2016-02-29

Kiddle - a Visual Search Engine for Kids


Kiddle - search engine for kids with illustrated results and safe search.


2016-02-27

Perceptions of Advertising - Lessons in Digital Literacy


This lesson is based on an infographic that reports on a survey into advertising, people's attitudes to it and how it influences them.
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In the lesson students will explore their views of advertising and think about how much influence it has over their own lives and the choices they make when buying products.



2016-02-26

2016-02-20

6 characteristics of tomorrow's classroom technology


Predicting the growth of technology is impossible–in both rate and direction. The same likely applies to learning.

Combine them and you've got even greater uncertainty, but that's what Michell Zappa and the folks over at Envisioningtech did in creating the following massive concept map. In the visual there are three distinct domains/learning spaces: Classroom, Studio, and Virtual. Within these domains are 6 sub-domains that represent both areas of growth and characteristics of how learning might change when fused with emerging technologies.


2016-02-17

Cloudschool | A free teaching platform


Cloudschool is a free teaching platform. It's the easiest way for teachers to create and deliver lessons.


2016-02-16

6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning


Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are making some huge leaps into the educational landscape transforming the way teaching and learning are taking place. Educators and teachers are increasingly adopting AR technologies in their classrooms. As extensions of the physical world,  AR technologies amplify its dimensions and bring life to its static constituents. There are a variety of ways you can use AR in your class. For instance, you can use them to take your students into virtual field trips, visit world museums, animate and enrich textbook content and many more.


2016-02-15

The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture


"Women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world's agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, who are mostly rural women. Women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector, but do not have access and control over all land and productive resources. Realizing the importance of rural women in agriculture is an important aspect of gender relations. In many countries, the role of women in agriculture is considered just to be a 'help' and not an important economic contribution to agricultural production. Giving support to rural women is a way of breaking the vicious cycle that leads to rural poverty and to the expansion of slums in the cities, where the poor get poorer. Development strategies should consider rural women as the epicenter, paying special attention to their social skills both within and without agriculture sector."



2016-02-08

The Digital Classroom - TES


A collection of lesson plans, books and development resources to help teachers exploit digital technologies and build digital literacies.



2016-02-06

What do we mean when we say, “Transformative learning experiences powered by technology”?


A transformative learning experience fundamentally changes our understanding of what it means to learn and what it means to work together with others to learn.