Nicola Foote

272 Flips | 28 Magazines | 10 Likes | 41 Following | 20 Followers | @NicolaFoote | My name is Nicola Foote. I am currently a Digital Literacy Coach at an international school in Singapore. I am a passionate advocate for teaching 21st century digital literacy skills and believe that there needs to be a shift in thinking that challenges and changes our learning culture in education and drives towards an innovation mindset in both teaching and learning. I have worked with all levels of schools, from Pre K to school leavers as both a teacher and as a digital learning coach. My belief is that we need to shift our mindset to reimagine and transform what's possible within the realm of learning and focus our attention on how we can innovate current teaching practises in a 21st century learning environment.

Cracking the Code : Girls' Education in STEM - Deadline extended

<b>28-30 August 2017</b><p><b>Bangkok, Thailand</b><p>More female students are in school today than ever before but they do not always have equal opportunities to …

The First Special Edition Nintendo 2DS XL Is Beautiful

The 2DS XL was just revealed. But that isn’t stopping Nintendo from announcing the new iteration’s first special edition: a Dragon Quest Metallic …

My grandma’s stories: Early years, Colonial Singapore

<i>(This is the first part of a new series recounting my grandma’s stories about her life and the old days in Singapore.)</i><p>“There was a big fire at a …

Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

Learning Strategies<p>Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction<p>By Alyssa Tormala     Mar 21, 2017<p>Shutterstock<p>Jackie, …

Questioning My Metacognition

Posted on September 22, 2017 by<p>Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve released a series of fraction videos in collaboration with my good friend Christina …

Why Your Tech-Obsessed Conference Presentation Stinks—and How to Make It Better

Opinion | Community<p>Why Your Tech-Obsessed Conference Presentation Stinks—and How to Make It Better<p>By Ross Cooper     Feb 18, 2016<p>Pixabay<p>Related …

Education Technology

Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life

Anxiety is a normal response to something dangerous or stressful. It becomes a problem when it shows up at unexpected times and takes a particularly …

​How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?

Community<p>​How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?<p>By Laura Busch     Jan 9, 2017<p>AntartStock/ Shutterstock<p>Related Stories<p>Why the Lumina …

Makerspaces

Digital Safety

The LEGO® safety pledge<p>The LEGO® Group recognizes the unique challenges when developing web content for young audiences and the importance of …

Lego

5 Life-Changing Realizations About Fear and Anxiety

<b>“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” – Isabel Allende</b><p>I was lying on the sofa in my tiny flat in …

Having Students Lead Parent Conferences

"We started slow with student-led conferences," says eighth-grade teacher Brigid Jennings. "It was almost like a gradual release to full student-led …

3 easy lessons that teach coding and computational thinking

Students love it when teachers bring cool and creative things to the classroom, but unless those things connect to content and curriculum, the …

Laying the foundations for computing in the early years

Computing co-ordinators often wonder what to encourage in the nursery or reception class. The easy answer is, ‘not computing!’ However, there is a …

RPGs

If You Want Better Mental Health, You Should Use Your Journal In This Way

Most experts and psychologists recommend keeping a journal because journaling is a great stress reliever and by being this, it’s helpful for anyone …

Sketchnoters' Stories - "The Visual Note Taking Handbook": Dyan Burgess

We are excited to introduce our today's Sketchnoter's Story by Dyan Burgess .It was the winter of 2013 and I was listening to the inspiring …

Note-Taking

Are Administrators Qualified to Coach Teachers?

I think it is very, very hard for an administrator to coach someone they evaluate or supervise. It's hard for the administrator and it's hard for the …

Pedagogy

11 Questions to Professor John Hattie, asked by teachers

<b>Are you a teacher and surprised by some of the evidence found in the Visible Learning research? Wouldn’t it be great to discuss your questions</b> …

Pedagogy

Embracing Change Means Disrupting Your Day

We recently gave a talk about change. At the start of the Q&A session, one young woman’s hand shot up. She brightly said into the microphone: “I am someone who loves change! I embrace change! I welcome change!”<p>She then paused, and asked a poignant yet plaintive question: “But how can I make sure …

How Your Morning Mood Affects Your Whole Workday

Have you ever thought about what happens to your employees right before they get to work? Sometimes we all wake up on the wrong side of the bed and just find it hard to get our bearings. At other times, we might start out fine, but have a horrible commute or a screaming match with a teenager just …

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

Public Speaking

People Who Swear Are More Likely to Be Honest: Study

Ain’t that the fucking truth.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Let's face it: we all swear. Some of us do so more than others. But while it's generally frowned upon to be a foul-mouthed mess in public, new science is telling us that people who curse a lot actually might be more honest …

Psychology

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

Career Change Trap: The Old “You Have to Use Your Law Degree” Myth

<i>“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only</i> …

Philanthropy

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Coding on iPads – Beginner to Pro

Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an …

7 TED Talks on coding

Dive into the digital world with these talks on coding and the importance of teaching code to future generations.