That sounds cool Heather Everyone I spoken to who's done this course comes out with a whole different way at looking at teaching and learning...how very cool!
You might also be interested in this oldie but goodie too: Goal setting in the Inquiring Classroom.
One question, do you have many ideas/templates/examples around personalised, student-driven learning goals and/or self-management systems in innovative classrooms?
Loving this conversation Heather, great explanation too Karla, thank you.
How to measure increased knowledge and understanding? I think video or voice recording (Seesaw is a practical and easy app for this) could be an awesome way to capture their learning. eg: In timed intervals where students can interview their buddies and ask:
Or capture even simpler goal setting conversations like WALT We Are Learn to...and WILF What I'm Looking for...
For more ideas you can't go past this amazing resource, Using digital technologies to support learner agency - with explanations, learning examples and resources. There are also some wonderful videos of student agency in Enabling e-Learning Media Gallery such as:
I see Welby Ings (award winning designer, filmmaker and playwright, 'Boy' Professor in Design at Auckland University of Technology) has published a book called Disobedient Teaching and thinking outside the box. I haven't read it yet, but I have watched his TedX talk on Disobedient Thinking (2013) also with references to not being bound by 'ticking boxes', but honouring and encouraging creativity.
Some colourful moments in his speech (and I’m not having an opinion either way) but my favourite quote…some go to the top level, but never through the roof….ideas are not safe and learning is not safe.
Hi Louise, I found that a very useful framework and one that Enabling e-Learning has referred in in the newest/latest page on Problem-Based Learning. I especially like how this resource makes references to NZ-based examples.
I think in light of recent conversations about new ways to assess, [Do we need to question the way we assess?] I'd like to dig deeper into the reflection, critique and revision aspects of PBL and what that means for teachers and students.
What do others think?
Kia ora Karen, there's some references to what is influencing our thinking about modern, flexible, open learning environments in this Enabling e-Learning blog post, What do tomorrow's classrooms look like?
I'm not sure about direct references between innovative classrooms and traditional teaching and learning, but the following research makes connections between constructivist (as opposed to teacher dominated) theories of learning and pedagogical instruction/spaces:
Also see Enabling e-Learning's Innovative Learning Environments resources
Yesterday we learned how Seesaw can be used a digital portfolio for teachers. Here's two more great resources for anyone wanting to use digital portfolios to help capture professional inquiry:
Practising Teacher Criteria and e-learning Updated resources in Enabling e-Learning (TKI).
Yesterday afternoon we had an inspiring Seesaw webinar presented to us by Katrina Laurie and Nicki Tempero, both official Ambassadors for Seesaw. The room was packed, so we split into two groups and engaged in a hands-on session using Seesaw on our mobile devices.
Please note: The shared code at the beginning of this session is now unavailable, but you can still navigate Seesaw for yourself.
For more advice and support, please feel free to contact Katrina and Nicki directly. Keep an eye out for a follow up webinar on ways to use Seesaw in the classroom and as a reflective tool for your own PRTs.
All feedback on this session welcome.
Read this Australian newspaper article: Computers in class ‘a scandalous waste’ Sydney Grammar Head.
Do you agree? Disagree? What do you think happened here? Take the poll and see what others think.
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I have just collected some data and several of my students are tracking ‘below standard’ for writing (end of year 6). After observing their work, undertaking some OTJs and talking with the students, I’ve realised their greatest needs are to develop the following knowledge/skills:
I also want them to develop self-monitoring skills such as:
What apps/software programmes and/or digital tools would you recommend to help my students develop these skills? Can you also suggest how they can do this independently or with each other?
Thanking you in advance...