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TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “
“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles
Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)
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Definitely well worth a read
It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.
You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.
Discover more about the BYOD phenomenon and what does it mean to you.
The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon is reshaping the way IT is purchased, managed, delivered, and secured.
But you may be wondering exactly what BYOD means to you. Ok... let's have a look: http://bit.ly/IYZU7d
There are typically two main problems when it comes to building pillow forts: structural integrity, and a lack of building materials.
Sure beats your old couch.
Today Codecademy released its first foray into the mobile space, an app-based intro course to coding designed to take less than an hour to complete. I had a..
Google today is launching a major update to Sheets, its Google Drive spreadsheet app that's part of Google Drive productivity suite. With this new version,..
Sheets joins the rest of Google's productivity apps in letting users create and edit spreadsheets offline.
Take a moment to think about the last time you memorized someone's phone number. Was it way back when, perhaps circa 2001?
At the Wearable Futures conference, London designer and researcher Shamees Aden debuted a running shoe prototype that will put your worn out kicks to shame. The shoes, which he developed with...
It's the end of the Microsoft model and the dawn of a new technology era, says former AOL CEO Barry Schuler.
What do you think are the biggest business opportunities in technology today?
Dig into the world of computer making with the help of these 5 tutorial series with over 100 videos on Computer Architecture!
Is hardwaring your thing? How about computer architecture? In computer science and engineering, computer architecture is a set of discipline that describes a computer system by specifying its parts and their relations. As a computer architect, you design new computers using computers. Learn more in these video tutorials!
NASA's Robonaut is only just getting its legs, but it already has some fresh (and arguably superior) competition. The agency's Johnson Space Center has
With the cost of attending a four-year college easily inching into the six figures these days, you might be tempted to dip into your retirement savings to help cover your child's education.
Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infection. But myths about their safety and efficacy still abound, according to the cohosts of the hit television show The Doctors. Here, why you shouldn’t skip your flu vaccine.
Want a glimpse into the future of science? Check out the application areas for the young faculty awards at the Defense Department's crazy research arm.
Slowly but surely, Google's Chromecast devices is beefing up with content partners. The latest is Songza, a music streaming service that finds you an expertly..
If you travel internationally a lot, or have friends who do, then Friendshippr is a service you'll want to take a look at -- especially if you have a penchant for products and goods ...
This app helps you ship items using Facebook friends
The storage capacity in our mobile devices is growing bigger and bigger every day. The amount of files that are stored on SD cards, either internal and extern
Gmail for Android, while a wonderful app in my opinion, has been missing some features for quite a while. My main problem with it is lack of zip downloading support, meaning nothing in a .zip forma...