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Thought For The Day: Spread Your Wings

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February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Arts and Humanity

In contrast to my earlier post of distracted teenagers texting in an art gallery, this young lady gets it…

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

In a Constant State of Partial Attention

An unintended implication of the spread of handheld technologies is the diversion of attention from the real world to the screen. The photograph above nicely illustrates this electronic dependency which … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

£14,000 tuition fees plan for two-year degree courses | BBC News

Universities in England will be able to charge more than £14,000 per year for a fast-track two year degree, under plans from the government. Students would be able to get … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom | George Couros

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February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Intelligence plus Character

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

An interview with the Finnish Education Minister explaining their guiding philosophy

  Finland is often held up as the most effective education system in the world. The cultural drivers of the system are as least as important as the structural aspects … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Education Provides

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

An article to celebrate LGBTQI month: A Short History of Homophobic Bullying

In support of LGBT month, the founder of Inclusion for All, Shaun Dellenty has published this very moving and important article. I hope it plays a part in promoting difference … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

The pace in space is hotting up: SpaceX launch

Footage from the latest Space X launch 19 Feb 2017…

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England | BBC News

Schoolchildren in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks. It is hoped 5,700 … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Creativity in Learning

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Leonardo da Vinci on Learning

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

South African e-learning to reach excluded | BBC News

Digital learning is helping to meet the demand for better education in South Africa. Tablets, laptops and digital learning are increasingly being used to reach students with little or no … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Share the Love… The Kindness Game | Edutopia

Edutopia have created this bingo-style “Kindness Game” to encourage random acts of kindness in your classroom. Download a printable version to start spreading the love. ❤ Source: The Kindness Game … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s Called Reading…

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learners Coping with Pain Through Emotional Self-Regulation

I’m often decrying Neuroscience for failing to translate research into workable applications to improve learning. This feature from Michael McKnight gives us a slight insight into what could be a … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Online Courses for Creative, Technology, Business Skills | LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn has a useful compendium of learning design teaching and development resources to enable educators to keep up in course/learning design. You can access the full range of courses here: … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Age Restrictions on Social Media #SID2017

This chart gives the age restrictions on each of these social media channels:

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Long-Term Impact for Humans in Space

I’ve had the pleasure, through ISSET of working with Mark and Scott Kelly. Scott’s year in space enabled direct comparisons to be made between him and his brother Mark in … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

University applications fall with drop in nursing and EU students | BBC News

A drop in EU students and nursing candidates has driven the decline, figures show. Fees in England are rising again, and it is the first fall in UK applications since … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Go Whole-Heartedly

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learning, Choice and Motivation

Although this article is written with people with Asperger’s in mind, I think the techniques here apply to everyone. I’d go further; we are currently training up our Labrador puppy, … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

What ‘Orwellian’ Really Means – Noah Tavlin | TED-Ed

If you’ve watched the news or followed politics, chances are you’ve heard the term Orwellian thrown around in one context or another. But have you ever stopped to think about … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Creativity?

Originally posted on ace-d:
Is creativity important, and specifically is it so in teaching and learning? My short answer,  “Yes”. I would argue that without creativity there is the danger…

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Bitter Sweet

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger Syndrome and the Sensory Funnel

This is a terrific schema for developing your students who have Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more about The Sensory Funnel here: Why you should never focus on teaching someone with Asperger’s social skills first … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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