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Embracing the Information age paradigm

A number of recent articles dealing with the changing nature of society, students and working practice,  highlight again of the difficulties we face with using computers and other information and communications technologies (ICT) in schools. In the UK,  Labour government … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers

What is the essence of genius? Persistence, practice and hard work – the 10 thousand hour rule. When you give people the opportunity to experiment and engage in trial and error you are capable of solving problems which would otherwise … Continue reading

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Music sharing, learning, education

More and more teachers are realising that social networking software has the potential to support childrens’ learning. I am at last seeing blogs being used in primary classrooms, together with applications like Googlemaps, Google Earth and Flickr. However, the use … Continue reading

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ICT as a tool for facilitating graveyard research

I looked at the various ways in which ICT can support children’s learning of history this week. This paper describes one of several ventures in a graveyard research project I ran while teaching in the Albany area of South Africa’s … Continue reading

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M’s reflections on using ict

For many people living in developed countries, information and communications technologies have become transparent. We use mobile phones, digital still and video cameras, email, applications like Word, Excel, Publisher, Facebook, Flickr, Live Messenger, iPlayer and YouTube almost without thinking as … Continue reading

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Using interactive whiteboards

There has been a steady uptake of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in classrooms over the past few years, especially in primary schools. This has been followed by a growing body of research into their use and effectiveness as teaching and learning … Continue reading

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