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Apps to Support Diverse Learners in the Classroom | Edutopia

Apps can help diverse learners by gamifying their tasks, coaching them on social cues, prioritizing their time, strengthening their math skills, and sharpening their language abilities, and are a terrific and effective way to encourage continued exploration and engagement over evenings, weekends, or summer break. There are tons of apps to explore, but here are a […]

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Educational Theories Explored – An Index of the Most Influential Theories Informing Learning Design

Without a coherent and consistent theory to underpin learning, you risk each lesson or learning episode becoming a stand alone and random opportunity. Our friends at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning have referred us to the excellent work of Instructional Design who have published a list of fifty of the most influential educational theories which inform the design of learning. […]

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The Relationship Between Mindset and Outcomes in Learning, from Carol Dweck

In Two Minds The psychology of learning is greatly underestimated in the classroom to our peril. Perhaps it is the headlong rush to master content that limits time for planning and reviewing of learning and the lessons learned from the approaches applied. In some respects this is about the need to externalise and divorce the […]

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Education as a commodity rather than a public good

One of the most regressive elements in education presently is the idea that learning is just another commodity. Once this is accepted it can be reduced by a managerial outlook into a series of production elements. There is a regressive element in education which adopts such a view. It can be identified when you see […]

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The Abiding Principles of Ethical Leadership in Education

Given that a fair proportion of this blog concerns itself with principles of change, The Edvocate website rightly reminds us of some unchanging principles of leadership in education: The Eight Principles of Ethical Leadership in Education | The Edvocate https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/the-abiding-principles-of-ethical-leadership-in-education/

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Digital Citizenship – Some Key Dimensions

Mike Patterson outlines some key dimensions in Digital Citizenship and how we need to interact with the internet for learning, livelihood and engagement… read the full post here: Embracing the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship | EdTech Magazine https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/digital-citizenship-some-key-dimensions/

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STEM Teen Tech Awards… message from Maggie Philbin

The latest Teen Tech awards have been announced. They give young people the opportunity to develop STEM ideas in a national competition. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/teentech-awards-20156-maggie-philbin?trk=hb_ntf_MEGAPHONE_ARTICLE_POST https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/stem-teen-tech-awards-message-from-maggie-philbin/

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The Use of Games as a Learning Strategy in the Classroom

This article from David Wortley neatly outlines the process and advantages of using games as part of the class learning strategy… https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/the-use-of-games-as-a-learning-strategy-in-the-classroom/

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