Our societies are obsessed with competing against each other and this is reflected throughout our education and employment. We even contradict our message to children: Work as a team… but pass the tests on your own and be a personal Continue reading Competition and Health
Jakub Marian has put together an interesting blog site, which includes items such as this: The average class sizes in primary education are as follows: See more at Jakub website, here.
How young is too young to be on social media? Strictly speaking, only those aged 13 and over are allowed to use Facebook. But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using Continue reading Facebook: Now for young children too
Children need to be educated on the risks associated with streaming sites, the National Crime Agency said. It said offenders were learning how young people communicated online and “using this knowledge to abuse them”. In one week, authorities identified 345 Continue reading Child exploitation: Live streaming an ‘urgent’ threat
A short film created by animators, Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Mendez, in Madrid, about ‘our creativity being murdered in cold blood before ever getting a chance to begin’.
My friend, Russell Bowley, has just joined this new school in Tokyo, Japan, as Head of School. Russell also says: “Graeme and I are both keen to provide an environment that is safe for all learners and that encourages all Continue reading New International Middle School
When I set up the website, eLearning Central in 2011, one of the first posts I wrote was about how I saw school changing in the 21st Century. This was based on my, up to then, 50 years experience of being Continue reading Bill Gates Endorses My School
NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s, shattered stereotypes in the process. (More…)
Also… Professor Stephen Heppell’s site and phone blog. Definitely worth exploring. Mobile Learning
In an article on effective motivation, it is noted that there are two kinds of motive for engaging in any activity: internal and instrumental. The last few paragraphs refer to education: There is a temptation among educators and instructors to Continue reading The Secret of Effective Motivation