Seven Stones Community School

Seven Stones Community School

Saturday, 10 August 2013

21st Century Skills - lucky 7

Gallup recently worked with Microsoft Partners in Learning and the Pearson Foundation to develop a 21st Century Skills index that measured seven areas:
   -knowledge construction
   -skilled communication
   -global awareness
   -real-world problem solving
   -technology in learning.
There has been an increased demand to prepare young people with these skills to meet the demands of today's knowledge-based, technology driven, and globalized workplace.

Here's a video suggesting "The 7 Killer skills every 21st century Student Should Have" 

"A change principle, which is also a design principle, involves stripping away the non-essentials or distractors".  - Michael Fullan
What would you strip away?

The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model offers a method of seeing how computer technology might impact teaching and learning.  It also shows a progression that adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology.  

How do we advance our teaching using technology to the Transformational levels?

Friday, 9 August 2013

Education Reform

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Education Revolution

Edupunk - reforming using student interests, passion and desire for change

Changing Educational Paradigms

"It is time that gadget goes to school and schools go to gadget 24/7" - Michael Fullan in Stratosphere


Homage to teachers - importance of relationships

Pep Talk - Kid President

Spoken Word - I will Not Let an Exam Decide My Fate


What if Education was Rooted in Diversity?

"Celebrate you, because you're the best you there is" - Dr. Seuss

Changing education from the ground up

Design Thinking

Shopping Cart challenge - innovation always

Rube Goldberg Design

Game Based Learning

Design Thinking

Design Thinking Examples

Design Thinking for Educators

Changing Education

Sir Ken Robinson - changing education

Inspirational - anti-bullying

To This Day - for the bullied and the beautiful

Effective Methods

John Hattie - Visible Learning Part 2 - Effective Methods

Inspiration - seeing what CAN be done

Watch this video right to the end

Reforming schools

What works in schools and why

Learning from Finnish Schools

Pasi Sahlberg - Lessons Canada should take from Finland

What Students Expect from School

10 Expectations by Students

No more worksheets!

Self Regulation

Cookie Monster sings about Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning

How can we help students to take control of their regulation?

Learning By Design

Accelerated Learning Model

Michael Fullan's book, Stratosphere, is the jumping off point for this model that was created and used by one school to shift the focus to the learners.
How can we create learning opportunities "fueled by play, purpose and passion"?
How can teachers shift from facilitators of learning to "activators of learning"? ("teachers as change agent, coach, developers of team, catalysts for increased self-sufficient learners").
How do we "relentlessly strip away the non-essentials"? How shall we decide what is essential?

Thursday, 8 August 2013