I discovered this TED talk through the Connected Learning MOOC I am participating in this week. Thanks, Daniel Bassill, for sharing it. This Pennsylvania teacher is talking about how his school trusted high school students to install and write open source software on laptops for every student at school, to train their classmates about how … Continue reading
I discovered this video through the Connected Learning MOOC being sponsored this summer by the National Writing Project and wanted to share it with you: The Global One-Room Schoolhouse: John Seely Brown (Highlights from his “Entrepreneurial Learner” Keynote at DML2012) from Connected Learning Alliance on Vimeo.
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Quote from the video: “If it is a thing that is compelling for some reason, it will spread. I was thinking that business has figured this out, but education not so much.” More about Peter Kittle, an English professor whose research focus is technology and literacy: http://www.csuchico.edu/engl/faculty-staff/kittle-peter.shtml
Best viewed full-screen in YouTube, so you can read the text:
Teachers and students may not necessarily agree about what they regard as fun. One of my colleagues, for example, has a story about one time when she told her class, “Today we’re going to have some fun!” Suspiciously, the students eyed her until one finally asked the question: “Your kind of fun or our kind … Continue reading