Diigo in Education

Social media to blame for poor grades?

Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:49 pm


  • "“Concerns regarding the allegedly disastrous consequences of social networking sites on school performance are unfounded,” says Professor Markus Appel, a psychologist who holds the Chair of Media Communication at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany.

    Markus Appel, PhD student Caroline Marker (JMU) and Timo Gnambs from the University of Bamberg have taken a closer look at how the social media use of adolescents correlates with their school grades. “There are several contradictory single studies on this subject and this has made it difficult previously to properly assess all results,” Marker says. Some studies report negative impacts of Snapchat & Co., others describe a positive influence and again others do not find any relationship at all." - Martin Burrett

Tags: social media, technology

by: Martin Burrett

When Technology and Classrooms Collide…by @JMcKay1972

Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:47 pm


  • "Development of technology within the classroom can aide the identification of contextual factors that may or may not contribute to effective use of technology in enhancing quality learning experiences. Factors such as organisational culture, teacher self-efficacy and their confidence and experience in utilising technology, resources and learner engagement all have to be considered to allow for an integrated approach." - Martin Burrett

Tags: edtech

by: Martin Burrett

Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students? | My Island View

Posted: February 22, 2018, 11:10 am

Highlights and Sticky Notes:

The past learning experiences of educators are so different from the current and evolving experiences of their students that relevance as an educator is extremely important.

In the 20th century information was for the most part slower to change and often controlled by a small group of power brokers.

Smartphones, which are not really phones, but powerful computers with phone capabilities.

Developing students who are flexible and willing to continually learn is the best we can do to insure their future.

Tags: educators, prepared, students, view, pd, discussion

by: Phil Taylor


Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:38 am

Sharing Professional Development & Up-Skilling Others

Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:51 pm


  • Join #UKEdChat at 8pm(UK) on Thursday to discuss Sharing Professional Development & Up-Skilling Others - Martin Burrett

Tags: CPD, UKEdChat

by: Martin Burrett

Welcome to the Post-Text Future

Posted: February 21, 2018, 2:19 pm


Tags: digital storytelling, digital_literacy, video, audio, technology_trends

by: Siri Anderson

Bulk QR Code Generator

Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:44 pm


  • "Like to create treasure hunts, audio feedback printables, easy links to video instructions and more? Use this Bulk QR code generator. Simply add the link or text to this spreadsheet and the QR code will pop up ready to print." - Martin Burrett

Tags: QR codes, Google Drive, Google Docs, spreadsheet

by: Martin Burrett

Are the dice rolled before ten years of age?

Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:09 pm

UKEd Update - 20th February 2018

Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:27 pm


  • All the education news, articles, teaching resources you need today, plus the best of edu Twitter. - Martin Burrett

Tags: UKEdChat, Twitter

by: Martin Burrett

What Should Teachers Actually Mark? by @RichardJARogers

Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:59 am


  • "As teachers, we are messing up our schedules and creating added stress because we do not ruthlessly prioritise enough. It’s absolutely essential.

    All marking is important: every student must receive feedback and acknowledgement for their efforts. However, you may have to give your exam-preparation classes greater quality feedback that your younger classes at certain points in the year. You may also have to give it back in a more swift and timely manner too (e.g. when you’ve just finished the mock exams, or when you’ve had an end-of-unit test)." - Martin Burrett

Tags: marking, grading

by: Martin Burrett

UKEdMag: Joined at the strip by @mrlockyer

Posted: February 19, 2018, 12:00 am


  • "Have you ever had a class who are ready to work, have fantastic ideas, know the basic structure of a paragraph or story, yet seem to falter when actually writing? How about those children that freeze at the sight of a blank page of lines to fill? You must have taught one or two children who start a story well, then drift off into a tangent even they can’t pick themselves back from.

    Structure Strips can help to solve all of these regular challenges for teachers, at the crucial stage of children demonstrating what they know and demonstrating this on the page." - Martin Burrett

Tags: no_tag

by: Martin Burrett

UKEd Update - 19th February 2018

Posted: February 18, 2018, 11:41 pm


  • All the education news, articles, teaching resources you need today. - Martin Burrett

Tags: UKEdChat

by: Martin Burrett

Metacognition & the Growth Mindset by Rebecca Tusingham

Posted: February 18, 2018, 4:32 pm


  • "Metacognition or ‘thinking about thinking’, as I like to call it, forms the basis of the Growth Mindset theory. As a society we seem to have moved away from the truth that no matter what your starting point you can always make a huge amount of progress if you apply the right kind of effort over time. Struggle is a natural part of learning, take a shortcut and you don’t learn as much; why then do we equate struggle with failure?" - Martin Burrett

Tags: metacognition, growth mindset

by: Martin Burrett

Getting creative with our learning spaces — The Learner's Way

Posted: February 18, 2018, 7:41 am


  • Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with expansive classrooms which can readily accommodate a diversity of learning zones. The challenge becomes one of creatively using the space and furnishings you have to create flexible spaces. - Nigel Coutts

Tags: spaces, Education, teaching, resources

by: Nigel Coutts

Cell Structure

Posted: February 17, 2018, 7:54 pm


  • "Discover and explore the micro world of cells with this well design flash resource. Browse interactive diagrams of various types of living cells and try the quiz to test your knowledge." - Martin Burrett

Tags: cell, science

by: Martin Burrett

Educators to Follow on Twitter 2018

Posted: February 16, 2018, 9:03 pm


Tags: Twitter, educators

by: Martin Burrett

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