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Future of the University

Food for thought: Bill Farren: Insulat-Ed: Opening up the institution may seem like a counter-intuitive way of protecting it, but in an era where tremendous value is being created by informal and self-organized groups, sharing becomes the simplest and most powerful way of connecting with external learning opportunities. Why limit students to one teacher when…

Kinesthetic learning online?

Tina writes – Kinesthetic Learners: Why Old Media Should Never Die: …..Many classrooms, however, don’t offer this type of kinesthetic learning. The hands-on learner is left to fend for themselves and more often than not the only physical interaction they get is with the learning material itself. You’ve seen them before. Sometimes, it’s a student…

Networked Student

The Networked Student was inspired by CCK08, a Connectivism course offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes during fall 2008. It depicts an actual project completed by Wendy Drexler’s high school students. The Networked Student concept map was inspired by Alec Couros’ Networked Teacher. I hope that teachers will use it to help their colleagues,…

2008 Edublog Awards – time to vote

Nomination for 2008 Edublog Awards is now closed and you can now go and vote. Go and check them all out – there are some great edublogs there I was not aware of from before. This is how I voted: 1. Best individual blog Using Blogs in Science Education 2. Best group blog 360 3.…

This is what you need to do: 2008 Nominations Contact Form In order to nominate blogs for the 2008 Edublog Awards you have to link to them first! So, follow these two simple steps to nominate (nominations made without links or without correct submission will not be counted) 1. Write a post on your blog…

Hmmm, juxtaposing these three posts is thought-provoking….what is education all about? Is the ‘coolness’ factor overpowering the ‘usefulness’ factor? Thoughts? Planning to Share versus Just Sharing: But inevitably, with a very few exceptions, these projects spend an enormous amount of time defining what is to be shared, figuring out how to share it, setting up…

Will Richardson is noticing an addiction to paper and he looks at himself: Now I don’t know that I’ve ever thought of no paper as exciting, necessarily, but I continue to find myself more and more eschewing paper of just about any kind in my life. My newspaper/magazine intake is down to nearly zero, every…

DonorsChoose – the final day!

Today is the last day! I know most of my readers are donating to Obama this year, but still, my challenge is on the very bottom of the Scienceblogs.com list….

DonorsChoose….

Just three more days…

DonorsChoose – the final stretch!

Just five days left to go in our DonorsChoose drive! We are ending on Friday! And my chellenges are going really slow…. Seed will match some of your donations. Seed Overlords are also pitching in some cool prizes for people who donate to any of the SciBlings DonorsChoose challenges, including mine. And don’t forget that…