Is personalised learning for all a pipe dream? Perhaps. A set of principles to aim for in the way we design learning? Why not? This is a quick share of a resource I have been looking at again today: >>>The Learner’s Charter for a personalised learning environment from FutureLab. It outlines what a learner might rightfully expect in […]Read More Learner’s charter for personalised environments | FutureLab
[This is cross-posted to/from the Enabling e-Learning: Leadership group] A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to the PoriruaNet Cluster conference, to facilitate a couple of workshops on Enabling e-Learning and blended professional learning for schools. It was great to see four schools coming together to explore the way they were using technology for learning – […]Read More Managing BYOD at Albany Senior High | Notes from PoriruaNet
“What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology…No amount of technology will make a dent…. You’re not going to solve the problems by putting all knowledge onto CD-ROMs. We can put a website in every school – none of this is bad. It’s bad only if it lulls us into thinking we’re doing something […]Read More Teach carpentry, not hammer | Future-proofing NZ schools
This is cross-posted from a guest piece I recently wrote for CORE Education: Feel the fear – and do it anyway If Hilary had concentrated only on glacial ravines, would he have ‘knocked the bastard off’? Would Armstrong have taken his great leap if he had worried his oxygen failing? And can schools embrace the […]Read More If you think it’s too difficult, you’re right.
What does a student look like when they’re not engaged in learning? Slack jawed? Sleepy? Distracted? Angry?…..Absent? And if they are engaged, what does that look like?…Excited? Talking critically about the topic? Full of ideas, enthusiasm and persistence? Anyone who has been a teacher probably has a gut feeling on what this looks like. And […]Read More Are you listening to me?!… Measuring students’ engagement
I have blogged before about the power of visualisation as a way of capturing data – Ewan McIntosh had this as a key thread in his CORE Breakfast seminars in 2010. Here’s a great website for profiling different infographics [a graphic or image that represents information] that are out there: FlowingData | Data Visualization, Infographics, and […]Read More Worth a thousand words…
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
Had the pleasure of hearing Ewan McIntosh address the Wellington Edu-crowd this morning, courtesy of Core Education. And I have tried to capture the key points that he made here – trialling Omnigraffle for myself at the same time (visualisation being, after all, a growing focus for digital literacy;-)). In essence, the social web should […]Read More Ewan McIntosh: On being an entrepreneurial learner
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..?
I read the two articles on mobile phones in Sunday Star Times this week with some amazement, and a wee bit of irritation. The emotive story, about the student bullied on his cellphone on the front page, aimed to paint modern technology as something to be feared or banned unless it could be actively managed […]Read More Why banning cellphones won’t ban bullies