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I have the qualifications and 16 years of experience. Why can’t I find a job? – Education Article

Beata, a qualified and experienced Polish teacher emigrated to the UK so that her children could learn English, but never managed to get a job there, not even as a teaching assistant. Beata holds a Master’s degree in pedagogy, 16 years’ teaching experience, a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, and a diploma in the methodology of teaching English. She taught English at high-school level in Poland. Before coming to the UK, she had her qualifications recognized by the National…

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Checklist for Inclusive Tweeting – Education Article

Twitter is an important platform for sharing stories, ideas, and connecting with others. However, many Tweeters are unintentionally leaving out 15% of the world’s population who have disabilities by not composing accessible Tweets.  Fortunately, making accessible Tweets only requires awareness in a few areas. Camel Case Hashtags When you use hashtags, make them camel case.  This means the first letter of each word is capital. This then becomes discernible to a screen reader allow the words to be read individually…

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Patricia Manns – Wowzers Blog – Education Article

Patricia Manns, from Knox Middle School in the San Diego Public School District, has been using Wowzers in her classes for three years. She has been teaching K-8 math for twenty years and is an Education Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development. Pat uses Wowzers in her support classes as a means to close the gap in conceptual understanding and to develop personalized learning plans for her students. She integrates Wowzers using a blended learning approach with a rotation…

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EdTech news roundup – December 2018 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from December 2018… Number of primary schools investigated for cheating during exams rises to almost 600 ‘Tougher tests make it more tempting to bend the rules.’ The number of primary schools investigated for cheating during statutory exams has risen – and experts say increasing pressure on teachers to get good results has played a part. A report from the Standards and Testing Agency shows that 599 schools were investigated for maladministration during Sats exams in 2017, compared…

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What is education worth? Should France be hiking its university fees for foreign students? – Education Article

Recently, in France, not just the gilets jaunes have been protesting, but also students. Why? Foreign students have just been informed their fees are going to be lifted by around 11 times. The change will see international students who are not EEA nationals – including the UK after Brexit – paying €2,770 for undergraduate studies and €3,770 at master’s and doctoral level. This is a considerable jump from the €170 per year charged currently for undergraduate programs, €243 for master’s…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Welcome to Episode 463 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features an interview with Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) about the 2017 movie, “The Florida Project” (@floridaproject). The IMDB description of the movie is, “Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief…

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More win-win New Year’s resolutions for teachers – Education Article

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions for teachers, the focus is often on major changes that will bring about a more positive work-life balance. However, sometimes success is best achieved by making a series of small changes. Try these easy-win/win-win ideas for size. Make time work for you Working smarter, not harder is a mantra that is often heard a lot. A complaint that teachers make a lot is that there is never enough time and not enough hours…

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Student Goal Setting Templates, One Word Examples, & Vision Boards – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” – Jim Rohn The new year is a wonderful time to inspire your students to set goals and plan for academic and personal success. By helping your students set and achieve goals you also help them develop a growth mindset, which is…

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Making Kids #Cleverer – Chapter 10 Struggle and success – David Didau – Education Article

Making Kids #Cleverer – Chapter 10 Struggle and success This post is part of a series of chapter summaries of the arguments made in my new book, Making Kids Cleverer. The rest of the series can be found here. This last chapter is aimed specifically at teachers and makes the case that if our aim is to make children cleverer then we should adopt explicit instruction. We look at why other methodologies which have problem solving at their heart are likely to be…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #101 – Education Article

Happy New Year! Welcome to my 101st gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Euclid’s Elements Nicholas Rougeux (@rougeux) has made something incredible. He has recreated Byrne’s 1847 edition of Euclid’s Elements including interactive diagrams, cross references, and a new poster of all the original illustrations. You can read an in-depth blog post on how it was made here. It’s absolutely wonderful. 2. Retrieval Facts Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) added a retrieval facts…

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Inside an Expanding EdTech Company – edtechdigest.blog – Education Article

Why the CEO of a pioneering firm assembled a brand-new leadership team.   PANEL DISCUSSION | moderated by Victor Rivero Jamie Candee is relentless in her pursuit to put the educator first in everything that her online teaching and learning company does. So it follows that Jamie, recently featured as one of the Top 100 Influencers in EdTech by EdTech Digest, would expand her executive team with industry experts and educators: Marcus Lingenfelter, Senior VP of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships;…

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How to Create Animated GIFs in Storyboard That – Education Article

Storyboard That (disclosure, long time advertiser on my websites) has introduced a new option for making animated GIFs. Now when you save your Storyboard That storyboards you have the option to export them as animated GIFs. To turn a Storyboard That storyboard into an animated GIF you simply have to select the “download images” option after you save your storyboard. When you select “download images” you will see “animated GIF” as the fourth option in the menu. Storyboard That will…

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New Tech Annual Conference 2019 – Education Article

Save the Date! We’re going back to Orlando, Florida for the New Tech Annual Conference! July 15-19, 2019 July 15 & 16 – Pre-conference training and programs July 17 & 18 – NTAC General Conference July 19 – Leadership Summit @ NTAC The official schedule will be released later this fall. Download the Flyer here:     Check out the NTN Events page for a full listing of professional Learning @ NTN The post New Tech Annual Conference 2019 appeared first on New…

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Five Edtech Trends That Will Dominate 2019 – Education Article

The only constant is “change”! Edtech investments lately hit a historical new record of 9.5 billion. The market is flooded with new products. However, the exciting part of it is it develops at an even more rapid pace. That perhaps is one of the vital reasons contributing to the significant advancements in the learning space and how it has led to changes in the way teachers and students interact and how schools operate.Gamification is here to stay! Engaging students with…

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My 2018 Failing Report – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

When my students were doing the 20% Project (Genius Hour) in my class we had an “Epic Fail Board” (inspired by a number of people) where they would pin up some their biggest fails and epic risks. The 20% project required each student to challenge themselves. They were learning and creating with a purpose, often with lofty expectations and goals, and failing came at every step. In the first month of the project, I could sense hesitation from many…

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