Many years ago I worked at a combination gas station and convenience store.
It was a tiny store compared to most of them in Dallas these days.
One of my duties was to restock the display shelves with beer.
I walked into the cooler each shift and did my chore.
Today while reflecting on it I am a little amazed.
In that refrigerated room were stacks of 6 packs and 12 packs.
Currently I do not consume alcohol but I did when in…Continue
I want to share with you all the comment I have attempted to leave on each site linked as Related Content on my article announcing N-24 Awareness Day.
I sure would appreciate it if each of you would take the time to check out the article itself, as well as making a quick visit to the CSDN website…Continue
How to Promote Student Voice in Education
1) Share Student Voice.
Added by Hazel Owen on November 22, 2013 at 15:12 — No Comments
The infographic below was developed by the Australia-based organisation, Open Colleges. The things that caught my attention were some of the statistics, which, while fairly meaningless on their own, do present an attitudinal 'picture'.
Added by Hazel Owen on November 21, 2013 at 19:09 — No Comments
The amazing team at The Learning Wave are looking for someone for a 13 month maternity cover position in a Learning Co-ordinator role. The applicant needs to have a high attention to detail. They also need to be able to manage the logistics in a professional manner…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 20, 2013 at 17:24 — No Comments
Each day is the same because nature just keeps on cycling.
There is sunrise and sunset.
There are the lovely rhythms that involve the trees, birds, rain, bugs, etc.
My body needs sleep, food, drink, shelter and clothes.
Each day is totally unique.
The day brings a special collection of challenges, opportunities and more.
I do my best to plan and prepare.
But there are always unexpected developments.
Added by John S. Oliver on November 15, 2013 at 8:33 — No Comments
Do we really need children to go 'cold turkey' from their mobile devices? Is there a requirement for 'book camps' with printed materials only? Is there a middle ground for the Internet generation? Or do we need to re-think many of our biases about how we feel learning is 'done best'?
As I listened to the following podcast (…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 14, 2013 at 17:13 — No Comments
There are moments in my life that I am reminded how big is this world.
When I run errands sometimes I go near downtown Dallas.
There are lots of large hotels there.
Some of these are about as big as the office buildings near them.
In order for them to stay in business they must nearly fill the rooms each night.
It amazes me that that many people are traveling all year long.
Most of them stay for less than a week I would…Continue
When I first started with CORE in 2012, I was taken out of a classroom where I had been teaching year 3 students using iPads and Macbooks, loving my job, but feeling pretty isolated a lot of the time, forging my own path using technology to enhance and trying to transform my classroom programmes.
My new role was completely online in the Enabling e-learning online team, facilitating discussion in the Enabling e-Learning Community groups on the …Continue
Student Voice is any expression of any learner anywhere, all the time, about anything related to learning, schools, and education. It doesn't depend on adult approval, it doesn't need specific spaces or energies, and is always present wherever students are. The question generally is whether adults in education want to hear what's being said.
If a student is talking in front of a group sharing their beliefs or experience, ideas or knowledge, they're sharing student voice. The same can…Continue
This post has been a few weeks percolating...
I was excited to go to ULearn and nervous to present. My topic is very dear to my heart, Connecting with my learners and their whanau / family. You might be sick of looking at popplets, but here is my outline:
I approached the topic from looking at our own identity, at the way we all (incl. our students and their…
Following my previous post about Popplet, Hazel and I have had a tutu to collaborate on a popplet. After a few false starts we have succeeded (URL http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/1406001)!
So how can you collaborate on a popplet in real time?
Start your new popplet or open an existing one. Click on the Share button on the right:…Continue
Added by Monika Kern on November 8, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
Hazel has mentioned Popplet in one of her posts recently, and today I posted on my blog for my teachers how they could use it and embed it into a blog on blogger. Ning seems to take offence with embedded popplets so I have included the URLs also :) As a post with only text gets boring, here is an image of a popplet:
Today on Twitter I…
Added by Hazel Owen on November 5, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments
You may wonder, sometimes, if ICT in general and mobile technology in particular is also about revenue generation and filling time…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 5, 2013 at 20:14 — No Comments
There is much talk about student empowerment, engagement, and choice, and yet many education institutions stick to the topics and…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 5, 2013 at 20:09 — No Comments