The latest Digital Education newsletter | Terry Freedman

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Here’s what’s in the current edition, just published:Exclusive for subscribers! The General Data Protection RegulationSTEM EducationEducation research: visible pseudoscience?Girls and technology: a matter of biology?Back to schoolTrust me, I’m a facilitatorResearch CornerUseful tips (‘digibytes’)EventsResourcesArticles you may have missedWhat I’m readingPhoto challenge
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Social media traffic sources: a self-fulfilling prophecy? | Terry Freedman

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“Go to where your audience is, or likely to be.” That’s a piece of conventional wisdom I come across quite a lot. Indeed, I have subscribed to it myself.
But isn’t it a circular argument?
In my case, I receive no referrals from Instagram, so I don’t post anything to do with my work on Instagram. For that reason, I receive no referrals from Instagram. Therefore….
I am thinking of undertaking an experiment, of posting photos on Instagram that have some connection with my work (writing,…

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Getting the most out of education conferences | Terry Freedman

The 2nd edition of this seminal work is out now, and it is still only £0.99, $0.99 or the equivalent in your currency.
At the moment it is also The American TESOL Institute’s ‘featured book’: http://ift.tt/2x0v9br

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Digital Education newsletter: what’s in the next issue? | Terry Freedman

In the next issue of Digital Education, to be published in the next few days, we cover a variety of topics including:

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teacher expertiseeducation researchbiological determinismSTEM education
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The Great Training Robbery, Part 13 of 13 | Terry Freedman

13 ideas for protecting yourself from being ripped off

Someone posted in a Facebook group recently that he thinks he’s been ripped off. He was pretty sure that someone who had attended a training course of his had taken his materials and then run the training in their school. So, what can you do to lessen the chance of something like this happening to you?
Here are my thoughts on the matter. Please bear in mind these are my personal opinions, and I’m not giving advice, legal or otherwise. But I hope you find the…

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8 Elements of a stimulating computing classroom | Terry Freedman

In 2012 I wrote an article called The Stimulating Classroom. Much of it was still relevant in 2016, so I republished it with some minor amendments. This article builds on those two predecessors, with some additional material.

It seems paradoxical, but the most boring classrooms tend to be the ones that are full of technology – and little else. The worst ones I’ve been into are those in which 30 or more computers are crammed into rows, allowing no room for note-taking, let alone collaboration — despite plenty of…

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The Great Training Robbery, Part 12 of 13 | Terry Freedman

13 ideas for protecting yourself from being ripped off

Someone posted in a Facebook group recently that he thinks he’s been ripped off. He was pretty sure that someone who had attended a training course of his had taken his materials and then run the training in their school. So, what can you do to lessen the chance of something like this happening to you?
Here are my thoughts on the matter. Please bear in mind these are my personal opinions, and I’m not giving advice, legal or otherwise. But I hope you find the…

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