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Sunday 05 June 2016

 

Great music education is a partnership between classroom teachers, specialist teachers, professional performers and a host of other organisations, including those from the arts, charity and voluntary sectors. (National Plan for Music Education)

 

Plenty has been written about the horrors of homework. A negative impact on leisure time is high on the list of concerns, as is an uneven playing field, where some students benefit from more parental help or access to learning resources than others.

Many students also find the marking process problematic as they are often left with little or no feedback on their work, or get a mark they don’t fully understand. But homework can no longer be seen a much maligned ‘add on’ to the school day.

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Tuesday 26 April 2016

'Interact' is an exciting Primary Music scheme for the classroom consisting of individual educational interactive software modules. The scheme uses Cross Curricular topics including World War II, Enter into Egypt, Native Americans, Exploring the River and Sea, Victorian Times , The Tudors, Learning about Marching Music through history, and projects to support teachers to deliver National Curriculum subjects. New topics are being added regularly and by request.

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Friday 22 April 2016

 

FUZE Technologies launches Kickstarter campaign to reach funding goal for its new coding gadget FUZE Technologies has today launched a campaign with Kickstarter, in order to bring its latest project, the FUZEBOX, to life.

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Visitors to the forthcoming Education Show 2016 will see the next generation of VIVIDtouch screens, the world’s first-ever non-Android series of interactive panels that run on the new Windows 10 operating system.

Designed to enhance collaboration and interactivity in the classroom, the VTF series from VIVIDtouch will be premiered at the event, held 17-19 March at NEC Birmingham.

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Having technology in the classroom can help enhance student engagement with what’s being taught. Today, many schools have iPads, iPods or other tech devices, and measures should be put in place to keep these expensive products safe from being lost or stolen. 

Here are six safety steps to consider when keeping technology safe in the classroom, provided by gadget and mobile accessory brand Griffin Technology.

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Somehow Easter is already upon us and exam season just a short break away. So, it’s time to relax and enjoy a well earned break. Here’s 6 ideas to take your mind off the classroom, but keep you inspired and, without you even knowing it, get ready for the summer term.

Netflix is your friend - Netflix will have the usual flurry of Easter treats available towards the end of March. But, talking history, there’s two powerful documentaries set for release, India’s Daughter and Jumbo Wild, looking at cultural out-cry in two very different contexts.

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Online learning gives you limitless possibilities. It offers great opportunities beyond the four-walled classroom and allows you to learn through a different medium, which is the Internet.

Online learning lets you meet and interact with different people, review for exams, complete assigned tasks at your own time and pace. But before you submit yourself in an online course, here are five things you need to know and understand about online learning.

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Technology has dramatically changed the learning experience in the classroom, very few teachers would disagree with that. From filmstrips to virtual learning environments, technology has transformed the quality of education within only a few years.

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Rob Taylor, a maths teacher at The de Ferrers Academy, Staffordshire, explains how Showbie’s audio feedback feature, has increased his students’ progress. Showbie is the classroom management app designed to digitally issue assignments, monitor progress and provide feedback on student tasks or homework.

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