Another Change or Die Education Video
This has inspired me to get moving on the mock change education video I’ve been planning for a while.
I’ll detail how it’ll be used in a later post.
cc licensed flickr photo shared by bionicteaching I saw a presentation today delivered by Jason Tester (Institute for the Future). It was one of the more interesting presentations I’ve seen in a while. The whole presentation was framed around superhero skills for the immediate future. The names are a little silly but he had some fresh websites and I think the ideas are solid. Tester is not an education expert and so he didn’t try to make tight ties to how these skills play out in schools. mobbability -work in large groups while maintaing role, organize and collaborate with many simultaneously influency -ability to be persuasive in multiple social contexts ping quotient -measures your responsiveness to other peoples request for engagement, propensity/ ability to reach out to others via a network protovation -fearless innovation in rapid, iterative cycles open authorship -creating content for public consumption and modification emergensight -ability to prepare for and handle surprising results and complexity (or create the right conditions for it) signal noise management -filtering meaningful info patterns and commonalities from the stream of information coming into our lives cooperation radar -the ability to sense, almost intuitively, who would make the best collaborators on a particular task longbroading -thinking in terms of higher level systems, cycles, the big picture One of the things that struck me […]
I was sent this image earlier today and it is very similar to something I worked onI’m not holding this up as a good example either. The one positive over the image is that you have applications in multiple levels. What it needs to make sense is examples of the use at various levels and a clearer indication that tools fall in multiple levels. We’ll probably get around to that at some point. with Milobo a while back. This image was made to be “a visual representaion [sic] of a Digital version of the new Bloom’s hierarchy.” I want to explain what I see as a fundamental flaw in how this image is presented and why it matters. In this image the application is static and is represented on only one level. This reinforces the idea that the Blooms level is inherent in the technology rather than a result of its applicationI’m not saying Mr. Fisher thinks that, I’m just saying the image lends itself to that concept. I also think the Bloom’s database we made would have this error as well because you can’t easily see that the application falls in multiple categories.. Let’s take Google Earth for example. It’s on the application level in the image. I’d argue that I can use it just as easily as a […]
The following is an attack on an idea and a structure. I am in no way trying to attack you if you use Portaportal but I would like to change your mind. I encourage you blasting back in the comments but if you call me names, I’ll likely cry. Sure, I get a lot of dirty looks from educators when I loathe PortaportalIt may be because I say it in a really low voice and really draw out the looooooaaaaaathe part.. Portaportal is, after all, the educators friend. “Look how easy it is!” “I can share links with my students!” “It’s free!” Yes, yes and yes but just about everything is easy and shareable these days. I have twoThree if you count the name. main problems with Portaportal. Round One – The Surface I’ll deal with the minor stuff (relatively) first. The thing is hideous. It is appallingly unattractive- everything from the color schemes to the jagged icons. Who in their right mind comes up with a flesh tone and pink color scheme? “But,” I can hear the rebukes, “Craigslist is ugly and look how popular it is.” or “I don’t care what it looks like as long as it does what I want.” First of all, Craigslist is ugly but it’s taking you to free things you actually want. […]