Tag Archives: Creativity

Wikipedia blacked out to protest

Michael Winter shared the announcement that Wikipedia has been “blacked out for 24 hours to protest against proposed legislation that threatens freedom of expression on the Internet.To find out more try accessing Wikipedia as normal or go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more“.  Michael also … Continue reading

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The importance of choice: Reflections on ePortfolios

[blip.tv ?posts_id=4932846&dest=-1] Although this video shows students and teachers in a tertiary environment, much of what they say is applicable to any learner, in pretty much any circumstance. The footage (taken on a mobile device) features students and teachers who … Continue reading

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Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering

Image by Denis Collette…!!! via FlickrIn this inspirational TED Talk, Gever Tulley introduces ‘Tinkering School’, where children get to have the time, support and tools so that they are “better able to understand how to make things than when they … Continue reading

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An uneasy dichotomy? How are ePortfolios being used in education?

Image by hazelowendmc via FlickrTrent Batson, executive director of The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), provides an initial summary on the current status of global portfolios in his article: “Review of Portfolios in Higher Education: A Flowering … Continue reading

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Understanding the Digital Generation

A lively, entertaining presentation given at uLearn by Lee Crocket – a man after my own heart who believes in really visual presentations :-)!! Well worth watching if you are wondering if learners of today are “wired differently”. The description … Continue reading

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Young learners leading the way

Image source There is much talk of creativity and concern that schools indeed, in the words of Sir Ken Robinson, kill creativity. A Futurelab review (2002 – click here to download the .pdf of the review) indicated that the “Understandings … Continue reading

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