Learning Technology resources, links and opinions for schools
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‘Gamification’ has taken hold in lots of schools as a way to foster problem solving skills and improve motivation and engagement with learning tasks. For teachers the ability to create their own learning games that suit the needs of their learners has become much ...

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As I’m sure many of you are aware, there have existed various mappings of apps for mobile devices and the web to different frameworks for some time. Some of the most popular are Kathy Shrock’s mappings of the cognitive processes from Bloom’s Taxonomy. These ...

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  What does everyone know about you? Are you getting the right messages out there?  

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Google today announced Google Play for Education allowing volume purchasing and simple distribution of apps to student tablets over wifi. This has been a long needed feature for android but could also act as a catalyst to pull some of those currently iPad exclusive apps into ...

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Primary age students often tend to ‘just get’ technology in the classroom. This is something teachers can take advantage of if they are willing to accept that sometimes great things will come through things they might not fully understand themselves. Teachers ...

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Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer…. because it teaches you how to think.

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This post relates to a workshop at the ESF Environmental Conference “Green Voices for Change” 2013   Social%20media%20and%20online%20tools2 from Stuart Lowe Tools   Research: edcanvas.com username: esfuser password: esfpass izik.com Presenting: ...

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Below are a number of excellent tools that can be used to support reading and writing in schools.  Scribble Press – iPad   Storybird.com Scholastic Character Scrapbook¬†- An excellent free tool for children to analyse characters in a story. Tagxedo ...

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The following videos give a brief overview of a number of different Animation apps for different devices. Including Windows, Mac, iPad and Android. A link is provided with each to take you to more information or a download page for the app. Animation-ish for Mac and Windows ...

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This document outlines an approach I’ve used many times with students’ using Google Apps when they are doing collaborative research. When using any Google Apps tools the group would usually have one member who created the Docs, drawings, sites, etc.. and would ...

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  There are lots of cool tools for music making in schools that exist on the web and mobile devices but the only one that ever seems to get mentioned is Garageband. Garageband is a great tool, I agree …. but why not check out some of these other ones.   ...

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  I’m mentioned before my feelings about visual art in primary schools and the lack of 21st century skills that are applicable to the wider world of work. Below are some web and ipad apps that can be usd when teaching students these skills.   Web 2.0   ...