How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN] This post describes how educators can develop a personal learning network that supports meaningful and relevant learning. The MOOC, Education Technology & Media, etmooc, is used here as a working example of how to develop a PLN. “My Personal Learning Network is the key to keeping me up-to-date with all the changes that are happening in education and how technology can best support and engage today’s students.” A visual image of participants in an open, online course- etmooc, which shows the potential to find and create personal connections as part of one’s PLN. I wrote a post recently about how to develop a personal learning environment [PLE], the need and benefits of doing so, for educators in particular. What is a PLN? Twitter 6×6 (Photo credit: Steve Woolf) PLN versus PLE The personal learning network can be a rich source of learning that fosters connections that become part of our professional development as the quotation at the beginning of the post from Metcalfe describes.
Course Overview - Learning Creative Learning Course Syllabus The Syllabus for Spring 2014 is a work in progress. You can find the 2013 syllabus here. 1 - Creative Learning (18 March 2014) Storytellers: Mitch Resnick, Natalie Rusk, Philipp Schmidt Readings: Activity: Read Seymour Papert’s essay on Gears of My Childhood and write about an object from your childhood that interested and influenced you. 2 - Projects (25 March) Storytellers: Mitch Resnick, Natalie Rusk, Joren Lauwers Natalie Rusk, Mitch Resnick, Robbie Berg, & Margaret Pezalla-Granlund (2008). Create a Scratch project about things you like to do. 3 - Passion (1 April) Storytellers: Mitch Resnick, Natalie Rusk, Jackie Gonzalez, Jaleesa Trapp Visit a local creative learning space, and discuss how it supports creative learning experiences. Projects - What kinds of projects are people working on? 4 - Peers (8 April) Storytellers: Philipp Schmidt, Kristen Swanson, Bekka Kahn, and Delia Browne Philipp Schmidt: The Great Peer Learning Pyramid Scheme. 5 - Play (15 April)
108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom…Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2 | 21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I enjoy working with teachers and helping them use word clouds in their lessons because they are a great way to get any teacher started with integrating technology. In the last post you discovered 12 Tips in Using Wordle. There is more to Word Clouds then Wordle… other awesome word cloud generatorsBeyond word clouds… cool sites and applications to integrate word clouds To ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom – by Michael Gorman at ( I am amazed every time I talk to groups and find out so many educators have not used word clouds with their students. All Subjects Science Language Arts Math
Elearnspace 25 Tips For A Better MOOC Experience Massive online open courses (also known as MOOCs) are quite popular these days. A huge, or massive, version of open online courses, these classes bring thousands together, often around the world, to learn simultaneously. Discussions, connections, and learning are the focus on MOOCs, but with the low level of commitment and their overwhelming nature, it’s easy to get disconnected. Read on, and we’ll share 25 ways to stay in the loop, on task, and get the most out of your MOOC experience. GET CONNECTEDIt’s easy to lose interest and drop out of a MOOC, but don’t let that happen.
Luriks Anakronismer | Historiska anekdoter och annat tänkvärt in absurdum Nov. 1998: "It takes a whole village to raise a child." - Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) Proverb African Proverb of the Month November, 1998 It takes a whole village to raise a child. Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) Proverb Explanation: This Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) proverb exists in different forms in many African languages. In general this Nigerian proverb conveys the African worldview that emphasizes the values of family relationships, parental care, self-sacrificing concern for others, sharing, and even hospitality. The multiple uses of this Nigerian proverb show the timeliness and relevancy of African proverbs in today's world. The Anglican Archbishop John Sentamu of York, England at a consultation in Swanwick, England in September, 2005 stated: "As It takes a whole village to raise a child so it takes the whole global village to eradicate poverty . Rev.
On how #edcmooc did a cmooc on Coursera | Doing by Learning (and vice versa) By demonstrating that you could build a very “open” course on Coursera, the University of Edinburgh team in charge of E-learning and Digital Cultures succeeded in breaking down some walls between the large-scale free course (called xMOOC by some critics) and the cMOOC connectivist learn-fest. How did that happen? Incubating a community: Long lead-in time for the learning community. Wonderful #EDCMOOC wrap-up, video-style by Wayne Barry: The Edunauts: Educational Explorers for the Digital Age from Wayne Barry on Vimeo. Like this: Like Loading...
MED ÖGA FÖR HISTORIA: "Hakkorset och halvmånen" - hur antisemitismen kom till mellanöstern I Mellanöstern är antisemitism accepterad och spridd. Nidbilder av juden och hans konspiratoriska, giriga och illasinnade läggning är djupt integrerad i alla de länder som omger Israel. Faktum är att här lever den nazityska propagandabilden av judarna fortfarande i högsta välmåga. Det började med den enkla ekvationen om tillgång och efterfrågan. Både den egyptiska och syriska statsledningen förstod att deras arméer behövde moderniseras om de skulle kunna bli av med den nya statsbildningen. Så kom det sig att bara några år efter krigsslutet så befann sig en stor mängd före detta militärer från Wehrmacht i Kairo, varav den främste var genaral Wilhelm Farmbacher, för att hjälpa Egypten att modernisera sin armé. I en lyxvilla, inte långt från generalen bodde den beryktade före detta stormuftin av Jerusalem. För Västtyskland, som ville göra upp med sitt nazistika arv, var den tyska kollonin i Kairo en ständig källa till pinsamheter. Istället överskuggades allt av "det kalla krigets" logik.
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