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KQED

“They don’t live in Saskatoon!” a seventh-grade girl says vehemently. She’s working with her class to figure out where another mystery class is …

KQED

For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update …

50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World

<b>50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World</b><p>by <b>Saga Briggs</b>, opencolleges.edu.au<p>What does it mean to find your voice? Having the courage to speak …

Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

<b>Teaching Google Natives To Value Information</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The usual term is a digital native–students born into our digital, connected, and …

Tynker is the latest iPad app aiming to teach kids to code

The Guardian is reporting that US firm Tynker has released an iPad app that aims to introduce children to computer programming, building on the …

How to make marking more efficient: three new techniques for teachers

English teacher Andrew Tharby shares his advice on how to significantly reduce the time spent marking while improving the quality of feedback for students<p>In Ted Hughes' visceral first world war poem, Bayonet Charge, a young soldier experiences a moment of psychological clarity amid the chaos of the …

How schools can stay safe whilst using social media

1. Before posting anything on the internet, those tasked with the school’s internet presence should agree on what they actually want to share about …

What hours do teachers really work?

<b>How many hours do teachers in England work?</b><p>Teachers' unions have warned about excessive workloads and complained about staff being put under too much pressure. The long working week has been one of the grievances prompting teachers to go on strike.<p>But are these claims justified? Teaching is unusual …

Teaching

What Works In Education And How Do We Know?

<b>What Do We Mean When We Say Something Works In Education?</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>When measuring success, effectiveness, and performance in education, what are …

Parents rely too much on schools to teach online safety, say teachers

Teachers have expressed concern that parents rely too heavily on schools to teach their children the importance of being safe on the internet<p>Parents rely too much on schools to educate their children in staying safe online, according to teachers.<p>Nearly two thirds of teachers told online security …

Education

Teachers Love Job but feel Undervalued

Voice Dream: An App that has Changed How Dyslexic Children and Blind Learn

Since 2012, a simple app that converts text to speech from ebooks, websites, PDFs and even Dropbox documents has been quietly changing the lives of …

The essential teacher's guide to social media

If you’ve been to this site more than once. you’ll know that (a) social media is everywhere and (b) it can be extraordinarily useful for teachers. …

Teaching

How big a problem is cyber-bullying?

Digital technology has taken bullying out of the school playground and, potentially, into the pockets and bags of every child with they own phone, …

Number of primary school children taking part in arts activities has dropped by a third since the last election, Labour claims

A significant drop in the number of primary school children taking part in dance, music and drama is highlighted in a report by Labour today.<p>Figures …

Labour Party

A little video gaming 'linked to well-adjusted children'

<b>Playing video games for a short period each day could have a small but positive impact on child development, a study by Oxford University suggests.</b><p>Scientists found young people who spent less than an hour a day engaged in video games were better adjusted than those who did not play at all.<p>But …

University of Oxford

8 Ways to Get Grandparents Involved in Your Child's Classroom

School-age children provide parents all sorts of delights, from school programs to projects and parent-teacher conferences. Those delights can be anything but, though, for parents with overfilled plates.<p>Mom and Dad may be in luck, though, with partners on hand to cover school obligations. I'm …

Grandparents

How is the national curriculum changing?

<b>A new curriculum will be taught in all local authority schools in England from the start of the autumn term.</b><p><b>What are the main changes?</b><p>The aim is to slim down the content of the curriculum in almost all subjects, though not in primary English, maths or science.<p>The government says the new curriculum …

Education

Top independent school puts lessons free on iTunes

<b>A leading independent school is making dozens of its courses available free online, so lessons can be downloaded by pupils or teachers at other schools.</b><p>The ground-breaking initiative by Stephen Perse Foundation school in Cambridge will make A-level, IB and GCSE courses available online.<p>They can be …

Education Technology

Five-year-olds to be taught vital computing skills like coding in schools

Parents will struggle to help five-year-olds with their homework now they are being taught computing skills for the first time, according to a survey …

Education