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Philippe Scheimann

I (ego) and e-Identity (e-ID) - 0 views

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    Paper to be presented at the Edge 2009: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher education , 14 to 16 October 2009
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    A new way to understand the human being and the consequences on education and teacher training. Written by Eyal Bloch and myself (Philippe Scheimann)
Philippe Scheimann

A Vision of Students Today (& What Teachers Must Do) | Britannica Blog - 0 views

  • It has taken years of acclimatizing our youth to stale artificial environments, piles of propaganda convincing them that what goes on inside these environments is of immense importance, and a steady hand of discipline should they ever start to question it.
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      There is a huge investment in resources, time, and tradition from the teacher, the instutions, the society, and--importantly--the students. Students have invested much more time (proportional to their short lives) in learning how to be skillful at the education game. Many don't like teachers changing the rules of the game just when they've become proficient at it.
  • Last spring I asked my students how many of them did not like school. Over half of them rose their hands. When I asked how many of them did not like learning, no hands were raised. I have tried this with faculty and get similar results. Last year’s U.S. Professor of the Year, Chris Sorensen, began his acceptance speech by announcing, “I hate school.” The crowd, made up largely of other outstanding faculty, overwhelmingly agreed. And yet he went on to speak with passionate conviction about his love of learning and the desire to spread that love. And there’s the rub. We love learning. We hate school. What’s worse is that many of us hate school because we love learning.
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      So we (teachers and students) are willing to endure a little (or a lot) of uncomfortableness in order to pursue that love of learning.
  • They tell us, first of all, that despite appearances, our classrooms have been fundamentally changed.
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  • While most of our classrooms were built under the assumption that information is scarce and hard to find, nearly the entire body of human knowledge now flows through and around these rooms in one form or another, ready to be accessed by laptops, cellphones, and iPods. Classrooms built to re-enforce the top-down authoritative knowledge of the teacher are now enveloped by a cloud of ubiquitous digital information where knowledge is made, not found, and authority is continuously negotiated through discussion and participation. In short, they tell us that our walls no longer mark the boundaries of our classrooms.
  • And that’s what has been wrong all along. Some time ago we started taking our walls too seriously – not just the walls of our classrooms, but also the metaphorical walls that we have constructed around our “subjects,” “disciplines,” and “courses.” McLuhan’s statement about the bewildered child confronting “the education establishment where information is scarce but ordered and structured by fragmented, classified patterns, subjects, and schedules” still holds true in most classrooms today. The walls have become so prominent that they are even reflected in our language, so that today there is something called “the real world” which is foreign and set apart from our schools. When somebody asks a question that seems irrelevant to this real world, we say that it is “merely academic.”
  • We can use them in ways that empower and engage students in real world problems and activities, leveraging the enormous potentials of the digital media environment that now surrounds us. In the process, we allow students to develop much-needed skills in navigating and harnessing this new media environment, including the wisdom to know when to turn it off. When students are engaged in projects that are meaningful and important to them, and that make them feel meaningful and important, they will enthusiastically turn off their cellphones and laptops to grapple with the most difficult texts and take on the most rigorous tasks.
  • At the root of your question is a much more interesting observation that many of the styles of self-directed learning now enabled through technology are in conflict with the traditional teacher-student relationship. I don’t think the answer is to annihilate that relationship, but to rethink it.
  • Personally, I increasingly position myself as the manager of a learning environment in which I also take part in the learning. This can only happen by addressing real and relevant problems and questions for which I do not know the answers. That’s the fun of it. We become collaborators, with me exploring the world right along with my students.
  • our walls, the particular architectonics of the disciplines we work within, provide students with the conversational, narrative, cognitive, epistemological, methodological, ontological, the –ogical means for converting mere information into knowledge.
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    useful article , I need to finish it and look at this 'famous clip' that had 1 million viewers
Cathy Oxley

About 4K | Ms. Kreul's Class Blog - 0 views

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    An example of how one class teacher is using a blog with her class
Danny Nicholson

Building Blogs | Teachers TV - 1 views

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    Learn how blogging, video conferencing and computer technology can be used simply and effectively as teaching and learning aids in the classroom. In this programme, students from Acton High School in west London are motivated into journalistic action as they create the Newszine blog for the enjoyment of their peers. Ealing City Learning Centre facilitates the students' use of cutting edge technology to drive understanding of subject matter, independent learning and critical thinking.
Martin Burrett

JamStudio.com - Create Music Beats - The online music factory - Jam, remix, chords, loops - 2 views

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    Create Music Beats - The online music factory - Jam, remix, chords, loops
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    online version of garageband. compose music
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    JamStudio - create music beats - free online music mixing & songwriting tool - quickly create backing tracks, karaoke songs, soundtracks & demo songs with professional sounds. JamStudio is perfect for songwriters, musicians, producers or any music enthusiast. Producers can enter chords, loops, sound effects, sound clips, tracks, music, beats, patterns, riffs, pads, samples, remix and sequences using guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, music software and producing tools. JamStudio is a free online mixer similar to Acid, Acid pro, garageband, Sony Acid, fruity loops, band in a box, pro tools, vegas, DAW.
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    A superb site for making musical accompaniments for you to jam along with. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Music,+Sound+&+Podcasts
Susan Gaer

cooltoolsforschools - home - 9 views

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    Excellent resource of a number of web 2.0 tools to use
Gail Casey

TipLine - Gates' Computer Tips - 0 views

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    Each day during the school year I try to send out a computer tip or two. It's usually a website, but sometimes it's a news item or an Excel tip, etc. You can also find the archive of my tips going back to May of 2005. Please leave a comment to let me know
Gail Casey

Teach Digital: Curriculum by Wes Fryer wiki / lead - 0 views

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    Lead Differently: Digitally Informed School Leadership for the 21st Century - range of video links
Steve Ransom

Studeous - Classroom, Meet the Cloud - 1 views

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    Social network for teachers/students Free limited accounts; affordable paid accounts
Carme Prat

Dipity.Find Create and Embed interactive timelines - 3 views

  • Dipity is the easiest way to make and share interactive timelines about the people and things you care about.
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    Dipity is the easiest way to make and share interactive timelines about the people and things you care about. Es la forma fácil de compartir y crear lineas del tiempo interactivas, acerca de personas y cosas que tu conoces
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    A visual timeline tool
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