First, some Blues:
Thanks to Jane Thomson for the last video and Paul Thomson (no relation?) for the Prog video.
Right. Off to wrap more presents.
Have a great Christmas.
Enhancing Game Design With Blogs
"By considering the type of text I am creating, I can select ideas and relevant information, organise these in an appropriate way for my purpose and use suitable vocabulary for my audience.
LIT 2-26a" (From the Literacy document.)
Getting ready for the keynote
"Today we are all learners"
"I am absolutely certain we are creating a better country and a better education system."
And talking of odd hobbies, what about this:
Brilliant idea and typical of the sideways look at the world taken by the comic.
Now, when I see a comic that I like, I might bookmark it, or send a link to friends, but the followers of xkcd went that extra mile. They brought the comic to life as can be seen on the Chesscoaster page. I especially like the picture about a third of the way down the page where are playing Jenga!
Have you ever recreated a picture or a comic? Remember to share it here if you have.
|PGDE @ Jordanhill Class of 2011/12|
Photo by DavidDMuir
What should I do in a one hour lecture to get new student teachers excited and enthusiastic about ICT in education?
See your Internet as a custom collage.Here's a picture of my collage:
Attending --> AgreeObviously, you can substitute any question/statement you like and define whatever mapping for the answers suits your purpose. As long as you are content with only three responses, this looks like a quick and dirty way to collect data. Here's one I made earlier:
Maybe --> Not sure
No --> Disagree
It reminds me of when I visited Pearsons publishing a year or so ago. Our guide said, “Let me show you our ideas room”. This turned out to be a plain room with white walls and white comfy furniture and, if my memory serves me well, a single painting on the wall. Very relaxing, and certainly a far cry from the sort of open plan, manically active spaces that seem to be de rigeur these days. I asked a proponent of such areas how the kids and teachers cope with the noise from other areas. He replied, “Oh, they get used to it.”
No, they don’t. And even if they do, why should they have to?
Spaces should be designed according to the purpose for which they’re intended to be used. Vast open plan areas are great when you’re running an activity that involves students working in groups and then coming together or interacting with other groups. They are hopeless for housing different classes working completely separately from each other.
"...if we teach today as we were taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." Dewey (Possibly paraphrased!)
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