Strategies to Support Special Educators as Kids Learn From Home – Education Article

The closure of schools due to coronavirus pandemic has forced teachers and students to adopt new ways of teaching and learning to continue education. While most educators are struggling with the new normal – remote learning, special educators in particular are facing unparalleled challenges transitioning their teaching to home-based instruction tailored to each student’s needs. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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How to pay attention – David Didau – Education Article

Here is my researchEHHome talk on attention. And, if you want to chase up any of the references they’re embedded is the slides below: I also want to recapitulate an answer I gave to one of the questions I was asked about the distinction between instruction and curriculum. Part of my talk tried to explain Polanyi’s idea about ‘subsidiary awareness’. Essentially, although attention implies a ‘withdrawal’ of focus from one set of things in order to concentrate on another, we…

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Where do we draw the line? – David Didau – Education Article

There’s never any shortage of stupid on social media. Barely an hour goes by without someone saying something breathtakingly foolish, and this feverish tendency has only been intensified since we’ve all been confined to barracks for the duration. The last week has seen two senior figures from the old guard of education handed a pile of old rope and rush to bodge together their own  homespun nooses. First up, we had Sir Michael Wilshaw (who, bless him, hasn’t had an…

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Ahmedabad-based E-learning Platform Pedagogy Raises $400K to Make Education More Accessible and Affordable – Education Article

About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption…

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A group reading project – David Didau – Education Article

Well. A few days ago I ran a poll on Twitter to find the most popular long poem for a group reading project and the clear winner, with 44% of the vote, was John Milton’s seventeenth century epic, Paradise Lost. OK. If you were to take part in a group reading of a long poem (like the celebs are doing with Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ which of the four below would be your first choice? — David Didau (@DavidDidau)…

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Homework in the time of Corona – David Didau – Education Article

It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of uncompleted homework. Gabriel Garcia Marquez I’ve never been much of fan of homework, not as a child, not as a teacher and nor as a parent. It’s always seemed a quite unnecessary imposition. As a child, the ‘dog’ got to homework with unconvincing regularity. As a teacher I hated having even more marking to do. And as a parent, I just wanted to spend time…

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AICTE Launches Free e-Learning Portal to Support and Enhance Student Learning Amidst Coronavirus Crisis – Education Article

India’s technical education regulator All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched a new free e-learning portal to foster digital learning and support the student community across the country amidst the coronavirus pandemic. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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How should we decide what knowledge to teach? – David Didau – Education Article

How should we decide what knowledge to teach? Last year I wrote two posts on two ways I think we might be getting curriculum thinking wrong at the moment. The first is on cultural capital, the second is on powerful knowledge. Below is a short presentation on these themes I put together for researchED Durrington: Like this: Like Loading… Related This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. This is only a snippet of…

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What should we do? – David Didau – Education Article

In the current climate, worrying about whether this year’s GCSE and A level exams are going to go ahead as scheduled may seem like small beans but it’s a big deal to those directly affected. My eldest is due to sit her GCSEs and is, understandably, frustrated with the uncertainty. The likelihood that schools will carry on as normal over the exam period is looking more and more remote. Something has to give. Everyone working in education is expected an…

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