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Visualisers are a proven teaching tool in today’s classrooms, and the benefits of using a visualiser can be immediately observed. But for many teachers understanding their use and value is still problematic, largely due to a lack of organised and coherent information on applying visualisers as reliable learning tools in classrooms.
Elementary has recognised the need for modern educators to have a foundational resource that can aid them in procuring, adopting and making the most of visualisers in a demanding curriculum context.
How does it work?
The Definitive Guide to Visualisers in Today’s Classrooms helps teachers who are educating pupils from Key Stages one to four, in understanding the benefits of visualisers and their specific uses as a collaborative learning tool.
Mobile devices are changing education. Whether it be school-owned tablets or a bring your own device (BYOD) programme, Lightspeed Systems recognises that along with the educational opportunities of these devices, implementation and safety challenges exist for both IT staff and teachers.
The company’s most recent information guide to Mobile Learning in Today’s Schools, helps schools achieve anytime, anywhere learning with proven strategies and best practices for successful mobile programme. Lightspeed Systems knows bringing devices into the classroom isn't a simple task. But with the right solution, it can transform learning.
In education today, mobile learning is not a question of if, it’s a matter of how. Lightspeed Systems is working together with schools to address the challenges of going mobile and how to implement a successful mobile learning programme. In addition to sharing the benefits of going mobile and common challenges schools face, Mobile Learning in Today’s Schools provides educators with top tips for creating an efficacious mobile learning programme. These include:
Cycling charity Sustrans has produced a new step-by-step guide for schools to help encourage more pupils to cycle to school.
Developed for teachers, parents and governors the guide contains a suggested programme and top tips for events, activities and lessons to help get pupils motivated and skilled-up to cycle to school.
The guide is free to download from Sustrans’ website (www.sustrans.org.uk/biketoschoolweek) and is designed to be delivered over a six week period - culminating in a celebratory Bike to School Week.
Schools can promote cycling using the guide at any time of the year, although Sustrans will be celebrating the launch of the guide with National Bike to School Week, 10-14 June 2013.
In the UK only 4% of school children commute to school by bike or scooter, but research shows that nearly half of all children want to be able to. Sustrans hopes that this new teaching resource will help schools to show children and parents just how easy it is to get around on two wheels.
Just in time for Digital Learning Day, Digital Learning Now! (DLN) today released the fifth DLN Smart Series interactive paper with co-authors from Getting Smart and the Learning Accelerator. “Blended Learning Implementation Guide” provides education leaders recommendations for developing and implementing an effective plan to adopt a blended learning model that focuses on accelerating student learning for college and career readiness.
“Blended learning has the potential to transform the factory-like structure of our current education system into a new model that is student-centric, highly personalized for each learner, more supportive of teachers, and delivers better results,” said John Bailey, executive director of Digital Learning Now!
From September 2012, schools were given the responsibility of securing independent and impartial career guidance for students in Years 9-11. However, from September 2013, this duty will be extended to include Year 8 students and 16-18-year-olds in both schools and colleges.
In May 2012, the Department for Education published a consultation on extending the duty down to Year 8 and up to 16-18-year-olds. There were 327 respondents, including career professionals, local authorities, further education institutions and academies.
This September, secondary schools in the UK have a new legal duty to deliver impartial careers guidance to their students. The Department for Education (DfE) has outlined their key responsibilities and has stressed the importance of helping students to make well informed choices about education, training and career options. Loughborough University company, CASCAiD, helps schools implement careers guidance that supports the success of their students. Producers of the already popular careers tool, Kudos, for over 20 years, the company plans to release a new version this June.
“We are aware that schools are facing a challenging time with the new duty to deliver careers guidance alongside the introduction of new destination measures and Raising the Participation Age - with reduced levels of support. When we developed the new version of Kudos, we knew it was paramount to incorporate features that would help schools meet the requirements of their new statutory duty but also to provide students with a high quality tool that was in their best interest” said Lynda Lacey, Chief Executive of CASCAiD.