Today was a day filled with #STEM and #coding at #EdutechAU Masterclass.
Participants explored how STEM can engage and challenge students while implementing the Australian Curriculum (Science, Mathematics and Technologies).
The days was a ‘hands on’ approach with participants applying a design thinking approach to robotics, programming and STEM, examining related concepts to adapt and implement in their context.
See some below some of the resources and sharing from the day.
— Michael (@brbcycling) June 1, 2016
— Julia Boulton (julia_boulton) June 1, 2016
DESIGN THINKING AND CHALLENGES
Ideas in the making…. Just some thoughts
- Significant Challenges Impeding K-12 Ed Tech Adoption
- Difficult Challenges: Those that we understand but for which solutions are elusive
- Complex Thinking and Communication
- Integrating Personalized Learning
- Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve
- Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities
PS: This week I visited PIMPAMA STATE SECONDARY COLLEGE and saw their design thinking in action. Looking forward to seeing the next stage of their journey.
Share with the easy shortlink: http://ow.ly/nXV1x
FLIPPED LEARNING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In my twitter feed this morning, I came across this tweet about flipped learning for professional learning. This has great potential but obviously required innovative thinking and ability to adapt. I believe that this concept would be embraced by teachers!
— Tom Hopper (@7thGradeCMS) April 25, 2013
FYI – Flipped learning is not just about videos
My reflections on flipping the classroom
- Flipped learning requires intentional content
- Need to evaluate the content being taught
- Consider what needs to teacher directed and what can be student driven
- Need to change the culture of what is learning
- Does NOT have to be solely video delivery
- Requires flexibility, ability to be adaptive and access to resources
- Need to consider a variety of approaches (situational)
- Use the KISS principle – KEEP IT SHORT (rather than simple) in order to engage
Flipping Professional Development: No teacher bored in the background
DIGGO LINKS – FLIPPED LEARNING
The term Flipped Classroom has been a buzz word in education circles for a few years.
The potential for improving classroom practice and engagement is partly why there are many innovative teachers adopting these methods into their classroom practice.
See the links to resources to support your exploration.There are many examples of this being done successfully (with documentation of these journeys).
JSSALC diggo links Flipped Learning
21stedtech has an excellent collection of resources (research and practical examples).
Additionally, an infographic (for those who learn visually) explains the concept and impact succinctly. The statistics on improved student learning are mind blowing.
If you would like to try this with your class please let me know. Happy to support.
Digital Learning Day is coming soon- 6th February 2013.
See the Digital learning facebook page.
Digital learning is also known as e-learning. One example of e-learning is flipped classrooms. This can take a variety of formats. Please ask me if you would like support with this.
Currently, I am a participant in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) E-Learning and Digital Culture. It is a coursera course – online courses run by various universities around the world (and it is free!).
This is the twitter feed.
ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE THE E-LEARNING CHALLENGE?
Great reading: Flip your classroom
See the website below for some resources to help you. “The Alliance develops toolkits to provide digital learning resources and ideas for teachers in specific subject areas. The tools and resources in these toolkits are not the totality of good information available; instead, they are designed to provide guidance on how technology and digital learning can enhance the educational experience and outcomes for all students. We continue to add to this collection and welcome any ideas, tools, models, or resources. Learn & Explore with these incredible toolkits!”
See more about flipping the classroom at
Another valuable resource for Australian educators is The National Digital Learning Resources Network (Education Services Australia) http://www.ndlrn.edu.au/default.asp
Take the challenge, improve your learning, reach your students and have FUN!
WELCOME TO 2013 – SEARCH -ASK – LEARN -CONNECT
BEGINNINGS … We SEARCH…
This year for my orientation to use of the PYP library we are going to use some QR codes. I will have a scavenger hunt for students to orientate themselves but I am also looking for some higher order and creative thinking to be employed.
We will look at what a contemporary library is using the Y chart as a stimulus (looks like, sounds like, feels like) and consider how this is different from the library of the past using the PYP ATTITUDES and PYP LEARNER PROFILE as support materials.
Teachers and students will have a chance to look at the PYP library using the QR CODE.
See the following links for more information.
See the link below for a great example of QR codes being used in a Specialist class (PE).
Finally, this glogster is an excellent introduction to QR codes in education.