Yearly Archives: 2014

Debunking Homework Myths

Ben Johnson debunks common homework myths and argues that “the purpose of homework is to not only extend classroom learning time, but to create independent and enthused learners.” He calls for a new approach on homework design, such as asking

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nQuire-it – new learning platform launches today!

The nQuire-it platform is a research and development project funded by Nominet Trust, and coordinated by The Open University in collaboration with Sheffield UTC. nQuire-it have developed three types of missions: Win-it missions set challenges with prizes for the winners.

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A collection of free and most read articles

Routledge Education shares a collection of more than 250 most read articles. These articles have been divided into 10 subject groups, for easy navigation, and are free to view online until 31st December 2014.   Read them online at: http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ed/class-of-2013

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The Google Cultural Institute – online cultural resource

The Google Cultural Institute is an online museum that contains millions of artifacts and photos. Teachers and students can visit the website to learn about any topic or organise webquests. Visit the website: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/

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#InstagramELE challenge

The #instagramELE challenge, originally developed by Pilar Munday, asks students to take pictures of things that represent various vocabulary words. Although it was designed for practicing Spanish vocabulary it an be easily adapted for use in other languages. A brilliant

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The Influence of Young Children’s Use of Technology on Their Learning: A Review

The influence and impact of digital technology on young children’s development is an issue that divides the academic community. Some scholars believe that use of technologies may impede children’s cognitive development while others maintain that the use of technologies may

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Digital Passport – interactive website for digital safety

Digital Passport is an interactive website for grades 3-5 that teaches and tests the basics of digital safety, etiquette, and citizenship. Teachers can add their students and keep track of their performance. There are five learning modules and each is

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