Archive for November, 2010

From little blog seeds, do mighty exchanges grow!

| November 17, 2010
From little blog seeds, do mighty exchanges grow!

BY ELIZABETH LOUW At Cornwall Hill College (CHC), we have an ongoing exchange programme with a small school in Sweden called Vibyskolan. Over the years, Vibyskolan has sent teachers and learners to South Africa and we have visited them. On their most recent visit to South Africa in October 2009, I had the pleasure of […]

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Can tradition and technology coexist?

| November 17, 2010
Can tradition and technology coexist?

Almost everyone understands by now that we are living through a time of extraordinary change.

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School zone cellphone restrictions

| November 17, 2010
School zone cellphone restrictions

Still in North Texas, authorities have taken steps to ensure that school zone cellphone restrictions are strictly enforced.

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Don’t blame it on the dog

| November 17, 2010
Don’t blame it on the dog

“The dog ate my homework” is hands down the most popular excuse proffered to explain missing homework since time immemorial.

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The age of the student hacker is here

| November 17, 2010
The age of the student hacker is here

At more than one USA education institution, students have been charged with hacking into the school’s computer database to steal passwords or other sensitive information, or to change test results.

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Clicking in class

| November 17, 2010
Clicking in class

First-year students at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found that clickers – electronic hand-held devices no bigger than a slim calculator – were on their required stationery lists at the start of this academic year.

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Social media blackout

| November 17, 2010
Social media blackout

Eric Darr, Provost at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Pennsylvania, recently decided to run a social experiment.

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Lessons go 3D

| November 17, 2010
Lessons go 3D

A pilot programme in North Texas schools incorporates projectors and three-dimensional, interactive, computer driven content into the learning environment.

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Internet plagiarism on the rise

| November 17, 2010
Internet plagiarism on the rise

The Guardian newspaper reports that more and more UK schools are implementing plagiarism-detecting computer software to catch A-level students cheating.

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It’s a small world after all

| November 14, 2010
It’s a small world after all

Library Media Specialist John Schick decided to use technology to connect his students to the real world.

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HeronBridge Training and Resource Centre

| November 10, 2010
HeronBridge Training and Resource Centre

After much prayer and consideration, the HeronBridge training and Resource Centre (Ht&RC) was launched in 2010 with the full support of both HeronBridge Community Church and HeronBridge College.

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