All Blog Posts Tagged 'learning' (54)

Coding in Education

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, famously said, “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Yet the value of learning coding is often seen as having an occupational bias rather than a general educational benefit.…

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Added by Tom Clark on March 5, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Bringing Parents into the Learning Partnership

A student’s performance is mostly impacted by three communities

  1. The School Learning Environment
  2. The Student’s Peer Community and their own beliefs about learning
  3. The Parental / Family Community

Schools tend to spend most of their time, money and energy working…

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Added by Adrian Bertolini on February 10, 2014 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Speak Up About How Technology Advances Education and Learning

Originally Published on Learning Outside The Lines

When an idea as innovative as online learning starts to gain traction in our school systems, it’s important that we take the time to study both how it is impacting the educational environment now and how we can continue to leverage it in the future.  In many cases, the…

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Added by Anthony Sargon on November 20, 2013 at 6:11am — No Comments

Connect with a new world of education

Various employer-focussed courses at an affordable price, lessons that understand what you need to learn, sit at home and let the mentors arrive to give you lectures – well if you are thinking that these are the wishes of a day dreamer then hold on! You have news. With distance learning courses in UK even the impossible dreams are coming true. Distance Learning, a comparatively new way of acquiring education has been widely appreciated by countless individuals in last few years. But with…

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Added by Mark William on November 13, 2013 at 2:14am — No Comments

Using how we learned our first language to learn subsequent languages

What can we  learn from the infants experience?

Maybe you have thought about the question – “Why is it that nearly all infants, barring the very few with some chemical or physical issue, learn to speak their mother tongue(s) to the level of their peers and only a few years later these figures get reversed?” That is very few children once they go to school ever learn a subsequent language to any level of decent…

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Added by Andrew Weiler on October 12, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

DISTANCE LEARNING- OFFERING A WEALTH OF BENEFITS TO PUPILS OF TODAY

With the immigration policies becoming more rigid than ever along with the rising relocation costs, UK universities have been urged to embrace distance education. In fact educationists are asked to accept this new schooling discipline as a mainstream approach.

Even today, a lot of people treat distance learning indifferently.…

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Added by Phillip Morgan on September 12, 2013 at 2:06am — No Comments

An Evolution of Learning: Have the Tools of Science Superceded "Hands-On" Exploration and Education?

It is acknowledged that tools help with the "perception" of knowledge. The magnifying glass, the telescope, and the microscope were objects that opened up an entirely new world. It is also acknowledged that people's fingers are too big to examine an amoeba, and people can't just walk up to the moon.



The other biggie in the knowledge game was "the drawing", the recording of information, but further to this was the "sequential" recording of data, which led…

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Added by Vera Saar on February 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Animating STEM

Animating STEM: 
 
Enhancing STEM Comprehension Using Animation…
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Added by Vera Saar on November 1, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Shamblesguru's iPad : The Blog



I have an iPad2 and a New iPad ... and a very happy nephew who has inherited my iPad1.

This Blog is designed to share the…

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Added by Shamblesguru on May 7, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

eBook: "An Educator's iPad" ... published

eBook: "An Educator's iPad" ... published on Amazon and Apple iTunes.


... written for educators and parents who have an interest in mobile learning and especially the use of Apple’s iPad.

It is not a “how-to” manual but a resource for enabling more informed decisions regarding the use of…
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Added by Shamblesguru on March 22, 2012 at 4:48am — No Comments

Blackboard Collaborate : First Impressions

Added by Shamblesguru on August 8, 2011 at 2:57am — No Comments

Reform Symposium 29-31 July 2011

Added by Shamblesguru on July 28, 2011 at 1:13am — No Comments

Building a High Performance School – Communication and Barriers

As long time readers of our blog will know I am working with a number of schools to support them in creating a culture of high performance learning. If you read back through the blogs you’ll find some of the earlier discussions we have had around becoming clearer about what was their actual vision for the school and what that would look like.

We are now moving from the WHAT to the HOW. This requires us to explore WHO we need to enrol in the new vision and also addressing some of the…

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Added by Adrian Bertolini on June 13, 2011 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

What house do you live in?

It might seem odd to begin a blog post with this title but hopefully you will find that the analogy is quite apt.

We all live in houses. However, the style, the quality, the fittings, the size, and the neighbourhoods that our houses are in are all different. It seems to be a trend in most countries that many people aspire to the larger house, the higher quality fittings, the expensive neighbourhoods, the more impressive styles, and so on. It would be a rare person that aspires to a…

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Added by Adrian Bertolini on May 19, 2011 at 1:31am — No Comments

Shambles Newsletter May 2011 ... online

Shambles Newsletter May 2011 .. now online
and it lives at
or use the short url …
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Added by Shamblesguru on May 14, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments

Developing 21st Century School Leadership

 

I have realised over the past 6 months how few schools are actually clear about what their long term vision is. Part of the impact of this lack of vision and disciplined building of this vision is that schools can quite often be focussed on things that disperse their power and ability. They become like a thirsty person wandering in the desert – going from one mirage to the next. Teachers become inured to change and morale can suffer.

 

In an increasingly competitive…

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Added by Adrian Bertolini on March 3, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Don’t Want to Go to College? Maybe Try UnCollege – You’ll be amazed

Mark Twain once said “I have never let school interfere with my education.” and this is the motto of UnCollege, a new movement to redefine what and how we learn. The movement isspearheaded by nineteen year old Dale Stephens and its goal is to create a learning program where students will be ‘self-learners’. In other words, students will not go to classes or get grades (or a diploma for that matter). Instead they will formulate…

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Added by Sal P on February 22, 2011 at 9:17am — 3 Comments

From Age to Age - the effects of the shift in educational paradigms

It is currently a frustrating and challenging time in education. It seems as if teachers and educators are speaking one language and having one set of outcomes for the students they teach, and politicians, the media, and parents are speaking another.

Because they are.

It is occurring because they are standing in different paradigms. We are in the midst of the biggest paradigm shift in the human existence and we all are experiencing issues that I suggest are normal to the…

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Added by Adrian Bertolini on February 7, 2011 at 9:18pm — 1 Comment

Back to School with Web 2.0 - Part 3

For all of you who have been following the “Back-to-School” blog – Thank…

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Added by Jeffrey A. Roth on September 17, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments

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