Tuesday, 10 July 2012

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High School Students Want More Tech, Fewer Lectures, How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning, Level threshold tables, 12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets, iPads in Primary Education: Using the Power of Mobile Technology, Twitter And Blogging To Keep Parents Informed On A Residential
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High School Students Want More Tech, Fewer Lectures
blogs.edweek.org  ❘   Shared by Derek James Richards, John Robinson and 2 others
High school students in the U.S. want more technology in classrooms, as well as more hands-on projects and one-on-one tutoring, but less lectures, according to a new survey called "Learn Now, Lecture Later" from CDW-G , a company that provides...
Derek James Richards John Robinson JackieGerstein Ed.D. Adam Bellow
How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning
edutopia.org  ❘   Shared by Daniel Edwards, Roberto Camean and 2 others
Ben Johnson served as an administrator in large and small schools, and at a charter school. He was the assistant superintendent of the Natalia Independent School District where he helped bring about major improvements in student learning. The...
Daniel Edwards Roberto Camean Erin Klein Cheryl Davis
Level threshold tables
education.gov.uk  ❘   Shared by Monty Mouse, David Andrews and 1 other
Marked test scripts and results for the 2012 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests were made available to schools in July 2012. Schools can use these tables to convert test marks into National Curriculum levels. Level threshold tables for the level...
Monty Mouse David Andrews Andrew Gaunt
12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets
feeds.mashable.com  ❘   Shared by Eric Sheninger, Edudemic and 1 other
Cheat sheets give you a rundown of various features for a given item. Here are some of the best social media cheat sheets .
Eric Sheninger Edudemic Rich Kiker
iPads in Primary Education: Using the Power of Mobile Technology, Twitter And Blogging To Keep Parents Informed On A Residential
mrandrewsonline.blogspot.co.uk  ❘   Shared by David Andrews and Jonathan Watts
David Andrews Jonathan Watts
Stuff You Missed
Here's what your friends are reading
'You're All Going to Fail'
chronicle.com  ❘  Shared by Chronicle, Friend of Will Richardson
Debbie Galant: See You Around the Quad
baristanet.com  ❘  Shared by Jeff Jarvis, Friend of Steven Johnson
Kickstarter sends some love to Europe, will support UK projects beginning this fall
engadget.com  ❘  Shared by Verified Cyborg, Friend of Ricardo Lucas
Morning Report
Today's headlines from our Editor
1.
Egyptian Parliament Convenes In Defiance Of Court Ruling
Egypt's parliament convened on Tuesday in defiance of a court ruling dismissing the legislative body. The session lasted just five minutes and lawmakers voted to seek a legal opinion about the controversial court decision. Tensions are high in the country, with the newly elected President Mohammed Morsi backing parliament and the military backing the courts.
Read more on hosted.ap.org
2.
ICC Issues First Sentence
The International Criminal Court issued its first-ever sentence on Tuesday, sending Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga to prison for 14 years. The court was established in 2002 in order to handle offenses of international concern, such as war crimes. Lubanga was convicted of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 during a civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Read more on cnn.com
3.
Olmert Cleared Of Most Corruption Charges
A Jerusalem court cleared former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of two counts of corruption, but found him guilty of a third relatively minor offense on Tuesday morning. The sentence caps a lengthy legal ordeal that first began when Olmert was impeached in 2008 on charges of fraud, breach of trust, and false entries in corporate documents. Olmert is expected to reenter the political arena.
Read more on guardian.co.uk
Photo of the Day: The National Parks Service announced on Monday that repairs to the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument will stretch into 2014 and require parts of the structure to be covered by scaffolding. Credit: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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