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Single-sex schools 'put girls at huge disadvantage'

Single-sex schools 'put girls at huge disadvantage' | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Richard Cairns, head of Brighton College, has argued that girls can
'compromised' if they don't learn how to interact with boys

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Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music, says Cambridge professor

Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music, says Cambridge professor | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

But keeping up rhythmic practice will eventually allow children to read
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Teacher shortage means pupils have to travel miles for lessons

Teacher shortage means pupils have to travel miles for lessons | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Primary school pupils are being forced to travel six miles for their English
and Maths lessons as the school finds it hard to recruit a full-time teacher

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Do schools kill creativity?

Do schools kill creativity? | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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Research: Special education preschoolers learn more in mainstream settings

Research: Special education preschoolers learn more in mainstream settings | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

A recent study found that special education preschoolers saw 40 percent improvement in communication skills when placed in mainstream classrooms.

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The 7 Styles Of Learning: Which Works For You? - Edudemic

The 7 Styles Of Learning: Which Works For You? - Edudemic | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

You love to learn. Your students, colleagues, and parents love to learn. But what kind of styles of learning are most effective for each party?

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & W...

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & W... | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom

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Innovating Pedagogy 2015 | Open University Innovations Report #4

Innovating Pedagogy 2015 | Open University Innovations Report #4 | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

 

View the 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report.

(http://proxima.iet.open.ac.uk/public/innovating_pedagogy_2015.pdf)


This fourth report, produced in collaboration with SRI International, proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.  You can see a summary of each innovation at the menu on the right. Please add your comments on the report and the innovations.



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Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:Why Creativity Now? A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:Why Creativity Now? A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

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Why Special-Education Programs Are So Frustrating for Parents

Why Special-Education Programs Are So Frustrating for Parents | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, are one of the greatest pitfalls of the country’s school system.

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Every morning, this special education teacher begins the day by complimenting his

Every morning, this special education teacher begins the day by complimenting his students, one by one. Their confidence and self-worth have skyrocketed.
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nothing better than a little care and attention 

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Private nurseries will play a crucial role in a 'revolution in early years ... - daynurseries.co.uk News

Private nurseries will play a crucial role in a 'revolution in early years ... - daynurseries.co.uk News | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it
Private nurseries will play a crucial role in a 'revolution in early years education' in Scotland
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Education Correspondent Dan Russell: Why are primary schools in crisis? - Nottingham Post

Education Correspondent Dan Russell: Why are primary schools in crisis? - Nottingham Post | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it
Parents, teachers and councils have a crisis on their hands – even if they won't admit it.

By 2018 it is predicted that there will be an extra 10,000 primary school pupils in...
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Report Card: Is Gamification All Hype or Does I...

Report Card: Is Gamification All Hype or Does I... | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Is gamification hype, or does it drive engagement? Both sides of the debate about whether gamification works have made
their claims without the benefit of much, if any, data.

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

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Fox Primary School comes top for a second year running

Fox Primary School comes top for a second year running | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

The London-based primary school came top in today's league tables; the
associate head teacher puts this down to a rich and exciting curriculum –
and a bit of jazz

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How to escape education's death valley

How to escape education's death valley | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

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24 Favorite Teacher-Curated Web and iOS Apps for Creating Content — Emerging Education Technologies

24 Favorite Teacher-Curated Web and iOS Apps for Creating Content — Emerging Education Technologies | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

A Wealth of Wonderful Tools for Teachers and Students to Create Learning Content. At last week’s TLIPAD conference, we had a great “Birds of a Feather” session focused on apps for creating content. We compiled a list of Web and

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6 Great Websites for Educators Using iPads in t...

6 Great Websites for Educators Using iPads in t... | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Despite news of Chromebooks surpassing iPads as the most popular devices sold to U.S. schools, iPads continue to play a very important role in K-12 education. It’s increasingly become more common for students to come to school with their own iPads, while other schools are implementing successful 1:1 programs.

The goal of any device should be to fade into the background, allowing learning to always be in the forefront. Tailoring your curriculum to include devices such as iPads can have a positive impact on student engagement in the classroom and continued learning outside the classroom. When iPads are integrated effectively, the outcomes can be amazing. Bookmark these websites for some great tips. | Education and Tech Tools

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Learning Never Stops: 8 Incredible online museums for kids to explore

Learning Never Stops: 8 Incredible online museums for kids to explore | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

FraboomFraboom is educational website organized to be an interactive museum. Students can learn about the mouth or bugs which are currently Fraboom's only exhibits. There are areas for games, online art making, and a create your own exhibit.

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Do schools kill creativity?

Do schools kill creativity? | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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Times tables 'to be tested by age 11' - BBC News

Times tables 'to be tested by age 11' - BBC News | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it

Every pupil in England will be tested on their times tables before leaving primary school, under government plans.

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Really, why does the government need to mandate this?

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Special Education Teacher's Video Goes Viral For All the Right Reasons

Florida special education teacher Chris Ulmer started Special Books by Special Kids, a Facebook page to help people better understand special needs students ...
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More than 9,000 primary school pupils suspended for assaulting ...

More than 9,000 primary school pupils suspended for assaulting ... | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it
THE number of primary school pupils suspended for attacking teachers has risen, official figures show.
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epubgeneration [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Elaborative Learning Tools

epubgeneration [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Elaborative Learning Tools | Learning Through Play | Scoop.it
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