Recently I added a video of Sir Ken Robinson talking about changing education. Today, David Hopkins wote a blog post about the animation that has been done to illustrate the talk. It's pretty amazing. I wonder how long it took?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
- Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
- Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
- Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts
- Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments.
The article reminds me that definitions of literacy amongst our students are probably rather old fashioned. As a result, we run the risk of assuming that, because they meet outdated definitions of literacy, our students are able to cope with the much more challenging literacies of the 21st century.
I was not one of the fortunates who managed to get to Ulearn this year, and I have to admit to more than a twinge of jealousy when I hear Heppel describe the conference as one of the best in the world. Anyway, in this keynote he talks about technology, learning spaces, and the opportunities for mobile learning in the classroom.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This article post talks about the role of social networks in online learning, and contains further links to some pretty amazing online learning courses. Seemed pretty relevant to FOC2010!
Monday, October 4, 2010
I'm really interested in the value of gaming principles in education. This short presentation by Stephen Knightly looks at a selection of different games and the skills they teach. (This blog entry is almost short enough to be a Tweet! Is a blog crossed with a Tweet a bleet?)