Kathy Cassidy -- Blogmeister This spring, our class has been working with other classes around the world--sharing and learning together. Several collaborative projects have resulted. The book below is one of the products from that collaboration and contains pages created by various PreK - 2 classrooms from around the world as part of the Flat Classroom Project. Each of the participating classes focused on "A View From the Window" of their school in a different way. Our page (containing photos and text created by the students) is first, but it is fascinating to see what all of the other classes have created as well. Click on the image to see the finished product.
Creative APP-titude: iPad Multimedia Tools for Creativitity November 2011 Open-plan classrooms have left trailing behind them somewhat of a legacy in terms of the way we think about newer open learning spaces. One legacy in particular, I suspect, is an enculturated hesitancy for schools to open up spaces again. The collective memory of an education innovation that generally speaking did not work is a strong one and comparisons between the two are understandably inevitable. Imagine you'd spent several years teaching in an open-plan space back in the seventies or eighties and you hadn’t enjoyed it. It is not entirely surprising to hear then that those teachers who taught in these spaces earlier in their careers are viewing our new teaching and learning environments with some suspicion. The tendency it seems is to superimpose 'open-plan' memories onto new open learning spaces and to recall all that that represents.
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from around the web that are related to or mentioned in our book. You can view more videos on his personal website The original selective attention task This video is the one that started our collaboration and inspired the book. You can read more about it here. The Monkey Business Illusion This was Dan's submission to the 2010 Best Illusion of the Year contest. A movie perception test - conversation This video illustrates how movie perception works and is from a study by Dan and his colleague Daniel Levin. A movie perception test This video illustrates how movie perception works and was from a study by Dan and his colleague Daniel Levin. The original "door" study This video shows a subject in a person-change study conducted by Dan and his colleague Daniel Levin. Dan's presentation at TEDxUIUC 2011 Dan's talk entitled "Seeing the world as it isn't."