February 2013

See on Scoop.itLearning, Teaching, Leading

Our overtly sexual environment is generating depressed, lonely people, writes Steve Biddulph.

Christopher Bounds‘s insight:

We spend increasing amounts of time dealing with students who are confused, demotivated, depressed and anxious. Steve Biddulph has justifiably raised concerns about boys issues for years and we are probably all aware of – or at least, those of us of a certain age are aware – of the difficulties challenging some young women.


The point I would make is that this is a problem for some – indeed, a tiny minority – of young women. For the majority, they continue to flourish and grow into mature adults. We need to invest as much in the healthy and well as in the five per cent that cause us concern. It is easy to generalise from those who struggle towards a generalised crisis of femininity.


But then, that’s what he did with boys and masculinity.

See on www.smh.com.au

See on Scoop.itThe ICT and iPad Pilot

“The app store is loaded with options that allow students to create content on their iPads. From comic strip creators to mind maps, video editing and publishing, screencasting & digital books, the options for individual student creation are expanding.


However, collaboration between students is often a critical component of any classroom activity or project and increasingly there are options available that allow for collaborative efforts across iPads.


Below are six ways to support collaboration between student iPads that cover the spectrum of creation options that range from text to digital storytelling to video creation.”

See on edtechteacher.org

(St. Teresa of Avila had these verses written in her breviary**)

May nothing disturb you.
May nothing astonish you.
Everything passes.
God does not go away.
can attain anything.
He who has God within,
does not lack anything.
God is everything!*