GLOBAL ONENESS PROJECT

GLOBAL ONENESS PROJECT BRING THE WORLD TO YOUR CLASSROOM WITH STORIES AND LESSON PLANS.
“The stories explore cultural, social and environmental issues with a humanistic lens.”

Source

This website (and project) is an excellent resource that supports PYP principles and what we are trying to achieving when teaching it.

See more about the project on the video below.

e.g. Not just a piece of cloth

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They have a a story of the month, free lesson plans, films and more.

Design thinking @Edutech2014

I was fortunate enough to attend a Masterclass at Edutech this year.

“Design thinking in the Australian Curricululm” with Ewan McIntosh @notosh (and Hamish Curry and Tom Barrett).

The sessions were fast and furious (I went through four pencils in the Immersion and Synthesis stage of the process).

Simple, yet effective ideas like the six word stories are wonderful ‘I can implement tomorrow’ ideas.

I think that a tool like Haiku Deck would be excellent to visualise these as well.

http://www.haikudeck.com/e/ITl8hEcbvQ

I am currently in the synthesising phase of how to actually implement this process at SALC. The concepts have great potential not only for use with the Australian Curriculum but perfect for the inquiry method in the PYP. I LOVED the idea of using TED talks to generate a “generative topic” and the challenging nature of them.

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@art_cathyhunt visual notes – nice!

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What’s in a word? Meaning and intention? Does it make a difference? Emotive words and hidden intent?

The focus on a key word in statements was frustrating (as often words used could be interchangeable) yet I understood the purpose and importance of the selection of language.

See some tweets – #Edutech

 

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Lots of food for thought. Stay tuned for where we go next.

DIGITAL LEARNING DAY CHALLENGE: How are you changing your teaching and learning?

Digital Learning Day is coming soon- 6th February 2013.

See the Digital learning facebook page.

Digital learning is also known as e-learning. One example of e-learning is flipped classrooms. This can take a variety of formats. Please ask me if you would like support with this.

Currently, I am a participant in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)   E-Learning and Digital Culture. It is a coursera course – online courses run by various  universities around the world (and it is free!).

This is the twitter feed.

ARE YOU GOING TO  TAKE THE E-LEARNING CHALLENGE?

Great reading: Flip your classroom 

See the website below for some resources to help you. “The Alliance develops toolkits to provide digital learning resources and ideas for teachers in specific subject areas. The tools and resources in these toolkits are not the totality of good information available; instead, they are designed to provide guidance on how technology and digital learning can enhance the educational experience and outcomes for all students. We continue to add to this collection and welcome any ideas, tools, models, or resources. Learn & Explore with these incredible toolkits!”

Source http://www.digitallearningday.org/take-action/ Other resources

See more about flipping the classroom at

Techsmith flipped classroom

Another valuable resource for Australian educators is The National Digital Learning Resources Network (Education Services Australia) http://www.ndlrn.edu.au/default.asp

Take the challenge, improve your learning, reach your students and have FUN!

Schools Thinking Differently

Most of us probably think of a school as having four walls, desks and chairs.

These schools think differently about education.

GREEN SCHOOL (from TED talks)

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

FLOATING SCHOOLS

Floating school Bangladesh

 

 FOREST SCHOOLS

England

READ MORE AT

http://www.forestschool.org/

 

What are your thoughts about the different types of schools and how they learn?

What you change at your school?

Change the world -Taking Action

Let’s Take Action


Click on the link to view the poster – change_the_world.

“Learn about the Change the World charity campaign and get involved. Remember that small change adds up and that you can make a difference!”

Source
http://www.youtube.com/user/eduTecherChange

All you need to do is ‘click on the penny and one penny will be donated by edutecher.
Watch the video to see how this works in reality.

 

Change the World

#ebshare