Diigo in Education

3D Charts

Posted: October 18, 2018, 6:01 am


  • "A useful 3D chart creator from Microsoft. This Windows app allows you to create scatter plots, bar charts, line graphs and geospatial data maps." - Martin Burrett

Tags: charts, Microsoft, 3D, data

by: Martin Burrett

Early intervention is better for children overcoming reading difficulties

Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:59 am


  • "A University of Alberta education researcher who achieved dramatic results with early assessment and intervention to help Grade 1 and 2 students with reading difficulties says there’s still a chance to help these students in Grade 3.

    George Georgiou, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, along with his collaborators Rauno Parrila at Macquarie University and Robert Savage from the University College of London, started working with 290 Grade 1 students from 11 Edmonton public schools in 2015-16." - Martin Burrett

Tags: reading, research

by: Martin Burrett


Posted: October 17, 2018, 6:44 am


  • "A great quiz site where teachers create questions and input the answers and then the players choose from 20+ games. Create class lists and view analytics of performance." - Martin Burrett

Tags: quiz, assessment

by: Martin Burrett

Microsoft updates tools supporting dyslexia

Posted: October 17, 2018, 6:43 am


  • "Microsoft has announced a range of learning tools products, training and research updates designed as part of a pledge to build a better future for those with dyslexia, so that every dyslexic child is understood and given the right support to realise their potential." - Martin Burrett

Tags: Microsoft, learning tools

by: Martin Burrett

Checking phones in lectures can cost students half a grade in exams

Posted: October 15, 2018, 12:51 pm


  • "Students perform less well in end-of-term exams if they are allowed access to an electronic device, such as a phone or tablet, for non-academic purposes in lectures, a new study in Educational Psychology finds.

    Students who don’t use such devices themselves but attend lectures where their use is permitted also do worse, suggesting that phone/tablet use damages the group learning environment." - Martin Burrett

Tags: research, phone, tech, exams

by: Martin Burrett


Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:37 am


  • "An online maths resource where you choose a topic than choose the old one out from the three options. Topic include angles, odds and evens, fractions, primes, shapes and more." - Martin Burrett

Tags: angles, odds and evens, fractions, primes, shapes, shape

by: Martin Burrett

Schools are made of People — The Learner's Way

Posted: October 14, 2018, 6:52 am


  • Schools are made of people. Schools are all about people. Schools are made from the connections between people. Schools exist to serve people and make the lives of all people better. - Nigel Coutts

Tags: schools, people, learner, teaching, learning, education

by: Nigel Coutts

Saving Time & Efficient Learning

Posted: October 13, 2018, 6:52 pm


  • "Time… there simply isn’t enough. Teachers perpetually moving from one priority to the next, do-to list in hand. Descriptions of teachers include jugglers and plate-spinners as much as educators and guides. Are we doomed to dance to the overactive drum-beat of the system, or is there things that we can do to give ourselves more time to do what is truly important. Indeed, are we responsible for wasting our own time, and that of colleagues." - Martin Burrett

Tags: saving, time

by: Martin Burrett

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Posted: October 13, 2018, 9:23 am

EdX launches nine low-cost online degrees

Posted: October 12, 2018, 5:11 pm


  • Online learning provider edX this week took a big step into the online degree space by announcing plans to launch nine low-cost, large-scale, fully online master’s programs from selective institutions.

    The nonprofit company, one of the early providers of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will offer the degrees from seven universities: the Georgia Institute of Technology; the University of Texas at Austin; Indiana University; the University of California, San Diego; Arizona State University and two Australian universities -- the University of Queensland and Curtin University. - Jeff Andersen

Tags: online degrees

by: Jeff Andersen


Posted: October 12, 2018, 9:14 am


  • "This app adds augmented reality mask layers to videos allowing users to wear virtual costumes or masks. Great for character acting or allowing shy students to appear on camera as someone or something else." - Martin Burrett

Tags: Augmented Reality, app, iOS, iOS app, Android App, Android

by: Martin Burrett

Saving Time & Efficient Learning

Posted: October 12, 2018, 5:17 am


  • Time… there simply isn’t enough. Teachers perpetually moving from one priority to the next, do-to list in hand. Descriptions of teachers include jugglers and plate-spinners as much as educators and guides. Are we doomed to dance to the overactive drum-beat of the system, or is there things that we can do to give ourselves more time to do what is truly important. Indeed, are we responsible for wasting our own time, and that of colleagues. - Martin Burrett

Tags: saving time, efficient

by: Martin Burrett

Schools Matter

Posted: October 12, 2018, 12:51 am


Posted: October 11, 2018, 9:10 am


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Classroom Screen

Posted: October 11, 2018, 5:57 am


  • "A superb online whiteboard suite of tools, including a random name picker, classroom sound level indicator, display a QR code, drawing and text tools, traffic lights, timers, clocks and dates, and even a fab exit poll tool. You can even change the background, including your own images to display extra resource information, or use your computer camera to show live video like a visualiser." - Martin Burrett

Tags: classroom sound indicator, classroom sound level, classroom volume indicator, classroom volume level, clock, date, display, exit poll, exit polls, IWB widgets, pair work, poll, polls, pupil interactions, QR code, QR codes, random name chooser, random name picker, sound lev

by: Martin Burrett

Airtame launches new product, @Airtame 2

Posted: October 11, 2018, 5:56 am


  • "In the past 4 years, Danish startup Airtame has marked itself as a frontrunner in the world of wireless HDMI. Now they’re launching a new hardware product – Airtame 2." - Martin Burrett

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by: Martin Burrett

World Population Clock: 7.7 Billion People (2018) - Worldometers

Posted: October 22, 2013, 11:58 am


  • real time world statistics..very nice, compact site for population figures. - S Berrend

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by: dgesler

Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Posted: March 24, 2011, 4:37 pm

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  • What a great post. I remember reading something about "Zero the Hero". Think about how many of our kids think they are nothing because others have labeled them weird. In reality, they are the ones who will make a difference! - pupsgal

Tags: CoolCat, EducationBlog, Blog, TeacherBlog

by: mrsyasinskas

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