* We don’t need better assessments; we need different assessments that help us understand students as learners and constructors of their own ongoing education instead of knowers of information and narrow skills. * We don’t need better teachers; we need different teachers who see their roles as master learners first and content guides or experts second. * We don’t need better schools; we need different schools that function as communities of inquiry and learning instead of delivery systems for a highly proscribed, traditional curriculum.
… the idea of a fully networked, progressive learning environment would for the vast majority constitute *different* and would require us... to redefine the future.
Mind mapping is a method that works for quite a lot of people. Brain storming, idea mapping, thought generation, think tanks – call it what you will. Traditionally done on large pieces of paper, why not use your iPad to create mind maps?
While 'the internet' and 'manners' don't tend to pop up in the same sentence very often (at least not in the positive sense), there are a number of ways that manners really do matter when you're interacting online.
Interestingly, the guidelines our grade 4 students created last year were just as applicable to middle (and high) school as they were for elementary. We ended up using almost all of the guidelines from last year, with just a few minor re-phrasing issues and consolidation.
Pinterest is a promising visual bookmarking platform. It is gaining in popularity more and more and of course teachers and educators are part of this success for there are now a burgeoning number of educational boards on Pinterest where you can get free access to tons of web tools and teaching tips.There are also some great educational Pinners that are committed to sharing useful resources with their fellow teachers. In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has its own Pinterest Board where we have been pinning everything we publish here or we find in other blogs and websites, make sure to follow us to stay updated about our future pinnings.
Can we apply concepts used in video production to Prezi design? Let's find out! In this Prezi I pull terms from Bruce Block's book The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, and New Media. Let me know what you think.