Category Archives: Student voice

Posts about and conversations around empowering learners and the student voice.

Prompting good learning and setting the stage for authentic student achievement

I have been reading and listening to Gary Stager for several years now, and much of what he says resonates with where I hope education in particular, and approaches to learning in general, are heading. In A Good Prompt is … Continue reading

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The eLearning Planning Framework in action

Karen Melhuish kicked off the session by introducing some discussion and thinking about eLearning and what the various terminology might mean. “eLearning is learning and teaching that is facilitated by or supported through the appropriate use of ICTs”, and eMaturity … Continue reading

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Global audiences & ‘over the back fence’ peer mentoring

Image by sridgway via Flickr Geoff Wood, who is working in the Health and Life Skills Department at Rosmini College in Takapuna (Auckland) opened by introducing some background around the InterPacific symposium and forum. It started in 2006 with a … Continue reading

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Looking for ideas for working with gifted and talented learners?

Image via Wikipedia Gifted and talented learners are sometimes seen as the students who already have a head start. However, the challenge is to work with a range of students who are on a continuum – to have sufficient differentiation … Continue reading

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The Life Practice Model: a real life example

Image by Getty Images via @daylifeFor authentic student voice you can’t get much better! In this video Colby takes us through his four years of his time at school, and describes what and how he has learned, and with whom. … Continue reading

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The proof of the pudding: Students using social media in class improve contributions, comprehension and literacy

Image source by Nomad Saleh Often the question arises – should mobile devices be banned from classrooms? I guess for many teachers it it the proof of the pudding that answers that question – much better than someone ‘telling’ them … Continue reading

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What is ‘real Learning’?

Image via WikipediaIn this keynote presentation from ULearn 2011 Lane Clark begins by challenging the audience with a possible vision of the youth of the near future.From this point she moves on to exploring the relationship and differences between knowing … Continue reading

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Technology for Emirati teacher trainees: Thoughts and opinions (Guest Blogger – April 2011)

This blog post was written by Glenys Henry (whose bio is below). Glenys is currently working with Emirati women who are enrolled on the Bachelor of Education Programme at Dubai Women’s College in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai Women’s College … Continue reading

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Examples of and research around laptops used with Primary (Elementary) students

  Image source by Lisa Parisi I am incredibly fortunate to be working with a wide range of educators from around globe, and one (Linda Ojala), inspired by a video by Claire Amos: Welcoming laptops into the classroom: Tips and … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Video conferencing with Social Studies Students in Calgary, Canada

Image source If you feel your learners would like the opportunity of making connections and working with social studies students in Canada (14–17 years of age), this could be what you have been looking for!! Art Koop has sent out … Continue reading

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