Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind. Robert Romano is the CEO/Founder of BookheadEd Learning, where his vision has blended the traditional and technological experiences of reading in the company’s flagship product, StudySync®.
You can read more about his company at StudySync.com. We ask our students to be good observers, consider the world carefully and to analyze the implications of what they see. Rhizomatic Learning – Why we teach? It’s my week at #change11.
My topic? Rhizomatic Learning. Rhizomatic learning is a way of thinking about learning based on ideas described by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in a thousand plateaus. A rhizome, sometimes called a creeping rootstalk, is a stem of a plant that sends out roots and shoots as it spreads. Standards: A Critical Need for K-16 Collaboration. UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: false IsSiteLicense: false.
The Passion-Driven Classroom: A Framework for Teaching & Learning (9781596671591): Angela Maiers, Amy Sandvold.
Will University Technical Colleges pay off? The Black Country University Technical College (UTC) opened five weeks ago.
A pioneering project for Education Secretary Michael Gove; 13 new UTCs have been announced and a total of 16 will open over the next year. They are aimed at students aged for 14 to 19 who want to develop technical, rather than academic, skills. In Walsall, the mission is clear: to develop the next generation of world class engineers, designers and scientists. Most of these pupils already seem to know what they want to be: an "aeronautical engineer", a "mechanic", an "aerodynamic Formula One engineer", they told Channel 4 News. Teaching in a Participatory Digital World. Social networking, cloud-based computing, and mobile technologies are transforming how people learn, work, and play.
Digital technology has evolved quickly from personal computers and networks to participatory social, academic, and political Web 2.0 environments with a new vocabulary and new temporal and spatial interactions. Web 2.0 applications – Safari, Geocaching, Flickr, Google, Blogger, GarageBand, Wikipedia, YouTube, iMovie, Facebook, Twitter, iPhone, and iPad – are part of a new user-centric information infrastructure that emphasizes creative participation over presentation; encourages focused conversation and short briefs written in less technical, public vernacular; and facilitates innovative explorations, experimentations, and purposeful tinkerings that often form the basis of situated understanding that emerges from action not passivity.
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