Ever wonder what exactly Creative Commons means? Here is an excellent video describing how the world of copyright applies to online content. This would be an excellent (and brief) video to share with teachers and students.
I found this post from The Edublogger worth thinking about – the rise of social networking vs. RSS for consuming and sharing our learning. It’s a trend I subconsciously know is occurring, but haven’t yet brought it to the surface in thinking about implications. A good read… How Online Reading Habits are Changing and What […]
Skill-based frameworks for education in the 21st century have been around for nearly a decade: Framework for 21st Century Learning (2007); enGauge 21st Century Skills: Literacy in the Digital Age (2003) and survival skills outlined in Tony Wagner’s recent book The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills […]
I’m trying to wrap my head around the potential as well as downside of blended learning. This afternoon I spent some time reading two articles and provide some reflections on the topic here. Hybrid schools for the iGeneration – Harvard Education Letter, March/April 2011 – By Brigid Schulte Middle school and high school students in […]
Sunday’s are good days to bump up against some new and reinforcing ideas. Mobile learning enthusiasts Elliot Soloway and Cathleen Norris provide some clarity to defining mobile learning in Mobile Devices as Essential Tools. Elliot: As long as computers are a shared resource… Cathie: …like a cart of laptops or iPads… Elliot: …teachers will use […]
A blog post at the Innovative Educator was an inspiring read. It made me want to learn more about the iSchool project. The last sentence from the post:”They (teachers and students) truly must believe that this way of non-traditional teaching is the best possible prescription for students’ achievement and success.” In the design of the […]
…is not easy. Especially if we’ve valued it most of our lives. It’s why, I believe, education is so hard to change. Change requires us to alter our values and beliefs. And people, especially educators, are not willing to do that when it comes to teaching and learning. Today, I read a blog post (Open […]
Innovation was the focus of the latest Educon 2.3 conference. Since I tend to look at everything through the lens of leadership, I was wondering where leadership and innovation overlap. One of the (what seemed to be) most re-tweeted tweets came from Bill Ferriter: “Note to principals: If you want me to innovate, you’ve got […]