This coming Tuesday, May 31st, I’ll be working with some English 11 students about turning written memoirs into digital stories. The teacher has given me carte blanche to introduce students to a wide range of media and forms for turning a written work into a 3-5 minute digital narrative. Needless to say, it will likely […]
This humanoid robot is being employed to hunt for treasure in a French shipwreck I ran across this Guardian article (Reboot: Adidas to make shoes in Germany again – but using robots) yesterday morning and posted it to my Facebook timeline immediately. I wrote, “The manufacturing jobs that once brought prosperity to many of our […]
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Here’s your Friday moment of EduZen to think about over the weekend… Frank Smith’s The Book of Learning and Forgetting is one of those reads that had me nodding my head the entire way through it. In it, he outlines two theories of learning. Show More Summary
Just a quick post, to share a small “a-ha” moment that I hope means I’ve successfully solidified my understanding of the Next Generation Science Standard’s “3D” learning. As a Science minor, and former middle school science teacher, I’ve always believed in the power of providing students with discrepant events (p.s. we’re supposed to call them […]
Here are three thumbnail sketches of books I'm reading at the moment or have recently read. I hope it's useful.
Fred Wilson: “We are returning to a time when anyone can be an inventor and innovator.” On the edges of all of this forward moving innovation there is more than a scent of backwards leaning learning and doing in the world. The MakerShow More Summary
Create multimedia stories that help with social skills
I had a spreadsheet that entered blank cells when there was more than one admin for a WordPress site. So if Site_1 had two admins, I’d get two rows of data. The first row for the site would have- siteURL | siteTitle | siteAdmin but the...Show More Summary
Here's an example of a computer program that prevents people buying stuff, based on their address.
Today, and maybe tomorrow, and probably beyond, I’ll be thinking about this snip from George Siemens: Human history is marked by periods of explosive growth in knowledge. Alexandria, the Academy, the printing press, the scientific method, industrial revolution, knowledge classification systems, and so on. Show More Summary
Looking for a way to galvanize classroom writers with digital notebooks? 86% of the reading we do in life is non-fiction. Why not combine proven ways to help student writers engage in content curation and writing? (read more) Read the...Show More Summary
If learning something new was easy everyone would do it. One of the reasons I love working with school districts and teachers over a long term basis is that you get to really dig in and do the work. I have started many presentations over the past year with this:…
186 days in a row. That’s my current streak at 750words.com, a site where, as its name implies, the goal is to write 750 words a day, or about three traditional pages of text. It’s totally private, offers zero in terms of formatting, and is about as plain an interface as you can get. While […] The post Writing Every Day appeared first on Will Richardson.
What are schools going to be offering their students by way of Computing options at GCSE? Here are the initial results of a survey I'm conducting.
Learn.Genetics is a comprehensive site that explores the basics of genetics, characteristics of inheritance, stem cells, chromosomes, genetic variation, epigenetics, genetic science, cloning, genetic disorders, and much more.
Give students up-close, detailed access to rare objects and artifacts