To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn't know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.
A great talk. Truly inspirational, enlightening and brave. A ray of hope for all those living with a mental illness.
Queen Rania of Jordan writes an open letter to girls of the world as part of CNN's "Girl Rising" project.
Striving for an education in the face of adversity. In Yemen sometimes theres less than an hours worth of electricity in one day but young women still fight to gain an education. These girls serve to be an inspiration for us all.
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Adaptation is vital in the virtual learning environment however i cannot help but think that this adaptation is occurring too slowly. Nevertheless, an interesting read and really like the Grow Model.
Dewy so eloquently considers education and society as one and echoes my feelings on Progressivism "an embryonic community life, active with types of occupations that reflect the life of the larger society and permeated throughout with the spirit of art, history and science. When the school introduces and trains each child of society into membership within such a little community, saturating him with the spirit of service, and providing him with instruments of effective self-direction, we shall have the deepest and best guarantee of a larger society which is worthy, lovely and harmonious."
SlideKlowd is a web service which provides an innovative method for engaging your audience by pushing PowerPoint presentations to the devices used by them. In other words, you can upload and share presentations directly to the laptop, tablet or smartphone being used by people in the audience, so that you are able to engage them in your presentation in a more effective way. Furthermore, participants can interact by responding to slide surveys, submit their questions and even leave feedback.
The new presentation tool which is turning students into presenters. SlideKlowd encourages creativity and autonomy, it gives learners much more control over their audiences and helps to alleviate the boredom of the usual powerpoint presentations by becoming much more interactive and engaging.
Google docs is transforming my content writing, enabling me to write, create and develop collaboratively. This collaborative capabilities saves me valuable time in both editing and saves multiple emails. This article gives teachers, students and new users a guide as to the possiblilities for transforming future works.
John Dewey advocated for a democratic society and learner centered education. Active enquiry and reflective thinking are encouraged in his philosophy and i believe could be viewed as the very foundations of contemporary pedagogy.
Im only new to Prezi but its clear to see that it would be a valuable creative tool to demonstrate both an understanding of a given topic and an avenue to develop a piece of work which is both personal and professional, a way to see the person behind the work which was difficult to see in the days of powerpoint presentations.
What might a successful flipped classroom look like? Read more to find out how the flipped classroom can benefit both students and teachers.
To flip or not to flip...allowing learners to guide classroom activity after initial research an innovative approach. I do wonder how we could better facilitate disadvantaged learners who maybe have little or no online access, one possibility is if different groups are allocated to learners every class this would ensure that no student is left behind whilst developing a balanced, supportive, empathetic classroom environment.