I had a ton of fun helping out with genius hour. The students seemed to be enthusiastic as well, which is crucial for making genius hour effective. One thing I was wondering was whether or not the students had specific learning goals for their projects because I think that is important. The students must be… Read more Must the Students?
We were challenged to answer a few questions this week during the Connected Learning module in #ETMOOC. One question is “What does my PLE/PLN look like? How can I share it?” First of all, I had to look up PLE because I had forgotten what it meant. (It’s personal learning environment). I knew PLN —… Read more Connected Learning, Thanks to My Neighbors
Mitch Resnick, of MIT Media Lab and Lifelong Kindergarten, has a new TED Talk out, here and embedded below. Take 17 minutes to watch it today. You will not be disappointed — learners of all ages, elementary through adults. As a result of this talk, more and more people will be inventing, designing, creating, building,… Read more Mitch Resnick: Let’s Teach Kids to Code
The learners in my class of 2017 are geniuses. For over a year now, these students have had a chance to shape the agenda of their learning, at least part of the time. Because of genius hour, my students are learning to care again about learning. They choose what they will learn based on what… Read more A Year of Genius Hour – What Have I Learned?
Today I practiced being the chief learner by making this introductory video for #ETMOOC.