Sunday, April 29, 2012

Across My Desk (weekly)

  • 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.

    tags: conference acrossmydesk

  • "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"

    tags: iste2012 globalcollaboration flatclassroom acrossmydesk

  • Join the conversation - ISTE 2012 Conference Ning
    Plan to join us in person at ISTE 2012 in San Diego
    Monday, 6/25/2012, 5:30pm–6:45pm

    tags: iste2012 acrossmydesk flatclassroom bof

  • Links to all of the recordings of presentations from the Social Learning Summit April 23, 2012. Many hands on topics, use of social media, pedagogy, and ideas to connect and collaborate.

    tags: acrossmydesk socialmedia classroom2.0

  • Great summary of our interview on the Future of Education with @stevehargadon today

    tags: acrossmydesk flatclassroombook

  • "Welcome to the British Innovation Gateway (BIG) Awards

    With over $200,000 in prizes, the BIG Awards is an annual open innovation competition to discover
    and reward the finest examples of the UK's most innovative start-ups. Powered by Cisco I-PRIZE.

    There are less than 10 days left to submit your ideas. Don't miss the opportunity to win prizes and shape the future technology agenda! Submit your idea by 1 May, 2012."

    tags: acrossmydesk innovation awards

  • "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!"

    tags: flipclassroom acrossmydesk

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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