After twelve years as a consultant, facilitator, project leader, director…., I am going back to school. At a time when it is common to hear of educators leaving the profession or moving out of school into other kinds of roles and careers, I’m heading upstream, back the other way. I’m excited to have been appointed to […]Read More Moving on …
I recently saw the following piece of research – “The Impact of Digital Technology on Learning” – pass across my desktop, via DERN (the Digital Education Research Network). Overview In their intro to this report, DERN states: “Taking into account the scarcity of rigorous research into the benefits of teaching and learning with digital technologies, [this […]Read More The impact of digital technology on learning
A recent conference I attended was a hotbed of exciting ideas, inspirational speakers and wonderful stories. Many of these focused on how to make the most of what technology can offer the learner. But whispered amongst the enthusiastic conversation and bubbling excitement, there lurked a handful of myths. Myths that need busting. MYTH 1: All […]Read More ICT and learning: 5 myths – busted!
Allanah King, in her blog Life is not a race to be first finished, shared an idea. It’s a really simple idea, and also a really powerful one – and you’d be amazed at how such a simple idea can be overlooked by teachers in the heady rush of the start of a new school […]Read More What I’d want my teacher to know about me
This video is a great conversation or professional development starter. It’s a neat compilation of quotations from longer TED talks and interviews that coalesce around the theme of student-driven, collaborative learning. No surprises but powerful nonetheless…enjoy:-)Read More ‘Let’s Transform Education’: A great discussion starter
This is a neat selection of videos that explores the way different technologies are being integrated into teaching and learning. The New York Times asked teachers to submit videos that explored how technology had changed the way they teach… The overwhelming themes that emerge are: Trust the students – be prepared to work with them. […]Read More Teachers’ views on technology: snapshots from the frontlines
If there is no difference, then we need to talk. This video by mokmcdaniel – Online Student Experience – highlights in grim tones, how depressing it is to be in a world in which exciting teaching and learning (with and without technology) is possible, but not happening for him. While part of me can appreciate […]Read More Tell me you see a difference between board and screen..?
It was stuff to warm the cockles of the coldest of hearts. Mine were positively glowing . Tough cookies, who previously had been swearing and cussing their teachers, transformed into teachers themselves following a two week ‘study camp’. An interesting irony. The final task, in which the rebels were sent into a primary school to […]Read More The Unteachables III: becoming teachers themselves