Monthly Archives: October 2014

How online learning prepares teens for higher education

Martin Oliver, Professor of Education and Technology at the University of London, discusses how different forms of virtual schooling offer students some experiences that may prepare them for higher education. Read the article: http://forumblog.org/2014/11/how-online-learning-prepares-teens-for-higher-education/

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Beyondpad – organise your notes online

Beyondpad is a web tool that allows users to organize, structure and keep track of their notes the way they want. Beyondpad offers a simple way to organise notes and sophisticated tools for advanced data management. So, it is up

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10 Resources to Better Understand Dyslexia

Did you know that around 1 out of 5 people are dyslexic? This article looks into several aspects of dyslexia, from understanding to identifying it and offers valuable resources on how to teach dyslexic students. Read the article here: http://edudemic.com/10-resources-better-understand-dyslexia/

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Spark the curiosity in your students to achieve better learning

Neuroscience research revealed that curiosity prepares the brain for learning (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/curiosity-prepares-the-brain-for-better-learning/?WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20141008). Sparking the curiosity in students seems to be the first thing that educators should keep in mind when designing a lesson.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

“Asking straightforward, simply-worded questions can be just as effective as those intricate ones” says Rebecca Alber. Indeed, questions such as ‘What do you think?’, ‘Why do you think that?’, ‘How do you know this?’, ‘Can you tell me more?’ and

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8 ways to think about tech in ways that actually improve the classroom

Teachers need to bring technology into their classrooms, yet they are often puzzled on how to proceed. Laura Moorhead shares eight touchstones that every teacher should take into consideration before infusing technology into teaching. Read the full article here: http://ideas.ted.com/2014/09/03/theres-no-app-for-good-teaching/

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piZap – online photo editor

piZap is a free online image editing service that makes it easy to edit photos, apply effects and make collages. It is easy to use by virtue of its simplicity and no registration is required in order to use it.

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