Tag: 21st Century Learning

Repost: Creating a Culture of Mobile Technology in Education

Originally posted on August 27th, 2010 How do we create a culture of mobile technology in education, specifically inside the classroom? I think about this often as I do more to integrate technology into my own classroom. Students, and their teachers, are often very satisfied with…

Repost: Why the iPad IS for Content Creation in Education 

Originally posted on August 20th, 2010 I read a TON of articles on the iPad as a media consumption device. I see over and over that it is great for reading websites, books, interacting with social media, but when it comes to ‘real’ work, it just…

Repost: Gaming as Education, Gaming to Save the Earth?

Originally published on July 15th, 2010 I was shown an exceptional TED talk today that dealt with the implications of gaming to our world, and drew me into a world that I will admit I sit on the periphery of.  The TED speaker below is Jane…

Repost: Are you an Educational Modernist or Post-modernist? A Quiz.

Originally posted on July 13th, 2010 Yesterday, our class looked at the key ideas of William Tyler and William Doll and their respective (and divergent) perspectives on curriculum and implementation. In considering the ideas of these two scholars, I see more clearly than I ever have…

Repost: What if There Were No Grades IN Class?

Originally posted on April 20th, 2010 My belief right now is that we should, and can, eliminate marks from our classrooms if we are willing to really devote ourselves to inquiry-based and project-based learning.  If we can move from the “am I passing?” model to the…

Repost: Find Your Own Digital Path

Originally posted on April 15th, 2010 One of the greatest skills that I believe 21st Century Teachers possess is the ability to  ’make things work’ in their classrooms.  Often this means using technologies and resources in new ways that fit very specific needs teachers have.  One…

Repost: 5 Possibilities for the iPad in Education

 Originally posted on April 9th, 2010 We can’t get the iPad in Canada for a few more weeks, but my school division has already expressed the desire to order several of them in to test in the division.  As part of my iPod project, I will…

Repost: How I talk about my classroom, and how students do

Originally posted on March 30th, 2010 I will speak to a number of school division ’stakeholders’ next week about 21st Century Learning in my classroom this week. My challenge is how to create an overview of the effectiveness and scope of 21st Century Learning in 20…

Repost: A New Collaboration Project: 2 classes, 36 iPods and Macbeth

Originally Published: December 6th, 2009. Have you ever ‘read’ an essay? When we talk about collaboration one of the pitfalls we usually fall into is that we keep it within our own classroom.  There are many reasons a teacher may not want to share what they do…