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Mar 27, 15

"A Personal Writing Goals Clip Chart. It is for use in the classroom to help students track their personal goals.  Students use use a clothes peg to do this  Students' names re written on the clips. "

Mar 26, 15

"The goal of this website is simple: to list the series of every book in order. We provide the book series in order by author(ie: Lee Child), and then in order of the character or series(ie: .Jack Reacher) Where applicable, we provide you with both the publication order of the books written, as well as the chronological order of the books."
May be useful for school libraries as it has YA titles as well.

Mar 25, 15

A chart that compares four useful web tools for creating posters and inforgaphics. It looks at the cost and what you can do with each. These tools are all quite student friendly and less technically complex.

Mar 23, 15

"Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills" OECD 2015 Executive summary" What are the skills that drive well-being and social progress? Policy makers, including eleven Education Ministers and Vice-Ministers, discussed this question at the OECD's informal Ministerial meeting on Skills for Social Progress in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 23-24 March 2014. They unanimously agreed on the need to develop a "whole child" with a balanced set of cognitive, social and emotional skills so that they can better face the challenges of the 21st century

Mar 23, 15

"The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils."

Mar 20, 15

"Extraordinary School For Boys is an ambitious three-part series in which Gareth Malone joins the staff at Pear Tree Mead Primary School in Essex. His mission is to re-engage boys who don't like school and who, like many across Britain, lag behind their female peers. Gareth works with a cross-section of 11-year-old boys, from sporty jocks to secret swots." Ep 2 is about reading

Mar 19, 15

A great tutorial that assist everyone in being a better digital citizen by showing how you can find out information about an image you might find/have.
" Found a photograph online that you'd like to use on your site, but not sure where it came from or who took it? Or are you a photographer who wants to know where your work is being posted? In this Treehouse Quick Tip, we'll learn how to do a reverse image search using Google Images and TinEye"

Mar 11, 15

Science Buddies is a website for science teachers. It offers lots of ideas and tips for science projects. They are well set out and it even offers a topic selection wizard to help students narrow down a topic if they are unsure of what to choose.
From them: It “ empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. Whether your goal is to find a fun science activity for your kids or win the international science fair, Science Buddies puts comprehensive, scientist-authored tools, tips, and techniques at your fingertips.”

Mar 11, 15

Highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed, this post offers some ideas on how to infuse information literacy and digital literacy skills into the curriculum. Very practical advice and easy to apply.

Mar 11, 15

A very important clarification to the "ND" or "No derivatives " definition of the CC licences. This is such an important area for all educators to fully understand. Thanks to Chris for following up and sharing the lessons in this post. As always the devil is in the detail and some times the wording of explanation could be so much better and the confusion avoided.

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