The Learning Renaissance

Mathematics to Inspire, by TED

It has always surprised me how people would feel ashamed if they believed their literacy skills were below par, but almost revel in their ‘issues’ with Maths and an inability to do … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Keep Learning, Stay Young

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Periodic Table of Digital Literacies

A periodic table of digital literacies compiled based on Dr Doug Belshaw’s work. A useful discussion point for CPD activities… Source: Another Mondor Blog | My First Attempt to Define … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Cassrooms Still Look the Same | Life-Changing Learning

More thoughts on why change in the classroom is so difficult to achieve… …if something different is implemented, such as an innovative approach to learning (i.e. networked learning) there will … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Our 19th Century Education System Belongs in the Museum | Digital Learning Now

An articulate argument for wholesale educational reform which addresses systemic failures, by ExcelinEd CEO Patricia Levesque. Grade levels must become less rigid. A middle school math whiz may well move … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: A University Education

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Testing Regimes

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resolution by Ambrose Conway

From my own perspective, and that of young teachers coming into the profession. I have always been fascinated by the process by which a student becomes a teacher. The development … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Gonski Report: an opportunity for a progressive education in Australia missed by the government

Thanks to our Australian correspondent, Phil Rooke, for bringing this report on a potential progressive pathway for education to our attention. Unfortunately, the government had other ideas, and decided on … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Smarten Up – It’s Time to Build Essential Skills (2015)

Originally posted on DataAngel:
Smarten Up – It’s Time to Build Essential Skills, a report by Janet Lane and T Scott Murray, was published this week by Canada West Foundation.…

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Beauty of Maps

A rather belated attempt on my behalf to restore some shred of the Humanities in my posts. This is an article describing some of the most significant, and beautiful maps … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two Templates to Create Faux Facebook Pages

Via ETML, these are two Google Docs templates created by Derrick Waddell that students can use to create Facebook pages for famous literary characters or historical figures. This is an … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios | Edutopia

Some useful (and free!) tools for creating digital projects and portfolios, shared by Dave Guymon at Edutopia: 4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios | Edutopia

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Morality vs Obedience

 

June 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Learning Intelligence (LQ): A Working Definition from Kevin Hewitson

Returning to the theme of learning for the new millennium, I have been much taken by the work of Kevin Hewitson on the concept of Learning Intelligence (LQ). Kevin and … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Did You Know? The Play’s the Thing!

  Watching live theatre enhances plot understanding, vocabulary, tolerance and the ability to read emotions.   –  Greene, Hitt, Kraybill and Bogulski, 2014

June 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Illusterate – the Graphical Equivalent of Illiterate or Innumerate

In my first teaching post I had the privilege of working with David Close, a superb artist and educator who went on from Swavesey Village College to lecture in higher … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

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