We decided to explore these articles because of a recent announcement by our board to investigate and pursue the opening of all-boys schools (see article). Our board sees this as a means of dealing with the falling grades and general behavioural issues of boys in our schools. We're sure that this solution will work for… Continue
I was introduced to Web 2.0 almost 2 years ago during a presentation of some of our teachers who had attended the first Web 2.0 conference in Shanghai. From there I learned about K-12 Onine Conference and I was off and running in many different directions with not great focus. I have often described my learning online as have Internet ADD. use… Continue
I just got back from a trip to Yellowstone National Park and it took me back to the days I worked at Colorado State Parks. I presented campfire talks, guided nature walks, designed visitor center displays, and developed environmental educational curriculum and programs for various school districts. You will find this type of instruction, which is referred to as interpretation, at parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, and historical sites. I know the word interpretation has different meanings but the… Continue
The ideal educational setting in which to be a mentor teacher is within a congregation that is committed to life-long learning, a school that is a Jewish professional learning and within a classroom that is a community of cooperative learners. Let's explore these structures and their connections more thoroughly.
A congregation of life-long learners is one that studies and lives Torah. A Jewish professional learning community is a school in which the administration, teachers and… Continue
A review of a couple of research papers which cover the role of Web 2.0 in education from very different perspectives: one looks at school administration and policies, the other at student / youth… Continue
The following commentary discusses my viewpoint on 21st Century Teaching and Learning, based on responses to a PLN survey conducted by Lucy Gray, Technology Integration Specialist at the University of Chicago, on August 8, 2009.
What is your personal definition of 21st century learning and/or teaching?
21st Century learning is the process whereby digital natives utilize the power of modern technology to learn anything, anytime, anywhere. Classrooms are no longer… Continue
Added by David Ligon on August 9, 2009 at 10:00am —
Standards and underachievement have been at the forefront of recent educational debate. I would like to introduce, for those interested, a specially designed rolling curriculum designed to address standards, attitudes and motivation in students 5-12 and continuously support learning in core subject areas throughout the primary/ elementary years.
TLC Kids is a unique education method and family of english-medium programmes… Continue
Added by Geoff Blaik on June 13, 2009 at 9:03am —
Technology is transforming how students learn and engage in our information society. Over 300 registrants learned about forward-thinking technology solutions from four leading educational entrepreneurs who have unleashed student talent through the use of online, interactive platforms. Steve Hargadon, Founder of Classroom 2.0 and an architect of LearnCentral.org; Paul Kim, Chief Technology Officer for Stanford University School of Education and a leading researcher for Programmable Open Mobile… Continue
IDEA Part B Recovery Act money can be used to obtain “state-of-the-art assistive technology devices and training.” Find a summary of the responses from over 65 key thought leaders in technology research, development, implementation and policy who responded to the question, “How would you define state-of-the-art AT devices and training?“… Continue
Added by NCTI on May 26, 2009 at 9:15am —
The integral part of education the fundamental of human being education start with his home taught by his parents and guardians basically that knowledge is values and family relations. Entering school is the first step of learning; this step is the foundation of his ability. Able to write, read, draw, identify, solve, analyze and so on. Molding and nourishing ones capability depend of the school and universities where he can gain values and competent.…
I found this Inspirational Image to be both interesting and "spot on." Darren Draper share a few others, but this one really resonates with me and a post I shared a while back — Stop Lurking and Do something! Blogging for me, is something that I decided to do a while back as a result of this — knowing is one thing, doing is something else. I think our… Continue
Added by John Costilla on October 16, 2008 at 8:00am —
Posted by Dojo Learning: Adult learners in the workplace are accustomed to the the freedoms of adult life. Free will, independent thinking, and the ability to make choices are only a few of the joys of being cut loose from our constrained youth.
However, the straight jacket experiences of high school and adult control never leave us completely. We spend twelves years of our lives learning how to behave and perform for our teachers. Rebellion… Continue
Added by Les Klassen on August 6, 2008 at 9:00am —
Posted by Dojo Learning: Assessment is the process of investigating a learner’s work for evidence of understanding and competence. Typically, we learn content and then we are assessed through a test at the end of the process. But that’s not natural, assessment happens throughout the process of learning.
Let’s take the case of self-assessment. When we teach ourselves a skill or new knowledge we are constantly asking ourselves “did I get that?”… Continue
Added by Les Klassen on August 5, 2008 at 9:00am —