The Learning Renaissance

Hydro Electic Power repurposed…

This ticks all the boxes for me… STEM activities in which girls are taking a lead, real learning opportunity to apply their learning to creating something of societal use and … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: As a Solid Rock

“ As a solid rock is not shaken by a strong gale, so wise persons remain unaffected by praise or censure.” — Buddha

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Surprising Things You Don’t Know About the Internet

It is just so nerdy what the first webcam was used for… could almost come from an episode of the Big Bang Theory! Read more at ETML: Surprising things you … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Brave New World of 21st Century Learning | The Globe and Mail

Why are these changes necessary? Because the skills required in the 21st century, we are told, will be radically different from the ones people needed in the last one. As … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day

“ I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability. ” — Confucius

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture

Originally posted on User Generated Education:
Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as…

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Landscape of 21st Century Learning

The caption for this infographic might be ‘The Flipped Classroom’ as it outlines the differences we can expect from the 21st century classroom. It also outlines the fact that the … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pamoja Education | 21st century International Learning

This video explores the work Pamoja Education are doing with the International Baccalaureate Organisation to enable the creation of a global classroom for students using student centred- collaborative and enquiry … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Skills-Based Learning for the 21st Century

An interesting infographic outlining the skills required of the 21st Century learner. Knowledge is no longer enough – the ability to interpret and assemble knowledge to present information and work … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Reading to Children from Birth | NYTimes.com

This from an article published in the New York Times on the importance of reading to young child development… While highly educated, ambitious parents who are already reading poetry and playing … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mike Wesch | Rethinking Education (YouTube)

A comprehensive overview of new paradigms of learning today and for the future… This video was produced as a contribution to the EDUCAUSE book, The Tower and the Cloud: Higher … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Digital Storytelling

This infographic gives a scaffold for the process of developing a story as a collaborative venture. Read more at ETML: Interactive Visual on the Digital Storytelling Process

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: When You Talk …

“When you talk you are only saying something you already know… but when you listen you may hear something new.” – Dalai Lama

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Best Augmented Reality Apps for Teachers

Augmented reality is a new technology with some promising potential for education. The basic premise behind augmented reality is the extension of the physical world to include components of the … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

What is the difference between a game and gamification? | Ayogo

Ayogo Producer, Sean Penney, answers a Twitter question, and explains the differences between games and gamification.

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gamification: Strategy and Simulation

A keep element of the new learning renaissance is the centrality of the learner in the learning process. This means that the teacher is not the conduit through which the … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

LQ in Identifying and Developing Learners

Originally posted on ace-d:
Not all learners are bright eyed and bushy tailed, well not all of the time. There may be a coincidence that many “turned off” learners try…

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Student Guide to Searching the Internet

If we accept the premise that 21st century learning moves the learning paradigm from the assembling of knowledge to the interpretation and evaluation of sources and resource, then the ability … Continue reading

June 19, 2014

Augmented Reality Explained

Augmented reality is another pathway through which learning becomes more three dimensional for learners. It opens up exciting opportunities for immersive educational experiences in which the learner can interact with … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Professional Development Remixed | edSurge

A new era of personalized professional development is sweeping into schools. We’ve created this guide to capture the extraordinary changes in PD tools and in the cycle of learning. Read … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

RSA Opening Minds Competence-Based Curriculum Model

The learning paradigm for the twenty first century is not based on mastery of a set body of knowledge. Knowledge is now ubiquitous, available raw on the internet. The future curriculum will … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Learning Renaissance in the Making

A number of US schools are working to displace a curriculum model based on content mastery with one more aligned to the skills and competences required to survive and thrive … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Project-Based Learning | Guerilla Educators

A link to a US-based project-based learning initiative, Guerilla Educators… Project-Based Learning @ Guerilla Educators

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Birmingham Commission for Children

I’ve recently been appointed as a Commissioner for the Children’s Society investigating the future shape of learning for the young people of Birmingham. Birmingham is an unusual city as it … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bloodhound SSC Project for STEM

A stunning approach to engaging your students in STEM activities at the leading edge of technology. Bloodhound SSC Project for STEM

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

ASCL Leader Magazine | Brainwaves – Metacognition & Revision

The opportunity to learn is only as good as the question posed… Discuss. Data from the management information system (MIS) so clearly identifies underperforming students that the temptation is to … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Questioning Techniques – Types of Questions

The opportunity to learn is only as good as the question posed… Discuss. Read more at ETML: Questioning Techniques – Types of Questions

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment