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Jackie O'Brien

What if the Secret to Success Is Failure? - NYTimes.com - 6 views

    • Tom March
       
      Read through this article and highlight or comment on things that you think would resonate with your students or colleagues.
  • He is a big thinker, always chasing new ideas, and a conversation with him can feel like a one-man TED conference, dotted with references to the latest work by behavioral psychologists and management gurus and design theorists.
    • Tom March
       
      Obviously a school leader who dosn't mind being different! Nice to see.
    • Jackie O'Brien
       
      You don't make progress by doing the same thing as everyone else!
  • in America that if you worked hard and you showed real grit, that you could be successful,” he said. “Strangely, we’ve now forgotten that. People who have an easy time of things, who get 800s on their SAT’s, I worry that those people get feedback that everything they’re doing is great. And I think as a result, we are actually setting them up for long-term failure.
    • Jackie O'Brien
       
      I know that we are actively working with parents to realise that their child does not have to be 'happy' al of the time. Making mistakes, experiencing failure and learning what 'not' to do are valuable aspects of education.
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  • character
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    Fantastic article highlighting great pedagogy, true leadership and richer measures
Tom March

School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-Making Thinking Visible - 2 views

  • imagine learning to dance when the dancers around you are all invisible. Imagine learning a sport when the players who already know the game can't be seen. Bizarre as this may sound, something close to it happens all the time in one very important area of learning: learning to think.
    • Tom March
       
      Agree or not & say why?
Tom March

Softaculous Softwares - 3 views

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    cpanel add-in that improves on Fantastico - Here's a list of the apps it can install and update: Wordpress & Wordpress MU, Moodle, elgg (sometimes), Webcalendar, drupal, joomla, etc.
Lara Di Fonzo

What is Scratch????? - 9 views

Hi Tom (and everyone else) I have a question - What is Scratch????????

started by Lara Di Fonzo on 29 Apr 10 no follow-up yet
Tom March

Ning's Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff - 8 views

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    What will we do now? Wonder how much they will charge for a premium site. Anyone know any good free alternatives?
Stephen Lee

C E Q * A LL - 11 views

shared by Stephen Lee on 15 Apr 10 - Cached
  • “assembly line”
  • WiFi Web 2 world
    • Tom March
       
      what is wfFi?
  • CEQ-ALL is the culmination of over 2 decades of work to “take the school out of learning.”
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  • Labor of Love.
    • Mark Hennessy
       
      This is a pertinent metaphor here!
  • People have been learning independently since the stone became a tool
    • David Geisler
       
      Is the stone considered an interactive tool?
  • who knows what else next?
    • David Renshaw
       
      What do you think will come next?
  • take charge of their own learning
    • Mark Hennessy
       
      Constructivism as it is called by some.
  • the self-initiated to learn
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense,
  • C E Q • A LL
  •  the self-initiated to learn
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    "What is CEQ*ALL? What happens when students are left to their own devices? In a WiFi Web 2 world, it could be many wonderful and amazing things? Web 2 empowers the self-initiated to learn more and more personally than ever possible before. But many students, well-trained in the "playing school" see free time a chance to goof off, to escape the boredom or avoid the stress. But what if students were truly free to learn as they wish in a supportive environment? CEQ*ALL provides a research-based, common sense approach to guiding personal learning to maximize intrinsic motivation, achievement and sophisticated thinking."
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    "What happens when students are left to their own devices? In a WiFi Web 2 world, it could be many wonderful and amazing things? Web 2 empowers the self-initiated to learn more and more personally than ever possible before. But many students, well-trained in the "playing school" see free time a chance to goof off, to escape the boredom or avoid the stress. But what if students were truly free to learn as they wish in a supportive environment? CEQ*ALL provides a research-based, common sense approach to guiding personal learning to maximize intrinsic motivation, achievement and sophisticated thinking."
David Renshaw

Best of Web 2 for Learning » Edge-ucators Workshops - 31 views

    • Tom March
       
      Start here - use Diigo to add comments to each graphic: what is it? what does it do? how can you use it?
    • Michelle Gummer
       
      So this is how we add to your original sticky note!
  • Highlighting
    • Tom March
       
      Well not too much to highlight - but add comments to each other
    • Libby Moore
       
      Pageflakes allows you to register with the details of where you live. With this information it collects relevant Widgits and data. You can customoze the page to your needs or go into the flake page and find relevant podcasts and rss feeds
  • Highlighting
    • MGSPE MGS
       
      I have done it
    • Libby Moore
       
      Diigo allows you to bookmark and tag sites and then and also allowsy you to network and become part of a community
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  • influential presentations
    • Christabell Butler
       
      These are 'influential presentations' but far better suited to the higher level thinker than the Year 6 class. YouTube is better for variety of video.
  • “the penny drops”
    • Michelle Gummer
       
      Just like Facebook for groups!
    • Michelle Tremigliozzi
       
      A great way to look at it
  • “the penny drops”
  • Work together,
  • “the penny drops”
  • “the penny drops”
  • “the penny drops”
    • Christabell Butler
       
      These are indeed 'influential presentations' but better suited to higher level thinkers - not an upper primary class. YouTube offers better suited, more catchy videos.
    • Melissa Rees
       
      I totally agree Christabell!
    • Tom March
  • the penny drops ”
    • Michelle Tremigliozzi
       
      Could be handy when looking for groups relating to units of inquiry
    • Melissa Rees
       
      Did you find any that were applicable for younger children to understand?
    • Tom March
       
      You may be familiar with Wordpress as EduBlogs or other platforms using Wordpress.
  • TED web site
    • Melissa Rees
       
      While TED looks to be useful and informative for adults, I have found it difficult to find any presentations relevant to the grade 5 and 6 level.
    • Melissa Rees
       
      While TED looks to be useful and informative for adults, I have found it difficult to find any presentations relevant to the grade 5 and 6 level.
    • David Renshaw
  • free online Blog software
  • to help your learning.
    • Helena Dunn
       
      this is certainly virtual
  • online digital workspace
  • online digital workspace
    • Michelle Tremigliozzi
       
      This looks like it will be useful for Units of Inquiry
  • social network
  • TED is
    • helen berkovic
       
      I like wikispaces because it is a collaborative space that my students can use and share their discussion pictures wordles on it
  • YouTube
    • Melissa Rees
       
      Useful for a number of needs...these may include the need for: laughter, instruction, knowledge, understanding, clarification, etc...even down to information about how to renovate your bathroom!!
    • Melissa Rees
       
      Useful for a number of needs...these may include the need for: laughter, instruction, knowledge, understanding, clarification, etc...even down to information about how to renovate your bathroom!!
    • Christabell Butler
       
      Love the variety of videos available! (May need to be sifted through and checked to be sure of credibility)
    • Christabell Butler
       
      TED is an acronym for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It is a series of videos of 'great minds' speaking on their area of expertise. You could find small snippets of really good stuff - but YouTube has shorter, catchier, more visually stimulating stuff
  • YouTube
  • YouTube
  • YouTube
  • YouTube
  • (Really Simple
  • Far more than music
    • Erin Gamble
       
      .... definitely!! Bring on the PODCASTS!! There is heaps of cool stuff there!
  • best site
    • David Renshaw
       
      How does it compare to iGoogle?
    • David Renshaw
       
      Easier to share
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    Use this page to explore Web 2 sites and tools
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    Edge-cators Workshop
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    "Ning"
Tom March

Foundational Skills - 0 views

shared by Tom March on 22 Apr 09 - Cached
  • Create distribution lists for class groups
    • Christen Jacobs
       
      Share distribution lists to minimise use of "School Staff" list
  • “Bcc” (Blind carbon copy)
    • Jason Coleman
       
      Do people still use this function?
    • hal jordan
       
      Only when mistakenly sending emails about they didn't actually want people to see...
    • Merrick Brewer
       
      What is this anyway? I thought it meant you published your emails to BBC TV
    • hal jordan
       
      It's a means of sending an email to various other people at once. For example, you might send an email addressed to a parent concerning a manner but you'd CC the same email to your year level co-ordinator so they know exactly what you're communicating to said parent.
  • c     Set up your own collection of RSS feeds
    • Paul Smith
       
      Once RSS is demonstrated to staff through sites such as Pageflakes staff may see how the benefit of the web working for the user rather than trawling through google.
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  •     Contribute resources you find to local and online colleagues
    • Paul Smith
       
      Using resources such as Delicious to pool resources and share ideas with other teachers saves so much time!
    • Christen Jacobs
       
      Being too prescriptive about what tools to use will date this document - better to leave it to individuals to work out what's best for them
    • celia sutterby
       
      How do you create a floating sticky note?
  •   Maintain a list of core course documents throughout the year
    • Merrick Brewer
       
      Maybe this could be expanded a bit. list some of the "core course documents could be teased out.
  • core course documents
    • celia sutterby
       
      Microsoft OneNote is a really useful resource for keeping track of these materials and remembering what you did in previous/similar lessons.
  • (Powerpoint)
    • hal jordan
       
      Why just Powerpoint? Why not a HTML based presentation? Or one done in Flash? All are possible.
    • Tom March
       
      Yes, what about great online presentation tools? How much (if at all?) do we still have to play by the "Everyone needs to know MS suite so schools need to do this as 'Job Prep?'" Do you feel this as a need in your schools?
  • ito
  • Juxtapose other stimulus prompts ito challenge thinking
    • Merrick Brewer
       
      Is that 'into', Itunes, to, it, it is a challenge really.
    • Tom March
       
      Oops, typo. Thanks ;-)
  • ito
  • Add a document for students to download
  • ito challenge
  • Edit a word processed document by: using find and replace, checking word counts, inserting page breaks, accessing the spellcheck and thesaurus functions
    • Jason Coleman
       
      Is this more of a "basic" skill that we assume that all educators already know? If this section is regarding posting documents, we are talking about a different set of skills.
    • Christen Jacobs
       
      Assume nothing
    • Mahendra Kapoor
       
      I assume this is a somewhat mandatory skill that users of Word Processing applications should have. How unprofessional to read a doc that has spelling errors etc!!
  • Analyse class maps as tools for discussion
    • Tom March
       
      Many of the ICT standards view Tech as a tool for thinking.
    • Paul Smith
       
      Enabling students to access work and files from locations other than school will be more and more vital in the future.
  • Join a professional learning community and follow posts for several weeks
    • hal jordan
       
      Would this, however, be counted as hours in regard to the VITs PD requirements? If so, how would it be monitored/recorded?
  • Partner with a colleague to offer a new technology to extend or enrich learning for a group of your students
    • Christen Jacobs
       
      Blog the use of this technology and share with other classes via a social network such as Classroom 2.0
    • Tom March
       
      Good point. Collaboration doesn't need to be in-person & synchronous - or does it?
  • Use tables and styles to enhance the formatting of a document
    • Jason Coleman
       
      Does this enhance an educators "ability" to create and post?
    • Paul Smith
       
      Our school does this through online content management called "Study Wiz"
    • Tom March
       
      Yes, any means - Moodle, Wordpress, Sharepoint, etc. - the idea is that we have a professional responsibility to make core documents available. Do you agree?
  • Consider taking an active role in an online community.
    • hal jordan
       
      For what goal? Personal business just to keep technical skills up or must it be related to profession related topics? More clarification needed.
    • Tom March
       
      Good point, Hal. What do you think? By "Level 4" I would expect this to be a professional community. Is this fair?
  •   Embed a video
    • Paul Smith
       
      Visual Media engages students!
  •    Create opportunities for students to post sincere comments
    • Paul Smith
       
      Finding online resources (Wikis, Blogs) that dont require email addresses and passwords can be an issue with younger students.
    • hal jordan
       
      That's why setting up an in-house system where you can create a large number of individual student accounts at the start of the year (such as VBulletin) comes in very handy.
    • celia sutterby
       
      On the flipside, we use a vocabulary training website in LOTE which students can't access if they declare their DOB to make them younger than 13!
  • Upload presentations, videos or animations for student use
    • Larry Mckeown
       
      Any ideas about the best way to do this? Should it be a WEB 2.0 application, such as Dropbox? Or is bandwith use a concern, so a LAN setup should be used?
    • hal jordan
       
      Just to save on costs, you'd probably have to do it over a LAN. It would also create a more reliable system, since an intranet/local network is less likely to fail than the connection to outside resources.
  • (QuickTime Pro)
    • Jason Coleman
       
      Obviously not the only resource for this. Open source solutions to cut costs?
    • hal jordan
       
      Definitely, open source is a very good way to go.
  • Create opportunities for students to synthesise their learning through projects that call for a creative, problem-solving or innovative response. 
  • Join a professional learning community and follow posts for several weeks
  • c     Join a professional learning community and follow posts for several weeks c     Join an online chat, webinar or presentation as an observer c     Choose one aspect of the learning framework to research
    • jennyann north
       
      Twitter is excellent for following like minded people and sharing thoughts, opinions and ideas about education and web 2.0 technologies.
  • Choose at least one work that you are willing to publish to the Web and do so.  This may be in any format: visual, written, video, audio, presentation, etc. The forum may be a wiki, professional journal, educators’ social network, iTunes, etc.
    • Larry Mckeown
       
      How do you ensure appropriate content, privacy of other students, etc, in an environment where students can publish content for the world to see? Can you effectively?
    • hal jordan
       
      There are certain systems (such as VBulletin) where you can very closely control viewing/reading/writing permissions very easily.
  • Attach files appropriately to email messages
    • Christen Jacobs
       
      Organise inbox into folders and use calendars
  • variety of bookmarking
  • Foundational Skills
    • Christen Jacobs
       
      This is GREAT. Now we just need an online database so we can take a good long hard look at our own skills and those of other staff. I don't think this should be threatening to anyone, but guide them through some essential skills.
  •      Explore a new Web application and use it yourself for a lesson
    • jennyann north
       
      Introducing Dipity to year 6 next week to create a timeline for Anzac. Will let you know how it goes.
  • c     Review a new personal device & suggest how it could aid student learning
    • celia sutterby
       
      I'm still undecided about delicious versus diigo -any suggestions?
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    A checklist of ICT skills for teachers
Angela Harridge

Module 2 Overview « AISV - 0 views

  • a computer, a data projector, at least one interesting Web resource and an open-ended question or “Thinking Routine”
    • Tom March
       
      These are the key
  • One strategy that usually works is to begin simply with “Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How?” This challenges viewers to look beyond the surface and venture a hypothesis.
    • judy seager
       
      Weiderhold's question matrix is great for this.
  • promote a culture of questioning and thinking
    • Paul McMullen
       
      It would be great to share ideas and activities that others use to promote this culture of questioning and thinking.
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    • Rebecca Landy
       
      Summary: Shared looking activities develop cognitive sophistication
    • Rebecca Landy
       
      Lists resources for Look to Learn activities
  • SEE-THINK-WONDER
    • Angela Harridge
       
      BIG emphasis in the PYP
celia sutterby

21st Century Pedagogy | 21st Century Connections - 1 views

  •  Developing thinking skills
    • Tom March
       
      Thinking because the environment is complex. Spiro - Constructivism
  • digital natives
    • Paul Smith
       
      Students find this second nature. The students in Year 6 at my school get a real buzz from making comments on other students' work and reading comments on theirs.
  • real world problems
    • Paul Smith
       
      E.g. Constructing a blog that invites comment on school issues. This will invite ideas from all students on topics that have meaning to them. E.g. Fundraising ideas foir the school or special event days.
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  • scaffold
    • Mahendra Kapoor
       
      To facilitate (hopefully) higher order thinking processes for students. To enable them to discover things through minimum guidance/ handholding etc. To challenge them rather than to tell them everything and bore them.
  • The key features of 21st Century Pedagogy are:?    building technological, information and media fluencies [Ian Jukes]?    Developing thinking skills?    making use of project based learning?    using problem solving as a teaching tool?    using 21st C assessments with timely, appropriate and detailed feedback and reflection?    It is collaborative in nature and uses enabling and empowering technologies?    It fosters Contextual learning bridging the disciplines and curriculum areas
    • celia sutterby
       
      A helpful summary for establishing the context of this research
  • Learning to know Learning to do Learning to live together Learning to be (http://www.unesco.org/delors/fourpil.htm)
    • celia sutterby
       
      UNESCO statement on the place of collaboration in 21st century learning can inform our approach to working with Web 2.0 Digikids.
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