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As a new crop of teachers are slowly being introduced via email by my principal, I thought about what I was told in college about what to do as a new teacher. And then I thought about how horrible some of that
advice was. So here is my top ten of new teacher myths - feel free to
add more, I know they are out there!
Myth 1: Children are only learning when they are quiet and focused on the teacher.
Reality: So we all know this one isn't true,…Continue
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While investigating the numerous opportunities and resources available to educators that I was learning about in the SMART workshop, I overtasked my battery and was unable to master the texting that the 2013's have so eloquently managed to do without even looking at a keyboard, so I return today with the rest of yesterday's wonderful enlightenment.
Session 3 by Ms. Hero was very helpful in seeing how interactive whiteboards can make the classroom more efficient and engaging to…Continue
Added by Deborah West on June 28, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments
Learning Matters- Technology Strategies for Success
Digital Content for Digital Natives:Engaging Today's Tech-Savvy Students
WOW! She's dynamic. She is really showing us what classrooms look like in today's world without technology. My greatest aha has been "We didn't ban pencils when kids could poke others with them, so why are we banning technology(cell phones, etc) from our classrooms?"
Student engagement is…Continue
Added by Deborah West on June 27, 2010 at 11:18am — No Comments
What a wonderful experience arriving in Denver for ISTE this year. The city is warm and friendly, the Volunteers are kind and helpful with a great sense of humor, and excitement abounds.
After a hurried check-in, we took off to white-water rafting at Clear Creek Rafting Company. I highly recommend this adventure tour to anyone who has some time available on Tuesday for the next round of that tour. The guides were wonderful, knowledgable and comforting. I never dreamed I would…Continue
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I chatted with our teaching and learning group recently about the qualities of an effective learner. We were talking specifically about the need…Continue
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Given that the Reception children starting at our school in September 2010 will be looking for jobs in the summer of 2023 or around that time depending on the course of their lives beyond 16, what will they need to gain a foothold in the workplace and be successful?
How do we create the right conditions for the future Richard Bransons, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs to rise to the surface?
I don't think any of us would disagree that at least a basic understanding of…Continue
Added by andy mellor on June 10, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments
A close competition to win two grant awards valued at up to $10,000 per award was up for grabs. Winners will each receive a six month subscription to TestWiz, our assessment processing, reporting and scoring tool.
Why is this Unique?
TestWiz can pull all…
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Whilst surfing for useful ICT technology for use in school, I came across something called EducationEye which is produced by Futurelab.
If you haven't seen it, it is worth a visit.
Education Eye is an online tool which allows you to accurately surf for information about ICT including blog posts and allows you to identify police, practice, inspiration, media and other…Continue
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I understand that the Government has inherited a huge budget deficit and that savings have to be made but I really feel that the unfair elimination of BECTA will have a huge impact upon the life chances of our children and their ability to support and develop the economy of this country in what will be a very competitive and technology dependent future.
At a time when schools were beginning to question the Victorian premis on which they were originally built, ie get as many…Continue
Added by andy mellor on May 28, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments
Imagine a classroom of students, working collaboratively in small groups, deep in discussion about relevant issues, engaged through online emails with experts half a world away from you classroom, and you, the teacher, just wondering around wondering what exactly your role is. You've become the 'facilitator' of learning knowledge far beyond what you know.
This is the environment that…Continue
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