Tag Archives: Curriculum

How the brain works…and how emotional stability at home is the single greatest predictor of academic success!

Ā DK shared this video of a keynote from ISTE 2011 by Dr John Medina. Dr Medina is an entertaining speaker…you definitely won’t fall asleep!! šŸ™‚ He starts by exploding myths such as right brain / left brain ‘ways of thinking’. … Continue reading

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Great resource: The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

The Super Book of Web Tools for EducatorsĀ has a plethora of tips and ideas for teachers in primary, intermediate, and secondary schools, with focus on topic areas such as ESL/EFL. Tools have been selected and described for their suitability for … Continue reading

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Using the curricula from other countries for inspiration for online teaching

Image source Today I received a query about whether it is possible to “get access to another country’s curriculum, in this case Germany”. The person posting the question is looking at some possible models to teach online. So, I set … Continue reading

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Social learning – what is it and how does it relate to schools? (Karen Melhuish)

Image by hazelowendmc via Flickr This was a Hot Seat session facilitated by Karen Melhuish, and entitled “Social learning – what is it and how does it relate to schools?” Karen opened with a quick overview of her extremely busy … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Video conferencing with Social Studies Students in Calgary, Canada

Image source If you feel your learners would like the opportunity of making connections and working with social studies students in Canada (14ā€“17 years of age), this could be what you have been looking for!! Art Koop has sent out … Continue reading

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Listening to Student Voice: Thinking about ways of improving schools

Image by hazelowendmc via Flickr In this Slidecast Nick Rate gives a brief overview of student voice in four areas: student voice in reflections on learning student voice in student led conferences student voice in learning and school design student … Continue reading

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Netsafe embraces social networking: Learn, Guide, Protect

A couple of weeks ago (August 26th 2010) I was lucky to be invited to a preview of NetSafeā€™s new cyber safety school initiative: Learn, Guide, Protect. I must admit to a certain frisson of negativity as I feared another … Continue reading

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Teaching geography in New Zealand: Māori geography

Image via Wikipedia Following on from a post I made a few weeks ago Links to ideas, resources, and tools for learning and teaching Te Reo Māori, there has been growing interest in discipline-specific resources, in particular geography. Curriculum Paul … Continue reading

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You’ve heard of the Google 80% – 20%? How about the school 90% – 10%?

There is much talk about student empowerment, engagement, and choice, and yet many education institutions stick to the topics and content required by the curriculum. But not all schools! Read more here… Continue reading

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