The Learning Renaissance

Every Child Needs a Mentor (ECNAM)

Mentoring provides a different paradigm for learning that stresses partnership and empowerment for the student in the relationship with the teacher/mentor.  Mentor Herman Stewart posted this case study from his … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Asperger Syndrome Primer | The National Autistic Society

Asperger Syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger Syndrome may find difficulty in social relationships and in communicating. Click through for a comprehensive summary of symptoms, the benefits … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Amazing Things Happen | YouTube

An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

BBC Bitesize | The Mind Set | Smart Revision Advice

The Mind Set – smart revision advice from exam survivors. Source: BBC Bitesize Highlights – Smart revision advice

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

8th Graders Writing a Novel? | Edutopia

Two videos explore what happens when a middle school teacher challenges her students to write a novel in just one month.   Source: 8th Graders Writing a Novel? | Edutopia

March 29, 2017 · 1 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

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

Depression Explained – A Primer for Teachers and Students

This animation gives some valuable insights into depression and recognising the symptoms. Via: What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It | Upworthy.com

December 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Shape of Things to Come… Augmented Reality and Learning

The problem with many leading-edge learning technologies is that the cost of adoption is so great only large corporations, the military or research programmes can afford them. However the last … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Music and Memory

As if a justification for music is necessary, research suggest a powerful effect of music on people with Alzheimers…

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Economics Explained and the Power of the Animate

Starting with some talks by Sir Ken Robinson on educational futures some years ago, the Royal Society of the Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (RSA) regularly produces talks in an Animate format. … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

A fantastic insight into Autism Spectrum Disorders from Rebecca Burgess

The term Autism is popularly used as a non-specific catch all term for a range of symptoms and behaviours. The actuality is more complicated, as Rebecca Burgess explains in this … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The March of the Machine – Technology and Learning Challenges

This is a TedX talk on the frontiers of artificial intelligence… the talking machine.  I find this both fascinating and worrying in equal measure.

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Deep Learning Explained by Andrew Ng

  A really useful overview of Deep Learning from Andrew Ng from Baidu Research:  

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kinetic Art Changing Perceptions in Prague

This is everything Art should be…

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Motivating Learners with Asperger Syndrome

A thought-provoking video on the keys to motivating learners with Aspergers… I’d be interested in the thoughts of any who have Aspergers, or those who teach them as students, on the … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: Boss or Leader?

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April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Learning Resources on YouTube

Some great learning resources on YouTube, courtesy of our friends at Educational  Technology and Mobile Learning. All the links provided below will open in a new window.   Categoryscien YouTube Channels … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

STEAM: an Engine of Learning

Charles R Drew Charter School is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) school, and project-based learning is their instructional delivery method. By integrating PBL and STEAM, they empower … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Space Summer School with ISSET

A world class opportunity for school students to join the ISSET Space Summer School in London: More details here: Mission Discovery Download their brochure here: Mission Discovery 2016.pdf  

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Enquiry-based Learning

We did it when I was in primary school but to hear the dissenting voices, you would think that enquiry-based learning was new, revolutionary and unproven. The desire to give … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Human Anatomy Resources

ETML have curated a collection of the most popular apps in for studying anatomy. These apps will particularly help students explore the human body through 3D  graphics and interactive content. (Please note … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are the … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Integrating Technology into Learning – A Coaching Model

It seems that every time I go to put digits to keyboard with a new blog at the moment, the good guys at Edutopia beat me to it. Here is … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inquiry-Based Learning – A Useful Exemplar

Having students take more responsibility for the format and structure of their learning is at the heart of stretching them to reach their individual potential. This case study shows what … Continue reading

October 21, 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

21st Century Learning Environments

For new teachers, this resource compilation by Edutopia includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment. Read more here: New … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment