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Stuff we like about Robotics

We’ve just added a page of Stuff we like about Robotics. We want to provide some background to the Robotics materials we have published for teachers as a part of the… 229 more words


Augmented Reality Teacher Briefing now available; but with a word of warning

Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the disruptive technologies we have identified as suitable for teaching in secondary school.

AR is a live, direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. 614 more words


Discussion as a teaching tool -- pros, cons and teaching tactics

by Minch Minchin
Ph.D and J.D. student, University of Florida

Class discussions as a pedagogical tool are as old as teaching, itself.

Yet despite discussion’s rich and ancient lineage, some teachers may be wary of promoting discussions in their classrooms. 946 more words

Curriculum Development

What makes assessment 'authentic'?

With new curricula being released in all subject areas in British Columbia, the big lunchroom discussion is often authentic assessment. How do we keep up our expectations for students while still scaling back in our gradebooks to have our reporting reflect only what is essential to learning outcomes? 723 more words

Assessment For Learning

4 strategies to prevent academic dishonesty

by Margaret Gaylord
Master’s Student, University of Florida

Academic dishonesty has reached epidemic proportions, starting as early as middle school.  Cheating is a complicated problem, not just explained away by a lazy student. 827 more words

Mass Communication Teaching (MMC 6930)

The Chemistry in D&T

I used to be a chemistry teacher so I was very pleased to read the article Chemical Elements in the latest issue of D&T Practice… 577 more words


9 principles of Universal Design assist in designing more effective instruction for students with learning disabilities

by Amanda Kastrinos
Master’s student, University of Florida

The goal of any successful instructor is to teach the course in a way all students will understand. 1,124 more words

Mass Communication Teaching (MMC 6930)