syndicating 5240 posts from 517 #etmooc blogs

A micro look at microbit

microbit-animation

A lot of micro:bits from the BBC arrived in the centre where I work, ready to be distributed to North Lanarkshire schools. I’ve taken the opportunity to break one out and have a wee play.

The devices are aimed at secondary so outside my wheelhouse, but I could not resist a wee play.…

DownUp (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Radio #EDUtalk at #OER16

IMG_4905

Last week I took the edutalk mic to #OER16: Open Culture The 7th Open Educational Resources Conference.

The idea was to broadcast & podcast the keynote and also get some conversations between various participants.

Broadcasting the keynotes worked well. Getting folk lined up for a chat proved more of a challenge.…

DownUp (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Google Forms for Record Keeping and Formative Assessment

I should probably take my own advice more often. Today I’ll try.

Every time I use Google Forms, I wonder why I don’t use them more often. Ten years ago when I first tried reading workshop (inspired by Nancie Atwell‘s In the Middle) I had clipboards and several trees worth of paper charts to keep track of student reading.…

DownUp (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Photo Gallery Table of Contents

It was suggested in OLTD 504 that we consider creating a table of contents for our ePortfolios in the form of a photo gallery with links to the pages corresponding to the various OLTD courses. I created one gallery of photos I took of snails but I wasn't happy with how it looked in either of the partial or full thumbnail modes.…
DownUp (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Better Together: BCHS with the SKCAC

I have the best job in the whole world. This afternoon I was able to I  support my students in sharing their passion for social justice . Our BCHS Youth Champions in partnership the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Center developed the following PSA inorder to promote the power of a positive community.…

DownUp (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Flip or flip not, there is no try to read Chapter 3 before class please pretty please

Every learner needs to build new concepts into their own pre-existing knowledge. That’s the constructivist model for teaching and learning and ultimately, I believe, the rationale and justification for active learning. Like I said on Twitter a few weeks ago,

DownUp (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

The Git Zone

dangerzone

TL:DR: Cut to the puppies.

When I was working on Glow full-time Ian Stuart talked a lot about the Zone of proximal development . Wikipedia says that the ZPD is The zone of proximal development is an area of learning that occurs when a person is assisted by a teacher or peer with a skill set higher than that of the subject.

DownUp (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Hello, my name is….

Hello, my name is Chantelle and I am and EdWeb addict.

During spring break I discovered the awesome archive or webinars by EdWeb.  I have since viewed/participated in over 17 of them.

It all started with a single webinar on how blended professional development could be delivered.  Harmless in itself but then I discovered a whole learning community devoted to the brain.  I am a wannabe neuroscientist and devoured webinars about the impact of technology on the brain, physical activity and the brain and sleep and the brain.  I was hooked!…
DownUp (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...
syndicating 5240 posts from 517 #etmooc blogs