The Learning Renaissance

Digital Citizenship – Some Key Dimensions

Mike Patterson outlines some key dimensions in Digital Citizenship and how we need to interact with the internet for learning, livelihood and engagement… read the full post here: Embracing the … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hobbies for Self-Actualisation

Given our growing understanding of how our brains function, and in particular the importance of continuously developing and strengthening synaptic connections, it is not surprising that from early years development … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The True Purpose of Education

September 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Where the tactile experience of writing longhand beats the keyboard…

Further to the proposition that learning is more effective when all the senses are engaged, a recent study underlined the importance of the tactile experience of longhand writing in the … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results, says OECD | BBC News

Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils’ performance, according to a global study from the OECD. The think tank says frequent use of computers in … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

14 Free Stock Photo Websites

See the full list with links here: 14 Amazingly Free Stock Photo Websites |

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Charity

September 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Science of Happiness from TrueNorth Leadership Inc

It is very difficult to discuss education without a frame of reference which includes culture and psychology which is why this article published by TrueNorth Leadership proves a useful insight into … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Albert Einstein

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models of Leadership in Schools

Educational leadership 101 always concerns itself with the model of leadership which is being applied in a school context. Traditionally, models of educational leadership boil down to four essential models: Servant … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

STEM Teen Tech Awards… message from Maggie Philbin

    The latest Teen Tech awards have been announced. They give young people the opportunity to develop STEM ideas in a national competition.

September 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

A plea for the role of the Arts in the curriculum

The Guardian published this piece on the significance of the Arts in education. This formed a keynote speech from and Arts Council event…

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Motivational Posters for Your Classroom | Edutopia

Today’s post is dedicated to my fellow blogger, educationalist04, who taught me everything about crop rotation in the 14th century, and never, ever to be “nice”… 🙂 Download all ten posters … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dagenham school with 2,500 pupils could be country’s biggest | BBC News

An east London school could become the biggest in the country after being asked if it can take in 2,500 pupils. Barking and Dagenham Council could ask Robert Clack School … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day

September 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

The latest world university rankings…

Yesterday The Guardian published the latest comparative tables on Universities. It makes for interesting reading… Higher education data specialists QS rank the top 200 world universities: Top 200 universities in … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Use of Games as a Learning Strategy in the Classroom

This article from David Wortley neatly outlines the process and advantages of using games as part of the class learning strategy…

September 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Twenty-four hour social media ‘link to teenage anxiety’ | BBC News

Teenagers are getting more anxious and depressed because of the 24-hour demands of their social media accounts, researchers say. Those with higher levels of emotional investment in social media, and … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Discussion

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Do you plan lessons the way you learnt them?

Originally posted on ace-d:
Do you try to learn what you are teaching the way you are presenting it to your students? To put it another way. When you begin…

September 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Education in Gaza – A Student View

One of the real treats of writing a blog is the opportunity it brings to meet and talk to new people with very different life experiences. Apparently the Learning Renaissance … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Extra screen time ‘hits GCSE grades’ | BBC News

An extra hour a day of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked to poorer grades at GCSE, a Cambridge University study suggests. The researchers recorded … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pupils often failed in early secondary school | BBC News

Too many pupils in the early years of secondary school are being failed, as resources are skewed towards the upper age groups, according to Ofsted. Pupils who leave primary school … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Exciting’ new Wales-only GCSEs are launched | BBC News

Pupils will start learning a second GCSE in maths focussing on numeracy from Monday as part of an overhaul of qualifications in Wales. Other new Wales-only GCSEs in English and … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A TPACK-based Approach for Effective Integration of Technology

Much has been written about the appropriate ways to integrate technology into learning in ways that inform choice and improve learning performance. This Venn diagram explores the relationships that have … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Reading and Living

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Moral Purpose in Learning… Effective Parenting

In all the talk of the uses and misuses of technology in learning and the discussion over content or process skills in the school curriculum, some elements remain critical in … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Home Learning

September 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Teachers hired in recessions get better results, says US study | BBC News

Teachers recruited during a recession and a tougher jobs market are more likely to get better results for their pupils, says a study. The researchers say in an economic decline, … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year | ETML

Those lovely folk at ETML have gathered a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to use in your instruction. All of these apps have been covered … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment