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Printing help?
Jeff Mayhew | October 3rd, 2011 @ 2:07PM | 1 Comments
What method do you suggest for printing using Anytime Anywhere Learning? We have many laptops with students changing rooms, and we only want them to use the printer in the room they are in.
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Growth Mindset and School Cultural Change
Innovative 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Adrian Bertolini | September 14th, 2011 @ 10:00PM | 2 Comments
Recently I wrote a reply to a school who was asking me about Growth mindsets as a school philosophy and also how to go about framing the need for school cultural change. While I was writing it I realised how critical what I was writing was for many schools. As such I have included it for all of you. I would love any thoughts you have. Do you know of a ‘template’ or model for a...
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Whatever Happened To The Revolution?
Bruce Dixon | September 14th, 2011 @ 12:56PM | 3 Comments
After having the luxury of spending several days attending sessions at three recent conferences in three countries, I am overcome by how little time is being spent on the real issues I feel we should be addressing. Despite all protestations, most of the sessions that I attend are perennially focused on either the ‘technology’; to wit… the ‘pocket-electronic-whiteboards’,or ‘ipad...
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Bring Your Own What, and Why?
Bruce Dixon | July 13th, 2011 @ 5:36PM | 3 Comments
At several recent conferences at which I have been speaking, there has been a lot of interest in the concept of students bringing their own computers, laptops, technology or devices…depending on how you like your acronym. I think it warrants further discussion. On the surface it would seem natural that this is something AALF would fully support, and, in broad principle, of course we do. Our...
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Tacit Knowledge, Computational Thinking, and 1:1
News and Thoughts | Susan Einhorn | July 13th, 2011 @ 5:35PM | 1 Comments
I’ve just finished reading A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown in which the authors describe two types of knowledge: explicit and tacit. Explicit knowledge is the knowledge that is “easily identified, articulated, transferred, and testable.” In essence, it’s what school is all about. But there is...
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Building a High Performance School – Communication and Barriers
Innovative 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Adrian Bertolini | June 13th, 2011 @ 11:48PM | 0 Comments
As long time readers of our blog will know I am working with a number of schools to support them in creating a culture of high performance learning. If you read back through the blogs you’ll find some of the earlier discussions we have had around becoming clearer about what was their actual vision for the school and what that would look like. We are now moving from the WHAT to the HOW. This...
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What house do you live in?
Innovative 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Adrian Bertolini | May 19th, 2011 @ 4:22AM | 0 Comments
It might seem odd to begin a blog post with this title but hopefully you will find that the analogy is quite apt. We all live in houses. However, the style, the quality, the fittings, the size, and the neighbourhoods that our houses are in are all different. It seems to be a trend in most countries that many people aspire to the larger house, the higher quality fittings, the expensive...
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The Right to Learn
News and Thoughts | Susan Einhorn | May 12th, 2011 @ 9:58AM | 0 Comments
It's easy to confuse learning with schooling, but they are not the same thing. Learning is much broader and happens before we ever attend school, in the times in a student’s school day when s/he is not in school, and after we complete our schooling. Substituting one term for the other often leads to a misunderstanding of the value of non-school learning, the role of schools in a person's...
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Agile Pedagogy
Bruce Dixon | May 11th, 2011 @ 1:01PM | 2 Comments
After spending a good part of the past 18 months talking with teachers, and visiting schools across many countries, I’m challenged by the incremental nature of any change that has come as a result of the significant increase in student access to technology. It’s not that we shouldn’t celebrate any shift, even if it is small, nor that the rate of any transformation is as important as the...
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Time for a Revolution
News and Thoughts | Susan Einhorn | April 6th, 2011 @ 3:07PM | 0 Comments
All around we see revolution. The world as we thought we knew it is rapidly changing. I’m not talking about technologically, I’m talking about politically. 2011 had become the year of revolution. Why is this happening? Is it just because technology has drastically magnified our ability to connect like-minded people, with dramatic results? Or is it something more? Well, I vote for...
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