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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Take a moment and imagine a creative work environment. Don't worry about the kind of work going on. Just focus on the space. Close your eyes and picture it. What is that space like? What does it sound like? How are people interacting? Is there movement? Is there evidence of work in progress? Is it tidy, or busy-messy? Can you imagine working there?

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Catherine Selby's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:51 PM

This article gives teachers ideas on how to create a thinking space for students. In any KLA the importance of helping the students to be able to concentrate is extremely importand. One of the aims in the Australian Curriculum is to allow students to become "creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time."

By creating a thinking space this allows students the freedom to learn and implement the above areas.

Melita Ryland's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:19 AM

This article asks us to rethink what we think to be a work space. They outline that a workspace can come in many different forms and still be productive. By simply moving around an changing the workspace can drastically change the outcomes of student leanring and engagement in more ways than 1.

Khushboo Singh's comment, July 8, 2013 8:30 AM
As I read through this article, I am also painting an image of workspace in my mind that can potentially foster creativity. A creative workspace should be such that it enables generation of free ideas and provide opportunities for constructive engagement. The thought of garage or workshop setting or think labs come to my mind. As mentioned in the article, classroom space is very much like a workspace with the only difference that here children are learning to develop things as well as understand how things work. One of the key areas that contributes to learning is the physical space itself. There are enough evidences as also pointed out in the article, that small adjustments to the classroom space can create better engagement and connect to the topic. Depending upon the school investment/pocket size, efforts can be made from improving the physical layout, wiring, designing flexible furnitures, lighting to simple improvements like changing wall colour, movable board, displays etc. These changes will not only lead to enriched work environment but also energise children to think through situations and work in collaboration.
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St. Stephen's Project Based Learning Showcase

St. Stephen's Project Based Learning Showcase | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Here's a sample of what we do with project based learning and iPads at St. Stephen's! 

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How to get Started with Project Based Learning by David Andrade

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a great way to teach students content, 21st century skills, and engage them in something fun and educational.

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PBL/21st Cent. Learning - What it is and is NOT

PBL/21st Cent. Learning - What it is and is NOT | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Attendees of #mobile2012 collaborated on this canvas of stickies to help understand PBL and 21st Century Skills. Sometimes it helps to say what something is NOT in order to help define it better. This was part of my presentation with my colleague Inge Wassmann. @ingewassmann

 

Thanks to Wesley Fryer @wfryer for the awesome write up on our session! http://felixj.me/soc

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21st Century Learning and Tech Tools in the Primary Grades

21st Century Learning and Tech Tools in the Primary Grades | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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PDF of presentation from Mobile Learning Experience 2012 (http://mobile2012.org)

 

Presented by Felix Jacomino, Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School, with Mercy Gonzalez and Inge Wassmann

 

Description: This session will assist teachers in designing the 21st Century Elementary Classroom. The presenters will define what a 21st century classroom looks and feels like, including step by step instructions on specific classroom projects for student as young as kindergartners.
Motivate students, increase attendance (engagement?), differentiate instruction and see test scores soar!
This session will assist you design lessons that include all the critical features of a 21 century classroom. Lessons suggested will be project based, interdisciplinary, and present differentiated instruction as well as authentic, performance-based assessments.
• Meet the individual needs of your students
• Bring your classroom into the 21st century
• Surpass the standards
• Raise test scores
• Maintain meaningful, authentic curriculum!
This session is a must for Administrators, Elementary Teachers, Reading Specialists, Staff Developers, After School Programs Directors and anyone who wants to keep up with what is hot in education.

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Delia Zepeda's comment, April 16, 2012 6:25 PM
Thanks for sharing this great presentation!
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Diving Into Project-based Learning: Designing the Rubric |Philip Cummings

Diving Into Project-based Learning: Designing the Rubric |Philip Cummings | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most difficult aspect of project-based learning for me was figuring out how I was going to assess it.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, April 18, 2013 6:03 AM

Terrific rubric that dovetails 21st Century Learning!

Mack James's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:39 AM

Standard based assessment is great for teachers to see specific skills students need help on, specific concepts, provides clarity and guided instruction that is focused on student learning

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

These are my notes from Felix Jacomino and Inge Wassmann's breakout session, “Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads” at the 2012 Mobile Learning Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 13, 2012. MY THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS. The official conference session description was:

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Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads

Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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PDF of presentation from Mobile Learning Experience 2012 (http://mobile2012.org)

Presented by Felix Jacomino, Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School, with Inge Wassmann

 

Description: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move
with it, and join the dance.” -Alan Watts
Learn what one technology team experienced from initiation to implementation of iPads in a school in the heart of Coconut Grove, Florida.
“Computer teachers” have transformed into “technology integrators” and move from within the lab to the classroom, the campus, and beyond.
Integrators must understand the 4 C’s of 21st century skills and how project based teaching and learning supports it.
• What comes first? Teachers? Students? Devices? Professional
development?
• Obstacles to overcome
• Resistant teachers: “This is just a fad!”
• Hardware/Software logistics

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