Archive | November, 2016

Teen Depression and Anxiety: Why the Kids Are Not Alright

19 Nov

Source: Time By Susanna Schrobsdorff The first time Faith-Ann Bishop cut herself, she was in eighth grade. It was 2 in the morning, and as her parents slept, she sat on the edge of the tub at her h…

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The Problem with Inclusion

19 Nov

I saw that there was a bit of a ding dong on Twitter about a video featuring @tombennet. I chose not to watch the video as I have met Tom on numerous occasions and he’s visited my very inclus…

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University opens without any teachers | BBC News

16 Nov

The Learning Renaissance

A university for coding without any teachers opened in California last month.

It’s called 42 – the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train about a thousand students a year in coding and software development by getting them to help each other with projects, then mark one another’s work.

This might seem like the blind leading the blind – and it’s hard to imagine parents at an open day being impressed by a university offering zero contact hours.

But since 42 started in Paris in 2013, applications have been hugely oversubscribed.

Read the full article on the BBC website: University opens without any teachers | BBC News

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Real School Improvement Starts Here

14 Nov


Like many schools we are currently looking at the data from last year’s Year 2, 6, 11 and 13 cohorts via RAISE, FFT & ALPS.  The various documents have reinforced where we need to put our improvement efforts to ensure current pupils’ future success.  Invariably too much focus will be on the short term; success next summer.

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The Shape of Things to Come… Augmented Reality and Learning

11 Nov

The Learning Renaissance

The problem with many leading-edge learning technologies is that the cost of adoption is so great only large corporations, the military or research programmes can afford them. However the last two decades have shown us that with the pace of technological change, the costs tend to fall to a point where they penetrate a mass market, such as education.

The importance in this technological breakthrough is ensuring that the learning remains paramount, rather than producing technology for technology’s sake.

This video shows how augmented reality software is being used to help medical students to transition from working in 2D text books to 3D environments that they will encounter on patients!

3D4Medical created Project Esper to change the way we study anatomy.

Explore anatomy like never before: Complete Anatomy Lab
Apple Design Award winner 2016.

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Teacher Resources | BBC News School Report

7 Nov

The Learning Renaissance


School Report is the BBC’s initiative which gives 11-16 year olds the chance to make the news for real.

Read the step-by-step guide to taking part in the project and find out some key dates for your diary. New to School Report? | BBC School Report

Visit the BBC website for the full range of video tutorials and lesson plans on journalism and news gathering: Teacher Resources | BBC News School Report

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