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Experts warn starting school too young harms learning, wellbeing

Experts warn starting school too young harms learning, wellbeing | Education | Scoop.it
Children in Australia start school younger than almost anywhere else in the developed world, up to two years ahead of students in top-performing countries such as Finland and Korea.
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Having had a son right near the birthday cut off for school it is interesting reading to see that other countries start school later

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Numbers add up for bold approach

Numbers add up for bold approach | Education | Scoop.it
IF educators were given a dollar for every time they hear a student say they’re not good at maths, then teaching would be the highest-earning profession of them all. But Yvonne Reilly is doing some...
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Changing students perception of maths and fear of maths is the key to sucess

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COAG Report: Better preschools paying off

COAG Report: Better preschools paying off | Education | Scoop.it
CANBERRA, Oct 30 - The evidence is in: better quality preschool education is leading to smarter primary school students. The COAG Reform Council has found that, halfway through the Council of Austr...
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25 Awesome Social Media Tools for Education - InformED

25 Awesome Social Media Tools for Education - InformED | Education | Scoop.it
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Some brilliant websites, many already in use such as vimeo, wordpress, pinterest etc

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Why some kids can’t spell and why spelling tests won’t help

Why some kids can’t spell and why spelling tests won’t help | Education | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, early one morning, I received an SMS advising “resadents to stay indoors because of a nearby insadent”. I was shocked by the spelling, as much as the message.
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Teaching spelling is not about just tests, but what is the answer?

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Who learns in maths classes depends on how maths is taught

Who learns in maths classes depends on how maths is taught | Education | Scoop.it
Students who are ill-prepared in mathematics are entering university and creating challenges for mathematics departments.
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As always it is important to engage students, have active participation and problem solving activities. Not just rote learning.

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Designing for readers: five tips for effective typography

Designing for readers: five tips for effective typography | Education | Scoop.it
Put simply, typography is the art of making language visible: designing what words look like on a page or screen. Before desktop computing, typography was a specialised trade.
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School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge

School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge | Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting how the push for starting school is getting stronger. Here in Victoria Australia we have one of the earliest with kids starting school the year they turn 5. Which for some means they have a term of school as a 4 year old.
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The Teacher's Guide To Pinterest - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Pinterest - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
Simple enough, right? Here's our Teacher's Guide To Pinterest that gives you a few more ideas about how to properly use Pinterest in an education setting. Enjoy!
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Workplace productivity affected by low literacy and numeracy levels: Survey

Language, literacy and numeracy skills in the Australian workplace are at a “disturbing” level, impacting workplace productivity, according to new research from the Australian Industry Group.
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School should start 'above age five'

School should start 'above age five' | Education | Scoop.it
Children should not start formal school lessons until the age of six or seven, a group of educationalists says.
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I found this great to read as my son is right near the cut off for starting school we chose to weight the extra year so he will be 5 turning 6 years old rather than 4 turning 5.   

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Teaching spelling and grammar is still vital in a technology-driven classroom

Teaching spelling and grammar is still vital in a technology-driven classroom | Education | Scoop.it
Students can't rely on auto correct and spell checker. Advances in technology are no excuse to stop striving for high standards of literacy, says English teacher, Laura Deighton
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sustainability news: Marine ecosystems shifting in response to warming climate

sustainability news: Marine ecosystems shifting in response to warming climate | Education | Scoop.it
sustainability news
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Climate Change affects everything, animals are moving to remain in their climate.

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Global Health and Wellness News: Children and the Environment: How gardening lessons impact positively on school kids

Global Health and Wellness News: Children and the Environment: How gardening lessons impact positively on school kids | Education | Scoop.it

Growing food in schools looks set to become part of the curriculum starting from September 2014, furthering the positive impacts of those very successful initiatives already working to promote gardening and 'grow your own' schemes in schools nationwide.

 

 

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Messy science sparks students' passions

Messy science sparks students' passions | Education | Scoop.it
CANBERRA, Oct 30 - The secret to getting kids excited about science is getting their hands dirty, according to two of the winners of the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science. Science has got a bad r...
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A sure fire way to get children engaged in their learning is through fun messy problem solving.

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Educational Videos: 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED

Educational Videos: 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED | Education | Scoop.it
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Education - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Education - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Education | Scoop.it
Much of the media coverage around this year's PISA focused on how Asian students outperformed the rest of the world. But regular followers of the OECD’s assessment of worldwide student performance had something else on their minds: where’s Finland?
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OECD educationtoday: Leadership for 21st Century Learning

OECD educationtoday: Leadership for 21st Century Learning | Education | Scoop.it

Against a backdrop of increasing globalisation, rapid technological innovation and a growing knowledge workforce, few would dispute that the primary task for management today is the leadership of change. The education sector is no exception to this.

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Stop tinkering with school history, and start teaching it

Stop tinkering with school history, and start teaching it | Education | Scoop.it
In 2008, historian Dr. Anna Clark conducted a survey of the state of history education in Australian classrooms.
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Very insightful of how if you do deep analysis of history you will find that over time many history books are biased.  Not only this but facts change as science discovers more facts.

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Asia’s students storm PISA 2012

Asia’s students storm PISA 2012 | Education | Scoop.it
Students in Asia have topped the rankings in the latest round of the OECD’s PISA programme of international student assessment. The results, released this morning, show countries and economies in A...
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6 Emerging Technologies in Education (infographic) | EdTech Times

6 Emerging Technologies in Education (infographic) | EdTech Times | Education | Scoop.it

Via Devrim Ozdemir, Ph. D., Dennis T OConnor
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:42 PM

Infographic based on the Emmerging Technologies Report from 2011.  Dated already! 

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 13, 2013 11:03 PM

Emerging Ed tech infographic

master us - grupo a's curator insight, November 28, 2013 12:09 PM

Muy interesante, con la información bien clara. Trae el tema del "mobile techonology".

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John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!! | Video on TED.com

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news.
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I love this video about how texting is actually evolving into a new language Nd how English evolves over time. Brilliant!
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The Gift of Failure: 50 Tips for Teaching Students How to Fail Well - InformED

The Gift of Failure: 50 Tips for Teaching Students How to Fail Well - InformED | Education | Scoop.it
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Teaching citizenship in primary schools: a how-to guide

Teaching citizenship in primary schools: a how-to guide | Education | Scoop.it
Teaching complex citizenship issues at primary level can be challenging. Nick Morrison explores how to broach the subject and integrate it into school life – as well as the curriculum
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Interesting that citizenship isn't statutory but it is part of the national curriculum here. 

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The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority says childcare centres are not meeting standards, rules bent for one in 20

The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority says childcare centres are not meeting standards, rules bent for one in 20 | Education | Scoop.it
HUNDREDS of Australian childcare centres are looking after kids without the required space or staffing - and nearly half have flunked national quality standards.
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