SPARK

SPARK The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out. Whats the SPARK in your classroom? How do you ignite children’s learning and curiosity?   There are so many X-based learning models. Here are a few:- Challenge BasedContinue reading “SPARK”

Tomorrow’s Skills Today

My eldest daughter ( who is nearly 4) started her education this year in Pre-School. She may not leave formal school until it is 2030. 2030…Wow! I am just going to let that that sink in a little! What will the world will be like in 2030? What jobs will be available?  Will there be supercomputers and zettascaleContinue reading “Tomorrow’s Skills Today”

Caveman Communication

The way we communicate is becoming more caveman. The use of audio and visual messaging has become more commonplace with the soaring popularity of social media and instant messaging apps such as Instagram, Vine and Snapchat. In fact we are moving to a more pictographic form of communication with the increasing popularity of emoticons. Professor John SutherlandContinue reading “Caveman Communication”

3-2-1 Bridge Remixed – Course 2 Final Project – Empowered User Agreement

3-2-1 Bridge. Remixed! Thats what this Course 2 Final Project feels like. Since going to a Project Zero Conference, Zeroing in on Learning, at the start of October I have been trying  many of their thinking routines. 3-2-1 Bridge is one of these. 3-2-1 bridge is a routine for activating prior knowledge and making connections. For meContinue reading “3-2-1 Bridge Remixed – Course 2 Final Project – Empowered User Agreement”

Empower-ED

As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” One of the major tools that is accelerating this change is technology. It is our role as educators to empower students so that they can flourish and shape this hyper-connected, high tech-world. To guide children on their journey so they haveContinue reading “Empower-ED”

Online and Offline…it’s all the same.

There are over 7 billion people in the world. Over 3 billion people have access to the internet, which is more than 40% of the worlds population. 3 billion digital citizens connected to the WWW. Wow! But what is a digital citizen? Who’s job is it to educate children in digital citizenship skills ? When andContinue reading “Online and Offline…it’s all the same.”

The Message

  Remixing is not a new trend. In fact since the beginnings of recorded sound in the late 19th century, technology has enabled people to rearrange the normal listening experience. Dance hall culture of the 60’s and 70’s allowed local music mixers who deconstructed and rebuilt tracks to suit the tastes of their audience. Grandmaster Flash was one of theContinue reading “The Message”

I was a lurker…I HAVE changed…I am a creator… – Course 1 Final Project

I was a lurker…I HAVE changed…I am a creator… I have been reflecting on my journey through COETAIL. What have I achieved? What am I doing differently to what I used to in the classroom? What have I learnt that I have as yet have not had a chance to apply? Thinking about these questions IContinue reading “I was a lurker…I HAVE changed…I am a creator… – Course 1 Final Project”

Technology is NOT just a tool

  Technology is just a tool. What a great quote, by Bill Gates. I think technology can be driving force to change the education system.  Technology has helped the education system to move with the times. I love the picture below which clearly shows that technology has moved the education system forward, right? Wrong! YouContinue reading “Technology is NOT just a tool”

I am a lurker…but I am changing…

Am I a creator or a consumer? I have  a confession to make…I am a lurker…but I am changing…   Throughout reading chapters 1  & 2 from Jeff Utecht’s Reach I was thinking over the phrase “lurker”. Was I one? Did I intentionally lurke? If so, why did I lurke? After some soul searching I googled ” lurker”Continue reading “I am a lurker…but I am changing…”