International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks Internet Archive (INCA) website
This a brief guide to using INCA, a QCA funded website providing descriptions of government policy on most aspects of education in over 20 countries. It addresses the following issues: What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?
This is a brief guide to using TeacherNet, a DCSF website offering access to teaching and learning resources, educational guidance and professional development. It considers the following questions: What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?
The Standards Site website
This is a brief guide to using the Standards Site, a UK government website disseminating educational guidance and good practice. It addresses the following questions:What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?
A step-by-step guide to using the "Email My Collections" facility.
A step-by-step guide to using the "Email My Collections" facility.
Teachers TV: NQT and Trainee teachers: the essential guide
Teachers TV has introduced sections on their website dedicated to trainee teachers and NQTs, which are entitled 'The essential guide'.
QCA - National Dimensions Conference - 12th March 2009
The National Conference for Cross-Curriculum Dimensions was held at the Congress Centre in London on 12th March 2009. This one day conference was jointly hosted by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and British Council to launch two new publications, 'Cross-curriculum dimensions: a planning guide for schools' and 'Sustainable development in action: a curriculum planning guide for schools', and to provide a forum to discuss the curriculum dimensions and how the seven dimensions can work
Using national data for self-evaluation and school improvement
This NFER PRE article is a guide to the complexities and potential of the range of performance and assessment data available today. It aims to explain the main concepts and mechanisms in a clear and straightforward fashion thus enabling their positive use for school improvement. The interpretative remit embraces Achievement and Attainment tables together with the RAISEonline and Ofsted websites. An exposition of the meaning of contextualised value-added (CVA) analysis together with the different
Personalised Learning – A Practical Guide
This was launched by the DCSF in October 2008 to provide school leaders, School Improvement Partners and teachers with a guide showing how to implement key aspects of personalised learning. The guide makes substantial links to The Children’s Plan (DCSF, 2007) where the vision is of 21st century schools delivering excellent, personalised learning.
Searching the TTRB
This is a video guide to searching the TTRB by our E-Librarian
A Guide to Support the Professional Development of Diploma Teachers
The resource is a guide for staff development managers and CPD leaders as to the kind of support and professional development opportunities for Diploma teachers they could provide. The guide may also be useful to individual teachers and practitioners who may use it to identify their own professional development needs. This guide replaces the 'Training and Development Guidance for Teachers of Diplomas' which was published in February 2007.
The Common Assessment Framework for children and young people: A guide for practitioners
This resource is a guide to the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) which has been designed to be used by all practitioners who work with children and young people. The CAF itself seeks to give a common approach for use by all children’s services and in all local areas to support with the identification of children’s needs. This resource offers guidance to indicate when a common assessment should be completed, and by whom, along with guidance on how a good assessment can be carried out. The do
The New Primary Curriculum live on the QCDA website
The new Primary Curriculum went live on the QCDA website on 31st January 2010. In addition to information on the components of the framework, the site includes a video tour of the website itself, plus an interactive guide to the new curriculum, and seven video case studies focusing on different aspects of curriculum provision. The curriculum design tools include the opportunity to compare up to three areas of learning, in terms of different aspects, such as key skills, curriculum progression an
Masters in Teaching and Learning
This Teachers TV resource is part of the Need to Know series; 'the essential guide to current hot education topics'. The 'hot topic' in question here is the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL), a new government-funded Masters level qualification which aims to present a classroom-based programme designed specifically for practising teachers.
The Team Around the Child (TAC) and the lead professional: A guide for practitioners
This resource is a practitioner guide for anyone adopting the role of a lead professional for a child or young person, or anyone working in a team around a child or family. The guide sets out to describe the role, its functions, the skills and knowledge required, line management responsibilities, and gives examples of practice throughout.
Cognitive Neuroscience of Aesthetics
Marcos Nadal, PhD., Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, University of Vienna http://www.minervaberkeley.org/conferences/seeing-knowing-vision-knowledge-cognition-and-aesthetics/2014-speakers1/marcos-nadal/ The hallmarks of true art—few today would deny this—are evident in the European Upper Paleolithic parietal paintings, such as those at Chauvet (dated to around 30.000 years before present), Lascaux (around 17.000) or Altamira (close to 15.000). However, as a
Pixar - A Human Story of Computer Animation
[Recorded May 16, 2005]
Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation Studios, Alvy Ray Smith, Co-Founder of four centers of computer graphics excellence (Altamira, Pixar, Lucasfilm, New York Tech) and a Microsoft Fellow, Andrew Stanton, Writer/ Director, Finding Nemo, Pixar Animation Studios , and Michael Rubin, Moderator, Author of Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution
Bach - Brandenburg Concertos No.6 - i: Allegro
This is a live video of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra playing Bach's "Brandenburg Concertos No. 6 - i: Allegro" in some sort of majestic hall. The picture and sound quality are excellent. Uses period instrumentation. (5:24)
The Cosmopolitan Outlook: How the European Project can be Saved
Ulrich Beck, University of Munich and LSE, delivers the 2014 Dahrendorf Lecture. Discussants: Kalypso Nicolaïdis ,St Antony’s College, Oxford, Lord David Hannay, Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU and UN. Convenor: Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony’s College, Oxford).
McMaster Fall Preview 2014
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DNA, RNA, and Protein Extraction: The Past and The Present
This is a review article that provides an overview of the molecular techniques in DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, past and present. It discusses manual procedures and the accompanying difficulties involved. It discusses the advantages of automated procedures that can signifincatly increase efficiency and accuracy while minimizing cross-contamination.