Shift Happens: Four crazy ideas that might burst the modern education paradigm.
originally published in Education Week: October 26, 2007 http://bit.ly/5agGRP
Evidence suggests that our modern education paradigm, which does a terrific job of educating some students to high levels of learning, may be incapable of educating all students to equally high levels. Moreover, its inability to silence critics, support normal practice, and educate all the… Continue
As I immerse myself more and more in the wealth of tools and platforms available to me in the world of Web 2.0, a peculiar thing is happening to me.
I have read FAR more over the past few months as a result of checking our recommended web pages and tools and blogs by educators around the world. I have a Personal Learning Network mainly through Twitter (@fullonlearning), my own website (www.zoeelder.co.uk) and my own blog (… Continue
Added by Zelder on January 10, 2010 at 1:48am —
Education around the World has embraced ICT. It has grown from the first desktop machine in the Mathematics/Technology departments, to classrooms full of computers with full Internet access and ICT forming part of the curriculum. From the ‘ICT-free’ to the ‘ICT-critical’: Education is changing and so is learning. ICT and New Technology have been used to support the traditional methods of teaching for many years but are we now in a position to use ICT, New Technologies and the evolving ways of… Continue
Added by Jamie Bowring on January 9, 2010 at 4:51pm —
I have been reading articles from administrators and parents about their dismay of NCLB. In Washington, DC, the educational system is racing to meet all of the proficiency requirements in Mathematics and Reading by 2014. Can that really be a realistic deadline especially including all the troubles all of the states seem to be having with different areas of proficiency? I realize some states are fairing better than others but how do you feel about your state?
Literacy and Education
15 January 2010, FON University, Skopje
“Crossing the Bridges of Literacy” MaRA conference
Friday January 15, 11.30am at FON in Skopje
The 21st century skills, development of teaching instruction, adult education, student achievement, critical thinking, media literacy, reading, writing, are just a few examples of the literacy concepts that are having a massive impact on the way we teach and learn nowadays. But where are the… Continue
We will host our "week 2 fireside chat" for the 2009 K-12 Online Conference this coming Saturday, January 9th! The week 2 keynote speakers, Rachel Boyd and Diego Leal, will present and engage in Q&A with participants via EdTechTalk's Ustream channel and backchannel chat. Time: January 9, 2010 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm GMT. NOTE: This is 1:30pm EST on Saturday, January 9. Please click the following link to see your local time:… Continue
Added by mrsdurff on January 8, 2010 at 2:20pm —
Being snowed in today gives a opportunity to reflect on an amazing half term. Before October I thought Twitter was a place for Stephen Fry to fall ever deeper into self analysis, or for Britney's agent to send out anodyne press releases.
Now I know different! I would go so far as to say that Twitter has revolutionised the way I think about my job. It has rekindled my enthusiasm, and I have seen the results in the classroom. I have… Continue
Added by Simon Howells on January 5, 2010 at 7:30pm —
FlickrCC and Sprixi are two great sites for locating Creative Commons Images. These sites provide images that have been released under the creative commons license. FlickrCC allows you to edit the image in house (crop, resize, add text or a frame) or with Picnik (no need to log in).…
2010 is coming Before 2009 ends,
let me thanx all the good people like u,
who made 2009 beautiful for me.
I pray u b blessed with faithful year a head.
I wish u a
fantastic JANUARY ;Love able… Continue
My brain feels like scrambled eggs! 6 months ago I didn't know what web 2.0 was. I asked my school ICT teaching and learning coordinator to set up a blog page for me and my students (I was not even sure what a blog page was) because instinctively I knew that it would be a great way for my students to communicate with each other, and for me to communicate with them in a logged, written format. My only previous exposure to blogging was due to the purchase of an iMac (you gotta love a piece… Continue
What must schools look and be like in order to take advantage of laptop computers and other technology? Here's how my colleague Alan Bain and I are thinking about that question: "The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change" http://bit.ly/4F8B5Z
As the year comes to an end, I find myself, like many, reflecting on what worked and didn't work last semester. As I looked back through our projects, I was amazed at the progress made by our children. I want to share some of the ways we used technology to enhance the learning process. Even though some activities were not successful and we ran into the usual frustrations associated with technology, there were many exciting moments. Check out the full post at… Continue
Added by Ashley Allain on December 27, 2009 at 4:00pm —
At Hawes Side we have worked for many years to develop student voice. One of the most important groups I meet with regularly is our T&L Group. This is made up of a group of children in Y6 (10 and 11 year olds). One day a week we have lunch together and share our thoughts on a range of topics that we feel will ultimately help us become better learners.
Our research recently has featured on the qualities of an effective learner. The first… Continue
I've always hated pulling up YouTube videos due to the comments, related videos, and other junk that are crawling all over the pages for individual videos. Well I have just found the cure from (@cliotech aka Jennifer Dorman on Twitter).
The cure is QUIET TUBE. All you need to do is drag the Quiet Tube button into your bookmark toolbar and when you find a video on YouTube or other related site you just need to click the Quiet Tube button and the video plays alone in a separate window...no… Continue
Added by Kurt Schollin on December 10, 2009 at 11:39pm —
Whether you are looking for a school for yourself or for your child, it’s always hard to decide on which institution is best suited for your needs. There are so many choices to consider even without thinking about public or private schools as different entities.However, if you take a look at any student testimonials and pay closer attention to what they have to say, the differences are quite huge indeed. What are some of the most notable differences between public and private schools and how…See More
Choosing the type of education that suits your interests and talents can be difficult in this day and age. The sheer number of options at our disposal is staggering, not to mention the ability to completely skip academic studies and opt for online learning instead.But what are the differences between learning something online and learning it in a college environment? Besides the obvious difference that comes from their names, what are some of the most essential and useful points to note when it…See More
OLC is returning to Los Angeles to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to address the opportunities and challenges we all face in online higher education today at this one-day professional development opportunity!Learn more about expanding textbook affordability programs on your campus and requesting additional state funding opportunities from model institutions across California.OLC Collaborate - Los Angeles, hosted by our academic partner, California State…See More