Interview with Adam Clarke about the new Tate/ MineCraft initiative

I have been sitting on this interview for weeks. I apologise about the sound in advance as we were Read more

L4Lnews 16-11-2014 Assessment and the Curriculum

If you cannot see the video above go to the direct link here: http://touchcast.com/l4l_news/assessment_without_levels_ or watch the non-interactive version, whiuch you Read more

L4LNews 13-11-2014 Durand, Durand

I outline the new NAO or National Audit Office Report into the Education Funding Agency's oversight of "related party Read more

Blogs recommendations for the Week

Here are two blogs I recommend you go and look at for this week. First is Jack Marwood's Blog Icing Read more

Interview with James Abela

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Learn 4 Life news - Interview with James Abela

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Learn 4 Life news - Alan Peat & Debra Kidd

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Video review/demonstration of Alan Peat's iVisualiser App for iPad

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Interview with Debra Kidd for Learn 4 Life

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Interview with Adam Clarke about the new Tate/ MineCraft initiative

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I have been sitting on this interview for weeks. I apologise about the sound in advance as we were VERY short on time and the ubiquitous London band saw started up in the middle.

You can read far more about the project on the Tate’s Pages below:

http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/tate-worlds-minecraft

L4Lnews 16-11-2014 Assessment and the Curriculum

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If you cannot see the video above go to the direct link here:

http://touchcast.com/l4l_news/assessment_without_levels_

or watch the non-interactive version, whiuch you can download an show in your school or to your SLT, here:

https://vimeo.com/111985381

The interview with Dame Alison Peacock seems not to work on the video so here it is on the blog:

If you still can’t see it through your device just click on the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/l4lnews/interview-with-alison-peacock-at-the-wroxham-school-2011

I have curated all the blogs around this topic in a bit.ly bundle below – you can see Tim Oates’ Video – links to several blogger’s responses and to the consultation documents and online form:

Click on image to go to bitly links page

https://bitly.com/bundles/eyebeams/1a

L4LNews 13-11-2014 Durand, Durand

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I outline the new NAO or National Audit Office Report into the Education Funding Agency’s oversight of “related party transactions” at Durand Academy.

You can read more to the background on this story in the Telegraph a few months back here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10852804/Top-head-is-banned-from-business-with-school-over-conflict-of-interest-risk.html

on the BBC here;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30025696

The latest related Guardian piece here:

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/nov/13/nearly-half-academy-trusts-related-party-transactions

 

L4LNews 12-11-04

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Blogs recommendations for the Week

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Here are two blogs I recommend you go and look at for this week.

First is Jack Marwood‘s Blog Icing on the Cake it is really something every teacher in the UK must read.

Jack is both a Primary School Teacher and a whizz as statistics. His blog is pure crap detection. The latest post is superb and all about the “Bad Teacher” Factoid. A factoid is an of repeated Fact that is totally untrue!

Here is a  ”factoid”:

“'Teachers who work in a given school, and therefore teach students
with similar demographic characteristics, can be responsible for increases
in math and reading levels that range from a low of one-half year to a high
of one and a half years of learning each academic year.’"

"‘A good teacher can get 1.5 years of learning growth; a bad teacher gets
half a year of learning growth.'”

In this case he outlines the thinking behind this Value Added Delusion and how it has permeated things like the Sutton Trust and the Gates report recently to justify outcomes.

As he says – and you must read the blog

“Teachers should not have to bear the brunt of bad ideas
based on something which is simply not true.”

Click on the blog to read it now or the link in the L4L Blog that goes with this post!

The second link you must read today is Old Andrew’s ultimate list of UK Bloggers

http://educationechochamber.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/tell-us-about-your-blog/

Are you in the UK – do you have an education blog then click on the Echo Chamber link and add yours to the list.

Old Andrew is particularly looking for more representation from Primary teacher bloggers and certain subject areas. Click the link and go along and see if you fit the bill.

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