Category Archives: EDUCATION

Computer Literacy Quiz for Teachers


Are you computer literate and ready for the digital revolution? Take this quiz to find out: (To open in a separate window, click here)

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Lite Beer: Google Classroom Revisited


Dorian Love has another look at Google Classroom: I have previously declared myself an avid Moodler, and this has not changed. However, most of the teachers in my school have swung over to Google Classroom, many from Edmodo, and so I … Continue reading

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5 Surprising Advantages of Marking Longer Answers Using Google Forms & Sheets (Guest Post By Michael Caplan)


This post by my colleague Mike Caplan is re-blogged from the original on my dynamic new school’s blog. I think he is onto something really interesting… 5 Advantages of Marking Longer Answers Using Google Forms and Sheets (By Michael Caplan, … Continue reading

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Quotes for Free Thinkers


I’ll just leave these here.  

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Acronyms for Dysfunctional Schools


Dysfunctional schools are not necessarily under-resourced schools. In fact, many struggling schools do amazing things with minimal resources. And many affluent schools simply cannot seem to get it right, despite having the best of everything. (That said, severely under-supported and … Continue reading

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Flipped Music Theory Classroom

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Originally posted on Redhill Teachers' Idea Board:
By Angie Mullins Teaching music in a classroom setting can be very challenging. Students who have played a musical instrument for many years (and completed practical and theory exams) are placed in the…

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Psychopathic schools


A wonderful post about slowing things down at schools… Some of my boarding school colleagues have a frenzied start to the day. Overseeing morning roll call in a fog of morning breath, checking that all the boys are present and … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy: Thinking Group Questions


Bloom’s Taxonomy Thinking Questions: On the most basic level, is the ability to recall the same thing as knowledge? Why? Bloom’s is often imagined as a pyramid or a hierarchy, moving from the simpler skills to the more advanced. Could … Continue reading

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It’s About Time: Flipped Teaching, Forms, Flubaroo & Google Classroom


Originally posted on Redhill Teachers' Idea Board:
(By Barbara Williamson) * TECHIE OF THE WEEK! * ? Fortunately I have always been able to learn a couple of tricks using computers relatively quickly… as long as it involves working with…

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Mr H’s Edtech Resources


A collection of resources for integrating technology into teaching and learning. Source: Mr H’s Edtech Resources – Edtech resources

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How Innovative is My School? (Updated)


How Innovative is My School?   Update: This questionnaire is now less than 30 actual questions in place of over 70.   This should provoke some interesting debates! Give it a try and let me know what you think. It … Continue reading

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Top Schools: The Most Innovative High Schools in South Africa (2017)


  Top Schools in South Africa (The Most Innovative High Schools in the Country)   Update: I have now created a survey which you can take to see how innovative your school is. It is also accompanied by a reading … Continue reading

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What is a ‘Quality’ Education? (Advice for Policy-Makers on Implementing the New Sustainable Development Goal for Education)


(See the full infographic here)   I love the United Nations's new Global Goals for Sustainable Development (GGSDs). I'm one of those strange people who is always optimistic that a better world is within our reach (perhaps because I spend … Continue reading

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A Controversial Intelligence Test


Are you brave enough? (Warning: not for the morally sensitive)

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7 Logical Fallacies Simplified


  Circular Argument A circular argument is one in which the conclusion is essentially the same thing as the step or steps which go beforehand. In other words, the conclusion is already part of the preceding argument. The form of … Continue reading

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Cat Report Card


My delightful and vivacious wife-like girlfriend sent me this about our cat, The Tigger (Real name: Gandalf Solo Twinkle-Toes). I’m publishing it because I think it’s so cool…          

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The Benefits of Chess


Originally posted on Moves for Life Blog:
“According to research, Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities,” states 4-time World Champion Susan…

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The New School: Twenty-First Century Pedagogical Priorities for Students and Teachers


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5 unfortunate misunderstandings that almost all educators have about Bloom’s Taxonomy.


Originally posted on Granted, and…:
Admit it: you only read the list of the six levels of the Taxonomy, not the whole book that explains each level and the rationale behind the Taxonomy. Not to worry, you are not alone:…

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How to Build a Teacher in 10 Steps


Introduction: On Touchstones and Magic Right now there is an aspiring teacher who is working on a 60-page paper based on some age-old education theory developed by some dead education professor wondering to herself what this task that she’s engaging … Continue reading

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