Category Archives: Classroom

Welcome To The Future!

Preoccupations Many of the discussions about how well educational establishments fit into the modern world, and how best they cater for the needs of learners and their futures – I feel tend to focus unnecessarily on peripheral factors. They tend … Continue reading

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Problem Based Blogging (PBB)

“How do you engage students? You present them with a real challenge they care about” – Cator quoted by edsurge.com. Traditional Approaches We have probably all witnessed many lessons delivered in the ‘traditional’ mode of instruction. Normally, this would take the … Continue reading

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HBTITM? – How Best To Inspire The Most?

Who Is Technology For? Though I would regard myself as a reflective practitioner, who has always striven to change practice for the better, learning this week about the SAMR and TIM models offer me really effective frameworks with which to … Continue reading

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Doodled Visuals

Scribbling In teacher training or meetings you usually find that teachers fall into different categories. One is the active participant – the teacher that constantly has their hand up with a point to add. Then there is the tech wizard … Continue reading

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The Hour of the Genius

Looking Back In this Course 1 blog post, I discussed the use of Flipped Classroom Pedagogy in Elementary Schools (feel free to click on those links to read up on a collection of wonderful ideas and examples). Since then, I have taken every opportunity to integrate … Continue reading

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Set In Stone

Design Principles This animation serves as a clear (and thankfully, well designed) introduction to the principles that are central to effective design. If we are to design media ourselves,  we must not only be mindful of these elements, but also … Continue reading

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Flipping Out

Fair Warning The modern world as we know it is calling out for us to use technology in education. There is such a veritable wealth of resources available that it would be foolish to disengage from the revolution that is … Continue reading

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Culture Shift

Simply allowing students to connect is only the beginning – Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design. Shifting Landscapes A theme inherent in this week’s reading is the idea that change has happened and is happening, irrevocably. Our lives are … Continue reading

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