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Sha Tin College ICT Certification For Teachers

As part of a previous position I held at theĀ Sha Tin College (part of the English School’s Foundation in Hong Kong) I developed and delivered a year-long CPD course to help teachers develop their ICT skills. The aim was to produce a challenging course …

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Library Thing

For all the book lovers our there (of which I am one), I have recently been playing with a great online tool. It is called Library Thing (http://www.librarything.com) and it can be used to catalog the books you own, have read and want …

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Graphics: Isolating An Image From Its Background

As part of a UWS “Interactive PowerPoint for Teaching” workshop I helped out at today, I was asked by quite a few people how to remove the background from a picture so that it could be integrated into a presentation more cleanly. I showed a …

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Storybird

http://storybird.com/

Storybird is a site that allows you to create short, visual stories that you can share on the web. This is a great tool for encouraging creativity through digital storytelling.…

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Photography of Emilio Morenatti

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2009/03/23/photographer-collection-emilio-morenatti/

This collection of photos provide great stimulus for an almost limitless range of tasks including descriptive writing, character studies, studying culture and difference.…

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snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages

http://snopes.com/

A useful site for debunking urban legends and myths: can be used to teach information literacy to students.…

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Thoughts on Being Human

When I was younger I operated to what I held as a strict, innate moral code. I believed I was, by my very nature, a good person. As time has passed I have behaved in different ways, learned new things and been exposed to many …

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Example Report Text Type

Example Report Text Type

This model text can be used to introduce ICT students to the report text type. It may be particularly useful to those students for whom English is a second language. Annotations have been kept brief, but colour has been used to …

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Be Thirsty

I have been considering ways to motivate students, when it comes time to get into this classroom. I made the following video with the thought that it might be used as a primer in a discussion of what the students’ role is in the classroom. …

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Mastery

Having talked about this very same thing (in a more general context) in our psychology tutorial only 2 weeks ago, I thought it was serendipitous that I encounter this article discussing 4 stages in mastery:

  1. Unconscious incompetence
  2. Concious incompetence
  3. Concious competence
  4. Unconscious competence

Having experienced …

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