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(Computationally) Rethinking the Curriculum
News and Thoughts | Susan Einhorn | October 4th, 2016 @ 3:46PM | 0 Comments
We at AALF have from our organizational start been guided by Professor Seymour Papert’s (considered by many as the ‘father of educational computing’) visions of learning in a technology rich world. Among these are that computers are not just for adult researchers but are the ‘children’s machine’ an idea that has been so thoroughly adopted, at least outside of schools, that it seems...
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1-to-1 Teaching and Learning Opportunities and Possibilities
Karen Ward | May 1st, 2015 @ 4:57PM | 1 Comments
What potential does 1-to-1 teaching and learning provide for students and teachers? I think one example that best sums it up is found in the following email message I received from one of my year 10 (sophomore) English Language Arts students. Sheryl's correspondence stated: "Dear Mrs. Ward, You expect me to think too much. I know it's good for me, but it makes me tired. Can you please...
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Happy 25th, 1-to-1!
News and Thoughts | Susan Einhorn | January 5th, 2015 @ 2:37PM | 0 Comments
How long does it take for a new idea to take hold in education? It was 25 years ago – a quarter century– that the first laptop program was started. We’ve talked about the beginning of 1-to-1 in earlier posts – started in one school in Australia – not only at an all girls school, but in those pre-internet days, the girls were spending their time programming (girls & programming –...
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A Note On Our New Partnerhsip
Bruce Dixon | September 16th, 2014 @ 12:56PM | 0 Comments
For many years now, the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation has provided thought leadership, advocacy, and a range of resources and information to educators and school leaders across the globe in support of their 1:1 initiatives. Most recently, Susan wrote to tell you of a White Paper that we had published which sought to give policy makers a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges...
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New Initiatives and Partnerships for AALF
Bruce Dixon | June 17th, 2014 @ 2:02PM | 0 Comments
As many of you are aware from previous columns, over the past two and half years, much of our time has been invested in scaling a support network for 1 to 1 initiatives across the globe. This came as a result of the success of the original 21 Steps for 21st Century Learning leader’s workshops, which we originally developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education in Queensland, Australia...
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BYOD the Next Big Thing? I Do Not Think So!
News and Thoughts | Susan Einhorn | June 17th, 2014 @ 11:30AM | 0 Comments
When I went to school way, way back in the previous millennium, I would find there pencils, paper, crayons, and everything I needed to do my work. As I got older, sure, I had to bring a binder as well as pens and pencils, but everything else was there for me to use. Flash forward to when my kids first went to school. Someone had figured out a great way for schools to save money – have each...
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A Short Test of Vision
Bruce Dixon | April 15th, 2014 @ 12:52PM | 0 Comments
Last time I said I would share some of the experiences of my recent travels. It seems only right to start with vision; right because, well, that’s where all good personal technology initiatives should start…but rarely do. No matter how often you run workshops for educational leaders emphasizing the importance of developing a well articulated shared vision, the importance too often escapes...
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What Students Do
Test Test | Justina Spencer | April 15th, 2014 @ 12:50PM | 0 Comments
Get the conversation started with this month\'s quote from Neil Postman in Teaching as a Subversive Activity: \"In order to understand what kind of behaviors classrooms promote, one must become accustomed to observing what, in fact, students actually do in them. What students do in a classroom is what they learn (as Dewey would say), and what they learn to do is the classroom\'s message (as...
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One-to-One or Anytime Anywhere Learning-- What is the Difference?
News and Thoughts | Susan Einhorn | February 11th, 2014 @ 12:24PM | 0 Comments
You may not have realized, but a few issues ago we changed the name of the AALF newsletter from One-to-One to the Anytime Anywhere Learning Report. This may not seem like such a huge change to you, but to us, it’s significant. First and foremost, as an organization, AALF has always been focused on rethinking where, when, what, and how our young people are learning and the role of school...
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A Lot Going On, But How Much Is Changing?
Bruce Dixon | February 11th, 2014 @ 11:27AM | 0 Comments
January is best known as BETT month, in most countries with the ironical exception of the US. First run in 1985 as the British Education Training and Teaching exhibition, this year it attracted more than 40,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. I actually attended the first three in the early 80’s and since then it has grown from a simple education technology show to what has become a...
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