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Della Gordon

The Verge - 17 views

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    The Verge was founded in 2011 in partnership with Vox Media, and covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture. Its mission is to offer in-depth reporting and long-form feature stories, breaking news coverage, product information, and community content in a unified and cohesive manner.
Nigel Coutts

Striving to preserve Truth - The Learner's Way - 7 views

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    What purposes does education serve? What needs of humanity does education serve? What might the product of our labours be like and how might our efforts contribute to the greater good? These are questions we have long struggled with but with but it seems that in the current times we might need to rethink how we answer these questions.
Martin Burrett

Digital Assistants by ICTmagic - 12 views

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    Exploring how to use assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Now in the classroom
Nigel Coutts

Maker-Centred Learning & STEAM - The Learner's Way - 36 views

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    Making the most of Maker Spaces and STEAM will require professional development and a new mindset for all learners. 
Dan Bench

Process vs Product in Maker-centered Learning - The Learner's Way - 41 views

  • by ‘Making Thinking Visible’ (MTV) can help here. MTV strategies offer two advantages to teachers and learners. Importantly they provide structure to thinking and encourage a deeper engagement with concepts and ideas. They also allow the thinking that is occurring to be made visible and thus a part of the assessment process
  • mastery of the process that students are utilising as they solve the problems they encounter in their making. How do they deal with obstacles? How did they plan their solution? How effectively do they collaborate? What did they do to understand the problem and how did they monitor their progress?  
  • Students move through phases of thinking that include empathy, needs analysis, ideation, planning, prototyping and evaluation in patterns both linear and non-linear as needs require.
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  • Failing is a part of the process and failing disrupts output based assessments. At the core of the maker philosophy is a process of ideation, iteration and emergence.
  • their Personal Passion Projects. Many of the projects fit neatly into the description of maker-centered learning. These are the projects where the students have identified a need and the solution is a product which they design and then prototype.
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    The maker movement and with it maker-centered learning brings new possibilities and challenges into the classroom. It has spawned makerspaces and students are busy designing and making products. The danger with all this frenzied making is that it is very easy to miss the point, to focus on the product and not the journey.  
Martin Burrett

Implementing Tablets in Schools - The 5 Golden Rules - YouTube - 34 views

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    2 minute video: 5 ways to make rolling out tablets in your school a success
Martin Burrett

Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology by @nikpeachey - 32 views

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    I'd like to share a couple of videos with you that I have used recently in the courses I teach. I find these videos particularly interesting because they show such contrasting approaches to learning and in particular - for want of a better word - e-learning.
Martin Burrett

Using a backchannel by @nikpeachey - 42 views

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    In my first post in this series - Getting students' attention - I mentioned the use of backchannels. This post should give you more information about the use of backchannels within the classroom.

    If you are working in a classroom where your students have internet connected devices, either through wifi or their mobile phone, using a backchannel can have a transformative impact on the way you can use technology with your students...
Nigel Coutts

Delivering on the promise of STEAM - The Learner's Way - 39 views

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    The challenge is to ensure that students within a STEAM programme are better prepared than they might be if they studied the disciplines in isolation and that in seeking to integrate diverse fields we do not weaken the efficacy of one for the inclusion of another.
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