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#TheFeed – Showcase School: Collaboration, Engagement, & Enhanced Teaching and Learning, by Paula Lowry

march-april-cover#TheFeed is back for the March/April 2017 edition, and focusses on Accessibility. In the latest issue you’ll find stories from schools specialising in SEND, studies from the British Dyslexia Association, and the latest on technologies that can aid SEND learners and those who teach them.

This extract is written by Paula Lowry, Headteacher of School at Saint Joseph’s Catholic and Church of England Primary, and also Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. In this article, Paula discusses the progress her school has made with the advancements of technology, and how this has developed learning within the classroom.Visit the author's original post

Minecraft Education Edition used in year four class

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Teachers are choosing innovative ways to get 21st teaching into classrooms and an example of this can be found on Mrs Barkers Tea Room blog. By using Minecraft: Education Edition, students were engaged and learned problem solving skills in an interactive and imaginative platform.

Minecraft’s spatial thinking and pixel art creates an excellent opportunity for students to work on mathematics and visual arts objectives in an engaging environment.

The game engages students creative and collaborative abilities, providing a different way of developing students’ skills.

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Fundamentals of Deep Learning

Education is at a major turning point. This is a time when the educators have started to question their teaching and learning practices. Questions like ‘Am I able to teach my students the length and depth of the content and the learning taking place is deep learning?’ These deliberations often cross the minds of thoughtful educators. But the big question then arises, ‘what is deep learning and what does it involve?’

Let me begin by defining what is deep learning?

Deep learning involves critical analysis of ideas, linking them to already known concepts, principles and experiences, which lead to personal understanding and long-term retention.Visit the author's original post

Fundamentals of Deep Learning

Education is at a major turning point. This is a time when the educators have started to question their teaching and learning practices. Questions like ‘Am I able to teach my students the length and depth of the content and the learning taking place is deep learning?’ These deliberations often cross the minds of thoughtful educators. But the big question then arises, ‘what is deep learning and what does it involve?’

Let me begin by defining what is deep learning?

Deep learning involves critical analysis of ideas, linking them to already known concepts, principles and experiences, which lead to personal understanding and long-term retention.Visit the author's original post