Saturday, October 29, 2016

TEDx Christchurch - WOW

WOW what a day... Here we are in Christchurch at TEDx...
I am, as always, totally in awe of the power of the story.  Today is my first ever TEDx of seven device free.  I am taking notes, in the dark, in a little lined notebook.  It is my first attempt to capture TED talks in a sketchnotey type of way.  I am loving it.  It is focusing me in on the CORE of the message.  I am loving it...
So, at the end of the day, or sometime over the weekend, I will upload my sketchnote, and my key takeaways.

My first absolute highlight was seeing our Gemma on stage, and hearing Gemma.  WOW Gemma, you are amazing.  Your sound captured us, heart, mind and soul.  You looked a taonga, in the CORE korowai.  Your voice is a beautiful gift you shared with us all...

Photos to come... 

Friday, October 28, 2016

TEDx Christchurch - Grant Ryan

Grant Ryan



"Grant is a two-time TEDxChristchurch alumnus and a hopelessly addicted inventor. He has founded a number of companies including GlobalBrain.net (sold to NBCi), Real Contacts (sold to Intel), SLI Systems (listed NZX) and Eurekster, YikeBike and Pure Pods. He is now having fun trying to help make NZ predator free with The Cacophony Project. He has also served on the board of the New Zealand Government's $140 million Venture Investment Fund, $430 million Foundation for Research Science and Technology. Grant has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Ecological Economics from the University of Canterbury."

WOW!!! LOved this talk! Dreaming of a predator free NZ!!!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Day 3: Social Media

“Being ‘networked’ or having digital connections in today’s online world is increasingly important both personally and professionally. Many of us rely on social media to keep in touch with friends and family; to learn, to create and share; to promote our skills, products and services or to carry out key aspects of daily work.“
Video: Networked organisations

In this CORE EDtalks video, Karen Spencer talks about how networks enable us to collaborate, connect across teams, offer open pathways to learning, maximise virtual platforms and encourage self-selected networking and personal growth: Networked organisations.

I can not imagine trying to ‘go it alone’. I am so reliant on Social Media, that it is almost impossible to imagine a time without it. My daughter shared an image of a phone booth with me on facebook today, and it was tagged, mobile phone of our youth. I recalled a story of my car breaking down when I went on holiday with a friend in my recently purchased car at the tender age of sixteen. After taking it to be repaired I had to use a phone booth, make a collect call, and ask my Mum to put the money in my account for me to pay the bill. She had to drive to the nearest town to do this, and I had to go to the bank in the nearest town to withdraw it the next day. How unbelievably archaic does this all sound in our instant, mobile society.

So, a little off track maybe, but oh so relevant to the changing times, and the benefits on offer through social media.

How are you connected? How are you social online?

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Day 2: ‘What is ‘web 2.0’?

Today’s learning focuses on the use of Google Apps for Education, or Google Cloud is it now becoming known. I think back to 2008, when the amazing Dave Young supported me to get every learner with their own email to access our class wiki to allow for a fully blended learning experience. This was difficult and technically challenging. I am forever indebted to Dave for supporting me to accomplish this, and forever have the learner in the centre of anything I was doing. I often hear, where is the learner, what difference will this technology make, why are you doing this, and similar challenges in my mind as I explore new options with learners. As the web becomes increasingly collaborative, we are privileged to explore and offer future focused opportunities for all learners. For me, Simon Sinek’s golden circle, somewhat modified, is always at the centre of my thinking.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

CENZ16_Starter Kete - Blogging challenge!

So, I have been wondering how I can really focus on what it is to be a connected educator. On my flight home from WOW (World of Wearable Arts Awards) in Wellington, I decided to work my way through each day of the starter kete and blog my journey. So here goes…



“Connections change teaching practice.” I have believed this for the longest time. Being connected with educators locally, nationally and globally, I have the potential to be a far more future focused, reflective educator than I do alone. “As educators grow into connected learners, they not only start to ask more critical questions of each other related to practice, but they also begin to actively listen and closely attend to varied perspectives that may help the community of learners to move forward.” 

What a surprise for me as I read through this day one, to find Claire and my edTalk, Something to tweet about.

Reflection on Day 1. My life as an educator changed significantly on the 23rd of February 2010 when I joined Twitter. Up until that day, I felt my professional development had been very much limited to face to face conversations, conferences and reading. From the day of joining, I found Twitter offered me an opportunity to connect and network with educators who were grappling with similar challenges, exploring possibilities and pushing boundaries. I am forever grateful to Claire Buist for introducing me to Twitter. Since joining my twitter PLN has grown to include educators across the world. Many of these educators have been hugely influential in my educational pathways, and have supported, challenged and encouraged me. Many of these educators I now have the pleasure of calling colleagues and friends. Many of these educators have enriched my life in ways too numerous to detail. 

I cannot help but encourage you to explore day one and connect and find or extend your PLN. 

This sketchnote from the amazing Sylvia Duckworth, a twitter colleague and friend, captures the MAGIC of Twitter for us!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blogging today with a fantastic group of learners...

I am very excited to be here writing with a great group of Year 6 learners.  We have just started our first blogs and are learning about the responsibility of our own space online. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A day all about learning for ME!!!

Enjoying a webinar in the comfort of my home on the first day of Spring, and Random Act of Kindness day.

Say what?  Do you Speak Ed Tech?  ISTE Webinar

Jen LaMaster, Assistant Principal, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, from Indianapolis, sharing this morning.

  1. Set a vision - the foundation!
  2. Know your trends - and filter!
  3. Resources - Focus on your vision and trends!
How does your learning fit in with the Standards:
  • Empowered Learner
  • Digital Citizen
  • Knowledge constructor
  • Innovative Designer
  • Computational Thinker
  • Creative Communicator
  • Global Collaborator

Trend 1 - Re-thinking content delivery

Trend 2 - Analytics and

Trend 3 - Mobile, Mobile, Mobile Assess, Evaluate and Use - assess your learning needs, evaluate what tech etc you need and use.

Trend 4 - Coding and Creating - looking at coding and ability to modify.

Trend 5 - Makerspace - be kids and learn through play.

Trend 6 - Virtual reality,

Trend 7 - Wearables - sports trackers... Knowing when and why of turning off.... (Interesting after reading the article in the ODT yesterday around fitbit use... Using trackables for learning, and to expand our instruction...

Trend 8 - Gamification - learning through play!  Bringing play back into the classroom!

Trend 9 - 3D Printing

Trend 10 - Active learning Spaces...

Set your vision, know the trends that will suit your purpose...

Avoid tech trends that fizzle out - how? The visioning is so important here.  Have a very clear vision of what the needs are and what you want to achieve.

Okay, so after after this webinar I am reflecting on the trends identified here, and CORE's ten trends...
CORE Education's Ten Trends 2016

Lots for me to reflect on and revisit here..

Next up on my day - feeding me - with PLD...
Strategic Roadmap webinar with the CLA team...

The strategic thinking roadmap – supporting the development of your digital technologies action plan
3 21st Century Imperatives - at the heart of the why?
  1. Pervasiveness of technology in our lives!  (Nigel Latta's show was a wonderful insight into screenagers in this light). 
  2. The science of learning - 7 principles of learning.
  3. The changing nature of teaching and learning.  
5 Key concepts
  1. Always start with your purpose and principles
  2. Link your planning to teaching and impact on learners
  3. Champion inquiry and innovation
  4. Planning needs to be informed by research and data
  5. Ensure a school-wide commitment to continual professional growth.
8 Essential Planning Strands - Weaving the Strands
  • Powerful pedagogy
  • Intentional leadership
  • Innovative learning environments
  • Purposeful curriculum
  • Learning partnerships
  • Robust digital infrastructure
  • Expanded teacher capacity
  • Coherent digital services
Reflective questions - pdf or available on each of the eight planning strands

WOW what a mind blowing day of learning!

And to cap of a totally MAGIC day I get to have an amazing session with Hazel.
A reflection on my recent times and thoughts is a whole new post.... and this one needs revisiting and fleshing out, but for now, I want to share the MAGIC of my day! 





Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sunday 3rd July - Sailing towards Juneau - Cruising up the inner passage

A late breakfast after the sea settles.  A trip to the gym – WOW, this has to be the best view ever in a gym – right at the front, running up the Alaskan coastline.  We went to a couple of Presentation shows and have now booked all our shore excursions. A late lunch in Lido, then my first nana nap of the journey, a very welcome catch up on my sleep deprived schedule.  Formal attire tonight and a sumptuous dinner in the Manhattan lounge followed by Marquee Showtime which was stunning, then Jimmy Maddox, Piano Man playing Beatles medleys in the Piano Lounge.

Photos to come

Saturday 2nd July - Vancouver

Up early, showered and off for a walk to the beach by Stanley park where we met Cathy, Richard, and their gorgeous boys Eddie and Jackson.  We had a wonderful catch up and Starbuck’s breakfast on the beach!  A walk along the beach and it was time for us to depart to board our cruise. WOW this boat is a little bigger than I was anticipating. All boarded and settled into our room by 1.30pm.  Our room is HUGE, with awesome balcony. Up to Lido lounge for lunch and a realization that there is a serious danger of food coma!  Practice drill at 3.30pm, then 5pm, we are off!  Dinner in the Lido Lounge then to bed… WOW – some rough kind of sea we are on. I woke off and on throughout the night with the rocking and banging.  I am finding it very difficult to walk and keep the squeamish feeling at bay.

Photos to come

Friday 1st July - almost on holiday...

Up very, very early to get our cab out to Denver airport!  Arrived, checked in, through security all very smoothly, then for the delay.  Our flight was delayed 2 and ½ hours and we couldn’t make our connection at Seattle.  I spent the time working, answering emails, and blogging.  Eventually, we flew up to Seattle.  Smooth flight.  We landed to find we had been put on an Alaskan air flight, arriving into Vancouver by 5pm.  Despite checking that our bags would come with us, they didn’t make it.  Would you believe we experienced that feeling again, as the empty baggage carousel showed our fate.  Francoise was amazing, at the baggage counter and yet again, we completed all the missing baggage paperwork.  AGH…… In a cab and off to our hotel in time to meet out dear friends Irene and Jim who we haven’t seen since Italy 2013.  WOW what a reunion, and what a party to welcome us to Vancouver on Canada Day.  We watched the parade for a time, then had a delicious dinner before going to Canada Place for a stunning firework display.  100,000 people out partying and celebrating!  WOW.

Back to our Hotel, Blue Horizon to be reunited with our bags which were located in Seattle at 11.56pm.

Photos to come

Thursday 30th June - Exploring Denver with Leigh and Dan

Up early and packed up.  Bags transferred back to the Hyatt Regency where we stay tonight.  Off to Boulder for our tour of Google.  I am completely in awe of Grant, driving confidently and competently through the Denver town, surrounds and mountainsides.  We arrive at Google Headquarters in Boulder to be met by our gorgeous guide Rio.  WOW – I thought we at CORE Education Ltd, had the best workplace in the world… perhaps it is only second best now.   This place is as much like a home away from home as you could imagine, even down to BYOP – bring your own pet, with dog leash peg stations everywhere.  Can you imagine bringing your pet to work – surreal eh!  The ‘never more than 150 feet from food and refreshment sure is evident with cafes, and drink stations everywhere.  The 'play' philosophy is also evident with a climbing wall, play tables, gaming stations, and much, much more.  The themed rooms are cool too.  Boulder is the site of engineers, mainly working on Google Drive, Google Classroom, and Google Maps.  It sure is all kinds of overwhelming to be in the heartbeat of such Googly goodness.  I really like the look of the flip chrome book and think this might be something I will purchase… All too soon our tour was over!  What an incredible experience!  Thanks Leigh for arranging this MAGICAL add-on!  

Grant driving all around Denver, with his trusty co-pilot Dan!







Off to Boulder central where by chance we met a lady stocking the brochure stand in the centre of the city and she was able to advise us the best stop for breakfast and the best area to explore.  So breakfast at Lucille’s it was – YUM!

Then off to explore Nederland, famous for the cryogenic frozen man.  But oh so much more famous for the Carousel of Happiness.  “Scott Harrison was a 19-year-old Marine Gunner serving in Vietnam where the gift of a music box and the image of a carousel in a mountain meadow calmed him.  Many years later, after rescuing an abandoned carousel, he began carving what would become a whimsical menagerie.  It took him a little over 26 years to hand-carve the 26 animals and a dedicated group of volunteers helped bring the carousel to life in the little mountain town west of Boulder.  The fully-enclosed Carousel of Happiness turns to the  music of a restored 1913 Wurlitzer Band Organ, and is home to a gift shop, toy store and do-it-yourself puppet theater.”  www.carouselofhappiness.org After a walk around Nederland the rain began to fall and we set off back for Denver, stopping at Black Hawk, the scariest town I think I have ever driven through – well beautiful and immaculate, but just back to back Casinos for many, many miles.  Back into Denver for an afternoon of cocktails, laughter and stories with Nita, Terry, Leigh and Dan.  The evening rounded out with Grant and I having a last explore of downtown Denver seeing many amazing statues, gardens and buildings.










Thursday, June 30, 2016

Closing keynote... Michelle Cordy

http://hacktheclassroom.ca/
@cordym

Social aspects of the internet! 

Howard Rheingold...

Show up and refuse to leave!  Education as power to teach us who we are in the world! MAGIC School Bus - all kinds of MAGICAL.
Potential of internet for good...
That moment when it is seen and heard... How to connect with your mentor!  Taking the learning, sharing the learning, getting feedback...
Acknowledging the journey you are on, asking for help, 

Being a connected educator is the MAGIC!!!
How do you bring the feeling of a MAGICAL experience home? 
Connected by Nicholas A Christakis - please get a copy of this for us Paula...  http://connectedthebook.com/
We shape our connections... Then connections shape us!
Change the connections... structure matters...
Celebrating the connections of our friends... growing and connecting, cross pollinating! 
CEM - continue to grow and build this...

6 degrees of connection... 
3 degrees contagion...
We shape our networks, our networks shape us... 

Once connected we engage and empower...

Use technology to bring our students into the narrative... 
eg careful use of explaineverything to give annotated feedback...

Sir Ken Robinson... educated out of creativity... educated out of mindfulness...

Amy Cutty - Power pose time... Think about pose when using devices... 

Body effect on the mind... 

Ellen J. Langer Counter Clockwise... 

Real but not true - stands in the way of us getting our best truth!

Real but become true... You are what you decide you are...
Breathe our dreams into reality...

Disruption... Hack the classroom...

Fall in and out of sync, in and out of love with our ideas... unpack our ideas - reflect, challenge ourselves, are we making the greatest connection?

Mastery, creativity, and collaboration... disruption to stewardship... Education is not broken... it is an eco-system... Use the ultimate technology of love and care...

Ms Frizzle.... experiences... take chances... make mistakes...

Keeping it all about the learning - with the story ending with the learners... keeping our learners - our passion in our learning journeys...

Rewrite the story - let our learners re-write - recreate their story... their voice, their journey... 

Get our friends to help us play a long game on a short track... recommit to where we can make the greatest contribution... recommit - show up in the place I can make the greatest contribution and refuse to leave!!! That is why I am at CORE!!!!!




ISTE Ignite sessions - round 3 Young educators network

Chris Aviles
Too emotional to blog...
Knowing your learners... bring the technology into our classes... the technologies our kids are comfortable with.  It's not about the tech, its about the learner... What's in a selfie, friendship, love and learning... 

Joshua Gauthier -  
Cockroaches, Twinkies, and #edtech
What does our ideal classroom look like?  Technology? Embracing the coming and goings of technologies.  The technology our kids use today is the worst technology they will ever use... Relationships as key - using the tools of the time to continue to grow and improve.  Try something new regularly.  

Rhiannon Gutierrez
My disability is an opportunity in professional learning.  Hearing loss... accessibility - if you don't speak up no-one else will.  UDL as game changer... challenge = opportunity!  Disability is an opportunity!  Start with the opportunity... make sure the media is accessible... choose wisely, curate accessible media.  Closed caption videos, podcasts.... model so you can see the change. Cultivate relationships. #BPSPLN Read and Write - see where support is needed!  Google Classroom - The big picture matters! Inclusive design! Teachers are learners too. There is power is design and curation.  "Later" is NOW!!!!

Christina Hansen
Why I threw the test in the trash.
Dr Kate Kinsella... significant - learning... 
Allow learners to show their personality, their individuality in their words...  Freedom to choose how to interpret and represent... 

Nathan Kraai
My dream for you - education evolving the next generation...
Stop serving our kids water... start helping them to change the world... is our programme evolving to meet the needs of our learners? Take a step back and analyse the need for evolving... 
Teachers must invest in each as a person, you are you... curiosity at heart, drives our world to improve... ability to connect ubiquitously, real learning, 1 world - 4 walls = real learning... be the black sheep, the purple cow... 

Robert Pronovost
Do the right Thing - Subversive Acts to support students...
Have commonsense, stay on the right path, open your doors, share with everyone... self-reflection... self-examine, are our practices what we are doing in our classrooms?
Make every day the best school day... 
Show that you are meeting the objectives... in other ways, differing ways... shift to sharing by default...

Lisa Sjogren
We are all architects! Design with purpose! Customising and personalising learning. Set the context... creativity... showcase the work... acknowledging the pace of change... 

Mindsets and Classroom Management for making and inventing in every classroom

Sylvia Martinez - What is making, genius hour and design thinking; place, culture, process - making, tinkering, design thinking, design, genius hour, PBL, 

Jackie Gerstein - perfect storm for maker education, doesn't have to be hi-tech, cardboard challenge

Erin Klein - Class Con, unconference in class - building the culture, passion-based learning... 

Karen Lirenman - using whatever you have... weekly challenge, allowing for any interpretation, home - school blending programme - open ended!

Design thinking and space design... 
David Jakes - sharing the ideas of design thinking... as very interesting pedagogical process for kids... 
Provocation - making changes the maker... 
Discovery - ask about the question...
Information - shape into design drivers...
Ideation - going wide again
Prototype, test, iterative... 

How does design thinking impact space design?
Erin Klein - ditch the desks, more space, collaborative space... 

Research - loads out there, PBL, Invent to learn http://inventtolearn.com/ 
Maker empowerment
"Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video."

What should you buy to get started...
Major equipment, books, consumables, storage, cleaning/safety supplies, tools, junks, educational revolution,

Getting started with space design...
The third teacher... a book that changed me... 
Teacher and educator design...
It is totally about the experience, before it is about the things... Knowing your who, your why, before your what and how...

How does design thinking impact space design...
WOW... this takes me back to my MAGICAL times in my class...

A couple of my talks... 
Student designed learning spaces...
http://edtalks.org/video/anne-kenneally-student-designed-learning-spaces
Creating learning spaces...
http://edtalks.org/video/creating-learning-spaces

Spaces that allowed our learners to have choice over where, why and how they learnt best...

Let our learners do, create, make in spaces that work for them... 

The process of maker education:
Learning, creating, reflecting, doing things prior to and after our making... the experiential learning... we learn from the reflection on our learning... document our learning... Really intentional about extracting learning from our making...

Storage of items... 
Open design time...
Always making for a purpose, solving problems, looking for problems and solutions... 
Conversations beyond the classroom, sharing the learning on class blog, seesaw... the true MAGIC of the sharing... Real meaningful learning, sharing with an authentic audience... 

Middle school examples
Blended classrooms - bricks and clicks...
Through a whole design process... 
Becoming life ready...
Care, think, design, act...
How does our space add to our learner's creative potential?

How might we...
You're on task when you are doing what you love...
What can we take off?  What can we do differently?
Getting the students to create the learning... Rotate through sessions, 
Who are you designing the space and the day for?  How are they shaping it?

What is authentic assessment?
Challenge the assumptions.  Move towards assistance and iteration... 

Maker table, before and after, increased thinking capacity, predict...
Maker - friendly assessment. 

Assessment in a criteria based environment,
Explore, think, design, allowing for diversity, some criteria but agency, empowering learners to explore.

Unleashing the passion
Culture - trust and commitment, relationships, community, schools, and it takes times, needs to be nurtured!
"You can't talk your way out of something you have behaved your way into."  Michael Fullan

Making citizens of our world.

Take what we do and share globally - publish, share, inspire...
Connecting with others... learners as teachers and leaders... Go global.

Declaration and invitation, experience, culmination, resolution... wonder and curiosity... embrace the squiggle of learning... 

eg treestumps... allow for multiple opportunities.. to explore and create and play...

We need to get out of the way, we need to allow for making, exploring, creating... 

In high schools - use the design process!  

WOW amazing panel, amazing session... can't wait to share and grow in this space... 

Sketchnoting in Education - the best practices, benefits and how to of sketchnoting.

Starting the last day is an uber MAGIC was with Sylvia Duckworth, Vicki Davis, Carrie Baughcum, Judi Holst, Marie-Andree Quimet, Kathy Schrock.... WOW

It's about the kids... picture a struggling learner... keeping the focus on learners who struggle!  Helping those who learn in a way other than just plan text!

Fast paced ignites.... here... wow...

Kathy Schrock - Three rules to sketchnoting... listening, processing and transferring....
Why - sketching as memory recall.. Mueller and Oppenheimer research... William Klemm - thinking in images, then into story map..., University of Waterloo - drawing enhances memory... Allan Paivio - dual coding theory - connections bewteen hearing and seeing, Mike Rohde... why skethnoting...

Sylvia Duckworth - why do we lose our love of drawing... when we decide we are not so good at it... first attempt - share and get some support... embrace,  three rules - 

  1. everyone can draw
  2. you will improve with practice
  3. have fun with it

Access inner child!  Apply these three rules anywhere... 

Carrie Baughcum - learning from own children... drawing, adding text for fun... give it a try with students... connections... comprehension and recall, conversations moving... thinking in visuals... 

Kathy Schrock - process takes a lot of practice... capture meaning quotes and points in text... chunk... use containers.. clouds, boxes, ipad, computer, connectors... frameworks, icons, shading, colour, add later, use for distinction... limit colour use, icons in camera roll, 

Sylvia - procreate - must buy app - $5.99, texture option, grid allows for straight lines and text... zoom in, finer detail, add layer, title, add a layer, banner,  can export as a video... 

Kathy Schrock - where can we host this work? Flickr, student sketchnote groups, pinterest, instagram, class blogs, google community - sketchnote scribes, flickr group: K-12 student sketchnotes, 

Carrie Baughcum - reaching all students, Creatively thinking about sketchnote icons, eg reading a book, image and iocn, draw icons in books, on post-its next to text, notecards, math notes, classroom icon library, planning - linear, 1,2,3 order, comic book style, containers - add structure, colour coding, single container,  classroom container library, thinking about topics - single quote - sketch around... doodle around an image, idea brainstorm, visual writing - post it notes - connectors, connecting words with images in whatever way - google draw,

Creative uses of sketchnotes - 
Kathy icons around the slide in the grey areas, sketch quotes, all draw, compare, discuss; use Graphic organiser in back of slide, 
Carrie - upload to thinglink..., do what works for you, there are no rules, think creatively, let learners use it in a way that works for them, be open to allowing drawing to calm...
Sylvia - cards, blogposts, after blogging - sketchnote it... tedtalks, 
Vicki - draw, practice, practice makes permanent, 

Sharing of sketchnotes... WOW... use of colour, adding drawings in, 

Addressing drawing:
Carrie - allowing others to see our work... model as we go... share our vulnerability, 
Sylvia - just do it...
Vicki - creativity as the next leading edge, unleashing something different in learners minds, 

Source - children speaking about the power of sketchnoting...

Tips for getting started:
Do as much as you can, not about the art, it's about the ideas...
Lots and lots of practice...
Challenge... synopsis of books... 
Start small, work out big, model the process, read a page, capture the movie or picture playing your head...



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ignite session two

Cathy Hunt - iPad Art Room & St Hilda's school
Learning about art, control over devices... knitting technology and life together...
Taking learners digital creative toolbox!

Kunt Hutabarat - Software engineer
Super Saturday! Engaged parents, hands-on learning, passion and fun. Learning DNA!  Language and art, fitness class...  It is not mission impossible...

Melinda Kolk - Cultivate creativity in your classrooms...
Creativity is novelty, utility, surprise...
Cultivate creative - in self, students, culture and tasks, 
Believe you can! Let it go! Practice creativity! Try something new, take a risk, see the beauty in chaos, sit with discomfort, celebrate and value the originals... and diversity... make space and time, as simple as a blank screen.  seek more questions than answers, build skills of questioning rather than answering, seek, wonder, imagine, Those who seek MAGIC find it everywhere, get making, our kids need to be creators NOT consumers... expect and reward creativity... celebrate effort... celebrate the process not the product... make creativity a habit, jump in, 

Caitlin McLemore - learning to fail
Why does failure matter?  Failure teaches us life skills, grit, mindset, and develop resilience.  Life-long learners with grit.  mistakes are interesting, let's see what we can learn from it.  "It's fine to celebrate success but more important to heed the lessons of failure." Bill Gates. How do we teach failure? Engineering design process... plan, design, make, test, reflect, remake... iterative cycle... create a safe space for failure.  Learn how to fail in the space where you can take a risk. Go out and fail gloriously

Monica Burns @classtechtips  From Basic to aces
Content creation, consumption, interaction.
Interacted, engaged and curious learners... Scannable, augmented... 

ACES framework

  • Access - connect quickly and effectively
  • Curate - differentiation, empower student, push curiosity
  • Engagement - involve
  • Share - take the work and share with authentic audience
Debra Atchison - what if we could really be a part of global learning?
What if - two little words with a big impact... 
edcampglobal.wix teachers get to learn and share globally... 
What if we did this with students? edcampglobal classroom

Brian Huang - spark fun edu World Maker Faire
Maker fair... art, culture, community, creation... let the students build, become passionate, self-reliant... arduino board, built for artists, empower, engage and excite your learners..

Jaime Chanter - classrooms should look and feel more like home, 
It starts with us... its time for us to sit down and shut up! Soft lighting, learning buzz, options, camps and caves, opportunity, choice to do what we want, engagement, passion, future club, teamwork, it makes the dreams work, cellphones out and on, authenticity, safe, e-reading, coding, creation stations, gaming, make the choice to create an environment that is a scucess for learning... Do one thing eeryday that scares us!!! 

Katherine Hale - because they need more than a single story. 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - watch the TedTalk
Are we perpetuating a single story... one story that is in the test....
Plot twist - tech is our story changer...
Not all that glitters is gold... beware of the tech beware of the story-repeaters... we will repeat the story... do we perpetuate the fast thinkers... does quizlet change us... everyday a new app... sometimes the best visual tools are right under our nose... teach auto correct, get feedback, model... take photos of lessons, voice record story ideas... learning management system... google images... create a story teller - personalise the technology for the learner.  Show our learners that their story can change, gift them the tools to support them.  Technology + US = a better story!  

Michelle Bourgeois - iWonder (do you)
Learning from our journey... finding a way to reach our learners. Learn to love learning. Classroom as a place of wonder!  A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration. Desire or be curious to know something.  How do we help students develop a sense of wonder? Wonder through play, creation... Capture the wonder bug!!! Wonder, wonderful and wonder-full = a lifetime of appreciation and awe.  Everyone needs a mentor... we are privileged to be the mentor to many!