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EARCOS 2014 – Reflections of The Keynotes

A great EARCOS 2014 conference was had with some very enlightening presentations, here are my reflections from the keynote speeches. Transforming Learning and Leading in International Schools by Yong Zhao A wonderfully reflective and engaging opening speech by Yong Zhao … Continue reading

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Redefining Grade 9 Kinematics – Final Project, final Thoughts

So the Coetail Course closes with my redefinition of the grade 9 Kinematics course. I have to admit this project was a little daunting to start with and on reflection there are some improvements I would love to have made, … Continue reading

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Podcast

What If… The Best Education Tue, 19 March 13 Duration: 24 mins Will a sophisticated revolution in online teaching – from the best universities on the planet – meet the shortage of higher education across the world? So there I … Continue reading

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Planning & Finalizing

I have been finalizing my ideas for my project and have settled on the topic of motion. Traditionally I would drive the pace and development of the ideas from the front of the classroom, using worksheets and the Physics book … Continue reading

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Flippin’ – Student Reflection

Having produced the flipped classroom videos on The Story of the Atom in a previous course (see 19th October post) I decided to trial them and get some feedback from my students in order to help me improve them in … Continue reading

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Ideas for Embedding Technology

For my course 5 project the unit I am looking to embed technology into will be the Grade 9 Physics trimester on Mechanics. This is an easy choice, indeed the only choice as I want to trial it during the … Continue reading

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The Management of Technology in the Classroom

This is the first year I have taught every student having been issued with a Lap Top. I am pleased to report I really like it and think it has created far fewer problems that I expected. All students have … Continue reading

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The Flippin’ Classroom

The flipped classroom aka reversed instruction is a fairly new idea to the educational world and one that might seem rather radial but does appear to make a lot of common sense. The basic mode of operation of the flipped … Continue reading

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What does Technology Integration Look Like?

I believe integrated technology in the classroom means using any technological tools (hardware or software) to enhance learning. These can be used in many different ways and to many different extents but to use them effectively they must sit in … Continue reading

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Digital Footprint/Digital Profile

It is estimated that each one of us has an average online footprint of about 45GB, (calculate your digital footprint), about half of which is active; purchasing bills, travel information, pictures etc that puts the total size of the digital … Continue reading

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