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Planning for an inquiry into digital citizenship…

Think Small! A Beginner’s Guide to Using Technology to Promote Learning Part 3

Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last article of  20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education.  I hope you enjoy this post as I highlight 10 sites to possible help you to get Making in the classroom… even if in the smallest way! I encourage you to send me information and resources you think help with this idea, as I am also Making time to learn.  First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always,  I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech)

Booking Info – Time to think about your new school year needs…

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Maker Space In Education Series… 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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It’s  still summer time in the States and I couldn’t help but think of the idea of play, and that of course made me think of Maker Space. I have long  encourage Making in the classroom. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that this idea is now a movement and one that I suggest all 21st century educators Make some room for. I hope you enjoy this series and I encourage you to send me information and resources, as I am also Making time to learn.  First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always,  I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week…

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Reflecting on my first MOOC – ICT and Primary – University of London & Coursea

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In June, I enrolled in my first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and I am pleased to say that I completed all six weeks earning a certificate (with distinction no less!) in this self-directed learning opportunity. Here’s why?  Well, basically, the stars aligned for completing this MOOC for me: as the topic mirrored my everyday professional role as an ICT specialist, MOOC’s  were a recent area of discussion in my latest graduate course and probably the main reason, June means the end of term here in Canada so with some of my own children off to camp I actually had some time to spend on it. And boy was it worth it…

Here are top 5 takeaways from the course. (A link to my full course journal is at the bottom of the page.)

1. ICT provides much opportunity for student learning.

Dr. Laurillard suggests in her book Teaching as a Design Science (Laurillard 2012)…

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Cartoons of Kids in School

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Yep, here’s another edition of monthly cartoons. The following cartoons of kids in school (and at home) have tickled me and I wanted to share them with readers. Enjoy!

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Maker Movement in Classrooms?

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Some time ago I was asked to do a presentation on Blogging in the Classroom and I curated a rich collection of resources on the topic. I recently revisited the Livebinder that I had created and realized (after a few edits!) that it was still a valuable  collection with lots of useful information for teachers new to Blogging. There’s links to research, rationale, student and teacher blogging ideas.

So, here it is!

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=218844&present=true

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Strategies for Integrating Edtech in Learning

NanoDegrees – The Next Step In Learning?

Education Stormfront

I wrote a post a few years ago about The Most Dangerous Man In Higher Education. In it I talked about how Sebastian Thrun is creating a software system to enable the whole world to learn higher education concepts at low or no cost. He was one of the pioneers of the MOOC concept at Sanford. He is  not in it for the money, he’s in it to solve a problem. This makes him very dangerous to the traditional university model.

His company Udacity did not disrupt higher education yet but their latest idea may help do that.

From the Udacity blog:

[W]e are launching nanodegrees: compact, flexible, and job-focused credentials that are stackable throughout your career. And the nanodegree program is designed for efficiency: select hands-on courses by industry, a capstone project, and career guidance. Efficient enough that you can get a nanodegree as you need it and…

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