Eric Schmidt's McTaggart lecture highlighted the UK's failure to educate the next generation of coders. This week (4–10 December, 2011) is CSEdWeek in the US, a major activity run by the Computing in the Core organisation, of which Google is an Executive member
‘21st Century Skills’. I hear it often, almost always in some overlong, text-heavy, Powerpoint presentation at an educational conference, where collaboration, creativity and communication skills are in short supply
The government has promised to undertake a series of actions “to send clear messages that schools should be using technology to improve teaching within and beyond the classroom”. ICT debate happening in Lords not Commons, reveals Tony Parkin...
Tony Parkin wonders whether the BBC should restage its Computer Literacy Project or just think different...
The BBC is exploring the possibility of developing a project with the specific purpose of encouraging an interest in computers, computer science and computer programming among young people. They should DO IT!
Keith Stuart: Nearly half of the UK's video game players are women, and now they are designing and writing them too, including top sellers Gears of War 3, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. What took them so long?
"Vidque is a free video curation platform designed to help discover, filter and archive online video content. Controlled and curated by its users, Vidque aims to simplify the discovery of quality video content through the joint effort of the online community"
The site aggregates video from YouTube, Vimeo, TED and Blip.TV in a social media environment. Each video you curate is presented in a clean and pleasing simple design together with the tags. This site is easy to use and I can see schools finding it a good way to collect and shared videos for learning.
Designing for learning: Online social networks as a classroom environment...
Academic paper deploys notions of emergence, connections, and designs for learning to conceptualize high school students’ interactions when using online social media such as Nings as a learning environment. Conducted while first author was a teacher working in an Australian public high school and completing her PhD.
Innovative educators George Engel, Rob Griffith, Scott Newcomb, Lisa Nielsen, Jason Suter , and Willyn Webb know that when it comes to preparing students for success in the 21st century you not only have to think outside the ban, sometimes you have to dive in head first and break it. The following is a collection of ideas each teacher implemented to successfully break and/or work within the ban where they teach in an effort to empower students with the freedom to use their cell phones as personal learning devices.
Engaging working class kids in their learning needs... There may be sensitivity about the term "working class" but the priorities are clear, writes Tony Parkin Does social class play a part in limiting achievement in 21st century schools, or should we now be talking about the "impact of socio-economic factors"?
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