Col Harrison (Street Articles Author)
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Its Not All Roses - Google Has Announced Its Intentions to Spread Into the Social Sphere Aggresively
Luke Skywalker's lament was that his father used his powers for evil, in spite of the fact he felt the conflict within. Most of us have felt similar conflict at times. Life occasionally throws up opportunities for us to test our values and priorities. Are we driven by money, morals,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 21, 2011  
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Origami As A Memory Aid - How to Use A Paper Folding Technique to Assist In the Teaching Of Biology
What do the ancient Japanese art of origami and the study of Biology have in common? If your answer was limited to the beautiful swans which can be produced from a piece of paper, then I have a treat in store for you. The origami I used is certainly not…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 20, 2011  
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Passing Notes - A Different Ways to Teach Your Students About Preparing Summaries
How do you teach your students to study? Perhaps that sentence has one word too many; do you teach your students to study? Preparing for exams is one thing common to every subject in high school, yet few students have more than the vaguest idea about what it means to…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 18, 2011  
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Using Alliteration to Teach Biology; the 4 Cs Of Kochs Postulates
Alliteration is both a literary tool and an excellent memory aid. Perhaps most famous in those tortuous tongue-twisters of our youth; as if anyone would buy sea-shells from a seller on the sea-shore, they can also be employed to great effect in your Biology classroom. Koch's postulates are a series…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 18, 2011  
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Using Analogies - A Useful Memory Aid for the Three Lines Of Defence
Learning is an interesting game because it involves the last and greatest frontier; the human brain. How do our brains process information and sort everything we know from everything we need to know? Why, despite carefully storing away the knowledge, does it fail to find it at the critical moment,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 17, 2011  
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Standing on the Shoulders Of Giants - Why Study Science Anyway?
"Why do we have to learn about dead scientists? How is that going to help me get a job?" And so say all of them. I'm not sure how many times teachers, especially secondary teachers, have had to defend their subject to their students, but I know I have had…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 16, 2011  
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How Do You Web 2? Pepping Up Your Next Project With A Podcast
I think it is time to conduct a survey. It would be interesting to know what proportion of teachers have used Web 2.0; blogs, wikis, podcasts and social networking, in their teaching program and compare it to the number of students who have used Web 2.0 If you are a…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 15, 2011  
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What About A Wiki - A Web 2 Approach to Assessments In Science
Authentic assessments are an important component of our teaching programs. Ensuring students have experiences which both challenge them and provide opportunities for creativity and personal expression are not easy to construct (or mark for that matter). If we are going to continue our quest for a truly integrated curriculum, then…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 14, 2011  
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Multiple Metaphors - the Promise And Perils Of Technology In Science
What are your views on 'educational technology'? If there was ever a potential oxymoron, or a phrase to strike cheer or terror into the heart of a teacher, one of the nominees would surely be educational technology. Depending on the strength of your historical or mythological understandings, technology may have…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 13, 2011  
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A Problem Shared is A Problem Halved - How to Improve Your Powerpoint Slide Show Science Lessons
I've written previously about the impact of presentations in Science lessons and lamented to excuse of technology for poor pedagogy. The reality is many of our teaching colleagues are using powerpoint to teach their classes, so how can we improve our use of this ubiquitous tool? Let me say firstly…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 12, 2011  
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Its Not All Roses - Google Has Announced Its Intentions to Spread Into the Social Sphere Aggresively
Luke Skywalker's lament was that his father used his powers for evil, in spite of the fact he felt the…
Web 2 - What Impact Has it Had on Science Teaching?
Why does technology often make you feel like there is a big conspiracy and you are the last one to know?…
A Problem Shared is A Problem Halved - How to Improve Your Powerpoint Slide Show Science Lessons
I've written previously about the impact of presentations in Science lessons and lamented to excuse…
Those Who Understand Teach - How Peer Teaching Can Be Used Effectively In A Biology Class
It is Aristotle who is quoted as saying "those that know do, those that understand teach". Whilst those…
Multiple Metaphors - the Promise And Perils Of Technology In Science
What are your views on 'educational technology'? If there was ever a potential oxymoron, or a phrase…
Excel-lence In Science Education
Looking for a new way to help your students achieve EXCELlence in Science? Look no further than Excel…
Effective Multidisciplinary Cohesion
Technology is big business in Education. Laptops, data shows, interactive whiteboards and hand held…
Mobile Games for Science - the Current State Of Play
Warren Beatty is quoted as saying: “You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether…
Jigsawing - A Creative Way to Learn Some Challenging Concepts
"I want to play a game." Unfortunately the above quote appearing with the word jigsaw is unlikely to…
What About A Wiki - A Web 2 Approach to Assessments In Science
Authentic assessments are an important component of our teaching programs. Ensuring students have experiences…