Thanks for a really great post Shannon. I live in Japan, so it hooked me straight away!
I am impressed with how well you articulate your point – so much more elegantly than my own rambling and often incoherent efforts!!
I agree with everything that you say, particularly the fact that educators must not bury their heads in the sand and hope…[Read more]
Thanks for your comments Erin – I couldn’t agree more!
My own school is currently in talks about building an entirely new campus for primary. It is a few years away, but I love the idea of having a new, modern year group area in which we can let the children have access to numerous different approaches to learning. One in which they choose how…[Read more]
Thanks for your comments Jen – I was happy with my misinterpretation of the flipped classroom as it did actually led to some great lessons that the children planned and delivered themselves. It is something that I have carried on and still include (whenever a very busy curriculum will allow me…)
I think that in the next school year, I will…[Read more]
Thanks for your comments Cary.
I agree with you about how it can be tweaked for improvement with the history. Instead of the children taking their own photo and commenting on one artefact, I am going to have lots of artefacts out with the iPads open next to them on Explain Everything – the children can then move around the classroom and comment…[Read more]
When I was in primary school, here are the only devices the were available to the teacher and students:
Thanks for your comments Stephane.
I completely agree with everything you say – there are so many factors that we need to take into account when changing our classroom approaches in any way. Some easier to overcome than others…
Thanks so much for the link to your colleague – that is going to be incredibly useful!
Enjoy the rest of…[Read more]
There’s no way that I can start a blog about how classrooms will change over next decade or so without this clip…
Dan Berry commented on the post, Dewey want to Seymour Learning? It’s not Godin be easy, on the site One to World | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for a great post Steve.
I couldn’t agree more with everything that you say. I have been teaching for nearly twenty years and for much of that time it has been me teaching and the students listening.
There are lots of educators who are trying to change the traditional model and in many ways, technology has been the tipping point for…[Read more]In reply to - Steve Weatherell wrote a new post, Dewey want to Seymour Learning? It’s not Godin be easy, on the site One to World PART 1 Does this ring a bell? “The subject-matter of education consists of bodies of […] · View
Dan Berry commented on the post, Classroom in the Cloud courtesy of Air Canada- A Mother learns to love Minecraft, on the site Adventures in COETAIL | 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for a great post.
Straight off the bat – I completely agree with your opening sentence. I think that the SAMR model is a brilliant tool for any educators who are beginning to increase their tech usage. It’s also a really useful tool for anyone who wants a way to evaluate how effectively they are using IT in their schools -…[Read more]
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For non-Brits amongst the readership ‘flipping’ is a slang/polite/kid friendly version of f@#k. I guess that the sign of a bad pun in my title is the need to explain it…
Dan Berry commented on the post, Thoughts on Project, Problem and Challenge Based Learning., on the site Back to School | 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Nice to ‘meet’ you too!
At the start of the year I introduced the idea of genius hour to my class (age 7 and 8) and we decided that we would do three projects – one each term.
In term one they could do whatever they liked – as long as I approved their proposal. Some worked alone and some in pairs. Their projects ranged from a huge model viking…[Read more]In reply to - Dan Berry wrote a new post, Thoughts on Project, Problem and Challenge Based Learning., on the site Back to School This week, I am going to share my thoughts on the three different approaches to learning and […] · View
Dan Berry commented on the post, Thoughts on Project, Problem and Challenge Based Learning., on the site Back to School | 4 months ago
Thanks for your comments Lindsey.
One of the common themes that I have noticed throughout this course is the number of people who face reluctance from colleagues and admin with trying different approaches in their teaching.
I am lucky that I work with a team who are all willing to try new approaches. As a year group we regularly sit down and…[Read more]In reply to - Dan Berry wrote a new post, Thoughts on Project, Problem and Challenge Based Learning., on the site Back to School This week, I am going to share my thoughts on the three different approaches to learning and […] · View
This week, I am going to share my thoughts on the three different approaches to learning and hopefully give some examples of my own classroom practice.
Project Based Learning
What a fantastic transformation!
I also used Piktochart for my final Course 3 presentation – it is a really nice app isn’t it.
The new resume looks great – it really is colourful, bold and eye catching. Even if you aren’t entirely satisfied with the final result, it will be fun to play around and tweak it until you are. I agree…[Read more]
Thanks Jason! It is really nice to hear such a positive view of the presentation. I am really happy with how it turned out.
Ha! That was unexpected and made me laugh out loud.
A presentation without a puppet is pointless.
So, here we are at the end of Course three and it has certainly been the one that I have found most demanding so far. Nearly every week I have found myself researching new terms and using new apps and