Tag: e-Education

From the Editor

From the Editor

“The purpose of school [should be] college success.” This provocative statement was made recently by JB Schramm, CEO of College Summit, an American non-governmental organisation that partners with schools to boost a collegegoing culture among their students.

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Online Russian-based Maths curriculum shows early positive results

Online Russian-based Maths curriculum shows early positive results

An online Mathematics programme based in part on concepts fundamental to the Russian state school curriculum, called Reasoning Mind, is boosting academic achievement scores in American schools.

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Science becoming wildly popular online

Science becoming wildly popular online

The Centre for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) in Washington, D.C. reports that as online tools and webcams become easier to use, an interest in things scientific is exploding across communities around the world.

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Five schools in Wales and what makes them tick

Five schools in Wales and what makes them tick

A new report called ‘Making a Difference at Key Stage 3’ has been released by the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA). The institute spent a year closely observing five schools in Wales to determine what constitutes ‘best practice’.

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He’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere

He’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere

Students and teachers around the world can now see live, high-definition simulcast theatre and opera performances streamed via the Sunrise Theatre from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City or the National Theatre in London in the comfort of their very own classrooms.

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Nations report back on education technology in schools

Nations report back on education technology in schools

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) held its annual conference recently in New Orleans USA, themed ‘Mastering the Moment’. Various nations reported on the extent to which technology is being incorporated into their education systems.

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Budding authors show their worth

Budding authors show their worth

Our grade 6 students recently completed a wonderful story-writing project. To foster good relationships between the different age groups at our school and to encourage and promote literacy, each year the Grade 6 pupils write a story book for the Grade 2 or 3 pupils.

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Change agent

Change agent

Will Richardson was a high school English and journalism teacher in new Jersey for nearly 20 years. During the early part of this decade, he began experimenting with the use of interactive Web tools in the classroom, and was soon transfixed by their potential for increasing students’ engagement and exposing them to new resources and outlets for expression.

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Thinking differently about digital marketing

Thinking differently about digital marketing

Changes in the market environment – economic, regulatory and technological – have had an impact on how we do business, consume media, and access information and share it with one another. In this dynamic and uncertain landscape, marketers must face the challenges associated with a proliferation of competing products and services, diminishing brand loyalty and increasing customer sophistication and cynicism.

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From chalkboard to “wall”

From chalkboard to “wall”

As more students, parents, teachers and administrators tap into social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube for educational, school communication, admissions marketing and other purposes, the lines between educational and personal networking are becoming increasingly blurred.

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Change agent

| April 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
Change agent

During the early part of this decade, he began experimenting with the use of interactive web tools in the classroom, and was soon transfixed by their potential for increasing students’ engagement and exposing them to new resources and outlets for expression. His experiences led him to write Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (published by Corwin). Now in its third edition, the book has become one of the most influential books available on integrating Web 2.0 technology in the classroom. Richardson is now an Educational Technology Consultant and co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice, a professional development provider devoted to fostering online communities for teachers. Here he speaks to Anthony Rebora.

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