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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | The Observer

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | The Observer | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it

Would a person with good handwriting, spelling and grammar and instant recall of multiplication tables be considered a better candidate for a job than, say, one who knows how to configure a peer-to-peer network of devices, set up an organisation-wide Google calendar and find out where the most reliable sources of venture capital are, I wonder? The former set of skills are taught in schools, the latter are not.


We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past. Longhand multiplication of numbers using paper and pencil is considered a worthy intellectual achievement. Using a mobile phone to multiply is not. But to the people who invented it, longhand multiplication was just a convenient technology. I don't think they attached any other emotions to it. We do, and it is still taught as a celebration of the human intellect. The algorithms that make Google possible are not taught to children. Instead, they are told: "Google is full of junk."


In school examinations, learners must reproduce facts from memory, solve problems using their minds and paper alone. They must not talk to anyone or look at anyone else's work. They must not use any educational resources, certainly not the internet. When they complete their schooling and start a job, they are told to solve problems in groups, through meetings, using every resource they can think of. They are rewarded for solving problems this way – for not using the methods they were taught in school.


The curriculum lists things that children must learn. There is no list stating why these things are important. A child being taught the history of Vikings in England says to me: "We could have found out all that in five minutes if we ever needed to."


One of the teachers who works with me said to her class of nine-year-olds: "There is something called electromagnetic radiation that we can't see, can you figure out what it is?" The children huddle around a few computers, talking, running around and looking for clues. In about 40 minutes, they figure out the basics of electromagnetism and start relating it to mobile signals. This is called a self-organised learning environment, a Sole. In a Sole, children work in self-organised groups of four or five clustered around an internet connected computer. They can talk, change group, move around, look at other groups' work and so on.


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What Is a Functional Model of Language? PEN 95.

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The Functional Model of Langauge underpins the New Australian Currlculum English. Having an idea of the background behind the english curriculum allows us as educators to understand it with greater clarity. This PEN document outlines it perfectly.

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You Can’t Teach Literacy With Skype, Can You?

You Can’t Teach Literacy With Skype, Can You? | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
You Can’t Teach Literacy With Skype, Can You?

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Teaching Resources | Educational Resources - ICT learning - A guide to using iPads in schools - Innovate My School

Innovate My School is a global community for discovering, sharing, and promoting the latest innovation in education.
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Curriculum | ACARA

Curriculum | ACARA | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
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The plan for implementation of the Australian Curriculum. I'm looking forward to implementation of the humanities and social sciences. Great for inquiry planning and linking it with literacy and ict.

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Reading Recovery

15 minute promo for Reading Recovery Early Intervention Literacy Program Produced By Jacob Zehr Executive Producer Daun Newman Music by Matt Longpre Jacob Ze...
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Reading Recovery Council of North America

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Reading Recovery Council of North America. Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders.
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Teaching in Cute Shoes: World Read Aloud Day: Wrapping Up a Literacy Celebration

Teaching in Cute Shoes: World Read Aloud Day: Wrapping Up a Literacy Celebration | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
RT @minajuna: Teaching in Cute Shoes: World Read Aloud Day: Wrapping Up a Literacy Celeb... http://t.co/o88kUwz5FG
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Scootle - Search

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Lucy Wareham's curator insight, March 4, 2013 12:34 AM

You need to be registered to access this site but once in you will find a plethora of resources for teaching Technology. If you search 'technology remote rural' there is four great resources that would be great to use for students in this context.

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Persuasive and emotive language


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Jean Anning's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:34 PM

A useful list to share with secondary students.

Thanks @denise_lombardo

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Teaching Reading Comprehension with Graphic Texts is now ...

Graphic texts are not only loved by students, they address today's reading standards for teaching multi-modal texts that combine print and images. Now you can make the most of the graphic text-driven format in your reading ...

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iPads in Primary Education - Apps for Computer Science

iPads in Primary Education - Apps for Computer Science | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it

"As part of the proposed new draft primary curriculum for ICT, there is a significant emphasis on computer science. Below I've included a selection of apps which can be used in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The apps included range from basic skills in coding a Beebot to more advanced skills in coding games and simulations in apps such as Hopscotch and Codea."


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stevecarter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:36 AM

Nice selection of science apps

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An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, 3rd, Clay, Marie

An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, 3rd, Clay, Marie | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
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The new addition to the highly regarded An Observation Survey.

Insightful and practical.

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:: e-Learning for Kids ::

:: e-Learning for Kids :: | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
e-Learning for Kids is a global nonprofit foundation dedicated to free and fun online learning for kids of all ages. (math, science, reading, health and life skills and computers, )
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Year 1 and 2 ICT - Multimedia E-Books - Parkfield Primary School

Year 1 and 2 ICT - Multimedia E-Books - Parkfield Primary School | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
Year 1 and 2 have been working extremely hard over the last few weeks in ICT to create their own multimedia story books.
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Fountas & Pinnell - RESOURCE REPOSITORY

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Fountas & Pinnell provide his with many wonderful literacy resources and practices

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Standards - AITSL, Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Standards - AITSL, Australian Professional Standards for Teachers | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers are a public statement of what constitutes teacher quality.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Is Teaching Media Literacy Important? [POLL]

Is Teaching Media Literacy Important? [POLL] | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
How important is it for kids to learn digital media literacy? What makes something on the web trustworthy? Participate in our poll.

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"Exploring Roles in the Community" | Models of Contemporary Learning

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Tech Learning : BEING SOCIAL: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN TRANSFORM YOUR SCHOOL CLASSROOMS

Tech Learning : BEING SOCIAL: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN TRANSFORM YOUR SCHOOL CLASSROOMS | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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Teaching Questioning in Reading - Before, During and After Lesson - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Teaching Questioning in Reading - Before, During and After Lesson - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Literacy Education in the Now | Scoop.it
English Lessons, Year 10, Year 10A, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 (RT @pam_thompson: Teaching Questioning in Reading - Before, During and After Lesson - Australian Curriculum Lessons http://t.co/3QSM69QuYo)...

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Jean Anning's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:40 PM

Simple lesson activity which could be adapted to suit many classroom situations. Though the suggested text is a picture book, I imagine once students are familiar with this strategy they could easily apply it to any format or genre of text.