Crossblogged from Hynessight.
Nigel Bailey recently jogged my memory about one of the functions of Google Docs that I had heard about but had not really tried out: An app that enables you to leave audio comments on Google Docs.
Thinking about Universal Design for Learning, this could be another tool…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 30, 2014 at 16:07 — No Comments
“Hang in there,” is a strange expression for me.
Long ago I worked at the help desk of a computer lab.
I had frequent contact with graduate students.
I asked how they were doing.
I was especially concerned during finals week.
Often the reply was “At least I am hanging in there.”
If I knew the person well I might ask, “What if you let go?”
Sometimes the reply was a panicky, “I cannot do that.”
Then my closest…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on January 28, 2014 at 9:53 — No Comments
For every sizeable innovation there are detractors and advocates. Think, for example, the television in the late 1950s, 60s and 70s. When it initially became available and affordable for many people, was going to open up education for the world (think Open University programmes from the UK, and the City Colleges of Chicago in the US). On the other hand,…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 25, 2014 at 11:31 — No Comments
My material world is flooded with extra things.
So what is really needed for survival in this life?
Let me consider several perspectives.
The essential items are water, food, clothes, shelter and medicine.
When camping the priorities include pocket knife, hatchet, bedroll and canteen.
The homeless man treasures his blanket, coat and stocking hat.
Subsistence farmers need a hoe, plow and seeds.
Refugees desire a tent…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on January 24, 2014 at 6:24 — No Comments
Ksenija Napan has created two alternative forms of…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 22, 2014 at 22:43 — No Comments
Here is a three word question: “Am I beautiful?”
This is so simple on the surface.
Yet when a girl or woman asks that of themselves, then watch out!
The female wants the affirmation of a positive reply.
But while the answer, “Yes you are beautiful.” is simple it is not easy to get.
It seems that girls want their father and mother to tell them they are beautiful.
Also they want their female friends and especially…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 16, 2014 at 9:09 — No Comments
In this YouTube video, Dr. Bonnie Badenoch talks about how the behaviour of our students or clients, and potential outcomes, are affected by what we bring to the table as teachers, counsellors, therapists, mediators, coaches, etc. This is the neuroscience that supports what Nonviolent Communication is doing, opening doors of understanding and compassion for all of us. She’s an amazing lady, who gets her message across in a way that is accessible to…Continue
Shared in the ScienceDaily "English and math teachers who took professional development courses online improved
their instructional practices and boosted their subject knowledge scores, producing modest performance gains for their students, report Boston College researchers in one of the first large-scale randomized experiments to study the…
"You talk to a kid these days and they have no idea what a kilobyte is". If you have even just a passing interest in the language of cyber information you'll find this Guardian article a…
Added by Helen Martin on January 11, 2014 at 18:26 — No Comments
The video shows the stages of an activity that is designed to develop students' critical reading of text, in this case of a cultural, audio-visual text (see the full blog post and description here: http://tpa.unitec.ac.nz/livingcurriculum/?p=113).
Alternatively, a traditional, printed text could be…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 10, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments
Added by Hazel Owen on January 9, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments