Monday, February 21, 2011

The Future of Learning

Points to ponder. Please share your thoughts. This is another of Prof Steve Wheeler's presentations. I would absolutely recommend that all teachers visit his blog - Learning with e's: The future of learning. He is an inspiring thinker who will challenge your thinking.
I would also recommend following him on Twitter - timbuckteeth.

Twitter Thoughts

I've been doing a lot of thinking about this over the past week or so. I have had a Twitter account for some time but really had no idea of the power for learning of this tool. In the past week I have learned an enormous amount and made some very valuable and rewarding contacts with other 'like minds'.
I continue to be amazed at the depth of knowledge out there and the passion for education and learning so many people have. I am excited about the future, about the research and the possibilities for 21st century learning.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Vision of 21st Century Teachers

"Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn."

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | Video on

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | Video on

Are we facilitating authentic learning? What changes do we need to be making?

Flat Classrooms Conference

This fantastic conference is being held in Beijing on February 25 - 27.
It's all about flattening the learning environment, developing links around the world
and learning with and from each other.
Educators can attend the conference virtually and connect and learn from some amazing
speakers / presenters.
I have been fortunate enough to be accepted as one of 40 educators world-wide, in the Level 1 part
of the conference as a full team member in the Leadership Workshop. Very exciting and another
great challenge to begin the year. Let the learning begin!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

ISTE Conference

Something else I've become involved in! Last year I was very lucky to be able to be one of the team who worked on the proposals for this conference. I learned so much and was amazed at the depth of talent and knowledge out there. This was another of the factors that made me want to take my education and knowledge further.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Challenges

Off to a great start today with our session with Mark, our new ICT facilitator. Started off with a bit of a challenge - The Marshmallow Challenge!
Loved hearing everyone's thoughts about what they got out of the activity. Some of us are going
to attempt the challenge with our new students this week. They will no doubt be very creative!
It's such a great activity to remind you to listen to the ideas of others and to think about the framework needed in order to achieve the big picture goals - the 'marshmallow'.
Thanks for a brilliant and inspiring session.
Check out the link below if you would like a challenge for any age group.