February 3, 2015

A focus on learning

This graphic has been making its way around social networks over the past couple of weeks:

8 things

It`s based on 8 Things to Look for in Today`s Classroom by George Couros and beautifully drawn by Sylvia Duckworth (click the image to get to her twitter profile).

Want to read my critique of the ideas it represents? Keep reading!

January 19, 2015

Underlining the fact that ICT is not the goal

Here is a little video I wrote a couple of years ago, called ICT is Not the Goal*.

As I wrote in my first post, sometimes technology is still seen as a solution. When really technology is a fantastic set of tools that can be chosen from (or not) depending on the context, subject, student, goals, etc…

The solution? Being present for our learners, demonstrating passion for learning, and providing options for how our learners show us what they know.

Sounds pretty human to me. I like that.

*I wrote it for a project called DevPro, where we look at flipping professional development. You can see other videos (in both English and French) at its YouTube channel here –> DevPro – PD Flipped

Posted in: Modeling, Video
January 10, 2015

Technology, Engagement, and Modeling

Engagement.

We have all heard the catch phrases before – engaged learners, student engagement. We need to keep our students engaged…as if that could ‘trick’ them into learning what it is we need want to teach them.

Very often we look to technology to do just that – get students engaged.

But, today I’m asking myself, what does engagement mean?

Keep Reading…

Posted in: Modeling