This interactive site charts the route of some of the world’s famous travellers: Magellan, Cook, Columbus, Pizzaro and many more. Our Year 7 students are about to begin a Guided Inquiry unit on Ancient China and “The Old Silk Road” and “The voyages of Marco Polo” maps will be links I make available for this.
In his post on Mindshift entitled How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom, Carl Hooker outlines the many changes taking place in both society as well as technology that mean that learning and teaching methods have to change – and are changing.
As educators, it’s our job to make sure that students (and adults) are learning. Part of that process isn’t only about making an engaging activity or lesson, but also realizing how the modern brain learns.
For each of the headings below he outlines the classroom outcomes for these changes.
The Increase of Interactivity
Self-Publishing the World As We See It
Everything is Mobile (and Instant)
Embracing the Digital Brain
This animation was produced on behalf of the Australian delegation to the Global Education Leadership Programme (GELP). It makes the case for making big changes in education, to keep up with the big changes that are taking place in society.
Mike Matas demonstrates an interactive book on an iPad in this ‘TED’ clip. The book demonstrated is “Our Choice”, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth”.
Schools these days are weighing up the use of digital books on iPads as an alternative to hardcopy textbooks and this gives valuable insight into possibilities. The comments on What this e-book is missing are also worth reading and provide further issues and possibilities.