How to navigate formative classroom observations
Classroom observations are intended to be formative learning opportunities for teachers, asserts Graham Birrell, senior education lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and co-author of a book on the topic. Graham and a few newly qualified teachers offer tips to survive classroom observations. The Guardian (London)
Five ways to detect a malicious 'phishing' emailThey're called 'phishing' emails because the cybercriminals who send them are fishing for victims. These fraudulent emails, which may appear to come from a legitimate company or even a personal acquaintance, are designed to trick people into giving up personal information, such as credit card and social security numbers.
How to Fight RansomwareRansomware has become the most damaging and widespread threat that internet users face. What can you do to protect yourself?
• Backup your files
• Filter out executable files
• Watch where you click
• Run up-to-date antivirus software
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Apple partners with schools in Ireland for language learning
Apple is helping to bring technology to some Irish-language schools. The language was at risk of extinction in the 1970s. Some say using technology to teach the language is a good option because it is more cost effective than investing in new textbooks and other resources. BBC
Time to enter your 2014-15 data on the statistical survey!
The ECIS statistical survey provides member schools with comparative data on a range of topics. These data points can be of immense help in developing new programmes, or when negotiating with school boards, especially on matters of salary and school budgets. Included is a powerful analysis tool that can be used once your data are input. Visit here to enter your data now!
Website best practice for international schools of all sizes
Free webinar on 12 Dec.! Are you looking to update your website in the coming year? Visit here to join Finalsite's CEO Jon Moser as he showcases best practices in web strategies that schools around the globe have implemented, including responsive design, LMS (learning management system), Real-Time Date Integration with Legacy Systems, private social networking and more. Learn how the Finalsite platform is helping schools of all sizes around the world.
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