Blogging. QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences. A blog without an audience is like...a library without books, a car without an engine, Beyonce without a ring.
Those were some of the responses David Mitchell (@DeputyMitchell) got when he asked his Twitter followers to fill in the blank. "We all understand the importance of audience," says Mitchell, an educator from the United Kingdom and vocal proponent of using blogs to engage student writers. His latest strategy to connect students with readers around the world is the online phenomenon known as QuadBlogging.
The idea is deceptively simple. Four teachers agree to have their students comment on each other's blogs in an organized fashion. Mitchell hatched the idea almost by chance with three other schools in the UK. Measurable Benefits. Quadblogging: David Mitchell on YouTube. Academic Reviews. SAMR Model. John Hattie's Table of Effect Sizes. Hattie says ‘effect sizes' are the best way of answering the question ‘what has the greatest influence on student learning?
'. An effect-size of 1.0 is typically associated with: Toolkit. Educational Theory. Connectivism. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age December 12, 2004 George Siemens Update (April 5, 2005): I've added a website to explore this concept at www.connectivism.ca Introduction.
Constructivism. Constructivism: Susan Lucas. Constructivism Whereas associationism held that knowledge and learning were constructed by associating one item with another, and behaviorism held that knowledge and learning were only a matter of stimulus and response, Constructivism holds that knowledge and learning are based on past knowledge and learning, that they are constructed or build up upon other knowledge.
Unlike associationism and behaviorism, constructivism is concerned primarily with learning rather than with behavior and/or thoughts and knowledge. The process of building upon prior knowledge is an active one, one in which the learner must be engaged. Constructivism: from Philosophy to Practice. An interview with Lev Vygotsky. Can you just give me a brief outline of your education and career up to this point?
Well, as you may know, I was born in 1896, the same year as my colleague and intellectual archrival, Jean Piaget. Of course, My first love was not psychology. In fact, at the University of Moscow, I studied to become a teacher of literature. Scaffolding. Scaffolding: Joseph Foley. Instructivism. Instructivism: Susan Lucas. Instructivism In educational circles everywhere presently, one of the most hyped theories of learning is the student-centered, discovery-based, self-directed theory of constructivism.
At the other end of this educational theory spectrum is the idea of instructivism. Instructivism, by this name or any other, has been around for many years and has formed the basis of the American, among others, educational system. Based on behaviorist theories, Instructivism, sometimes referred to as Direct Instruction incorporates a teacher-directed, carefully planned curriculum, with purposeful teaching at its core. Instructivism. Neuroscience. Brain of the Blogger. During the past five years, blogging has exploded from virtual non-existence into an important and influential sociocultural force.
Recent survey data indicate that there are now nearly 10 million bloggers, 90% of whom are between the ages of 13 and 29 years old. This incredible upsurge in activity has caused us to wonder: What effect is all this blogging having on the brains of bloggers? Why ask this question? The primary reason can be found in one of the central tenets of modern neuroscience: "The neurons that fire together, wire together.
" Shakespeare boosts brain power. The Dark Side. Andrew Keen. Changes in Society. SHIFT HAPPENS UK 2012. Definitions of Web 2.0. The end of Web 1.0 - Darcy DiNucci. A definition of Web 2.0 by Tim O'Reilly. Academic Research. The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice. Are language teachers leading the way with education technology? As more and more schools invest in mobile technologies, such as iPads, a common question on language fora is "can anyone recommend a good list of apps for language learning?
" My typical response is to suggest a range of generic apps for creating multimedia content (audio, video, animation, ebooks, cartoons and so on) which promote productive skills of speaking and writing, higher-order thinking and that allow pupils to publish the results to a real audience. Researching good apps and web tools takes time and keeping up to date with the latest innovations in educational technology is not a priority for some. For others, using authentic materials or web tools is an essential part of their practice to make their lessons as relevant and pedagogically purposeful as possible. The 'MFLtwitterati' – a grassroots community of UK-based modern foreign language teachers on Twitter – has proved to be an invaluable testbed for ideas on using new technologies.
Ol Tools for 21st Century Learners: Tech Connections: Teach Above the Line with ThingLink. The Back Page(16) 21st-Century Pedagogy. CPD For Teachers Resource Center » iPads in Education: Practical Tips and Pedagogy. Educational Media & Technology in 2013: What’s Next? Component 5 : Making Connections: The use and misuse of information communication technologies in young people’s learning. This paper was first presented by Terry Ryan at the International Conference on Education in the Age of the Information Revolution in Tel-Aviv Israel, June 2000.
Introduction It is now obvious to those working in the fastest growing segments of the increasingly global economy that work at the beginning of the 21st century is radically different. Today’s successful businesses require more of all employees and rely on continuous innovation and employee involvement and knowledge at all levels. In high performance workplaces individuals have to do far more critical thinking – analyzing problems, proposing solutions creatively, trouble-shooting, communicating with others, and managing their own time. Added to this economic shift, democracies face a potentially dangerous paradox of how to balance tolerance without sliding into a world where all issues are seen as being relative.
The need to develop higher order thinking skills among all young people has never been greater. A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - The modern learner has to sift through a lot of information.
That means higher level thinking skills like analysis and evaluation are necessary just to reduce all the noise and establish the credibility of information. Constructing Knowledge, Reconstructing Schooling. This article by John Abbott and Terence Ryan appeared in the November 1999 issue of Educational Leadership. The emerging brain research that supports constructivist learning collides head-on with many of our institutional arrangements for learning. Introduction: a story to make a point Like many liberal studies teachers, I was slow in coming to terms with the use of the computer. It was not so for my then nine-year-old eldest son Peter who, from the moment we bought him a computer to use at home, quickly learnt to manage an ever-increasing range of sophisticated programs.
He either taught himself, or learnt to solve problems through working these out with his friends. A common enough story, repeated time and time again; young people, as young as nine or ten, learn an immense amount when deeply engaged in tasks that fascinate them. A year or so later my second son, David, three years younger than Peter, decided that he too wanted to use the computer. Hoadley's Three Laws.