Wednesday, March 14, 2007

notes and links for teachers - inquiry and web2.0

relating to web2.0, "school2.0", inquiry learning, and all that stuff ;>)
it is a range of opinions aggregated from other sources.
hopefully teachers will agree these thoughts are worth a browse.


* I believe that "school 2.0" as discussed by David Warlick, [keynote speaker from the recent Learngin @ schools conference] is a necessity in our 'switched on' world...



* "personalised learning" - not exactly new, but an ideal concept for today's/tomorrow's learners.

paradigm change - new world, new needs, need for change - personalised learning



* wiki learning commons by Pam Hook

"Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge."-- Alfred North Whitehead

readings: http://learningcommons.wikispaces.com/Readings


* "As schools struggle with the changed circumstances of the world beyond their gates, there has been a growing interest in and use of terms like real, authentic and relevant. In many instances their use in labelling routine classroom practices is more of an instance of wishful naming. That is the name is given to practices that gesture towards something beyond the classroom or may even involve activity that takes students to settings outside school but the design sensibility, the bias, if you like, remains one of doing safe or pretend work."



* “It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to rack and ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the engagement of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.” --Albert Einstein

from http://www.deakin.edu.au/education/lit/kps/concept.html

9 comments:

Kitty Kat said...

hmmm that one taught me a tiny bit. not as much as the other one but there were some interesting quotes from interesting people....some of it didn't make sense but most of it did.
do any teachers actually come on here????

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

yes good point kitty kat! um mr woody when i said 'please check my blog' i ment my other one ;) not the one with my diary so please check it out ASAP!!! merci! (thank you!) au revior!!!!

see you tomorrow!

emjay said...

Hey all Room5ians...

I received an email (a while ago actually :-s... ahhha whoooops!!) from your teacher saying that I should write some blog up on here... so I am.

This actually isn't an important post, it's like a trial post to see if I can figure this out. Apologies for errors or crashing the entire network or something equally as catastrophic.

Anyway, fingers crossed this works. I will be at school tomorrow on my placement
so you can all give me a gutsful if this doesn't work or if I am doing it wrong! I haven't been able to sort out my own blog page yet on account of the server being down but I will suss it out when I can.

Alors, à demain tout le monde! J'espère que vous appréciez ce cours français! And whoever im a room5ian is... I am SO stoked that you are using French in your posts... Very wicked!!

Miss Mel (one of your French teachers lol)

Mr Woody said...

good work miss mel! what you are doing is called 'commenting' on my 'post'. great to 'hear' from you.
there are several other bloggers of note - all girls i think... am i right girls? boys?

emjay said...

I would love to take credit for this but I cheated and got my neighbour to help me! This is a fantastic idea I reckon too. I have been reading back on past blogs etc (when I really should be doing work but I don't want to lol) and quite a bit gets worked out through here. Gives the kids a chance to thrash things out with each other and with you. Wicked stuff, snaps for Mr Woody! Every class should adopt it if they haven't already!

Mr Woody said...

well thank you miss mel - big ups indeed from a freshly trained onto it teacher 8>) great frecnh lessons btw

emjay said...

Yup totally love the idea! I reckon I'll be on here killing time quite a bit from now on. Yeah the lesson went quite well but I enjoy it because it's a subject I like. I think we made a few enemies with the little quiz though.. Ah well..

Mr Woody said...

naaah - GATE kids don't mind the odd wee test to keep them on their toes and i did remind them so it's good practice.
8>)

Kitty Kat said...

french confuses me not badly but i get it muddled with my dansk......i will start counting slowy in french reach eight and begin saying numbers fluently in danish.....
too bad i guess..........