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Secret Teacher: if you want teachers to be happy in the job, show them respect | Teacher Network

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theguardian.com - I've come to teaching later on in my career. After 10 years of working for various organisations I finally answered that nagging voice in my head and trained to teach. The classroom is a brilliant ...

BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Live, 19/04/2014

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bbc.co.uk - Anita Anand and Andrea Catherwood are joined by British designer Bruce Oldfield OBE, best known for his couture and bridalwear designs. Tom Mackenzie recalls his experiences as the last child to be...

Relying on teaching assistant support for SEN students is a false economy | Teacher Network

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theguardian.com - This year new reforms will overhaul how the needs of children with special educational needs (SEN) are assessed and met. In September a new code of practice comes into force and a three-year proces...

Counterforce Protests Tech Using Tech

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techcrunch.com - Rising income inequality is quickly becoming the most prevalent issue of our century, “the defining challenge of our time,” according to President Obama. No where is this more acute than in San Fra...

How can government justify cuts when there's money for a £45m free school? | Education

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theguardian.com - Education secretary Michael Gove has made some moves in the right direction with further education. But his failure to protect funding rates and his zeal for promoting new providers are undermining...

Botanical metaphors and learning

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steve-wheeler.blogspot.com - I'm sure it hasn't escaped your attention that botanical metaphors are being increasingly used to describe a variety of aspects of education, and especially digital learning. The philosopher Jean-J...

White House Declines To Deport Bieber, Pivots To Immigration Reform In Its Official Response

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch squinted slightly when the White House petition to deport the Canadian Justin Bieber passed the 100,000-signature mark, the minimum threshold to warrant an official response. (At that ti...

Teacher stress, bullying in schools and academies | Teacher Network

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theguardian.com - More than half of adults (53%) think teachers are under more pressure than other professionals. The Teacher Support Network (TSN), a charity that helps teachers dealing with emotional strain, surve...

214 Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Smart Doorbell Called Chui

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techcrunch.com - That’s what my friends asked me any time I mentioned that I’d be meeting with Nezare Chafni and Shaun Moore, co-founders of 214 Technologies. They’ve developed a product called Chui, which they des...

Teazle Fredenburgh obituary | Media

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theguardian.com - My mother, Teazle Fredenburgh, who has died aged 104, was passionately interested in people and their cultures, and in the world events that affected and involved them. She was born Julie Taylor in...

Share of culture trumps share of voice

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digiday.com - Mike Barrett is managing director of communications strategy and media at Heat, a San Francisco-based creative agency. Advertisers have historically been able to predict the impact of a campaign by...

Giving Humanism a voice: An interview with Stephen Fry

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chrisstedman.religionnews.com - Last month, the British Humanist Association (BHA) made waves around the world by launching a new video series, “That’s Humanism!” These concise, engaging, and thoughtful videos speak to important ...

The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes – ReadWrite

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readwrite.com - The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller. Historically, our social media experience been chained to the first-screen browser and the one News Feed to rule them all. We've seen saturated wi...

British TV is learning to love the arts – but it can love them too much | Mark Lawson | Media

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theguardian.com - In the history of television, the areas of British life that have most regularly complained about the lack – and, in recent times, reduction – of airtime are religion and the arts. But, while bisho...

CrunchWeek: Airbnb’s $500M Funding, Twitter Gobbles Up Gnip, Instagram’s Swapped Username Scandal

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techcrunch.com - In today’s show, Leena Rao, Ryan Lawler and I huddled around the big white table to talk about the confirmation that Airbnb has closed on $500 million in a massive new funding round, Twitter’s $200...

UK tax authority caught sneaking in plan to sell Britons' private financial records - Boing Boing

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boingboing.net - Just weeks after a plan to sell "anonymized" sets of British health-records collapsed in the face of massive public criticism, a new plan has emerged to sell the country's tax records to companies ...

I, for One, Welcome Our New Robot Underlings

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mashable.com - I don't know about you, but I'm pretty tired of seeing robots and artificial intelligence systems get kicked around. The Jonny Depp movie Transcendence hits theater screens Friday, and it's only th...

Hack Education Weekly News: Udacity Charges for Certificates, a Harry Potter MOOC, and Other Ed-Tech "Magic Formulas"

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Kate Bowles

hackeducation.com - 60 years after Brown v Board of Education, ProPublica’s Nikole Hannah-Jones examines the re-segregation of US schools. The Florida House of Representatives has passed legislation that would protect...

Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware - CNET

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cnet.com - Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand fitness tracker, a p...

The $21 Million Problem — Medium

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medium.com - As New Yorkers prepare to finish their taxes and send checks to New York City and State, it’s worth considering a simple fact: my company is legally prohibited from helping collect and remit more t...

‘Good’ degree awards not always in line with intake | News

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timeshighereducation.co.uk - Hefce report reveals more firsts and 2:1s than expected at some institutions A report has revealed which universities are awarding more first and upper second class degrees than would be expected b...

BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Live, 19/04/2014 , Lynne Moore war artist

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bbc.co.uk - Anita Anand and Andrea Catherwood are joined by designer Bruce Oldfield.

Nike Fires FuelBand Team in Move to Ditch Wearables

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mashable.com - Nike made an abrupt exit from the crowded wearable technology market Friday. The sportswear giant fired much of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand and shelved plans for a new ...

Boing Boing - Boing Boing Shop

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neatoshop.com - Don't be shy! Pick up the phone and call the good folks over at NeatoShop a call at 877-632-8370 (or 1-661-298-1206 if you're outside of the United States). They power the Boing Boing Store and wil...

Shadow education secretary warns against religious extremism in schools | Education

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theguardian.com - Tristram Hunt, the shadow education secretary, will warn on Saturday that "the pursuit of a divisive religious extremism" – as shown in an alleged conspiracy to take over schools in Birmingham – th...

Scholarships? Aid? Let’s make a deal | Opinion

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timeshighereducation.co.uk - US institutions, students and athletes must strike the right arrangements to stay afloat, says Alan Ryan “March Madness” is the label attached to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s bask...

Americans Are Bullish On Technology's Distant Future, Less So Its Present – ReadWrite

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readwrite.com - Despite the number of popular dystopian novels written over the years, Americans have continually been optimistic when it comes to the future of technology. At least, the distant future of technolo...

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 « Learning in the Social Workplace

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Jane Hart (C4LPT)

c4lpt.co.uk - The 8th Annual Survey is now open to find the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 A learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or profe...

THE Scholarly Web - 17 April 2014 | Opinion

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timeshighereducation.co.uk - After publishing a feature in which five academics discussed how their PhD supervisors had helped to shape their teaching, we at Times Higher Education thought it would be a good idea to ask our Tw...

Teachers to vote on strike motion | Education

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theguardian.com - Parents are facing the prospect of another round of national strikes closing schools, as the country's two largest teaching unions meet this weekend to consider industrial action during the summer ...

Which Jungle Book character are you?

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whichcharacterareyouquiz.com - Which Jungle Book character are you? Take our short quiz to find out!

6 Sources of Data – and Inspiration – for Your Visual Content

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blog.visual.ly - Six in ten of us are visual learners: people who learn best when information is delivered through the eyes; by looking at images or videos, or reading. That’s just one of the reasons why visual con...

Social Learning Practitioner Programme « The Connected Workplace

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Jane Hart (C4LPT)

connectedworkplace.co.uk - A Social Learning Practitioner is a learning professional who encourages, enables and  supports knowledge sharing and collaboration across their organisation – not just in training. He/she is a rol...

English Whit #1 Using Sentence Connectors - English Whit #1 Using Sentence Connectors - OpenLearning

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openlearning.com - UNSW Foundation Studies (UFS) is a not-for-profit division of UNSW Australia committed to providing the highest quality university preparation programs.   A 'whit' is a small chunk, segment or comp...

What to do inside the ‘Flipped Class’

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dedwards.me - The basic premise – students watch video lesson at home and work through problems in class. This allows the educator to advise and challenge the students inside the classroom safe in the knowledge ...

Dutch Student Sells All of His Personal Data for 350 Euros

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theconversation.com - A Dutch student has taken the bold decision to sell all his data at auction. It's a decision that should make us think about the future of our own information. In an auction on April 12, Shawn Buck...

Hack Education Weekly Newsletter, No. 56

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tinyletter.com - Lots of big news in education and ed-tech this week: MOOC startup Udacity announced its plans to charge for certificates. The College Board offered more details about the revamped SAT. Chegg bought...

Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

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girlscouts.org - Girls push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. They're natural scientists! Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineerin...

Impact of Social Sciences – Book Review: Doing a Systematic Review: A Student’s Guide, edited by Angela Boland, M. Gemma Cherry & Rumona Dickson

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blogs.lse.ac.uk - Writing a systematic review is one of the most challenging aspects of the academic process. With Doing a Systematic Review: A Student’s Guide, Angela Boland, M. Gemma Cherry and Rumona Dickson aim ...

Animoto for Education Week

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raminphoto.wordpress.com - Brad Jefferson, CEO of Animoto, poses for a portrait in the company’s offices in San Francisco, California, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that provides i...

News Challenge - How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation? - Opening up research proposals

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newschallenge.org - In a nutshell Many ideas are lost in the current closed system, and so are opportunities to collaborate and refine those few that are actually being worked on. We propose to elaborate mechanisms th...

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Audrey Watters

edinnovation.gsvadvisors.com - Jeb Bush was governor of Florida from 1999-2007. During his two terms, Bush remained true to his conservative principles, cutting taxes, vetoing earmarks and leading reform of government programs. ...

5 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards Honorees You Should Have on Your Radar

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tribecafilm.com - Since 2009, the Tribeca Film Festival and Disruptor Foundation have presented the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards. In association with Harvard Professor Clay Christensen, the father of disrupt...

Age 5-7 primary teaching jobs

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jobs.theguardian.com - Nursery Teacher Required ASAP in Waltham Forest Tradewind Recruitment is currently seeking a Nursery teacher for a reputable school in Waltham Forest. The position is due to start ASAP and will con...

7 Tips to Help You Choose the Right LMS

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Instructure Canvas

voice.instructure.com - Choosing the right learning management system (LMS) for your district can feel a little like trying to find the perfect prom date. If you make the wrong choice, it is going to cost you a lot of mon...

Online education resources gain footing in colleges via open textbooks - CNN.com

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cnn.com - (CNN) -- College student Caitlin Ryen works two jobs to support herself and pay tuition at South Florida Community College. When a new semester rolls around, that usually means choosing which textb...

InstructureCon 2014 - Detailed Schedule

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instructure.com - The Business School Roundtable is a forum dedicated to helping new and existing Canvas users reach the academic and strategic objectives that are unique to the business school environment. Attendee...

Why you'll share this article (or not) - SFGate

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Sal Mancuso

sfgate.com - On YouTube, a search for "cute cat" nets more than 3.5 million results. Some of those cats, like the cute cat that thinks it's a dog, rack up millions and millions of views. Others, like the video ...

Grow your own headteacher: how schools are training leaders in-house | Teacher Network

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GuardianTeach

theguardian.com - It should come as no surprise that there is a shortage of people coming forward to be headteachers. High-stakes Ofsted inspections, football manager syndrome and the growing demands of the role are...

The Power of Video Throughout the Customer Journey

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ducttapemarketing.com - It is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Brad Jefferson – Enjoy!  The business benefits of video for brand discovery, web traffic and customer engagement have been...

Sheila MacNeill

Senior Lecturer in Blended Learning at Glasgow Caledonian University, I am interested in all aspects of the development and use of technology in education.