I’m using maps to plan lessons more and more. This one is getting a bit out of hand with the links between topics!
Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category
Useful freeware mapping tool
“... why am I completely incapable of putting non-verbal marks on a page so they do the same? What neural channels are so blocked that my ducks don’t just look wonky, they look like scribbles? Why does eye-mind-hand work about as well in me as I contemplate a teacup or imagine a tree, as it [...]
Two articles from The Atlantic
Is Google Making Us Stupid by Nicholas CarrGet Smarter by Jamais Cascio
Both reference Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf.
The crux of the problem. Active learning is known to be more effective than receiving information, but we don’t use the active tools in Moodle. Geoff Petty gives out a large number of handouts on the downloads page of his Web site. The pyramid above was found in the Word file called Active Learning Works, [...]
Diana Laurillard is professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab. Laurillard wrote a very influential book called Rethinking University Teaching, published by Routledge, second edition with updated examples and a few modifications was released in 2001. Roger Rist has provided a brief summary of the conversational model from which I [...]
A University teacher called Cath Ellis posted her 10 Commandments of e-learning on a blog. Clive Shepherd (a free lance e-learning specialist working for companies) picked up on that post and put forward his 10 principles. Cath is working from a model of e-learning that is discussion based, Clive (deliberately) took a contrasting view based [...]
Thanks to Geoff Rebbeck for telling us how PebblePad is used in his college. PebblePad is a rich system, so I should not have been so surprised that the way its being used at Thanet is so different to the way I’ve seen the system for assessed portfolios.
If you do, then read Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning
A systematic and critical review by Frank Coffield, David Moseley, Elaine Hall and Kathryn Ecclestone.
A group of them were building Excel spreadsheets into which they’d dump all the information they’d gathered about how each boss behaved: What potions affected it, what attacks it would use, with what damage, and when. Then they’d develop a mathematical model to explain how the boss worked—and to predict how to beat it.
From How [...]
Using illustrations to convey concepts can save time and can support students who have a visual orientation. Drawing a visual representation of a set of ideas or a process forces you to think in a different way compared with linear text. A project run by several Universities in Europe has resulted in the visual-literacy.org Web [...]
A school in Dagenham was loaned seventeen Summa 20 and six Divisumma 24 [calculators] in an experiment to teach maths. The Olivetti machines replaced log tables and slide rules for two groups of 11 to 15 year olds. The first group were given 2.5 hours tuition to learn multiplication. Whereas the second group were left [...]
It is that time of year again, teaching will be under way in a month or less. This photo makes me think about negotiating the ground rules with new classes of students (I’m a bit more liberal than the ‘manager’). I’ll need to add in some rules about using Moodle/e-mail as well, if only to [...]
What do we put in front of people’s eyes?
Staff development: some reasons why we need to get serious about online learning as well as the mouse clicking
Frank Coffield: Just Suppose Teaching and Learning Became the First Priority. Summer reading from the LSN.
Geoff Petty gives out a lot of Word files on his Web site. Useful.
New book about brain science aimed at business readers.
Useful book for when students ask ‘do you like mathematics?’
Feelings condition learning
Schon’s double loop and Kolb’s cycle