Mystery Of Singing Sand Dunes Solved
Some sand dunes sing haunting melodies. New research shows that sand grains of a certain size tend to produce resonant notes around 90Hz (low cello; bass clarinet; bassoon range). (01:25)
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School Effectiveness and Equity: Making Connections
This report is a literature review and summary of two decades of international research into school effectiveness. The review introduces notions of school effectiveness, and presents the types of research usually found under the guise of school effectiveness research (SER). It then goes on to draw out major themes and trends in the literature reviewed.
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Factors Influencing the Transfer of Good Practice
Researchers from the University of Sussex and Demos present their findings on how teachers involved in innovative practice may learn from each other. These are based upon qualitative research including a review of research literature, telephone interviews, school visits and in-depth case studies. 120 practitioners were included in the study from a range of schools in England that have tried to transfer good practice within current government programmes.
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(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
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5.1 Introduction
What do you think being creative means? This unit engages with the debates surrounding the term ‘creativity’ and explores ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creativity and collaborative working. The unit would be of interest to teachers, parents and carers, and can be studied on an individual basis or as part of a school-based training session.
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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

Jazz Scale App for iOS
'Wanna Be a Jazz Musician?Do you want to improve your improvisation in your solo playing?Here's the Jazz Scales application for you. Jazz Scales let you know what kind of scales you can use in each chords.Also, since it provides a built-in metronome, you can use it as daily practice tools.'This app costs $1.29
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Teaching Shakespeare (1997)
This research aims to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the methods used in teaching pre-20th-century literature using Shakespeare.
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A systematic review of the impact of ICT on literature-related literacies in English, 5-16
A systematic review using the EPPI protocol. The impact of ICT is crucially mediated by teachers and the discourses they and their students use. Literary study continues to have a place in schools. Texts and textual practices are changing and outcomes depend on a developed view of what literature-based literacies comprise. This is one of five reviews with ICT and literacy as their focus.
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Futurelab Literature Review in Informal Learning with Technology Outside School
This Futurelab Literature Review considers the impact of technologies on children’s informal learning outside of school. The report highlights new thinking about learning in any setting and the possible impact.
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Futurelab Literature Review in Mobile Technologies and Learning
This Futurelab Literature Review considers the potential of mobile technologies for education. Case studies are matched to different theories of learning, and key issues are identified.
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Futurelab Literature Review in Thinking Skills, Technology and Learning
This Futurelab Literature Review evaluates the literature related to thinking skills and the role of technology. Controversies, key questions, the value of ICT and implications for practice are considered.
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Futurelab Literature Review in Science Education and the Role of ICT: Promise, Problems and Future D
This Futurelab Literature Review of the role of ICT in secondary science focuses on the changing nature and purpose of science education and the transformative potential of ICT. The role of the teacher and teaching strategies are also considered.
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EPPI-Centre Systematic Reviews
A summary of the EPPI-Centre systematic review of research literature protocol
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Towards Extended Schools: A Literature Review
This DfES 2003 review of research and literature focuses on the development of extended schools within the UK, drawing also on international evidence. The remit was to portray the potential/actual impact of extended schooling on professional practice and pupil outcomes, as well as challenges to its development.
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Futurelab Literature Review in Creativity, New Technologies and Learning (2002)
The review examines perspectives on creativity, summarises recent thinking, and includes examples of the supportive use of ICT. It highlights key questions concerning assessment and creativity.
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How do teachers use research findings to improve their professional practice?
This DfES TRIPS resource is a brief seven-page digest of an article first published under the title, "The use of research to improve professional practice: a systematic review of the literature". The resource is of interest to any ITE tutor or mentor who wishes to reflect upon the relevance of research to practice, comprising details apposite to any consideration of what some ITE students perceive as a divide between theory and practice. The resource is significant because it asks students to th
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Play Primary
Play Primary I am about to carry out a literature review on the benefits of play and more specifically why play is not as widely used in key stage 1 and 2. I have found plenty of research on applying play but less on why. I was wondering if you could help me broaden and specify my study. Thank you.
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Self-esteem Happiness
Self-esteem Happiness I am carrying out a literature review concerning children in KS2 relating to self-esteem and happiness. I am specifically looking for a report which was co-written by Jonathan Bradshaw. The report contains a league table listing which EU countries have the unhappiest children (With UK fourth from bottom). I have found newspaper reports linked to this but not the actual report which is what I need. Thank you.
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Personalizing Learning
This book is a very useful and welcome addition to the current proliferation of literature on the theme of personalisation. It acknowledges the challenges represented by both the defining of, and ultimate embedding into practice of, personalisation.
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