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iPurpose before iPad

iPurpose before iPad | Global autopoietic university (GAU) |

"The two above images are good examples of purposeful thinking about iPad usage in schools.

One, a screenshot of an oft-used tool known as 'iPad As.. by', focuses on what the iPad can be used for and provides links to various apps that can be utilised for those functions. It goes without saying that it is a very useful website for schools thinking about iPads. It provides nutshell explanations of a number of apps that relate to each iPad as… category as well as pricing. It’s a good introduction into the functionality of the iPad that counteracts the misconception of iPad as consumption NOT creation tool.

The other, The Padagogy Wheel, is one of many variations on applying Bloom’s Taxonomy of skills to iPad apps. It develops from the general learning action verbs/skills we want our students to acquire to technology based activities that relate to these skills and finally to a selection of apps that can support this development."

Via Beth Dichter
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Is it alopoieticnu or autopoietic method?

Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 28, 2013 11:58 AM

The post continues to explore the issues noted above and raises the question of how to blend the best of both options. Gleeson goes on and raises specific areas where he would like others to provide feedback. Three of the seven areas are listed below.

* Examples of apps that help to develop specific skills

* Additional skills that have not been listed

* Examples of good pedagogical practice with apps

Continue to scroll down the post and you will find a table that slows the skills he has come up with and see where it is currently populated. Already there are a number of responses providing additional suggestions.

As Gleeson says this is "a herculean task" and I look forward to seeing the finished product.

Camille Lutz's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:27 PM

This information is helpful when looking at pedagogy and technology.

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 1, 2013 7:22 AM
Both useful tools when setting up your iPad efficiently
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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival | Global autopoietic university (GAU) |

"As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible skills we teach; such as how to work in a team, think critically, and be curious about the things they encounter each day.

We want to prepare them to lead productive and successful lives once they leave us and enter into the realm of adulthood. But what lies ahead for our students in the future? Did educators of twenty years ago know that so much of our world would be based on computers and technology now? Could they have known what skills would be needed in the job market today?"

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:46 PM

This post focuses on work published by Tony Wagner back in 2010 but the information is still relevant. Wagner interviewed CEOs of 100 major businesses and was able to come up with seven essential skills students should have for the 21st century (and yes, we are in this century). The skills are listed below and more information may be found in this post, which lists the skill and then discusses how to prepare students to meet this skill.

* Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

* Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence

* Agility and Adaptability

* Initiative and Entrepreneurship

* Effective Oral and Written Communication

* Accessing and Analyzing Information

* Curiosity and Imagination

davidconover's curator insight, March 15, 2013 8:39 AM

This is a great article to read for thought leaders. In my opinion, appropriate Video Game Art, Design, Development, Programming, along with community outreach, social media, educational research prepares students for the 21st Century. 

Mohini Lata's curator insight, May 20, 2013 8:34 AM

As technology is becoming powerful and life changing how can we prepare students for the 21st century survival. The seven survival skills purposefully apply in a classroom. This links with Using Mathematical Higher order thinking - Critical Thinking and problem solving prepares students to see problems from different angles and formulate their own solutions. Collaboration encourages students to take on different roles. Agility and Adaptability – be willing to adapt to the changes around them.Initative and Entrepreneurship - always try. Effective Oral and written communication - how to speak confidently and clearly. Accessing and Analyzing Information-

learn the difference between factual information and factual-sounding opinions. Curiosity and Imagination - teach them how to apply them creatively and purposefully. Technology has become an essential and important tool for education, helping teachers with their work and most importantly supporting the students. This also links with brief design technology and the digital technologies strand of the National Technologies Curriculum as students are taught how to use the technologies available to them.