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Roland Gesthuizen

http://www.acu.edu/technology/mobilelearning/documents/research/ipad-or-ifad.pdf - 29 views

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    "This paper will discuss the benefits, problems, and possible solutions to teaching a Microeconomics class in a completely paperless classroom. The use of the iPad is examined as a tool to move students from the typical technology infused classroom into a truly mobile environment. "
Roland Gesthuizen

No classrooms and lots of technology: a Danish school's approach - The Globe and Mail - 58 views

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    "The first thing that stands out upon arrival at Hellerup School, where 640 students between the ages of 6 and 16 study on the former site of the Tuborg brewery in Denmark, is the absence of a fence separating the school from the street. Inside, there is no office to greet visitors. Instead, small shoes litter the floor and children of all ages sprawl on couches doing homework, play foosball or run about the open space that substitutes for classrooms.

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Roland Gesthuizen

Free Choice Learning: What Teachers Can Learn From Museums - Getting Smart by Winifred ... - 2 views

  • museums have figured out a thing or two about intrinsic motivation and free choice learning
  • The main difference between the joy of learning in schools and museums is that, with the exception of school field trips, museums can’t force you to come, stay, or learn a thing.
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    "What does a public school classroom have in common with a museum exhibition hall? The answer has nothing to do with oversized models or informative laminated labels - and everything to do with the joy of learning."
Roland Gesthuizen

Portraits of School Children in Classrooms Taken Around the World | Feature Shoot - 90 views

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    "This ongoing series by English photographer Julian Germain, entitled Classroom Portraits, began in schools in North East England in 2004. Since then, Germain has taken large-scale portraits of classrooms from North and South America, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and has amassed an impressive 450+ portraits of schoolchildren in over 20 countries."
Roland Gesthuizen

How Can Teachers Create a Learner-Centered Environment? - Leading From the Classroom - ... - 118 views

  • publishers will need to collaborate more with teachers to be able to create more relevant and meaningful products to support teachers
  • Paper doesn't cut it. A learner centered environment requires technology.

  • Will the public demand this cultural shift in teaching and learning?

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    "The Alliance for Excellent Education recently released Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered By Digital Learning. The report advocates that a culture shift to a learner centered classroom environment is needed to prepare students to meet the challenges and demands of a global economy"
Roland Gesthuizen

for the love of learning: Dysfunctional PLCs - 107 views

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    I have come to see a disturbing trend among some teachers' work environments. I've come to hear how some teachers feel like prisoners to their Professional Learning Communities. 
Julie Whitehead

Dare2Share project at BT - YouTube - 3 views

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    non-training learning using social media
Roland Gesthuizen

Innovative Learning Environments Expos - Leading Practice and Design - Department of Ed... - 41 views

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    A series of four ILE Expos held across Victoria in 2010 focused on exemplary practice in new or modified spaces at different ages and stages of learning.
Roland Gesthuizen

Learning spaces - Technology Architecture and Furniture - Library learning co... - 32 views

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    Image gallery of learning spaces built by some Australian schools
Roland Gesthuizen

Drill Down: Mobile Devices in Education -- THE Journal - 105 views

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    "As educators continue to weigh the many considerations attached to allowing student-owned handheld devices on campus, Speak Up asked parents what good they think the use of mobile technologies would have on their children's education."
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    Interesting to look over the perceptions reported by parents.
Roland Gesthuizen

Habits and Habitats: Rethinking Learning Spaces for the 21st Century - 91 views

  • The question is how will you change the school from a collection of classrooms to a robust multidimensional learning space capable of fostering well-educated, 21st Century citizens?
  • As Sir Ken Robinson stated, “If we are looking for new pedagogical practices, we have to have facilities that will enable those to happen.”
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    In many classrooms, the picture is all too familiar: desks in rows, a clear front of the classroom, podium off-center in the front, etc.. Does this image speak to the beliefs we state about 21st Century Learning? Are these spaces best capable of fostering the development of our vision for a well-educated global citizen? Have the spaces been intentionally designed in a way that supports learning and teaching?
Roland Gesthuizen

BBC - Learning Zone Class Clips - Futuristic school has circular classrooms - Maths - 42 views

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    As building work gets underway for a new school, Gareth Nutt, head of property and regeneration at Neath Port Talbot council, describes its unusual circular design. The classrooms in this new school will be circular so all pupils feel included. The building environment is controlled with windows which automatically open when rooms get too hot. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 15 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
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