I love the idea of parents being more involved in their child's digital literacy development - no different than making sure you invest time in their reading, mathematical, emotional and physical wellbeing!
One World School has just recently signed new contracts with Canada, China, Nigeria and South America meaning that we will bringing on more than 800,000 new students this fall. This means we are woefully short of qualified teachers.
The best summer apps, websites, and games for creative kids.
Maria Persson's insight:
Thank you to Lyn Hilt Google+ for sharing this lovely site...I love my iPad and love that learning can be fun and productive for kids and adults alike! Let me know if you have used any of these...I have enjoyed creating simple books with 'Book Creator for iPad' so can highly recommend the minimal cost app for interactivity and simplicity.
This fascinating emerging technology is finding its way into colleges, universities, and high schools and bringing powerful possibilities to teaching various
Maria Persson's insight:
So, this is not about the classroom directly BUT it does impact the kind of thinking that teachers will need to consider when teaching children about the wave of 'future' technologies, the skills and knowledge required to be a part of a working society where printing body parts, creating food and more is common place! Implications of all kinds will emerge as well...wow! Where to begin!
Andrew Churches is a blooger with the view that education is not a place to remain static. Prolifict writer, tons of information and resources embedded in his blog in a variety of forms and topics - re: teaching, learning and ICT. Worth Following!
Great blog site with enough info to guide your thinking on some of the many apps available for annotation. Especially like that it considers other OS and the variety of mobile devices as well as the sync functionality that is critical as we work over multiple places and spaces!
Here is a Wiki with purpose! This started out as an exercise by @ClarieAmosNZ and a simple #Google Doc with a few friendly pedagogues and developed into a useful, practical and pedagogical sound resource creating a community! Thanks to all the collaborators and their hard work for this brilliant Wiki.
Have you ever Googled yourself ? Have you ever checked your virtual identity? Do you know that you leave a digital footprint every time you get online? Do you know that whatever you do online is accumulated into a digital dossier traceable by others ? These and several other similar questions are but the emerging tip of the sinking iceberg.One that is packed full of concerns related to issues of our online identity and privacy issues.
This is a blog post from Dr. Alec Couros @courosa outlining (with examples) 10 ideas for different classroom video projects. I like the ideas but as someone with almost no video creation skills or experience I can't comment on the level of video skills required...however I agree with the principle of students moving from being video consumers to video producers.
Thanks to @easegill (Nigel Robertson) from the WCEL unit at the University of Waikato for this link.
My rating: 9/10 for good project ideas and examples (no comment on video creation skills required)
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?