Sally Ng

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Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different

Extensive training is the basis for giving teachers the autonomy to work the way they want. The result is a highly prized profession and an education system always near the top in international rankings<p>In a quiet classroom adorned with the joyful creations of small children, Ville Sallinen is …

Education

“Why Can’t Adults Learn Languages Like Children?”

I’d be interested in hearing from people who are more familiar with language acquisition research than I am about the info described in this</i> …

Language Learning

A little lesson on Lah and Leh

When I shared this little Singlish lesson by my friend Dr Gwee Li Sui on Twitter and Facebook, it went totally-bananas viral. The screen cap is from …

Viral

A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing

Last Saturday I reviewed Analyze My Writing. That post proved to be one of the most popular posts of the week. It also prompted a bunch of questions …

My Future Classroom

Successfully reported this slideshow.<p>We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.<p>10,674 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<br>• ...<p>Published on Mar 2, 2015<p>Tehniat Zeb 5 months ago<p>Aurelia Rascon , Teacher at South …

Education Technology

Could You Teach Without Grades?

Listen to my interview with Starr Sackstein (transcript):<p><b>A few months ago, I started hearing about a new movement,</b> where teachers were giving up …

Teaching

Pedagogical Pattern Collector - The Learning Design Grid

<b>Links to extended descriptions</b>: (any link that provides extended descriptions, such as links to EduTech wiki, to papers, to project sites, etc.)<p>We …

Education Technology

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “learning culture”? The answer is, “A great deal.” As the chart shows, in a training …

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Mobile Devices

Emma, Le Trefle

Kevin Delaney Makes a Cloud

4 Emerging Principles of Connected Learning

CT Forum | Trends<p>Mimi Ito, professor in residence in the departments of Anthropology and Informatics at UC Irvine, shares ideas for building stronger …

Turn Meaningful Words into Images with Quozio

Need a cool tool to transform words into neat visuals? Then look no further than Quozio, a very user-friendly web resource that turns any quote into …

How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader

The goal of most executive coaching and leadership development is behavior change—help the individual identify and change the behaviors that are getting in the way of, and reinforce the behaviors associated with, effective leadership. But what about the beliefs and values that <i>drive</i> behavior?<p>The …

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8 Qualities That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable

I remember all of my bosses. Some were bad. Most were good.<p>But only one was, in the best possible way, truly <i>memorable</i>.<p>Unforgettable bosses possess …

Leadership

The 12 Characteristics of A Critical Thinker Teachers Should Be Aware of

September 6, 2014<br>We all want our students to be critical thinkers but when it comes to defining what it is that critical thinking is all about and …

Why good leaders make you feel safe | Simon Sinek

How children engage with the internet | Sonia Livingstone | TEDxExeter

World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Lets You Doodle in the Air

The wonderful world of 3D printing just got a whole lot more accessible and portable with the development of the LIX 3D Pen. Touted as the world's smallest 3d-printing pen, the LIX lets you doodle in the air without any paper. After plugging it into a USB port and turning it on, the pen takes less …

3D Printing

Are 'grammar Nazis' ruining the English language?

Split infinitives make them shudder and they’d never end a sentence with a preposition. But linguist Geoffrey Pullum has a message for all grammar pedants: you're wrong<p>Imagine a world in which biology was taught using no textbooks written later than 1795; a world in which the advances of the …

A Few Tools That Make It Easy To Analyze Your Writing

One of the traps that many student writers fall into is overusing favorite phrases and adjectives. I've edited and graded enough essays over the …

You're Looking at It Wrong — Why the Web Demands Vertical Screens

The first person to twist apart an Oreo, or sit backwards in a chair, or pretend a tennis racket was a guitar — visionaries who recognized that …

Studying Up: The Ethnography of Technologists

Nick Seaver<p><i>Editor’s Note: Nick Seaver (@npseaver) kicks off the March-April special edition of Ethnography Matters, which will feature a number of</i> …

Digital Life in 2025

Summary: 15 Theses About the Digital Future<p>The world is moving rapidly towards ubiquitous connectivity that will further change how and where people …

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