Saturday, May 7, 2011

Education paradigm shift

Check out this link to Sir Ken Robinson and RSA animate.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Presentation at Renfrew County DSB PA Day

Natalie Vader and I are at Fellowes High School in Pembroke.  Our presentation provides hands on activities on how to use the iPad and iPod touch in the classroom.  The presentation will focus on the assistive technology applications that are being used by students at Sagonaska Demonstration School in Belleville.

Click here to download the guide to using iPods and iPads for students that Learn Differently.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Why The Future Doesn't Need Us.

If you haven't read this it is an interesting look at where all this may be heading.  Written by Bill Joy for Wired Magazine about a decade ago.
By Bill Joy

Have you heard of the BVA project? Be Very Afraid.

Here is a link to the Be Very Afraid project where students learn and explore a variety of technology.  Many good student videos demonstrating their progress.

BE VERY AFRAID

Word Q Channel on YouTube.

Now that Word Q 3.0 is licensed for use in Ontario schools and for teacher and student take home - check out this link to support on the Word Q You Tube channel.

Word Q Speak Q You Tube Channel

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Welcome to 2011!

I haven't posted in a while - no reason just taking a break.  I have been doing a lot of reading lately and a lot of listening.  I came across this really interesting idea of combining games and the exploration of news and global issues.  It is called NewsGames and a CBC Spark podcast interview with Ian Bogost from Georgia Tech talked about the emergence of this new type of journalism where the gamer interacts with the news story to understand the  issues from different perspectives.  He has developed several games that I think have great potential for teaching current events and critical literacy skills in school.  Persuasive Games has many different topical games that users can connect to for free.

Check it out!