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  • Spellchecking software –some initial findings, 04/02/2014

    I’ve been developing a minor obsession with spell-checking software lately. This arose from noting that the spell-checking in Google Drive (previously called Google Docs) was pretty good and seemed to give decent results.  These results were also reached without the need for two separate checks –...

  • Developing a learning culture through reflective practice, 31/01/2014

    Which methods do you use to reflect on your professional practice? How do you know what’s working (and what could be improved) in your interactions with colleagues, students, or service users? Many workplaces, most recently Glasgow Psychological Services, have explored the VERP (Video Enhan...

  • Interesting Technology from BETT 2014, 30/01/2014

    For those unfamiliar with BETT, it is the largest educational technology exhibition in Europe.  Taking place annually in London, there are over 600 exhibitors including massive companies such as Google, Dell, Intel and Microsoft.  The interesting stuff, from an Additional Support for Learning per...

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  • 9 inspiring social studies apps, 25/04/2014

    Math and science seem to get all the focus these days, but other core subject areas deserve just as much attention--and this includes social studies and history. Student engagement may dwindle when they read about historical events or other cultures from a textbook, but giving them access to soc...

  • 5 easy steps to increase female engagement in STEM, 25/04/2014

    Women today make up a large percentage of the work force, employed in almost half of the jobs in the United States. Yet, according to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and STEMConnector less than 25 percent of females work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields where e...

  • 4 amazing STEM education videos on YouTube, 25/04/2014

    One helpful page, YouTube EDU, features some of the most popular educational videos on the entire site. The videos are categorized by subject, from engineering to law, and by age group, from primary and secondary education to lifelong learning. It's a one-stop shop for anyone looking for homewor...

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