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The Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum: Final Report (Rose Report) published
The DCSF requested that Sir Jim Rose carry out an independent review of the primary curriculum in January of 2008. An interim report was issued in December 2008 and this is the final report. It focuses on curriculum design and content; • Reading, writing, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT); • Personal development; • Transition and progression, including issues around summer-born children; and • Introducing languages at Key Stage 2.
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NALDIC: EAL and ICT vodcasts
In a new initiative, NALDIC has commissioned a series of vodcasts which demonstrate how teachers can use ICT to support the learning and teaching of EAL. Each week a new vodcast is released in the series and hosted on NALDIC’s YouTube channel with links on the NALDIC website The first vodcast outlines the topics to come in the series which are: 1. Using Google Earth to support new arrivals 2. Digital storytelling Part 1 3. Digital Story telling Part 2 4. Sourcing and making multilingual ta
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Excellence and Equity: Making England’s Schools System World Class
The resource is a four page research brief of an analysis developed by McKinsey and Company, who were commissioned by the DCSF to investigate the performance of England’s education system, along with that of high-performing systems overseas.
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Developing Little Linguists - Final Evaluation of the Foundation Stage Primary Languages Pilot: Augu
This is the final evaluation report of the Foundation Stage Primary Languages Pilot 2007 by the Northern Irish Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CEA).
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Fade or flourish: how primary schools can build on children’s early progress
The resource is a report which is the final stage of an ongoing project at the Social Market Foundation (supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Sutton Trust). It explores the contribution of good quality pre-school experience to improving the life chances of disadvantaged children and their families. The paper sets out a review of the evidence and best-practice in primary schools with a particular emphasis on the needs of those children who are most vulnerable to falling behind thei
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The influence of context on attainment in primary school: interactions between children, family and
This resource is one of a series of research reports published by the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, Institute of Education, London. The report explores the influence of social and personal development which takes place in home and school environments, and how it may help influence children’s achievement. The report considers the relative importance of four different contexts, or ‘spheres of influence’ on pupil achievement in England at Key Stage 2 (age 10/11). The
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Aspirations: The views of foster children and their carers
This resource is a full research report detailing the findings of the first stage of an ongoing study of a cohort of children and their foster carers working with the charity TACT (The Adolescent and Children's Trust) in 2007. The core services of TACT are fostering and adoption, although they also offer a range of services to empower and support young people and their families. This is intended to be an initial report for a longitudinal study of the 2007 cohort of children and foster carers to
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ICT for the Non-Specialist - Podcasting
This is a 15 minute Teachers TV video about ICT for the non-specialist teacher and looks at the topic of podcasting. The context is a Cheshire primary school and the video shows the work of a year 6 class in producing a podcast about a school trip to the Isle of Wight and also the work of a year 5 class producing a video podcast in French. The pupils are quite experienced in producing podcasts and the headteacher ascribes part of the improvement in end of Key Stage 2 results to the use of podca
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Making Good Progress in KS2 and KS3 English
These leaflets, published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families in 2008, identify the characteristics of pupils who are making slow progress in English, in both Key Stage 2 and 3. Investigations, which involved the interviewing of hundreds of teachers and pupils, are summarised and actions that can be taken in order to remove barriers to progress are identified. These resources offer suggestions to teachers to help personalise teaching to the needs of those pupils who are not prog
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Language Learning at Key Stage 3: The impact of the Key Stage 3 Modern Foreign Language Framework an
This resource is a report on a two year study into language learning at Key Stage 3 in England, carried out at Cambridge University at the behest of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The study was commissioned to investigate both provision and practice, and was to look particularly at the impact of the Key Stage 3 Framework for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and other recent initiatives with respect to languages, such as the impact of language entitlement in Key Stage 2 a
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What role for the three Rs? Progress and attainment during primary school
The resource looks at patterns of attainment of primary school pupils in England in Key Stage 1 and 2 assessments. The researchers monitored a group of children from birth onwards and went on to analyse the pupils’ National Curriculum Standard Attainment Test scores. They looked for evidence of fluctuations and stability in progress across the Key Stages. Amongst their recommendations is that there needs to be a more holistic approach to assessment, one that will include outcomes such as motiv
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Teachers TV Early Years Week
Teachers TV has a week of programming focusing on Early Years, w/c 17 May. Included in the schedule are two new programmes: "Children's Centre Leadership - Child Poverty" explores the range of strategies employed by a Children's Centre to alleviate child poverty, and "Professional Knowledge - The Montessori Method", which looks at how a primary school has introduced Montessori methods for Early Years and Key Stage 1.
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Performance Management - In-School CPD - Secondary
This is a video produced by Teachers TV which focuses on continuing professional development activities within Blackwell School in Bristol. The video is based upon the use of a regular in-house newsletter employed by the school’s head of CPD to publicise opportunities to colleagues. Three examples of development activities resulting from the circulation of the newsletter are shown. First, a science teacher visits an interactive science museum to gain new ideas and resources for teaching at key
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"It would have been nice to know about that piece of software!" Preparing Early Years Practitioners
The resource is a report on a TDA funded research project comparing Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) student-teachers’ and Primary student-teachers’ confidence with and knowledge of ICT appropriate for use in school.
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Distributed web systems : past exam questions : level 3
This resource (B359 Distributed Web Systems Level 3) contains past examination questions from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. From mobile phones to the Internet, our lives depend increasingly on distributed systems linking computers and other devices together in a seamless and transparent way. This unit will provide the students with the basic knowledge of the principles and practice of distributed systems necessary to develop distributed
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Three-dimensional Input and Visualization
The aim of this chapter is to investigate techniques by which man-computer interaction could be improved, specifically in the context of architectural applications of CAD. In this application the object being designed is often an assembly of defined components. Even if the building is not actually fabricated from such components, it is usually conceptualized in these terms. In a conventional graphics- based CAD system these components are usually represented by graphical icons which are displaye
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An interactive graphic that describes the extent of income inequality in the U.S., how it got so unequal, and offers tangible suggestions about what ordinary people can do to diminish it. It also allows users to estimate the amount of actual income inequality and place their own earnings in the context of demographically similar populations. Animated videos narrated by former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, describe why such inequality has increased in recent decades.
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"Insider Art: Recent Curatorial Approaches to Self-Taught Art"
Matthew Higgs, co-curator of Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound, moderates a discussion about the recent growth in curatorial approaches to self-taught artists that focus on relationships between creativity and disability. Panelists include Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator, Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art; Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director, New Museum; and Lawrence Rinder, Director, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The panel considers t
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Topology Conservation in Polymer Knots
By: icamvid Topology Conservation in Polymer Knots Institute of Theoretical Physics University of Stellenbosch
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A Morning Alarm - Edison Motion Pictures 1896
OTHER TITLES Title in Maguire & Baucus catalogues: Morning fire alarm CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1896. SUMMARY From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This shows the Fire Department leaving headquarters for an early morning fire. The scene is remarkable for its natural effect. The opening of the engine house doors, the prancing of the horses, and even the startled expression upon the faces of the spectators, are all clearly depicted. From Edison films catal
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