Just like drawing something forces you to really look at it, remixing something brings a deeper understanding of the artifact and how it was created. My remixing activity involved remixing a Popcorn project. I had looked at creating a Popcorn project a couple of times previously, but was always thrown off by the “import video” imperative as I didn’t have a video to import.…
My visits to
The Inquiry HUB School in Coquitlam,
the Inquiry 8 Class @ Fraser Heights Secondary in Surrey,
Holly in Yr 7 wrote about the visit from the American educators and her views on iPads in Maths, in her Kidblog. Reproduced here with permission.
‘The other week when the American visitors came I had one come and talk to me.…
Game Elements for Learning (GE4L) introduces participants to game elements for teaching and learning through sharing, game elements, discussion and participation in self-selected methods.
What exactly are game elements for learning? How can the elements be …… Continue reading
Meograph is your new favorite presentation tool. Without training or downloading software, you can easily and quickly create stories with video, audio (including your own narration), pictures, text, links, maps, and timelines.
You and your students …… Continue reading
As the year comes to a close, it is that time that we all begin thinking about the brighter tomorrow. What new innovation will I bring to my students next year? What will I improve upon? Lots of questions fill the educator’s mind all summer.
I have begun thinking about the library collection and some existing labeling that has been here since the dawn of time, the color coded reading levels. Many of you are probably familiar with the computer-based quizzing system that has dominated elementary education since the late 1980′s. I am proud to say that we are breaking free from this low level questioning monster that has dictated our students’ reading choices for the past 2 decades. I have watched for many years teachers turn students back to the shelves to find another book because the one they have chosen doesn’t have the “right” color dot on the spine. Or, how about the poor book that has no dot because a quiz over the content of the book was never created? This has made my heart break over and over again for both the children and the books. Continue reading
The #coffeechugPLN chat was brewing up a full bodied discussion earlier this week when a fresh cup of inspiration got poured into my mental mug.
We were discussing growth, and then it hit like the smell of fresh brewed java in the morning.…
Education 3.0 is the next generation of education and the radical step enabled by the advancements in information and communication technology. Prof. Derek W. Keats argues that institutions must respond quickly to remain relevant and …… Continue reading
Well the end is near several of my students have already taken the final, and now I am depressed. While most of the students did better on the final than on the pretest (as they should) two have done worse(?)! Now I admit the final is tough, but still shouldn’t all the students gain some … Continue reading …Continue reading
This was my the final vlog post for #etmooc. The experience was fun and I learned a lot about about myself as well as the potential of connectivist learning. I’m happy to say I was one of the many participants. However, what’s next?…