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Acrobat for Educators – Part 1.

E-portfolios are not a new idea and there is no shortage of tools out there which can be  used to create them. For me one of the major issues when looking at E-portfolios is that it is sometimes unclear as … Continue reading

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ADOBE Education forum Hong Kong 2011

ADOBE Education forum Hong Kong 2011

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Choice theory

The IEA approach is very close to that proposed by Dr William Glasser in his Choice Theory which promotes student centred, individualised education: “Glasser said that if coercive teaching methods were abandoned, students would work harder because they would be … Continue reading

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>knowledge as context for skills

>Traditional models of assessment have tended to focus on the testing of understanding and ability to apply knowledge. That knowledge changes over time but the method of assessment is fundamentally the same as it has been since the introduction of … Continue reading

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>Motivating students

>No one is likely to argue over the importance of motivation in student achievement. I found this list in several places on the internet outlining what teachers can do to improve motivation. I would struggle to tick off many of … Continue reading

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>History

>A 14 year boy called Nick was the catalyst for the existence of the IEAward. Ironically he was not particularly good at ICT, or at least what was on offer to him at school. He struggled with making a spreadsheet … Continue reading

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