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Legends in their own lunchtime

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When I attended AFCENT international school in the Netherlands, I would often find myself in the music room, listening to friends and staff playing impromptu concerts. It was great to sit cross-legged on the carpet, eating your sandwiches, chatting to friends and listening to live music. The most remarkable thing about his guitar was that he had made it himself, over one academic year, as his creative design and technology project.

An apple for teacher

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Photo from Pxhere I had the pleasure to do an speak with Sophie Bailey recently, when we recorded a session for Edtech Podcast. An apple for teacher by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 edtech education Interview learning learning and development pedagogy podcast Technology vocational

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Use your learning powers

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Bluebots and numbers The children quickly and enthusiastically got to grips with Makey Makey (where they made a piano keyboard out of grapes, and eventually musical instruments out of each other!), In fact they surprised us with the creative ways they found out for themselves, and made the technology do things we hadn't planned or considered. Bigtrak Bluebot Carbeile Junior School education learning Lego Mindstorms Makey Makey pedagogy robot Scratch Technology

Technology mediated society

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Photo source: Lyncconf Games on Flickr The rapid spread of the Coronavirus and the subsequent social lock-downs by many governments has meant that technology has been thrust to the forefront in many of our daily human activities.

The Red House opens

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The Red House houses PSCA - the newly established Plymouth School for the Creative Arts. Situated in the heart of Plymouth's drab dockland area of Millbay, it is a colourful haven for creativity and self expression. Some of the children performing at the Red House opening As leader of this creative community, Dave Strudwick has a progressive vision for the curriculum of the Red House. creativity education learning Plymouth PSCA Red House Technology

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#40years of educational technology: Games

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Many of the best selling video games have been appropriated for classroom learning, including Guitar Hero (used to teach a number of curriculum subjects, not just music), Sim City (Maths), World of Warcraft (Literature) and Grand Theft Auto (remarkably, used to teach citizenship). It is clear that just about any video game can be appropriated to enhance education, and if the pedagogy is appropriate, exciting, creative and dynamic learning experiences can result.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

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Photo by Andras Vas on unsplash Previous posts in this series have highlighted the importance of human intelligence and emotion in education. Rather, it is the persistent assumption that 'grading' is paramount for the measurement of student understanding, and that we should focus the power of AI to support this kind of pedagogy. Previous posts in this series: 1: Telecommunications 2: Classrooms 3: Music 4: Enhanced vision 5: Robot teachers?

Good morning Barcelona!! Jim Groom at #EDEN15

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Groom is also responsible for coining the term ' EDUPUNK ', a nod to the remixing and do-it-yourself culture that has emerged in recent years in education as a refection of the 1970s punk music scene. He has set up a number of alternative learning experiences, but most notably, his MOOC on digital storytelling, more commonly known as ds106, has had tremendous impact on what we now consider to be possible with global, networked learning.

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Pelecon flies higher

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The event attracts learning technologists, lecturers, researchers, teachers, learning professionals, health and medical staff, private trainers, and just about anyone who is interested in the very latest in digital pedagogies, literacies and technologies. The company will be great, the food will be excellent, and the live music will be splendid.

Inspired

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It was a grand event, with chandeliers, live music and an excellent dinner, and it was a black tie affair (you may never see me dressed so smartly again). Here is an excerpt from the website nomination, with endorsements from a former student and a current student: This team has been developing a collaborative, open and meaningful social media presence in e-learning and primary pedagogy.

Freinet and social media

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When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. Here are five of his then radical methods placed into the context of social media: 1) The Pedagogy or Work.

BETTing on the future

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When they leave school, today’s future workforce will need to be agile thinkers, flexible and creative in their approach, and tech-savvy. My American music and drama teacher, Larry Domingue was a liberal, approachable and very talented teacher. I wasn’t allowed to study music, according the curriculum of the time, but his approach to education was to inspire rather than constrain. By good pedagogy.

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BETTing on the future

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When they leave school, today’s future workforce will need to be agile thinkers, flexible and creative in their approach, and tech-savvy. My American music and drama teacher, Larry Domingue was a liberal, approachable and very talented teacher. I wasn’t allowed to study music, according the curriculum of the time, but his approach to education was to inspire rather than constrain. By good pedagogy.

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From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

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I thought it might be a cool band name, but given I have no musical talent, I reserved the domain and settled for a blog. What is on your horizon for new technology, new ways of learning and new pedagogies? Photo courtesy of Jim Groom From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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