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Haven't kicked the wheels or looked under the hood, but this might be worth checking out while the service is still in BETA (and free!)

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Meet "Mr Dock" - a low tech solution to managing digital devices in the classroom
In a previous blog post about attempting to employ an Acceptable Use Policy to manage digital devices in the classroom , I reported that my colleague, Melek  Korudağ, and I had  tried out many techniques and applications to help students see how beneficial ...

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How to deal with digital devices in the classroom? Is an Acceptable Use Policy worth trying?
Does this scene look familiar?  I'm sure virtually every teacher on the planet can identify with the situation in the class below. Nowadays, because almost every student has their own digital device,  having them in the classroom can cause a lot of tension ...

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Can computers replace teachers? Cambridge "Write and Improve" automated writing assessment - does it work in practice?
It's been well over twenty years since people started debating whether computers would ever replace teachers.  Of course, there will always be a need for teachers and the real human interaction that is part of learning, so the question is not so much about ...

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Computers replacing teachers? Cambridge "Write and Improve" automated writing assessment - does it work in practice?
It's been well over twenty years since people started debating whether computers would ever replace teachers.  Of course, there will always be a need for teachers and the real human interaction that is part of learning, so the question is not so much about ...

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What should we learn from the Finns about education?
The Finns are well known for their excellence in education - Finland is top of the scales that assess and compare national systems of education. How do they do it?  Quite simple: Children don't start formal education until the age of seven. The formative ye...

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What should we learn from the Finns about education?
The Finns are well known for their excellence in education - Finland is top of the scales that assess and compare national systems of education. How do they do it?  Quite simple: Children don't start formal education until the age of seven. The formative ye...

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What should we learn from the Finns about education?
The Finns are well known for their excellence in education - Finland is top of the scales that assess and compare national systems of education. How do they do it?  Quite simple: Children don't start formal education until the age of seven. The formative ye...

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Digital Divide - The 'HAVEs' don't perform as well as the 'HAVE NOTs'
I've recently been perplexed by the fact that despite having access to a world of information at their fingertips via smart phones, many students today that I observe do not seem to be making any better progress than the students I had ten years ago.   In f...

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Talk about a teacher's hang up...
In one of my classes, there was an activity to get students to write about one of their teachers.  The model given was about a person's reflection on one of his favourite teachers.  These sorts of activities can yield unexpected results, which is why many o...
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