Diigo in Education

What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data? | MindShift | KQED News

Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:42 pm


  • Some interesting material in this article to consider in regards to testing and it's effects on students, teachers, and the education system itself. - Glenn Hervieux

Tags: data, testing, education

by: Glenn Hervieux

Back to school essentials, for teachers

Posted: August 28, 2016, 7:54 pm


  • There is so much publicity and marketing around for the ‘Back to school’ push, and here in the UK it starts back in June as retailers grapple to win custom. But students are not the only ones returning to school after a pro-longed break, so we asked teachers what their essential items are to buy, before returning back for another school year. Here are the top 15 items, in no particular order, and you can see the responses in the Storify summary... - Martin Burrett

Tags: teachers

by: Martin Burrett

Delivering on the promise of STEAM — The Learner's Way

Posted: August 28, 2016, 6:44 am


  • The challenge is to ensure that students within a STEAM programme are better prepared than they might be if they studied the disciplines in isolation and that in seeking to integrate diverse fields we do not weaken the efficacy of one for the inclusion of another. - Nigel Coutts

Tags: STEAM, learner, education, collaboration, science, technology

by: Nigel Coutts

LET IT RiPPLE | Character Day

Posted: August 28, 2016, 4:08 am

Like. Flirt. Ghost: A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens | WIRED

Posted: August 27, 2016, 1:36 am


  • "For teenagers these days, social media is real life, with its own arcane rules and etiquette." - Jørgen Mortensen

Tags: no_tag

by: Jørgen Mortensen

This Is How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Posted: August 27, 2016, 12:51 am


  • "students to access content and resources that are both timely and relevant" - Jørgen Mortensen

Tags: twitter, resources, news

by: Jørgen Mortensen

Amazing Race - Global Project - globalstudentsglobalperspectives

Posted: August 27, 2016, 12:20 am


Tags: global, technology, news

by: Jørgen Mortensen

Action Research – What and how? by @Clare2ELT

Posted: August 26, 2016, 10:11 pm


  • Many schemes of professional development for teachers, as well as advanced teaching certificates, include an element of ‘Action Research’ (AR). In my work as a team leader of EFL tutors, I’ve come to see just how important AR is for teachers to continue to develop and professionalise their teaching practices. And I’m so enthusiastic about teachers doing research that I want to share some introductory thoughts with a wider audience – with you, my dear blog readers! I hope I can inspire you to start your own AR projects, and would love to hear what you get up to... - Martin Burrett

Tags: action research

by: Martin Burrett

Evidence of changes to children’s brain rhythms following ‘brain training’

Posted: August 26, 2016, 7:42 pm


  • New research questions the strong claims that have been made about the benefits of ‘brain training’ – enhanced mental skills, a boost to education, improved clinical outcomes and sharper everyday functioning. This new study found evidence that ‘brain training’ changed brain signalling but no indication of other benefits... - Martin Burrett

Tags: brain, brain games, research

by: Martin Burrett

#UKEdChat Session 317: How do we ensure appropriate challenge for all?

Posted: August 24, 2016, 11:46 pm


  • Twitter discussion begins on Thursday 25th August 8pm(UK) - Martin Burrett

Tags: ukedchat, discussion, questions

by: Martin Burrett

Historypin - Activities and Downloadable Resources

Posted: August 24, 2016, 11:33 pm


Tags: google, BER, maps

by: Lauren Rosen

The Vested Interests in EdTech by @MrMcKavanaghRE

Posted: August 24, 2016, 11:04 pm


  • Either it’s the case that everyone is talking about Educational Technology (EdTech) at the moment, or it is true that you ‘trap’ yourself in bubbles of your own interest. Whilst either could be true, from conversations that I’ve either had in the staffroom or online, there is a real trend towards talking about which apps/websites/other pieces of cool kit you can use in the classroom in enhance or benefit the learning that is taking place... - Martin Burrett

Tags: edtech, article

by: Martin Burrett

Teaching about the “stress bucket” in schools by @sam_oldale

Posted: August 24, 2016, 8:30 pm


  • A few months ago I went on a Mental Health First Aid in schools course. We learnt about the stress bucket.

    So it goes like this.

    Basically we all have a stress bucket. If it gets too full as the stresses of life flow in to it, it will over fill and over flow and we will begin to feel overwhelmed. Coping strategies are like a tap on the bucket and should be used to allow some of the stress to be released and will prevent us from becoming overwhelmed. If our stress bucket gets too full we can suffer from mental ill health. Some life events such as bereavement, illness etc. can cause our buckets to overflow quite quickly but sometimes small life stressors can build and accumulate also causing our buckets to fill... - Martin Burrett

Tags: stress, teacher, article, well-being, wellbeing

by: Martin Burrett

The Realities of Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Learning

Posted: August 21, 2016, 10:43 pm


  • Excellent article on where we are (could not use diigo highlight) 
     research suggests that experts literally don’t have conscious access to 70% of what they do.
    In well-defined domains, like mathematics and programming, we’ve created intelligent tutoring systems that can develop specific outcomes, but even those have problems transferring into practice.
    Real learning comes from approaching complex problems, experimenting with alternatives, and accessing resources in the process of solving them - Maureen Greenbaum

Tags: adaptive, learning, AI

by: Maureen Greenbaum

Our Wellbeing Journey

Posted: August 21, 2016, 10:39 pm


  • Never has the theme of wellbeing been so much in vogue! And it’s really no surprise why. The presence and prevalence of the wellbeing ‘movement’ is growing fast among the teaching profession and beyond. As teachers, we have one of the most privileged and fulfilling roles – to nurture, engage, inspire, and motivate the children we teach. It’s a profession full of dedicated, talented people who commit so much of themselves striving to make a difference, to have an impact. - Martin Burrett

Tags: wellbeing, well-being, UKEd Magazine

by: Martin Burrett

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