Diigo in Education

Webinar: Inspiring #EdTech in your teaching, with @ICTMagic

Posted: March 22, 2019, 7:13 am


  • "We are delighted to announce the start of a series of webinar sessions, designed at supporting teachers develop skills, knowledge and resources for daily classroom practice. Through 2019, we will be releasing webinar series on a variety of essential topics for educators worldwide, and although the webinar sessions will be live, registered participants will be able to watch the replay at any time." - Martin Burrett

Tags: webinar, EdTech

by: Martin Burrett

Report examines origins and nature of ‘maths anxiety’

Posted: March 22, 2019, 7:10 am


  • "A report out examined the factors that influence ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child’s development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys." - Martin Burrett

Tags: maths, math, anxiety

by: Martin Burrett

Some children can ‘recover’ from autism, but problems often remain

Posted: March 21, 2019, 7:16 am


  • "Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health Systemhave found that the vast majority of such children still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support. The study was published online today in the Journal of Child Neurology." - Martin Burrett

Tags: autism, research

by: Martin Burrett

Controlling risk in an intuitive world by @NewEraEdCG

Posted: March 21, 2019, 7:14 am


  • "Having a young grandson really brings home the intuitive nature of technology these days. Without any training whatsoever he navigates and investigates any devices to which he has access and there are many he encounters in his daily life. He is able to find features that we as adults didn’t even know exist let alone use." - Martin Burrett

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by: Martin Burrett

When Everything Clicks | Hidden Brain : NPR

Posted: March 20, 2019, 6:49 pm


  • This is a segment from NPR's HIdden Brain about Dr. Martin Levy's use of a clicker, usually used to train dogs, to train surgical students. It's fascinating. Essentially, the argument is made that clickers work so well because it is a form of feedback that does not use any verbal signals - no praise, no reprimand, no "good job," no "not like that." Praise and criticism distract a learner from mastering the skill being taught, making a learner focus instead on pleasing the teacher. With nonverbal feedback, the learner doesn't focus on the teacher but on the skill being taught - mrscottb

Tags: behaviorism, clickertraining, education, npr, hiddenbrain, 6711SM3

by: mrscottb

Untitled Design

Posted: March 18, 2019, 2:51 pm

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Tags: interactive, ELA, Math, online, games, fun, reading

by: Anthony Giannini

In Postnormal Times our Students need to be Brave — The Learner's Way

Posted: March 17, 2019, 5:51 am


  • If we are to cultivate the dispositions required in these times of postnormality and post-truth we need to establish cultures in our classrooms which will allow them to thrive.  - Nigel Coutts

Tags: students, learner, times, postnormal, post-truth, education, teaching, learning

by: Nigel Coutts

Being bored by @sheep2763

Posted: March 15, 2019, 6:57 am


  • "I am of an age where if, as a child, you said you were bored the answer was likely to be, “Only boring people are bored,” and be left to find something to do. There was always something to do, go outside and throw a tennis ball against a wall, go out on your bike, do some colouring, play with the Lego, do a jigsaw OR if you really got bored do your homework or tidy your bedroom!

    Nowadays it seems that the majority of children do not often seem to say that they are bored. They don’t often have to find their own entertainment, use their imagination or even have several hours at a time that are not pre-filled with activities. Parents (normally) want to do their best for their children. Charlie wants to do football – that’s 5:30 on Wednesday, Sammie wants to do ballet – that’s 4:00 on Thursday, extra maths, Judo, trampolining, swimming, cubs… the list goes on, frequently only limited by the time to fit the activities for 2/3/4 children into a week." - Martin Burrett

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by: Martin Burrett

Risk it for a biscuit…by @MaximJKelly

Posted: March 15, 2019, 6:55 am


  • "It was October and I was standing on the roof of a high rise building in the middle of Shanghai. Flight after flight of stairs interspersed with several elevator journeys had brought me to the summit, and the rooftop on which I now stood served as a primary school playground for hundreds of pupils. As I made my way to the edge of the building I was amazed to find that the only barrier between me and the pavement – 16 stories down – was a small wall, waist height at most. I peered over the edge and can still recall that instant feeling of danger and dizziness washing over my entire body. I stepped back and turned to the Chinese headteacher whose school I was visiting." - Martin Burrett

Tags: play

by: Martin Burrett

Control Alt Achieve: 7 Super Screencasting Activities for School

Posted: March 14, 2019, 8:01 pm


  • In this blog post we are going to take a look at seven creative activities that can be done with screencasting. Although these activities can likely be done with many of the common screencasting tools available, for the demonstrations I have included here I will be using the free Screencastify Chrome web extension. - Sergei Polovin

Tags: screencasting

by: Sergei Polovin

Healing the wounds by @MrsGrant_BATL

Posted: March 14, 2019, 7:08 am


  • "With the EU Referendum creating a divide Britain, many of us have been left wondering how we as educators can help heal the wounds. I was pondering this exact dilemma and came to a conclusion – Through the classroom.

    This week, I have been on an English as an Additional Language placement as a student in a school with a high concentration of pupils that are Black minority ethnic and/or have English as an additional language. It was a school-rich in all languages, that celebrates six religious days as well as observing all nearly all social action justice days. The children were welcoming and accepting of everyone that didn’t look or sound quite like them. " - Martin Burrett

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by: Martin Burrett

39 new special free schools to open in England

Posted: March 14, 2019, 7:04 am


  • "Thousands of new school places are being created for children with special educational needs or those facing additional challenges in mainstream education, providing tailored support to help children thrive.

    Every region in the country will benefit from a new school, which include 37 special free schools and two alternative provision free schools. This will create around 3,500 additional school places, boosting choice for parents and providing specialist support and education for pupils with complex needs such as autism, severe learning difficulties or mental health conditions, and those who may have been or are at risk of being excluded from mainstream schools." - Martin Burrett

Tags: free schools, schools

by: Martin Burrett

Girls Section

Posted: March 13, 2019, 6:55 am


  • "How girls in an area of Pakistan are quietly fighting for their right to get an education." - Martin Burrett

Tags: girls, video, education

by: Martin Burrett

Conformity vs Individuality in Education

Posted: March 13, 2019, 6:53 am


  • "At its inception in the Victorian era, mass education in the UK focused very much on conformity, based on the prevailing ‘factory production’ mindset on the age. But how much has changed? With top down curricula and a rigid exam system testing the merest fraction of what is actually important, has education really left the production line behind?" - Martin Burrett

Tags: education

by: Martin Burrett

Mental Health Is ‘Everyone’s Business’ by @MrsRuthStacey1

Posted: March 12, 2019, 7:06 am


  • "We all have mental health. Talk around mental health should be high priority in schools and we have to start with ourselves, realising that mental health is a continuum; it is not static. Positive mental health is a gift, one that should not be taken for granted, and wellbeing is something that needs to be worked at, just like physical health. " - Martin Burrett

Tags: mental health

by: Martin Burrett

How the arts can help students who struggle most

Posted: March 12, 2019, 7:04 am


  • "Incorporating the arts–rapping, dancing, drawing–into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins University.

    The findings were published on Feb. 7 in Trends in Neuroscience and Education and support broader arts integration in the classroom." - Martin Burrett

Tags: art

by: Martin Burrett

Simplified “Focused Research” | Diigo

Posted: April 6, 2018, 6:09 pm


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Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, at SOAS - University of London

Posted: July 24, 2015, 2:56 pm

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Last year CeDEP celebrated 30 years of providing high quality postgraduate education by distance learning,

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