Every conference I’ve attended in the last year and a half has offered a session on Makerspaces. For the uninitiated, Makerspaces are places were community members can plan and create projects. Many of these spaces have an engineering design focus where participants can use tools to build creations.…
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A few things from my Pinboard bookmarks from the last week.
In order to actually use this blog effectively, I’m going to have to get rough. My previous posts have hardly been polished gems, but my thinking/writing needs to be even rough in order to make my learning visible.…
Effects of Synchronicity and Belongingness on Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Constructive Controversy Full Paper
Abstract: Adapting face-to-face (FTF) pedagogies to online settings raises boundary questions about the contextual conditions in which the same instructional method stimulates different outcomes. We address this issue by examining FTF and computer-mediated communication (CMC) versions of constructive controversy, a [...]…
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Hooray! I am two units into the Google Certification for Educators.
Whew! Time to pause and reflect.
At the end of Unit Two I’ve:
- clocked 37 hours of PD time
- written, tabbed and highlighted 82 pages of notes
- answered more than 150 multiple choice questions
- learned a hell of a lot.
It is hard to believe it is only a bit over a week since the first Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Annual Conference. It was a two day conference focussing on using digital tools for teaching and learning and innovation in our classrooms, which is the core focus of DLTV, the newly formed subject association.…
In a 2008 article entitled Complexity as a theory of education, Brent Davis and Dennis Sumara discuss the unique qualities of educational research, especially in light of complexity theory, suggesting to me that complexity plays a unique and insistent role in educational research.… Continue reading