with it an amazing mass of information so how will historians in the digital age decide what is important?
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for the love of learning: Irmeli Halinen on Finnish Curriculum

for the love of learning: Irmeli Halinen on Finnish Curriculum | Curriculum review | Scoop.it

Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation.

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Vygotsky

Vygotsky | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
The work of Lev Vygotsky has become the foundation of much research and theory in developmental and child psychology.
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BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
The latest BBC Business News: breaking personal finance, company, financial and economic news, plus insight and analysis into UK and global markets.
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Annie Murphy Paul on Why 'Digital Literacy' Can't Replace The Traditional Kind | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Annie Murphy Paul on Why 'Digital Literacy' Can't Replace The Traditional Kind | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
Have you heard about the octopus who lives in a tree? In 2005, researchers at the University of Connecticut asked a group of seventh graders to read a website full of information about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus, or Octopus paxarbolis.

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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

Our ICT curriculum has been re-written over the last six months. It had remained largely unchanged since I first took over the subject in 2005. I'd played with a few of the units, but over the last couple of years, I'd come to the conclusion that the subject as a whole was feeling tired and outdated.

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Promoting literacy to children in the home environment - by Caryna St. John - Helium

Promoting literacy to children in the home environment - by Caryna St. John - Helium | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
Promoting literacy to children in the home environment is instrumental to their future emotional, social, and academic success. While reading may not seem to stretch across a variety of dimensions, it is an integral part of children's lives. Literacy provides children with a sound emotional structure that encourages a sense of self-worth and well-being.
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The Benefits of a Classical Education - O'Reilly Radar

The Benefits of a Classical Education - O'Reilly Radar | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
As some of you may know, I got my undergraduate degree in Greek and Latin Classics. So when Forbes asked me to do an interview on the subject of how my Classical education had affected my business career, I agreed.
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Grazing the Net: Raising a Generation of Free Range Students

Grazing the Net: Raising a Generation of Free Range Students | Curriculum review | Scoop.it

Gathered around a classroom computer monitor, three students are exploring the Internet — a global network linking them to vast databases, immense archives, rich art collections and millions of users.

 

Is this a good thing for schools?

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The Future of Reading - Literacy Debate - Online, R U Really Reading? - Series - NYTimes.com

The Future of Reading - Literacy Debate - Online, R U Really Reading? - Series - NYTimes.com | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
Is the Internet the enemy of reading, or has it created a new kind of reading, one that society should not discount?
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Clive Thompson on the New Literacy

Clive Thompson on the New Literacy | Curriculum review | Scoop.it

As the school year begins, be ready to hear pundits fretting once again about how kids today can't write—and technology is to blame. Facebook encourages narcissistic blabbering, video and PowerPoint have replaced carefully crafted essays, and texting has dehydrated language into "bleak, bald, sad shorthand". An age of illiteracy is at hand, right?

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BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Poor language skills 'hamper UK'

BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Poor language skills 'hamper UK' | Curriculum review | Scoop.it
Campaigners say the UK needs more language graduates to help it emerge from the economic downturn.
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