A personal experience, presented by  Drew Buddie iMoot 2010
I am Pseudolus.   ( A sneaky slave and playful prankster who desperately wants his freedom.)
[email_address] Moodle:   www.merapolis.co.uk Personal Blog: digitalmaverick .ethink.org.uk
 
 
 
Can you see anything  with the next slide?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy  (Andrew Churches)
My  20   steps to giving pupils wings through the use of FORUMS
1. Don’t be afraid of giving them something to THINK about.
X. Is there anything wrong with this picture? A – Yes B - No
Y. Look at this picture and describe anything you find unusual about it
2. Help them to realise that things are not always what they seem.
 
Sometimes things get  LOST IN TRANSLATION
3. Employ the ‘Mentos and Coke effect’ – the oddest combinations can yield surprising results
 
 
What  JAMES SUROWIECKI   in his book calls: THE WISDOM OF CROWDS or  How the many are smarter than the few!
4. Look at things from a  different angle.
 
 
 
5. Just like the Naica Crystals – things don’t have to stop growing just because…
 
 
6. Don’t be afraid of a bit of  self-congratulation.
7. NEVER assume you know more than your students do.
8. Be like the Nail House – don’t just do something ‘cos everyone else is.
And inspire
9. Sometimes we need to work on our own or go out on a limb, to try an idea that works.
10. Try not to be a puppetmaster – let the students have control.
11. Give them ‘situated meaning’ See the work of James Paul Gee
 
12.  Not all contributors are alike
Pat Parslow & Shirley Earley created this excellent resource, reminding us of the importance of Digital Identity.
 
13. Sometimes kids will just work things out for themselves – ON THEIR OWN
14.  Don’t let one person shout too loud.
15. Who’s got the authority?
16.It’s important we ALL pull together
17. Be Stetson Kennedy I started the VERBAL Web 2.0 As described in  Freakonomics  by  Levitt & Dubner
18. Give them opportunities they will NEVER forget.
19. Be a sympathetic MENTOR
20. Stick at it when it can seem like an impossible task….
 
[email_address] www.merapolis.co.uk
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A Funny Thing Happened When Students Learned to use Forums - Moodle iMoot2010 presentation

  1. 1. A personal experience, presented by Drew Buddie iMoot 2010
  2. 2. I am Pseudolus. ( A sneaky slave and playful prankster who desperately wants his freedom.)
  3. 3. [email_address] Moodle: www.merapolis.co.uk Personal Blog: digitalmaverick .ethink.org.uk
  4. 7. Can you see anything with the next slide?
  5. 20. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (Andrew Churches)
  6. 21. My 20 steps to giving pupils wings through the use of FORUMS
  7. 22. 1. Don’t be afraid of giving them something to THINK about.
  8. 23. X. Is there anything wrong with this picture? A – Yes B - No
  9. 24. Y. Look at this picture and describe anything you find unusual about it
  10. 25. 2. Help them to realise that things are not always what they seem.
  11. 27. Sometimes things get LOST IN TRANSLATION
  12. 28. 3. Employ the ‘Mentos and Coke effect’ – the oddest combinations can yield surprising results
  13. 31. What JAMES SUROWIECKI in his book calls: THE WISDOM OF CROWDS or How the many are smarter than the few!
  14. 32. 4. Look at things from a different angle.
  15. 36. 5. Just like the Naica Crystals – things don’t have to stop growing just because…
  16. 39. 6. Don’t be afraid of a bit of self-congratulation.
  17. 40. 7. NEVER assume you know more than your students do.
  18. 41. 8. Be like the Nail House – don’t just do something ‘cos everyone else is.
  19. 42. And inspire
  20. 43. 9. Sometimes we need to work on our own or go out on a limb, to try an idea that works.
  21. 44. 10. Try not to be a puppetmaster – let the students have control.
  22. 45. 11. Give them ‘situated meaning’ See the work of James Paul Gee
  23. 47. 12. Not all contributors are alike
  24. 48. Pat Parslow & Shirley Earley created this excellent resource, reminding us of the importance of Digital Identity.
  25. 50. 13. Sometimes kids will just work things out for themselves – ON THEIR OWN
  26. 51. 14. Don’t let one person shout too loud.
  27. 52. 15. Who’s got the authority?
  28. 53. 16.It’s important we ALL pull together
  29. 54. 17. Be Stetson Kennedy I started the VERBAL Web 2.0 As described in Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner
  30. 55. 18. Give them opportunities they will NEVER forget.
  31. 56. 19. Be a sympathetic MENTOR
  32. 57. 20. Stick at it when it can seem like an impossible task….
  33. 59. [email_address] www.merapolis.co.uk

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