eWill Richardson gives another great presentation about using social media in (for) education. The example of some student work (via YouTube) he puts up for discussion is good way to start. The whole presentation is worth a look and/or a listen. It certainly has a lot of information about how young people can learn today and how we can assist them. If you were at the SLAV conference earlier this year you might remember some of the sites and ideas but he has expanded on that presentation.
I am really looking forward to this afternoon. If any of you read Jenny Luca’s blog you will have read about the Powerful Learning Practice Program. My school is very lucky to be included in the program. Jenny has been helping Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson set up an Australian arm of this initiative of theirs. The group is going to be global in scale and include schools from the United States, New Zealand and other parts of Australia. Jenny has done a magnificent job of working with the Australian schools from all educational sectors, providing them with information and encouraging them join the initiative. A group of teachers at my school worked together on a proposal that went to the principal and we are all very pleased to be given the go-ahead.
To quote Jenny “It’s going to be very exciting leading our schools through what we all hope is going to be something transformational for our colleagues who are taking the leap with us.” We have a number of classroom teachers who want to work with the core group and incorporate various aspects of technology into their classrooms. It is exciting that we have teachers, across a range of faculty areas and year levels, willing to change their classroom dynamics and take on new approaches to learning. (more…)