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We recently had the chance to interview the inventor of the Educational Holodeck, Dr. David Thornburg, at his facility in Recife, Brazil where the world’s first installation is in progress. David splits his time between the U.S. and Brazil and is active in educational projects in both countries. His current project is a large undertaking that just may change the face of education for many children.
This is not a scene from a science fiction movie, it is an event happening with Middle School students taking a simulated trip to Mars in search of evidence for extraterrestrial life. These students are in their school but instead of being seated in rows in a traditional classroom, they are in a special room, the Educational Holodeck. This room’s function is determined by special computer software to create a fully interactive and immersive environment in which children apply their knowledge and skills to the solution of problems that break traditional disciplinary boundaries. The design of shields requires them to learn about the behavior of charged particles, the design and operation of electromagnets they will build themselves, along with other topics that cut across typical math and science classes. They do not ask why they need to know this stuff—their life, and the success of their mission depends on it! Engagement is complete.
"Using QR codes is interesting and give students a chance to use their phones for cool in-class activities. Since the QR code is linked to a URL, providing one code allows a teacher to connect students with information they need. Teachers could:
Put QR codes on assignments and handouts to link students to a helpful video or online resource. That way students have a strategy for problem solving. Use QR codes to take students on a virtual field trip without ever leaving the room. Design an class webquest with QR codes that take students to the necessary resources they need, then they can work in collaborative groups to do creative tasks with that information and/or have in-class discussions on a variety of topics. Use goo.gl to generate QR codes to direct students to online quizzing site like QUIA so you can track who has taken the quiz. OR send them to an online resource and track how many students actually viewed that resource. Make a textbook interactive by using QR codes to direct students to supplementary information.Post QR codes on the wall to provide useful info about syllabus, schedule, cafeteria menu, sporting events, etc. Create a QR code wall of fame in your classroom!" Caitlin Tucker
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DRC: Jess McCulloch's participation at StoryWorld 2012 last week sparked a lot of interest. So, here's an article from the archive which gives great insight into the fantastic work that she's doing ...
Despite widespread agreement among parents, educators, employers and policymakers worldwide that students need skills like critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and creativity, these skills are stubbornly difficult to teach and learn, write...
This is site has a really interesting approach to learning vocabulary from a whole range of languages. You can even create your own vocabulary learning courses if you sign up. Really nicely designed and great for short bursts of learning.
With most of the PLP team at ISTE11, I am watching tweets, posts, and youtube uploads from my backyard. Here’s one I just watched from ISTE connects, interviewing our PLP Community Leader Kevin Honeycutt talk about Garage Band on the iPad. You share so well, Kevin! Love watching the kids, too:)
Karen Kemmerle: "While the process of getting movies made and distributed is daunting, filmmakers and artists continue to seek new ways to hone their craft and build their audiences efficiently on (and off) the screen" ...
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Like a superhero, the U.S. Library of Congress has just swooped in and unveiled an enormous new (and free!) resource that’s all about the Common Core. It’s located at http://www.loc.gov/teachers and worth checking out.
I have found that many who dream of online learning somehow imagine a virtual school where the teachers are no more than those who load up the assignments and set up the learning management system. But by taking actual teaching out of the distance learning equation, we are dooming distance learning to mere correspondence course status. And it has the potential to be far greater than any model we have thus far imagined, but only if the tools are used properly and if the balance of offline interaction and online learning are aligned.
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