Have you fallen for Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?
This week our spotlight is on technology in the classroom to get us in the mood for BETT 2018 next week! You can also listen to this week’s podcast and check out our #1minCPDs.
Top 5 blogs
- *NEW* Research Myth 2: Maslow’s Hierarchy
- *NEW* Saving Design Technology
- 20 Years of Educational Fads
- *NEW* Differentiation: What Works and Why
- *NEW* 10 Ways To Beat Blue Monday
Resource of the week
Do you read our weekly #1minCPD posts? Every Wednesday we publish a 1 minute read that provides you with a teaching technique or time saving strategy to use in the classroom. Topics include differentiation, verbal feedback, behaviour and well-being. Here you can find all our #1minCPD posts bookmarked – have a scroll and see if you can improve your next lesson in a minute!
CPD Spotlight: Technology in the classroom
Next week we are attending the BETT show in London. We went last year and really enjoyed seeing the creative technology people had created and meeting and chatting to small start ups with inspirational ideas. To celebrate, here are our best blogs about using technology in the classroom.
- 10 ICT Pieces of Equipment for the Classroom
- How To Reduce Screen Addiction (for Teenagers and Beyond)
- How To Engage Girls In Technology
- We Have The Technology
- The National Literacy Trust is asking primary schools to trial lessons in identifying ‘fake news’. The News Wise programme will help teachers empower their Key Stage 2 pupils to navigate the news. Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, said: “In this digital age, children who can’t question and determine the reliability of the information they find online will be hamstrung – at school, at work and in life. Worryingly, our research shows that this is a reality for far too many children across the UK. Register your interest here.“
- Are the proposed tests for reception children crowding out play and “verging on the immoral”? In a letter published in The Guardian, child development experts, including Robert Winston, say that Ofsted’s Bold Beginnings report is flawed.
- It has been revealed that Learndirect tried to obstruct the work of Ofsted inspectors last March and applied to the high court for a judicial review following a grade 4 inspection. Amanda Spielman said Learndirect got special treatment to suppress damning assessment of its training and gagged Ofsted from speaking to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
- Carillion goes bust but what does this mean for schools?
- Should schools be allowed to check bags for unhealthy food? In Kent, The Charles Dickens School are doing just that and removing sweets, fizzy drinks, energy drinks and multi-pack sizes of unhealthy food/drink from bags. The secondary school’s website says, “Bag checks will take place every morning and any found will be confiscated and not returned.”
- Nottingham Free School is so concerned about the use and impact of sexist language it has decided to put sexist abuse on the curriculum.
- 2018 is the Year of Engineering and the Government has launched a major campaign to inspire the next generation.