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Encouraging Students To Study Technology

We know with technology, especially computer science or coding, that students can often be put off by some commonly held misconceptions. We have put a few points together below that can help you demystify or debunk these, and drive more participation in your school’s technology programme.

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Catching up with EdTech: Our Favorite Article Sources

The Education Team at BSD understands how precious your time is as a teacher… To help you stay ahead, we have scoured the internet for the most insightful and interesting edtech content (blogs, articles, and podcasts) to help you stay afloat in the rapid changes and tides (driven by tech) in education.

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Advantages of Real-World Technology Camp for Kids: Game Development Camp

Developing games is an intense, engaging, collaborative and multidisciplinary activity which takes the developer through stages of planning, designing, coding and testing. This means budding gamers will spend a lot of time practising communication and collaboration! Here is a bit more detail on some of the ways we see campers honing their abilities!

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Opinion: Why Work Experience Needs to be Bite Sized

One of the best possible ways for a young person to fit into a working environment, which is new and often alien to them, is not to seek an immediate result, but to allow relationships to develop over time. Weekly work experience over a period of time will allow credibility and trust to build between the student and the company as weekly tasks are consistently accomplished, communication is learned and the individual is simply proven reliable and convivial.

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Why Mobile Phones Are a Powerful Learning Tool

Benefits include understanding of the multitude of different ways to communicate we now use in the present day, the importance of the phone as part of authenticity of real world context in learning, as well as the flexibility of learning available to students where they can use their phone to progress at their own pace. Benefits include understanding of the multitude of different ways to communicate we now use in the present day, the importance of the phone as part of authenticity of real world context in learning, as well as the flexibility of learning available to students where they can use their phone to progress at their own pace.

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3 Ways You Can Encourage Reflective Learning In Your Classrooms

Frequent reflection brings greater awareness of the skills learned, and helps solidify learning experiences. This is also a great time for teachers to identify areas where students need more support. Try the following tools and suggestions to help students document, verbalize and share their reflection responsibly:

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How to Bring Creativity into Coding

Coding has historically been seen in isolation as purely a ‘tech’ skill, focused on logic and reasoning rather than creativity. This is changing as it becomes increasingly clear that technology needs to be part of every solution.

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Set Your Students Challenges – You’ll Be Impressed!

Shelly was teaching a unit on the basics of HTML when she found herself in front of a class that had surpassed her knowledge with 45 minutes of class time left. She reflects that ‘the realization that the students knew as much, or more, than I did about that topic made me feel very anxious inside’. So, what did she do?

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Setting Up Your Own Makerspace

Whether your school has already set up its Makerspace and wants to develop it further or is considering setting one up, this article in EdSurge by Parker Thomas a school consultant is a helpful guide.

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Teacher Interview: Shasta Quilala from The Philippines

Since the Summer 2017 started, we have been working with an amazing school that decided to fully integrate technology education into their subjects and classrooms. We spoke to Shasta Quilala, a teacher from Good Samaritan Colleges who felt empowered learning technology education with BSD.

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