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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

The Oklahoman, our largest Oklahoma City based newspaper by circulation, published a scathing article today about Norman Public Schools’ new MacBook Air and iPad “1 to 1 Learning” initiative. The article is titled, “‘They want them gone’: Norman parents complain of school devices.” In case The Oklahoman puts this article behind their paywall as they often do by the time you read this post, here is a link to an Internet Archive Wayback Machine copy. For those of you unfamiliar…

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‘How can we compete with Google?’: the battle to train quantum coders | Education

There is a laboratory deep within University College London (UCL) that looks like a cross between a rebel base in Star Wars and a scene imagined by Jules Verne. Hidden within the miles of cables, blinking electronic equipment and screens is a gold-coloured contraption known as a dilution refrigerator. Its job is to chill the highly sensitive equipment needed to build a quantum computer to close to absolute zero, the coldest temperature in the known universe. Standing around the refrigerator…

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Reading Comprehension – I Am A Koala – Education Article

Young Learners, Animals, Environment and Nature, Reading Comprehension | Views: 421 | Level: Elementary | 5 out of 5, rated by 1 teachers | Short reading comprehension for early learners. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help with other subjects. Students read through the short comprehension about a koala called Kara and answer the multiple choice questions. This worksheet was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk   Example:   1. What is Kara? a. A tiger b. A monkey C. A koala…

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Incredible Educational Apps for Both Parents and Teachers – Education Article

Technology is constantly evolving. Just in the app space alone, by the time you finish reading this sentence, there will have been another couple of dozens of apps emerging out on the market. There are more than 500,000 educational apps currently out there that were created to assist both parents and teachers for the betterment of their children. The problem is that nobody that works with kids has enough time on their hands to go through all of them to…

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Can air purifiers improve students’ academic performance? | Education

A 2015 gas leak that belched toxic chemicals into the air and spread panic may have indirectly led to higher student test scores. In the days after a gas leak was discovered in Aliso Canyon, 30 miles north of Los Angeles, thousands of residents were evacuated from the area, many of whom reported headaches, nausea, stomach aches, dizziness or breathing problems. Students from two nearby schools were relocated and 18 other schools were impacted. The gas field owner, Southern California…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

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Inspiring Ideas and Resources from the #STEM4INNOVATION Conference – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“People can’t only design with their heads. They have to do it with their hands, too.” – Dr. Karan Watson, STEM 4 Innovation Keynote Speaker Recently, I attended the incredible STEM 4 Innovation Conference at Texas A&M University. I would definitely recommend this conference to any educator in STEM (Science,  Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. In fact, I would say this conference is a must, especially for those developing a STEM curriculum or program in their schools. I was truly…

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King’s College London moves students from hall of residence over fire fears | Education

A leading university is facing questions after hundreds of students were told they were being relocated to alternative accommodation as a result of unspecified “fire safety concerns”. Authorities at King’s College London sent out emails and letters on Monday to students living in halls of residence in the centre of the city, informing them that potential fire safety concerns had been identified which required further investigation. No detail was given about the nature of the concerns, which relate to the…

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Cultural capital – David Didau – Education Article

What, specifically, is the knowledge children need to be considered culturally literate? One possible starting place is the “5,000 essential names, phrases, dates, and concepts,” Hirsch, included in Cultural Literacy. The list represents the assumed knowledge necessary to read and understand articles in the New York Times. Because this knowledge is assumed, it’s not discussed or explained but merely referenced, indicating a latticework of those things which could empower us to think better about the world. It includes items as…

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How to be a commuter student – and keep your social life | Education

I felt an immense pressure when choosing which university campus I wanted to attend. In the end, it was the cost of Cambridge’s student accommodation that swung my decision to commute from home. But I couldn’t help feeling that I’d be depriving myself of a social life. Fellow commuter student Eleanor Penny faced a similar dilemma. “Many people made me feel like I would be missing out by not moving into student accommodation,” she says. “I suffered from mental health…

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Study Abroad in South Korea: Observing Individualism in a Collectivist Culture – USAStudy Abroad in South Korea: Observing Individualism in a Collectivist Culture – Education Article

Last summer I studied abroad to Japan and South Korea with the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University. The first half of the trip was spent in Tokyo, exploring their culture and mass communication in the media. The second half of the trip was spent exploring Seoul and all of the cultural and communication in the media differences between the two vibrant cities. While exploring Seoul, I was introduced to cultural norms that I have not witnessed so…

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Resourceaholic: Angles in Parallel Lines: in Depth – Education Article

In my recent post Indices in Depth I explained that TES recently recorded a couple of my CPD sessions. A new video has been published this week: Angles in Parallel Lines. You can download the slides here which include links in the notes at the bottom of each slide. I hope you enjoy it! I’m looking forward to filming more of these in February. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by noreply@blogger.com (Jo Morgan) Read Full Article

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Sacked or silenced: academics say they are blocked from exploring trans issues | Education

On the December morning that Jo Phoenix, professor of criminology at the Open University, was to give a lecture at Essex University on trans rights in prisons, Twitter roared into action, with several Essex staff and students tweeting allegations that a “transphobe” would be on campus. By 10am Phoenix was warned by a member of university staff that some students were threatening to shut down her lecture, as they said LGBT+ staff and students wouldn’t feel safe if Phoenix gave…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

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iLEAD Schools Creating Authentic, High Quality Project-Based Learning Environments – Education Article

As a longtime project-based learning (PBL) practitioner, facilitator and advocate, I am continually on the lookout for a school, or school system, that has not only embraced PBL as pedagogy but is truly making it a reality as a daily practice. Many educational systems are talking a big game of deeper and more personalized inquiry-based learning, but a visit will typically reveal that they often lack the culture, creativity, and commitment to necessary elements that facilitate high-quality PBL for all…

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