Diigo in Education

UK school children given unique chance to create animated characters for TV series via @NightZookeeper

Posted: January 16, 2019, 2:03 am


  • "The team at Night Zookeeper is delighted to be giving primary school children across the UK a unique opportunity to use a new (and free!) website to create characters for a soon-to-launch animated TV series in a world first." - Martin Burrett

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by: Martin Burrett

Microsoft enhances tools for learning further into 2019

Posted: January 16, 2019, 2:02 am


  • "With a greater focus on accessibility and inclusivity, Microsoft has announced ten major updates to their services available in 2019, that can have a positive impact on using their tools for teaching and learning. In a blog post, Mike Tholsfen highlighted how the Immersive Reader technology, along with Line Focus in Microsoft Word, and an even more impressive feature of being able to change page colours in Word desktop." - Martin Burrett

Tags: Microsoft

by: Martin Burrett

Teachers make all the difference – including in virtual reality teaching

Posted: January 14, 2019, 2:22 am


  • "In a few years from now, students in schools all over the world will receive part of their education in virtual learning environments. Wearing VR-goggles the students will be able to enter 3-dimensional, simulated places and situations that they would normally not have access to because it would be too expensive, too dangerous or physically impossible. Teaching via VR-technology is spreading widely and international studies predict that this will revolutionise the way we learn." - Martin Burrett

Tags: VR, technology

by: Martin Burrett

Change4Life teaching resources help pupils cut back on sugar

Posted: January 14, 2019, 2:21 am


  • "New Change4Life teaching resources will support teachers to use English and Maths lessons to help children cut back on sugar.

    This comes as Public Health England (PHE) reveals the average 10 year old has already consumed at least 18 years’ worth of sugar.[1] While children’s sugar intakes have declined slightly in recent years, they are still consuming around eight extra sugar cubes each day[2], equivalent to around 2,800 excess sugar cubes per year." - Martin Burrett

Tags: health, sugar, resource

by: Martin Burrett

Taking It Public – Making Good Humans

Posted: January 13, 2019, 7:13 pm

Fundamentals of Creativity

Posted: January 13, 2019, 2:54 pm


  • 1 Creativity Takes More Than Originality
    2 There Are Different Levels of Creativity
    3 Context Matters
    4 Creativity Comes at a Cost. Creativity requires work, effort, and risk
    5 There's a Time and a Place for Creativity - Chema Falcó

Tags: creativity, creatividad

by: Chema Falcó

Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos |

Posted: January 13, 2019, 2:49 pm


  • Lo importante sobre el modelo Flipped debería ser lo que los estudiantes hacen en clase, no cómo se graban los vídeos. - Chema Falcó

Tags: flipped_classroom, aprendizaje-centrado-alumno

by: Chema Falcó

The Eight Cultural Forces - The lens & the lever — The Learner's Way

Posted: January 13, 2019, 2:03 am


  • This unavoidable and irreducible complexity means that schools are challenging place to study, to understand and to manage change within. Even for the teacher who spends everyday inside the school there is so much going on that unguided observations and the plans based upon them come with no guarantee of success. - We need a lens and a lever to manage this complexity. -  Such a lens is offered by the ‘cultural forces’. - Nigel Coutts

Tags: eight, forces, culture, complexity, education, learning, change

by: Nigel Coutts

One Hundred Years of Cinema - YouTube

Posted: January 11, 2019, 5:25 am


Tags: film, history

by: Michael Lewis

Book: MasterClass in Science Education by @DrKeithSTaber via @BloomsburyAcad

Posted: January 11, 2019, 2:11 am


  • "In his new book, Professor Keith Taber reassures practicing and training science teachers, as he explores a range of issues faced by secondary school educators and discusses strategies for teaching the nature of scientific knowledge, making practical work effective and challenging young scientists.

    Throughout the academic prose, Professor Taber reflects on the nature of scientific knowledge in science education encouraging creating narratives, challenging misconceptions, and exploring principles of constructive teaching. The book continues with exploring specific challenges, such as teaching electrical circuits to lower secondary school students, along with a chapter dedicated to supporting gifted students who excel at the subjects." - Martin Burrett

Tags: book, book review, science

by: Martin Burrett

Safeguarding: What to do when something is wrong

Posted: January 11, 2019, 2:10 am


  • "For most children, school holidays are a chance to grow together as a family and time to take a break from classes (although we hope that learning continues!). But not all children look forward to school holidays. School may be their sanctuary from conflict and abuse from home or elsewhere. The most important, and often the most difficult step to safeguard vulnerable children is identifying that they are vulnerable in the first place, as the truth is often hidden very well. Safeguarding training is a yearly mandatory course in many parts of the UK, but are teachers confident at spotting issues and stepping in when needed?" - Martin Burrett

Tags: safeguarding, protection, safety

by: Martin Burrett

UNICEF Kid Power - Get Active. Save Lives.

Posted: January 10, 2019, 8:39 pm

Designing Education

Posted: January 10, 2019, 2:10 am


  • "Many of us will have fond memories of children’s TV engaging us to turn our used bottles into rockets, our wooden spoons into cartoon character puppets, and attaching googly eyes to anything which keeps still for more than 3 seconds! Schools are great at turning recycling into creativity, and design is at the heart of this. Later, the skills pupils learn turning pasta into planes and tins into trains fuel are the beginning of making the engineers and artisans of the future." - Martin Burrett

Tags: design, engineering, create, creating, making

by: Martin Burrett

Teaching mathematicians shouldn't be like programming a computer — The Learner's Way

Posted: December 16, 2018, 4:26 am


  • Traditional methods of teaching maths have more in common with how we programme a computer that what we might do if we wanted to engage our students in mathematical thinking. We shouldn’t be overly surprised then when our students consider mathematics to be all about learning a set of rules that they need to apply in the right order so as to output the correct response. But is there a better way? - Nigel Coutts

Tags: teaching, mathematics, maths, education

by: Nigel Coutts

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