This one-day event on April 26 will provide opportunity for delegates to analyse the future of innovation in education in the UK. Interesting...... Some preamble on the website:
The Next Gen Report, published in February 2011, highlighted the lack of emphasis the UK’s current education system places on ICT. The report called for an urgent revision of this to ensure that the UK remains globally competitive in an age when innovation, technology and entrepreneurship are vital to economic growth. In response to this report the government stated that the current teaching of ICT was "insufficiently rigorous and in need of reform". Technology should be used within the classroom to inspire and engage students, improving education and raising attainment.
In January 2012 Michael Gove announced plans to scrap the existing ICT curriculum. In its place, new courses of study in Computer Science will be introduced. The move, which is being supported by industry experts including Ian Livingstone, e-skills and naace, will give schools the freedom to create their own ICT and Computer Science curricula equipping pupils with the skills need to succeed in the digital age.
"Global Gallery Presentations - Sunday, 6/24/2012, 7:00pm–8:30pm Julie Lindsay, Beijing (BISS) International School with Susan Davis and Vicki Davis Join students and teachers of all grade levels from all over the world in authentic, real-world projects using emerging technologies. Recommended by ISTE's SIGIS, SIGIntS"
"The flipped classroom is an exciting new instructional approach. As it is relatively new, much of the information about it only is available in the popular press. Little research can be found. On this page, I am pulling together what I can find relevant to flipped classrooms. Enjoy!"
"Although I’m only 48, I have been working in educational computing for thirty years. When I started, we taught children to program. We also taught tens of thousands of teachers to teach computer science to learners of all ages. In many cases, this experience represented the most complex thinking about thinking that teachers ever experienced and their students gained benefit from observing teachers learning to think symbolically, solve problems and debug. There was once a time in the not so distant path when educators were on the frontiers of scientific reasoning and technological progress. Curriculum was transformed by computing. School computers were used less often to “do school” and more often to do the impossible."
"The iPad is a great device to read on, and if your digital library is feeling a little bare then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found some of the best places to get free ebooks, ready to be downloaded and opened with iBooks on your shiny new iPad (or iPhone, iPod, Kindle, Nook, or Android, for that matter)."
"The American Heritage® Dictionary invites you to create a self-portrait using your words. The words that tell the world who you are. That make you, you. It's easy to do, whether you decide to link to places like Facebook for words you've already written or write something new specifically for your portrait. Either way, you'll create a unique image that can be shared and saved and will remind everyone that You Are Your Words. "
The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning, and the conference URL is http://www.SocialLearningSummit.com. To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please make sure you are a member here at Classroom 2.0. This will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.
When it comes to inspiring students in the classroom, no question, you are an A-list star! Give the great work you do the red carpet treatment by entering it into our Passion-Based Learning Contest. As an educator, how do you help your students pursue the ideas or projects that ignite their passions and spark their imaginations? Share your strategies with fellow ISTE members and the rest of the educational community!
Winners will be featured during the ISTE 2012 keynote sessions, and the grand prize winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to ISTE 2013 in San Antonio! We will also publish a selection of our favorite entries in an e-book collection and feature them on ISTE’s website.
Organization: Longwood University Consortium: New Learner Project URL: http://www.ittipgist.org/
HP Project Catalyst Project Showcase: Globally Collaborative Digital Learning Landscape
"Teachers in in Virginia, Ghana, and India have participated in professional development on integrating Scratch and Alice in teaching STEM content; teachers in Virginia and Ghana are integrating inquiry based learning using HP science kits. Students in each building collaboratively discussed a global problem and identified potential solutions. Teachers will create wikis for students across the school divisions to interact and collaborate with each other on global problems in the 2012-13 school year. The innovation initiative focused on motivating girls into computing and design; “design through inquiry” was piloted with a small group of girls by using the LilyPad Arduino. Implementation challenges resulted in creating design kits for girls and for teachers. We are in the process of developing video tutorials for LilyPad Arduino projects as well as step-by-step instructions. Video tutorials and step-by-step instructions on using Scratch and Kodu have been created. Teachers in Dinwiddie and Hopewell suggested the need for professional development and learning modules with assignments and timelines; teachers in Virginia also need portable devices such as an HP slate for student access. Our scale-up efforts will include: Learning modules for Scratch; Learning modules for Kodu; Learning modules for inquiry based learning; and Learning modules for integrating design and computing with LilyPad Arduino. "
"Frankfurt International School is proud to announce the details of the 2012 European 1 - 1 Learning Institute. In addition to the two-day conference, FIS will be hosting a special presentation on the evening of 27 September. Keynote speakers Ian Jukes, Scott Klososky and Jeff Utecht will each present a 20-30 minute session."