Feb 092014
 
EDCI 335 - A Memorable Learning Experience

This week I have been asked to share a memorable learning experience and based on this weeks readings, explain why it was memorable. The problem is… I don’t remember much about my “learning” back in the day. It wasn’t a pleasant experience, not many ah ha! moments or warm fuzzy revelations carefully engineered by some [...]

Feb 022014
 

What do I want to accomplish? Well I think I need to start at what I think the ideal classroom is like. I would like to create a space that is messy, free of coercion and mistakes are the accepted rule rather than the rare exception. I want a classroom where marks don’t matter and making [...]

Jan 232014
 
Preparing students for the 21st century?

Welcome to this weeks instalment of Questions to Ponder for Learning Design #EDCI 335 This weeks question is:  Are our current schools / teachers / curriculum preparing students for the 21st century? I am going to start off by saying that the problem with this question is that it is a tad misleading. It would suggest [...]

Jan 172014
 
Design Thinking in the K - 12 Classroom

Design Thinking. As hip and happening as I think I am, I had no idea such a thing existed. Sure I knew designers thought but who knew they had a thought process all their own? Now I am told people are trying to apply this kind of thinking to education. No this doesn’t mean you will be [...]

Jan 122014
 
What do you want to teach the world and why?

… I know, I know. Who are you and what have you done with that miserable curmudgeon Keith? This is question is definitely not in my Wheel House but it is the first assignment for EDCI 335, so am going to make an attempt to answer this very un Rispinesque question but before I start, I [...]

Dec 082013
 
Between a Grok and a Hard Place - Coding in the Classroom

After 8 months of searching… I think I have found my Coding in the Classroom solution. What I was looking for was a product that gave me a means of some semblance of classroom control but gave the students the flexibility of an open learning environment. I also needed a product that gave me the [...]

Dec 032013
 

Well course one of the masters has come to a close and without much pomp or circumstance I might add. I am not sure I even feel all that much smarter to tell you the truth but I am guessing that comes after course three or four. So lets see… What did I learn. University [...]

Dec 032013
 

I picked up a new class this year. Actually I was cajoled into taking a ICT class in exchange for one of my Planning 10′s. “Come on Keith your will be great! Besides you love techy stuff don’t yah?” Although I couldn’t argue the point, it was still a new course and I didn’t really [...]