Disruptive Education and Desire Lines

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson The inspirational Learning without Frontiers Conference  this week had many speakers sharing their vision of the future. Fundamental to this was new technologies tearing down the barriers to success with mobile devices and cloud computing. During a debate on whether the VLE was dead ( although this title assumes that it was once had a life). Steve Wheeler  made the point that the VLE is not something that the students would...

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Wallwisher and its uses

Wallwisher is a brlliant resource for showing progress. Sean Banville has composed a 105 uses which are utterly brilliant! The 105 Ideas Getting students interested Use what?s on the Wallwisher.com Home Page to introduce vocabulary. Create an activity for students to discuss the possible advantages of Wallwisher. Get them to ?test? Wallwisher without teacher help and then write a critique of it and its ease of use. Students use the language in the black, green, purple and blue boxes on the Wallwisher home page to create a review or...

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Goanimate and forces

It’s free easy to use and fun for students. Try it   GoAnimate.com: Exscites Forces by ExScites Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It’s free and fun! Or you could try Dvolver...

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What are we educating our students for? – Go back in time to 2006

How did the world look different at the start of 2006? Facebook only became open to the public in September of 2006 with Bebo in 2005 becoming popular with young people. Myspace was two years old and was the first major platform to allow bands and artists to become popular in their own right with bands like the Arctic Monkeys becoming popular through it rather than being launched and supported by a record label. The world was becoming less regulated by the publishers, TV stations and it became power to the people. Twitter was fonded in late...

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A New Science?

The Rocard Report from 2006 suggests that Europe needs a new model of teaching science: The Rocard Report on Education Science: need for new teaching methods to raise students’ interest here Has anything been done in the UK to rectify this ? Sadly I think not Why not? There does not seem to be the will to change the system that gives everyone what they want apart for our young people who leave with a fistful of ‘record’ academic results that are unfortunately becoming more and more...

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