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The Cynefin framework and (the Complexity of Classroom Instruction (100107) "Classroom instruction is complex but do we treat it as such? Is “sensing” a priority of teacher education? How would an instructor who waits for “patterns to emerge” be viewed by their supervisor? As laid back? Aloof? And does outcome-based education (unintentionally) result in educators treating complex situations as complicated, or worse yet, simple in nature? These questions find their origins in the work of David Snowden and Mary Boone, as they apply the principles of Snowden’s Cynefin Framework to leadership in the 2007 Harvard Business Review article A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making."
The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change (100104) "This article responds to a generation of techno-criticism in education. It contains a review of the key themes of that criticism. The context of previous efforts to reform education reframes that criticism. Within that context, the question is raised about what schools need to look and be like in order to take advantage of laptop computers and other technology. In doing so, the article presents a vision for self-organizing schools."
Two questions that can change your students' lives (100104) "I just saw this video about Two Simple Questions that can change your life in 2010. I immediately thought this would be a great way to open up class in 2010 and since I have been trying to digitalize classroom projects and tasks, I have added my digital ideas below."
Tips on becoming a creative teacher (100103) "How do you stay creative and what tips can you give colleagues who wish to become more creative?" on Wallwisher
Engaging Students with Engaging Tools (100103) "This article records my experiences teaching a new course in early 2009 at Dickinson College, a four-year liberal arts college in Pennsylvania serving around 2,300 undergraduates. The course emphasized newer and emerging media and technologies such as satellite television, the Internet, and mobile telephony. We particularly studied blogging and the role of social media in self-expression and activism. To better understand the read-write web and social media, students were required to write blogs as well as follow blogs using an aggregator. The course was delivered via a wiki rather than a learning management system, to offer a more open learning environment. I also encouraged students to use Diigo for social bookmarking."
Life-long learning in "twenty ten" (100103) "Last year, I posted about ‘directions and influencers’ but currently am endeavouring to reassess the larger picture for schools, especially mine. How to practically and effectively implement ‘a vision’, after a sound course has been charted, is always the challenge and pleasure of leadership. It is usually not so much a matter of a ‘new’ direction but confirming the route, with an eye on the horizon."
Heutagogy - Self Determined Learning (100103) "Heutagogy places specific emphasis on learning how to learn, double loop learning, universal learning opportunities, a non-linear process, and true learner self-direction."
The Physical and Human Characteristics of Places (100101) "People’s lives are grounded in particular places. We come from a place, we live in a place, and we preserve and exhibit fierce pride over places. Our sense of self is intimately entwined with that of place. Who we are is often inseparable from where we are. Places are human creations and the geographically informed person must understand the genesis, evolution, and meaning of places."
Student Work - Fall 2009 (100101) "I truly enjoyed teaching both my graduate and undergraduate courses this past semester. There were a number of really hard-working students who produced some very meaningful work, and overall, I can say that I am increasingly excited by the quality of students I am encountering both in schools (my graduate students) and soon to be teachers (my preservice groups). I thought I would quickly share a few of my favorite student reflections and projects over the past semester. These represent various forms of digital expression, and will help provide inspiration to my students in future semesters."
15 TED Talks for Teachers to Watch Before 2010 (100101)
New Tech Teaching Habits (100101) "What new routines have worked their way into your teaching-and-learning life as a result of the digital revolution?"
The Enlightenment (100101) "Professor Lynn Hunt lectures in this course which covers a broad, historical study of major elements in Western heritage from the world of the Greeks to that of the 20th century, designed to further beginning students' general education, introduce them to ideas, attitudes, and institutions basic to Western civilization, and acquaint them, through reading and critical discussion, with representative contemporary documents and writings of enduring interest."
Classroom 2.0 (100101) "This Saturday, January 2, 2010, we will host a very special Classroom 2.0 LIVE! All of the special guests that have been on our show, as well as everyone who has participated in the live or recorded sessions, are invited for a special celebration. The show will mark the one year anniversary of when Classroom 2.0 LIVE! first began. Please join us for virtual food, fun and reminiscing as we celebrate all of our participants and special guests throughout 2009 on our first-year anniversary."
Free Technology for Teachers (100101)
Teachers as Technology Trailblazers (100101) and Trailblazers wiki (100101)
The Google Teacher Academy for Administrators (091231) "This post is largely a reaction to a conversation that has developed on Twitter, in the edublogosphere, and elsewhere over the past several days. But first, I need to announce the event here! In case you haven’t seen it yet, here are the basics"
Digital Classroom Challenge (091230)
In Search of the Reflective Practitioner "When I discovered blogs almost 5 years ago, I soon figured out what that term meant. Since that occasion I have sat down to write close to 1,000 pieces of reflection. While not all would be considered deep, most take me anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours to craft. While it may not always look like it, these are generally borne out of the times I spent observing, thinking and working in classrooms. The reflective writing has been valuable but definitely the nearly 4,000 comments have been even more of a learning experience. As it's been said many times, this is the single best professional development experience I've had. Way beyond any one conference, workshop or even twitter." (091230)
Barbarians with Laptops; An Unreasonable Fear? "I expect to be soundly whipped for this post, but in this age of “failure being free,” I don’t mind. I hope to learn from teachers who can offer specific examples, or research, that give evidence that digital learning is superior to traditional. (Or who can contest my framing of the issue, and improve on it.)" (091230)
The Future of Higher Education (091230)
Free online university gets high first marks "University of the People, one of the newest members of the free online education arena, is adding academic heft with credentialed faculty and advisors, and nine out of 10 students who took classes in its first term said they would recommend the university to family and friends." (091230)
Classroom technologies in 2020 (091229)
Social media in education (091228)