Wondering at #TEDxWestVanEd

A few weeks ago I spent the day at the #TEDxWestVanEd conference in West Vancouver, BC.  It was my 2nd time attending their TEDx, and just like last year, I was left with my head filled with excitement and wonders…

As a 2nd year Faculty Associate, I am looking at things a little bit differently though–yes, it is still all about the kids–they are always at the centre of every decision we make of course, but I am also thinking about  everything in regards to how it fits into Teacher Education and our student- teachers, as they are my primary students now.…

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The War of the Worlds and Evaluating Reliable Sources

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells was never a big seller.  It sat on many a library shelf, never being checked out until the night of Oct. 30, 1938.  Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater hosted a radio broadcast that night that scared Americans half to death.… Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs

Not everyone has access to a professional recording studio so most of us have to improvise when recording audio. That is why we are so glad we came across this article by eLearning Brothers! Click here for the original article.

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Open Content Toolkit

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The purpose of this wiki is to provide a gateway to contemporary and historical open digital media content from media archives and collections around the world. It is a space to explore, discuss and share examples of the use of open media at all school stages and at all levels of education.

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Left/Write and the Desires of Prepositions

It’s difficult to tell where the rhizome will lead you.

So I’m studying prepositions, and learning some Sunday School lessons along the way. Once you take rhizomatic learning seriously, then it gets out of control quickly, as rhizomes will do. As Faulkner once said of writing novels, you just follow the main characters, scribbling furiously.… Continue reading

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Any Questions?

(Image shared by db Photography on flicker CC-BY)

(Image shared by db Photography on flicker CC-BY)

In the terrific book, How People Learn, [1] the authors describe 3 key findings about how people learn, what teachers should do with those findings, and what it might look like in the classroom:

  1. Students come to the classroom, each with their own pre-existing knowledge, experiences, skills, motivations, and resources, that the teacher needs to draw out and work with through student-centered activities.

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      \ \  \ \ \  \\\  \   \ \  \ \ \  \ \  \ \  \____\ \  \____    \/  /  /  
       \ \__\ \ \_______\   \ \__\ \ \__\ \__\ \_______\ \_______\__/  / /    
        \|__|  \|_______|    \|__|  \|__|\|__|\|_______|\|_______|\___/ /     
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For the last couple of commutes I’ve been hooked by a ~.

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M-learning- Levando a aprendizagem para qualquer lugar

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O M-learning ou mobile learning tem se popularizado bastante graças ao surgimento de aparelhos eletrônicos portáteis como os tablets ,Ipads  e telefones celulares mais sofisticados como os smartphones  ,permitindo aos  alunos usufruir da aprendizagem móvel ,facilitando a aprendizagem em inúmeros  contextos , beneficiando vários níveis  que vão desde a educação básica ,superior  e trazendo grandes vantagens( como a redução substancial de custos ) para a educação corporativa , (que será assunto para um outro post) promover uma aprendizagem que não está atrelada a nenhum ambiente específico e que pode ser acessada em qualquer lugar é o grande trunfo  desta modalidade que é uma subárea do e-learning .…

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