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World Book Day 2014: why you should read novels

This is the script from a whole-school assembly given prior to World Book Day, 2014: ‘Listen you little wise acre: I’m big, you’re little, I’m right, you’re wrong, and there’s nothing you can do about it’ So says the father … Continue reading

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Digital Technology: How can we improve the impact it has on learning?

Twitter lit up two weeks ago as Apple launched a range of new products including the latest thinner, lighter, faster, iPad Air. New technology excites many of us, presenting new possibilities for doing things differently. This is certainly true in … Continue reading

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#educationfest

I picked up on the Festival of Education through twitter early this year and had high hopes from the billing that this would be a fantastic event. It did not disappoint. Held in the atmospheric grounds and buildings of Wellington College, … Continue reading

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MOOCs – do online courses have a place in secondary education?

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have made a huge splash in the media over the past 12 months. In short, these are (currently) short online university courses for free via three main platforms – Udacity, Coursera and Edx. Both Coursera … Continue reading

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We are sharing – Twitter and Schoology

‘We are sharing’ is a phrase I heard my four year old daughter use to explain why she had taken a toy from her (now crying) younger sister. Not really sharing as we would recognise it. In teaching, however, the … Continue reading

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Learning with Technology: A view from China

If you look to the south when standing on Jingshan Hill in central Beijing, the Forbidden City extends out in front of you. Beyond is Tiananmen Square with Chairman Mao’s face staring blankly onto the crowds of tourists buying replica communist … Continue reading

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Flipping Classrooms

The rise of digial technology in schools has been dramatic – few classrooms are now without an interactive white board, most schools have developed their own virtual learning environment, and many are experimenting by making iPads or similar devices available … Continue reading

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