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Educators not leaving 'Rethinking ICT' to politicians. Forget top-down. Rethinking ICT showed the strength of the grassroots, says Tony Parkin Winchester House: 'If Hogwarts had a prep school, it would look like this' Even before the infamous Gove BETT speech, to be followed later by the summer's "disapplication of ICT" announcement, many educators had been suggesting that the time was right to rethink ICT. Many events have explored what a rethought ICT curriculum might look like, but I suspect none to surpass the impressive Rethinking ICT event held at Winchester House School, Brackley. Rethinking ICT was the brainchild of Chris Leach, better known to education's 'twitterati' as @chrisleach78, who had been attending events on the topic run by others. However, Chris wanted an event firmly rooted in schools, bringing together practitioners based mainly in schools, to look at how they were approaching this challenge from the grassroots. 'Where better to try and put together an ideal ICT curriculum' Things were auspicious from the start.

The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education. If you have been following my blog series on The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture, you know that I am using this opportunity, given all the press on flipped classroom, to discuss a model of teaching and learning based on experiential education. It is a model in which authentic, often hands-on, experiences and student interests drive the learning process, and the videos, as they are being proposed in the flipped classroom discourse, support the learning rather than being central or at the core of learning.

The idea of experience being core to learning has been discussed by Dale Dougherty, the publisher of Make Magazine, in the context of Maker Education: I see the power of engaging kids in science and technology through the practices of making and hands-on experiences, through tinkering and taking things apart. Schools seem to have forgotten that students learn best when they are engaged; in fact, the biggest problem in schools is boredom.

Experiential Engagement: The Activity. High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approaches to education. In the same week, about a dozen miles away, another set of sixth-graders is on a similar lesson. Only they are in a spare, birch-hued classroom that looks like a throwback to the Norman Rockwell era. There are no computers here. The only tools being used are spoons and forks tied together with purple yarn. The students listen to the clang of utensils change pitch as the yarn is shortened and lengthened. Nina Auslander-Padgham’s eyes widen with the discovery, and she rushes back to her wooden desk to write her reflections on the blank pages of a red hardcover journal. At these two Washington area private schools, separated only by a 20-minute drive, the two Ninas may as well exist on different planets.

The Flint Hill School in Oakton is ultra-wired. “Tech is like oxygen,” said Shannan Schuster, Flint Hill’s dean of faculty. The Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda is trying its best to stay unplugged. “What is the rush?” For parents, there are no definitive answers. Help or hindrance. High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approaches to education. In the same week, about a dozen miles away, another set of sixth-graders is on a similar lesson. Only they are in a spare, birch-hued classroom that looks like a throwback to the Norman Rockwell era. There are no computers here. The only tools being used are spoons and forks tied together with purple yarn. The students listen to the clang of utensils change pitch as the yarn is shortened and lengthened. Nina Auslander-Padgham’s eyes widen with the discovery, and she rushes back to her wooden desk to write her reflections on the blank pages of a red hardcover journal. At these two Washington area private schools, separated only by a 20-minute drive, the two Ninas may as well exist on different planets.

The Flint Hill School in Oakton is ultra-wired. “Tech is like oxygen,” said Shannan Schuster, Flint Hill’s dean of faculty. The Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda is trying its best to stay unplugged. “What is the rush?” For parents, there are no definitive answers. Help or hindrance. Mobile Learning and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture. I have jumped onto the Flipped Classroom craze to take the opportunity to propose and discuss an experiential model of education (ala John Dewey and Kurt Hahn), one that has experience at its core and provides learning options for all types of learners. In this model, the videos, as they are discussed in the flipped classroom. support the learning rather than drive it. My series on the Flipped Classroom – The Full Picture includes the following posts: This post continues the series by providing an overview of The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture using mobile devices.

Each phase of the model has suggestions and ideas for mobile-driven learning activities which can be implemented on most devices. This supports Bring Your Own Devices programs and increases the chances students will use similar learning activities on their own devices outside of the classroom environment. Engaging Experience Photo and/or Video Examples of Real Life Situations. Concept Exploration Meaning Making Like this: Factory of the Tutor. A platform for integrating ICT in education. Platform integrating ICT in the teaching-learning process We work to create the tools necessary to incorporate ICT into education and methodological strategies generate value-added.

Teaching schedules Create schedules based on developing teaching skills and make use of indicators for evaluation, you have a complete editor for this. Authoring Tools Here is a set of authoring tools with varied capabilities and creative abilities to think autoevaluables content and activities. Classroom programs Create your classroom programming, distributed sessions, assigned content, activities and methodologies to each, and includes multiple resources and indicators including.

Classes and 2.0 Technology We offer you various authoring tools to help you make use of ICT, and manage your classes and students. We work to create the tools necessary to incorporate ICT in education and innovative methodological strategies generate added value. History You can find this project from here. What brings. How Has Internet Changed Education? How has internet changed education infographic from SEO.com explores what kind of impact the Internet has on education.

Ever had a question and found yourself on wikipedia? Apparently your not the only one! If you want evidence of the way the internet is pervading every aspect of our lives, you need look no further than its effect on education. The internet and social media have dramatically changed both teaching and learning.In fact, most students’ (an incredible 93 percent) first instinct when confronted with a research problem is to turn to Google or Bing to get information rather than going to the library, and despite the best efforts of faculty to discourage its use, Wikipedia is the research resource that is used most often.

Great clean design. I’m not sure why the 8 out of 10 faculty data point is shown as 6 out of 8 people in the visualization??? Found on WiredAcademic. It's Time for a New Kind of High School. Survey reveals schools unprepared to support digital learning. A recent nationwide survey by JogNog.com Reveals that 93% of teachers would assign online games in class if the subject matter matched their curriculum. The caveat for a majority of these teachers, however, is that they feel their schools have too few computers or tablets for their students to use digital learning tools effectively.

The study also reveals that while teachers see see broad applicability for digital learning across all subjects, digital learning is still in its infancy. 35% of teachers do not use any digital learning tools. “Our survey reveals that teachers want to leverage digital learning tools – and students like them as well – but everyone is constrained by the limitations of available technology in their schools.” Stephen Smith, CEO of JogNog.com said in a press release. “Despite this current challenge, we envision a future when students will migrate from the paper books used in previous centuries to tablets and smartphones for interactive, digital learning.”

Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education « User Generated Education. The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education. Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently. The purpose of this post is to: Provide background for this model of learning with a focus on its use in higher education.Identify some problems with its use and implementation that if not addressed, could become just a fading fad.Propose a model for implementation based on an experiential cycle of learning model.

Background About the Flipped Classroom This first section provides information from various articles that describe the flipped classroom, and how it is being discussed and used in educational settings. In its simplest terms, the flipped classroom is about viewing and/or listening to lectures during one’s own time which frees up face-to-face class time for experiential exercises, group discussion, and question and answer sessions.

It’s called “the flipped classroom.” Sal Khan, of the Khan Academy, states: Personal Experiences Basic Tenets. Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement. A while back, I was asked, "What engages students? " Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccuring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?

" 1. Working with their peers "Middle-school students are growing learners who require and want interaction with other people to fully attain their potential. " "Teens find it most interesting and exciting when there is a little bit of talking involved. 2. "I believe that when students participate in "learning by doing" it helps them focus more. "We have entered a digital age of video, Facebook, Twitter, etc., and they [have] become more of a daily thing for teens and students. 3. "I believe that it all boils down to relationships. 4. The Naace Curriculum - An ICT Framework. The Naace curriculum area is the place to find all the latest updates to the Naace Curriculum Framework.

This has been developed in consultation with members to offer a comprehensive, coherent and flexible starting point for schools to review and develop their own personalised curriculum. Supporting materials will be added to the relevant key stage curriculum pages. Even before the announcements made by Michael Gove and the Royal Society in January 2012, consultations and preparations for an ICT curriculum evolution were underway at Naace. The Naace curriculum area is the place to find all the latest updates to the Naace Curriculum Framework, with links to resources on KS1/KS2 and KS3 areas which will be developed in order to support teachers using the framework. The visual representations of the curriculum show how the three strands form the basis for the suggested areas of knowledge in the proposals, with e-safety considerations running throughout all the strands. Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos. Last week, I read an interesting blog post by Shelley Blake-Plock titled “The Problem with TED ed.”

It got me thinking about the flipped classroom model and how it is being defined. As a blended learning enthusiast, I have played with the flipped classroom model, seen presentations by inspiring educators who flip their classrooms, and even have a chapter dedicated to this topic in my book. However, I am disheartened to hear so many people describe the flipped classroom as a model where teachers must record videos or podcasts for students to view at home. There are many teachers who do not want to record videos either because they don’t have the necessary skills or equipment, their classes don’t include a lot of lecture that can be captured in recordings, or they are camera shy. Too often the conversation surrounding the flipped classroom focuses on the videos- creating them, hosting them, and assessing student understanding of the content via simple questions or summary assignments. 1. 2.

Common Sense Tips for Digital Generation Parents. Tel.ac.uk. Main Page - Teaching Open Source. How Tech Will Transform the Traditional Classroom. Ben Jackson is a writer and app developer living in Brooklyn, NY. He likes clean typography, dirty language, strong coffee, apple pie and comfortable chairs, and he writes about his obsessions at 90WPM. As the post-PC era moves from interesting theory to cold, hard reality, one of the most pressing questions is: How can we use tablets, and especially the iPad, to help people learn? Most of the focus has been on ebooks replacing textbooks, a trend fueled by Apple’s recent updates to iBooks. Specifically, the company released iBooks Author, a tool for creating immersive ebooks on the desktop. Plus, the new iPad is now the first tablet with a retina screen, making reading and watching multimedia on the device even more enjoyable.

But technology is only as good as the system it’s applied to. Not Just a Textbook The iPad (not to mention the iPhone and iPod touch) is a personal, mobile computer capable of performing tasks unthinkable 10 years ago on a high-end desktop. Low-Budget Alternatives. Loticonnection.cachefly.net/global_documents/LoTiTurnsUpTheHEAT.pdf. Www.prn.bc.ca/ts/wp-content/LoTi_Framework_Sniff_Test.pdf. Technology Integration Matrix.

Of internet 2010 - AAAS paper-1.pdf. Edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/bloom's+Digital+taxonomy+v3.01.pdf. Learning theories & eLearning. E-Learning Roadmap. The e-Learning Roadmap is a planning tool designed to help your school identify where it currently is in relation to e-Learning, and where it would like to go. The e-Learning Roadmap provides a number of statements under the following headings: Leadership & PlanningICT & the CurriculumProfessional Developmente-Learning CultureICT Infrastructure The statements are categorised as follows: Initial; e-Enabled; e-Confident & e-Mature.

The e-Learning Roadmap is available in a number of different formats: Printed as an A2 poster in the e-Learning Handbook.To download as an A2 poster. PDF Versions of Roadmap: Download as an A2 poster: English version Irish version Download and print section by section: Leadership and Planning Area ICT in the Curriculum area Professional Development area eLearning Culture area ICT Infrastructure area. CEMP Conversations » heppell. Technology and Young Children. Key Messages When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development.

Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children. Limitations on the use of technology and media are important. Special considerations must be given to the use of technology with infants and toddlers. Attention to digital citizenship and equitable access is essential.

Ongoing research and professional development are needed. View Key Messages Summary (PDF) Examples of Effective Practice View Examples of Effective Practice (PDF) Technology That Supports Early Learning Pre-recorded Webcast: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs This prerecorded 21-minute webcast addresses key messages in the position statement. View the webcast. What are e-Portfolios? Keri Facer - Learning Futures.

Education for the Apocalypse? Answers to your ‘flipped school’ questions. Talks. Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education. High school students know that their learning isn’t relevant. What’s the Point of Education? - Independent Thinking from Independent Thinking. Free Online Lesson Planbook Software for Teachers. Designing Schools for 21st Century Learning. Bridge to Learning - Educational Research. Welcome | Redlands College iPad Portal. Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education. Two great quotes about education technology. ICT_Seven_Proficiencies.pdf (application/pdf Object) Lessons taught in 3D help children learn more and behave better as it increases levels of concentration. Technology Integration Matrix.

The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD.