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Measuring student success

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“I believe that a basket of metrics is needed to gain a fuller understanding of what a student is capable of both academically and social/emotionally. We will continue to use standardised testing because no other evaluation can be so consistently applied. It will continue to be an imperfect gauge of academic ability, but all practical measures have weaknesses. By including …

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Case Study (contd): Individualising learning through inclusion

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Educators have long been intrigued by the prospect of individualising learning, and the emergence of new classes of technology have expanded the practical possibilities. Last month we caught up with Kasson Bratton, Head of Middle school at Nanjing International, China who shared with us interesting insights on how NIS is driving individualised learning together with inclusion. This is the second part of the interview …

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Share your ‘big idea’ at #teachtechtalks

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Are you an educator with a passion for technology? Do you have a case study that you would like share with your fellow educators?  If yes, then you might be ideally suited to participate at #teachtechtalks at EduTECH Asia. What are #teachtechtalks? #teachtechtalks are on-floor pecha kucha sessions running alongside the main EduTECH Asia conference. These are specifically designed to give teachers, lecturers and …

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Going Social – 3 inspiring classroom examples

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Going Social You’ll see them everywhere. The teenage boy with an iPad “hash-tagging”, the young girl in the MRT frenetically typing a FB message. The gizmo kid trying to beat you in a game of Candy Crush, the nine year old trying to teach you how to Instagram. Even you friend’s newborn baby, the one you never met, has a set of photos tagged …

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The “A” team at KAS Taiwan

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The new KAS campus boasts state of the art technology infrastructures designed to suit the needs of the students and the staff – with the ability to support a 1-to-1 environment where every student is provided with a laptop. It’s a setup that enables active learning, equipping its community with the technical and infrastructural support systems to achieve more. Most of …

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Innovative Learning with Augmented Reality

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Many of us reading this would agree that the usual step-by-step protocol fails to spike creativity or enhanced in-depth thinking in a practical session, especially when it comes to 21st century learners.  The gap has always been about what’s learnt in a practical session and applying it to solve a real-life problem. As a consequence, it is common to observe the students commenting that the traditional practical sessions are non-challenging and outright …

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3 tips for mobile pedagogy in the classroom

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The integration of mobile technology in classrooms is no longer just a nice-to-have option in learning and development. Indeed, it has now become an essential part of the educational process for the 21st century generation. Furthermore, the the choice of device is also no more the focus of discussion. What is and will always be of utmost importance, is how …

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Building a school in the cloud

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Schools often talk about moving entirely to the cloud: being free of maintaining a huge infrastructure and moving to relying on an internet connection to run the technology in school. While many aspire to make this possible, in practice only few have succeeded in implementing it. And one such example is the Concordia International School in Hanoi. Concordia International School Hanoi is a …

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TPACK framework explained

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TPACK is a well-known framework in the education technology realm that connects technological, pedagogical and content knowledge. Expert teachers today are those who can combine knowledge, understand what is good for learning and use technology effectively. It is more than just adding ICT to traditional approaches but rather having a deep knowledge of how ICT can be used to access and process content …

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EduTECH comes to Singapore!

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EduTECH Australia is the largest and most influential exhibition and conference for the education sector in the Southern Hemisphere. And in 2016 we are launching the show in Asia. EduTECH Asia will be held in November in Singapore, the perfect location for an education event: Singapore is internationally recognised as a leader in education and ranked 3rd globally Singapore has …