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A teacher’s perspective on an IT manager’s role when supporting autonomous learning.

Autonomous Learning – the IT manager’s role in an educational establishment, from a teacher’s perspective. Autonomous learning encourages students to acquire knowledge by their own efforts, and in the process develop skills in inquiry and critical evaluation. True independent learning … Continue reading

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FORMATIVE Assessment – always!

The only assessment that should be accepted as summative is an obituary. And if it’s not about you there’s still scope for learning. So how have I tried to help students put this philosophy into practice, when it comes to … Continue reading

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Motivation 1 – Learning for its own sake

Every teacher longs for a class of students who are motivated to learn. But we need to do more than just yearn for such ideal students; we need to understand something about motivation, and how to build it in our … Continue reading

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Revision in the twenty first century classroom

Revision lessons – how to ensure that it’s the students doing the work? How to ensure they are revising effectively? And, in this century, how to involve the four C’s (collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity)? Here is an activity … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy, SAMR, TPACK and the four C’s

Steve Wheeler (Learning with e’s) recently posted a link to a blog he wrote a couple of years ago about Bloom’s taxonomy. This got me thinking how Bloom’s pyramid linked to the different methods we use to analyse digital teaching … Continue reading

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Collaboration within a class, and between classes, using Lino and Smartboard

I have been experimenting with lino, a free web based tool for creating and sharing notice boards. You can create an account at (linoit.com) or there is an app, but going through a browser avoids the scrolling advert. I thought … Continue reading

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Expert Groups

I don’t want to make this an e-learning blog, so I thought that I’d write about a technique that I first met during the KS3 initiative (20th century), and how I find it helps students reach the four C’s (critical … Continue reading

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