November 2011 Blog Posts (56)

Preparing my students for the future

Yesterday, while I was finishing my reports cards, doing final calculations to figure out my students final marks, writing their comments and giving them feedback. I couldn’t help but notice that the marks I gave my students were all quite high. Usually, my average marks are around a B. This year, I am teaching grade 9 for the first time and my approach, especially teaching in an…

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Added by Alex Lianne on November 28, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

A bit of a dill

NOTE: This blog post has only the most tenuous link to Global Education. I share it more for the members of this community to laugh at me. If you like my writing, my blog can be found at here.

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This is sitting in my backyard. I'd like to tell it's story.

I am, it seems, a bit of a dill when it comes to anything to do with anything…

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Added by Rob Sbaglia on November 28, 2011 at 4:10am — No Comments

An end, a beginning

The reason I came to teach at Castlemaine North Primary School was that I wanted to know what was possible when you combined a great school, with hard-working teachers and open-minded students, with my passion for technology. Two years later, I think I have my answer.

Pretty much anything is possible. The highlights of the last two years would be too numerous to mention... but a video-enabled maths course enabling students to work at ten different levels simultaneously;, having seven…

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Added by Rob Sbaglia on November 25, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Collaboration

I met Pam Allyn during her "Keynote" at the 2011 Global Conference!  I was immediately drawn to her work, bringing the best of literature to children all over the world.  Two days before Thanksgiving, I received information that Pearson Publishers were donating books to Navajo children for all the books that were read on-line by children.  You could choose the organization you wanted the books to go to.  The list of books for young children were…

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Added by Marcy Ann Prager on November 25, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Epic Mindshift

It isn’t often my whole conception of how I teach shifts, but it did yesterday. I had one of the most powerful conversations around education of my career yesterday. And the people who shifted my thinking were thirty-eight students between the ages of ten and twelve.

You may have picked up from my writing lately that the idea of gaming in education has been swirling around in my head since the Teaching and Learning with Vision conference. These two TED talks have also shaped my ideas…

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Added by Rob Sbaglia on November 23, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

A global community emerges

I really couldn't be happier with the way the Writers' club is shaping up. Check out this conversation on one of the student writer's blogs....

An author from Drysdale in Victoria, Australia is encouraged in his writing, and receives feedback from, students at Castlemaine North in Victoria, Australia and a student in Lahore, Pakistan. This occurred without prompting from the teacher, and…

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Added by Rob Sbaglia on November 21, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Powers of Primes

The title to this blog post sounds suspiciously like the subtitle to the next Transformers sequel. I assure you, it isn't. The title in fact comes from an activity that I had assigned the students working at level 4.5 in the structure domain in mathematics (4.5 means high school material, a year ahead of where these students are chronologically).

Now, it's not the most exciting material, but I felt I did do a reasonable job of this particular instructional video...…

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Added by Rob Sbaglia on November 20, 2011 at 3:01am — No Comments

eTwinning - community for schools in Europe

Language: Russian

Presenters: Grazina Likpetriene (Arts Teacher, Lithuania), Vladimir Mosijenko (Russian/English language teacher, Slovakia), Larisa Tichonova (Russian language teacher, Lithuania), Parvana Pirieva (English language teacher, Azerbaijan)

 

Grazina Likpetriene (Arts Teacher, eTwinning ambassador, Lithuania)…

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Added by Grazina Likpetriene on November 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

eTwinning - community for schools in Europe

The record of session:  http://bit.ly/rueQXJ

Language: Russian

Presenters: Grazina Likpetriene (Arts Teacher, e-Twinning ambassador, Lithuania), Vladimir Mosijenko (Russian/English language teacher, Slovakia), Larisa Tichonova (Russian language teacher, Lithuania), Parvana Pirieva (English language teacher, Azerbaijan)

 

 

Vladimir Mosijenko (English, Russian teacher, Slovakia),…

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Added by Vladimir Mosijenko on November 19, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Conference record in italian language

Dear Friends e cari amici

ho fatto un piccolo report in lingua italiana sulla conferenza

che potrete rivedere sul sito

 

 

http://www.narnia.it/multivideoconferenza.htm

 

Spero che vi piaccia ...

 

 

sono graditi Vostri…

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Added by Giuseppe Fortunati on November 19, 2011 at 4:53am — No Comments

European collaborative projects, Open Source and Art Oriented Software

Language: Lithuanian

Presenters:  Grazina Likpetriene (Art Teacher, eTwinning Ambassador, Lithuania), Justas Ingelevičius  (Architect, JP Architektūra, Vilnius, Lithuania), Pranas  Zenkevicius (Master of Audio-Video Arts, Siauliai, Lithuania)

Grazina Likpetriene (Art Teacher, eTwinning Ambassador, Lithuania)…

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Added by Grazina Likpetriene on November 18, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Communities of Collaboration

When I'm asked where I want to take technology and learning at Castlemaine North PS next, I usually show a version of this slide that I used at a couple of recent conferences.

 

If I think about how I use technology, and thus how I assume most adults who take advantage of technology use it, we aren't shoved into a single online community with a restricted audience and be told…

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Added by Rob Sbaglia on November 18, 2011 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Teaching of Arts, Digital Culture and European Collaborative Projects

 

Language: French/English

Presenters:

Grazina Likpetriene (Arts Teacher, Lithuania), Vincenzina Pace (Italian & History Teacher, Italy), Vincent Mespoulet (History & Geography teacher, France), Christine Vallin (Music Teacher, France), Karin Palmieri (Theater teacher, France)

 

Vincent Mespoulet (History &…

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Added by Grazina Likpetriene on November 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

reality bites

Richard Close & Joni Schwartz shared some appalling stats during their Techniques on How to Handle Poverty presentation.  It is truly shocking to find out how much our educational system is failing young black men, that children in poverty are facing educational trauma and that our…

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Added by Kim Wilkens on November 18, 2011 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

believe

Belief is powerful stuff. 

As John Mayer writes in his song Belief:

"Belief is a beautiful armor

But makes for the heaviest sword

Like punching under water

You never can hit who you're trying for"



Because it is so powerful, belief in things like plans, ideologies and pedagogies can definitely cause collateral damage and unintended consequences.  What…

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Added by Kim Wilkens on November 17, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Learners presenting themselves to an online audience

A globally connected, networked and distributed learning environment gives the learner the opportunity to personalise their own learning through selecting technologies and approaches that match their learning styles and preferences.  The learner should therefore carefully consider these options, as well as being aware of presenting themselves appropriately to an online audience.  This is so that they can connect with an online audience, either through online classrooms or through other means…

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Added by Alexander Darracott MSc on November 17, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

A brief discussion of formative assessments and Ink Survey

In earlier posts, I have talked about the idea of a distributed, networked learning environment.  Learning materials are accessible to thousands of students instead of a small cohort.  Learners connect and learn from each other through technologies that allow learners to share and collaborate: wikis, blogs, discussion forums, instant messaging, video sharing, among others.  Learning, therefore, becomes a globally connected endeavour.                   



If learning continues to…

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Added by Alexander Darracott MSc on November 17, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Across Borders Today at 2:00

  Lisette Casey and I are presenting at Global EdCon11 today at 2:00 central time. Join us to learn more about online global collaboration. Across Borders - WhenThu, November 17, 2pm – 3pm DescriptionLisette Casey, Technology Integration Specialist Manitou Springs School...…
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Added by Jennifer Garcia on November 17, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Cypris Chat - Presentation Slides for 2011

Cypris Chat - Virtual World Language Learning in Second Life.

Link to my presentation slides on Slideshare.net http://www.slideshare.net/ProfessorMerryman/2011-global-ed-conference-cypris-chat

 

 

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Added by Mike McKay / Professor Merryman on November 17, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

conference iearn project Italy presentation

conference iearn project Italy presentation

thanks to all the partecipants we have a very nice meeting and thanks also to Atzuko that are in Japan and rice in the Night for do it

for project see

https://globaleducation.ning.com/forum/topics/iearn-project-in-italy

or

www.narnia.it

Thanks

 

 

 

 

Added by Giuseppe Fortunati on November 16, 2011 at 11:23pm — 1 Comment

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