Where I’ve Been Online (May 10, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Productivity and Play in Digital Media and Learning | DMLcentral “The authors of the study state that the usage policies for publicly accessible computers tend to favor “productive” uses — such as looking for work or conducting research — over … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Apr 5, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Gamifying the classroom is a bad idea | Al Jazeera America “ I was part of a generation of children who learned about dysentery through a video game. Every week, I sat in front of a bay of Apple II … Continue reading

Stephen Downes’ comment on the Post Article: Does ‘discovery learning’ prepare Alberta students for the 21st century or will it toss out a top tier education system?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes ~ Stephen’s Web. Does ‘discovery learning’ prepare Alberta students for the 21st century or will it toss out a top tier education system? I have long thought that “talent” is something people are born with – they may have more … Continue reading

Being Programmed: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have. I’ve been teaching an EdTech course the last few weeks and we had our last class on Friday. I spent some time reading from Douglas … Continue reading

Donald Clark Plan B: 21st Century Skills are so last century!

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Donald Clark Plan B: 21st Century Skills are so last century!. Hmmmm… Wonder if formal Education (and the associated formal Educators) will be able to see the irony that’s being highlighted here? I also like Steven Downes’ list: My list … Continue reading