Legends in their own lunchtime

Learning with 'e's

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. This series of jam sessions in the music room turned me on to the power of music, but also inspired me to create my own instruments.

Community Engagement, COVID-19 and Big hART – the promises we must keep

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Photo by Leith Alexander, courtesy of Big hART. This is what Big hART provides – engagement, self-expression through music, video, photography, animation, dance, an expression of their story, building agency, visibility and safety. Photo by Leith Alexander, courtesy of Big hART.

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COVID-19 and the next New Deal for artists: “Building the Vibe”

Kadenze

Photo courtesy of Arts Corps. The musical energy coming out of our speakers helped us find our vibe. This funding not only led to still famous murals in federal buildings in big cities, it also brought theatre, music, and visual arts to rural and other marginalized communities.

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An apple for teacher

Learning with 'e's

Photo from Pxhere I had the pleasure to do an speak with Sophie Bailey recently, when we recorded a session for Edtech Podcast. edtech education Interview learning learning and development pedagogy podcast Technology vocational

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Use your learning powers

Learning with 'e's

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!), Photos by Steve Wheeler Use your learning powers by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Issue-based projects increase student engagement

TechSmith Camtasia

Photo courtesy of Visual Maintenance. Photo courtesy of Manchester Library. Each project block also has a digital element, including PSA’s, Pixton study guides, music videos, social media campaigns, and docu‘mini’ries. Photo courtesy of flyingsinger. Now in the fourth year of teaching the class, I can attest to the high levels of student engagement that can happen when technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge hit the sweet spot.

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#40years of educational technology: Games

Learning with 'e's

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.

#40years of educational technology: Games

Learning with 'e's

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.

The Red House opens

Learning with 'e's

As one might expect, dance, music, drama and other expressive arts feature largely in the school curriculum. There is an award winning composer who has worked for BBC radio and the Ministry of Sound, foreign language, geography and history teachers who are passionate to connect their subjects to learning to many other subjects, and a deputy head responsible for performance and pedagogy.

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Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

Learning with 'e's

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. It returns to the EDUPUNK ethos where instead of resisting the chaos, we engage with it, opening up a pedagogy of uncertainty, in a do-it-yourself style education. Photo by Steve Wheeler Good morning Barcelona!!

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Pelecon flies higher

Learning with 'e's

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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Here are five of his then radical methods placed into the context of social media: 1) The Pedagogy or Work. Using social networking tools to promote e-pals could potentially spread worldwide, with students in different countries discovering about foreign lands, cultures, languages, geography, history, music and sports. Photo by the Gates Foundation Freinet and social media by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

BETTing on the future

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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. I successfully followed a career in music which included leading several bands, songwriting, and the running of my own independent record label in the 1980s as a result. By good pedagogy.

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BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

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. I successfully followed a career in music which included leading several bands, songwriting, and the running of my own independent record label in the 1980s as a result. By good pedagogy.

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Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

In the above photo, Ted demos Xanadu. Her symphony and song, To such a deep delight ’twould win me, That with music loud and long, I would build that dome in air, That sunny dome! None of this fits with the 20th century curriculum, and the necessary pedagogy based on student inquiry and collaboration (with teacher guidance) is very different from the accepted pedagogy of delivery of a body of knowledge by expert teachers to passive students who record and regurgitate facts.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

Video: Online Student Experience - WISE Pedagogy , February 9, 2010 The following video by YouTube user mokmcdaniel shows what an online student’s experience would look like if his instructor’s lack of instruction had occurred in a face-to-face classroom. The conversation continued at a wonderful reception at the San Diego Convention Center with live music overlooking the bay where I also did a book signing. Pedagogy? Pedagogy? Best of eLearning Learning.

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. Recently on this blog I featured an interview with Martin Weller , one of the keynote speakers for EDEN 2015.

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