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3 juillet 2010 6 03 /07 /juillet /2010 16:25


... balanced time !

Use time wisely and well"

That's Philip George Zimbardo's message. The American social psychologist has studied time perspective and how it affects our work, health and well-being. The 10-minute animation below is part of a talk he gave at the RSA (the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) :

It might give food for thought about education as well ;o)

His full talk on YouTube channel :

The Secret Powers of Time      

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18 juin 2010 5 18 /06 /juin /2010 18:29


Education Week : Digital Directions

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Computers/thumb_laptop_glossy.pngClick on the ^^^  laptop picture

to read the article "Educators connect digital games to learning".... A few gripping ideas, indeed ! An excerpt (I underlined some of the text) :

"TIPS :   1. Play a little. To be effective at integrating digital games into learning, teachers should spend time playing games themselves. [...]   4. Rely on students. Many are familiar with digital games, and asking them to share their knowledge can be engaging and empowering.   5. Don't be afraid. For game-based instruction to be successful, teachers have to feel comfortable making mistakes. If teachers avoid new approaches, they will not embrace innovative teaching methods."


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24 mai 2010 1 24 /05 /mai /2010 19:32


The education ICT agency Becta  is to close by November... a 240 staff and £80m from 2010 financial government budget should be cut off as well !

"Government to close Becta" :


              Click  http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Computers/thumb_mouse_pointer_wolfram_es_01.pngto get the Guardian article


  Read also :

"Becta : does it deserve to die ?"

from the >>>  BBC news blog about technology        

  The agency supplied the educational field with a "central platform for standardising on technology". ; it was quite appreciated by teachers... surely not only the British :-(

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24 mai 2010 1 24 /05 /mai /2010 12:26


 Black  comedy...

 as for teachers

Click ^^^

and watch the cartoon


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19 mai 2010 3 19 /05 /mai /2010 10:23


  Here's an article

studying the image young users and education professionals match with blogs... The article was written (in French) by Emilie Bouvrand and issued at pedagopsy.eu.

You'll find it here :

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/2008_Jan_14_office/thumb_flowchart_diagramma_architetto_fra_01.pngOriginal title : "Les représentations imaginaires des blogs

chez les jeunes et chez des acteurs institutionnels"

by Emilie BOUVRAND

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12 mai 2010 3 12 /05 /mai /2010 16:39


Chameleons are always changing their colour !

And now that the whole thing's over... though eventually they didn't prove effective enough, these campaigning videos did look both bright and funny to me. Hope you'll enjoy them as well :)

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9 mai 2010 7 09 /05 /mai /2010 16:24


  If you need a break... just click on the logo below : 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/img/global/tol-logo.gifto open a 26-cartoon slideshow by Peter Brookes.

His 'Nature notes' ferociously match politicians

with animals : have fun :o)

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1 mai 2010 6 01 /05 /mai /2010 17:54



 Nowadays everyone's delivering presentations (you know...  what they call Powerpoints)  and sometimes it gets awfully ineffective... Here's what presentations ought not to be :

This one suggests how to deliver better presentations instead :
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17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 21:35



The film was released in Autumn 2009, and it's currently on screen in our city

The twelve vignettes it is made of all deal with encounters and love...but they also highlight the magic of New York City !


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15 avril 2010 4 15 /04 /avril /2010 16:16


The International Association of Teachers

of English as a Foreign Language

aka     I.A.T.E.F.L.   <<<

aims at "linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching Professionals worldwide." Last year, the IATEFL Conference and Exhibition has just taken place in Harrogate (April 7 to April 11, 2010).

The videos & conferences aren't online yet... but you can watch one of the videos from last year's Cardiff Conference :

The workshop deals with grammar, vocabulary and spelling exercises : it discusses what makes them more  -or less-  interesting, exploring some strategies that can add interest to the boring ones. The workshop aims at equipping participants with "some ‘practical principles’ for creating and maintaining interest in essentially form-focused procedures."

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