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Piano Stairs Change can be fun! ‘The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.’ Albert EinsteinThis site is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiestway to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for theenvironment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is thatit’s change for the better.
This is a video made by young learners in a primary school in Birmingham,UK. Teachers helped them produce it but it is the childrens own work andthe opinions are theirs.The simple points they make concern their desire for schools to allow themto use technology they find useful elsewhere in their lives. They feel it wouldbe useful for their learning too.
What is e-learning? e-learning is about... students choosing and using the best ‘tool’ or plan to facilitate their own learning children developing their own learning pathways and journeys children documenting their own learning which ends up as a digital portfolio ‘open classroom’ walls the child’s individual learning styles reﬂection and self-assessment using social media to communicate and learn encompassing key competencies
Students of the 21st Century Fun and active Engaged learners Fun Group work Exploring Real world experiences Social and interactiveCreative
Secret spacesSomewhere you can go to read a book, bealone, be reﬂective, be private, talk to oneother person.
Group spaces Online Group Spaces • Skype (Have a class account) • iChat • Facebook (Have a class account) • Twitter (Have a class account) • Delicious (Have a class account) • Slideshare (Have a class account) • Google DocsYou will need to look at some sort of safe collaborative networking site where students can talk and discuss. TheClassroom Wiki and Blogs will be one forum. Classroom SpacesOur classrooms are so small so we have to make the most of what we have got. Ewan McIntosh talks about spaces(virtual or real gathering around the ﬁreplace) for students to meet and moveable walls. Think about making smallrooms (spaces) in your classroom. Use you furniture creatively. Kids like to lie on the ﬂoor, kneel at a kneeler, sit ona step, loll on a couch or a beanbag, sit in a big comfy chair. Use cardboard trellis to create the walls that makethe spaces. Children do not have to sit in any one particular area or even on the mat. from Jacqui Sharp http://elearningclassroom.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Space
Small Steps Take small steps to change - you dont have to have everything immediately - do things in small steps, a 5 degree turn. Start with a blog or a wiki or facebook or twitter - if you don’t already explore social networking. Explore ipads, ipods, iphones and try out some applications. If you need help please ask people are only too willing to share their knowledge.Facebook Twitter