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Changing Classrooms Globally

Changing Classrooms Globally



This is a short presentation I gave to teachers at Sts. Philip and James School New York by Skype on February 26th 09

This is a short presentation I gave to teachers at Sts. Philip and James School New York by Skype on February 26th 09



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Changing Classrooms Globally Changing Classrooms Globally Presentation Transcript

  • Changing Classrooms Globally professional blog: http://xpatasia.edublogs.org presentation resources: https://lsa.wikispaces.com/ presented by: Paul McMahon
  • Constantly looking for
  • Learning Preferences
    • Children were presented with another list and asked which three were their preferred ways to learn. Similar to previous years’ survey findings, the favourite option is learning in groups (55%), followed by doing practical things (39%), learning with friends (35%) and by using computers (31%).
  • Far too much of this
  • Lead me back to this
  • What is the Purpose of Education?
  • increasingly digital
  • Is Technology just one item in the Toolbox?
  • Too many choices for Teacher PD
  • Need a bit more than the celebrity chef meal
  • Now things changed!
  • bloom’s revised taxonomy Remember Understand Apply Evaluate Create
  • Rethinking Assessment
  • Going back is hard!
  • It may not be all about the Marks!
  • Learning Sources
    • When asked to choose the three people that help them learn the most, a majority of schoolchildren opt for their parents: over three in five choose their mother (62%) and half say their father is one of the most helpful people (50%). Despite the fact that most structured learning tends to happen at school, less than half of children think their teachers help them learn the most (44%). Other commonly-cited sources include friends, siblings and grandparents.
  • He is Lucky!
  • validating sources of online information cybercitizenship being secure online managing online profile using social networks Etc. effective search strategies using social bookmarking
  • technology embedded
  • Maybe the same endpoint Via a different journey
  • using technology successfully in the classroom is a mindset not a skill-set
  • what’s the next step for you?
    • Image Sources (Creative Commons License) listed in slide order:
    • Option http://flickr.com/photos/atomicbartbeans/71575328 /
    • The Thinker http://flickr.com/photos/kevan_cooke/1463595246 /
    • University Sunset http://flickr.com/photos/garythegit/122812858 /
    • Spoilt for choice http://flickr.com/photos/dknnyc/358035549 /
    • Baby with iPhone: http://flickr.com/photos/paulm/1584418819 /
    • Graduate http://flickr.com/photos/49503058184@N01/147218134 /
    • Reverse Shot http://flickr.com/photos/gherm/2552639539 /
    • Ido using a computer http://flickr.com/photos/gradstein/119770992 /
    • Open road: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/2049233526
    • Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
    • Bike: http://flickr.com/photos/cactusmelba/169623777/
    • Meditate: http://www.flickr.com/photos/makani5/1253685409/
    • Steps: http://flickr.com/photos/soy_un_harlequin/2283805003