Sustainable Learning

October 17, 2008

Thanks to doug Johnson for such a postiive approach to learning:

The proof of effect parenting is independent children.
The proof of effective teaching is self-directed learners.
The proof of effective administration is empowered workers.
The proof of good leadership is a vision and philosophy that continues when you are gone.

Ethically, I believe I am always working my way out of a job, not creating situations where success or sustainability depends on my presence.

Teachers and web tools

October 13, 2008

Interesting blog from Justin McFarland for teachers keen to learn about using web tools to enrich learning.

Learning with Technology

July 17, 2008

Take a few moments to enjoy this video about learning with technology.

Learning Together

June 30, 2008

Our class moto: Learning Together

Our aims: The 3 C’s – collaborate, communicate, create

Led a workshop recently at the Northern Grid Conference about using learning platforms to develop, support and extend effective learners.  Presentation notes and video available on Northern Grid Site.

Learning Revolution

June 30, 2008

Today’s Mischief

May 22, 2008
I think that teachers don’t need to be technical experts but instead, need to be open to ideas and new ways of doing things. As teachers, we can bring about change in small, meaningful ways for the children by sharing what we actually do not what just what we think. It’s got to be about connecting people, playing and having fun….all of it. I wonder how much of the technical stuff puts teachers off and stops them experimenting. I’ve enjoyed some wonderful technical challenges and laugh outloud at myself constantly which helps me to remain open and forward looking. I always feel like I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I recognise how important it is to seek out opportunities to play and learn and hopefully discover more exciting, meaningful learning experiences for the kids. Ah well, let’s see what mischief can be had today!

Musicovery

May 21, 2008

This is a great place to play music:  Musicovery.

The visuals are fun too!

Digital Arts Menu for Multiple Intelligence

May 21, 2008
Found this: A digital Arts Menu for Multiple Intelligence which includes a multiple intelligence questionnaire and suggested ‘digital’ tools that you can use to show our learning within different intelligences. 

The tools list is really useful when considering how to support individual learners of all ages!

 

Lost Generation

May 6, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA 

Engage Me!

April 18, 2008

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8