This is on the verge of Genius Hour. Insight is exceptional... what is still to be understood is that content and skills can still be taught with even greater depth if components of traditional PBLs such as authentic audience, solving of problems realistically, and giving back are done not from a teacher giving a certain criteria w/in a PBL but giving no parameters and letting students' passions find the problem to resolve. Now Problem Based Learning becomes Passion Based Learning... content, skills and scope are still there but now it is truly student-driven.
Provides perspective and research about the impact of Technology on Curiosity. As with all tools, curiosity can only be encouraged if the the instruction and delilvery are purposeful, engaging and have determined outcomes.
This class will teach you exactly how to model a 3D hand-held, print-ready, object using only free tools, with no prior experience necessary. If you've been on the internet in the last year you've probably read an article (or two, or three) about...
Kirsten Wilson's insight:
I am curating to watch and learn. I hope this will be a point to go forward and an Instructional Technology coach with teachers and students.
WordPress is the world's most popular publishing platforms, and it's currently estimated to power 17.6% of all websites. It's highly customisable, very easy to use and, probably the best part, it's completely free.
Kirsten Wilson's insight:
This is a great resource for wordpress bloggers that are looking for ways to change up their blog or add features. For those not familiar with code and widgets this is a great place to start.
"Educators facilitate others’ learning experiences, but their own learning experiences are far from over. Through podcasts, educators can learn even more about their field and the forces impacting it — especially education technology.
Apple’s iTunes store has an entire page devoted to edtech podcasts. Sorting out the best listens can be a daunting task, so to make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites you should check out today."
"Innovation is not something that just happens. Or, rather it does given the right chemistry. Oftentimes this chemistry is referred to locally in schools as “climate,” but climate is only a small part of the formula. Where innovation comes from is an increasingly popular topic recently as new projects are increasingly visible, and due to digital reach, impactful across fields and industries. Right now, let’s stick to innovation in public education."
This article was great at spelling out not only what the host of the MOOC should consider but the participant as well. With experience both as a moderator of a MOOC and as a participant I found the article beneficial and affirming. This is a great guidline for anyone wanting to facilitate a MOOC or participate in one.