Category Archives: Learning

Langwitches Blog | The Magic of Learning

Langwitches Blog | The Magic of Learning.  Silvia has a great ‘turn of phrase’ – and this is one of them.

Shown in images and words she is getting across a message about how we can work and learn to make it all a little more seamless.

Workflow and Learnflow

Join the flow of fluency!

Join the flow of fluency!

Image: Personal collection.

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

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What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Worth repeating: the processes are more important than the content!

See on blogs.kqed.org

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Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project

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“David Grant, who guides the Portland school’s technology integration and curriculum development, has put together a six-step rubric for designing a project.”

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Worth reading the comments from experienced teachers.  Interesting to note that –

Tech learning was ‘scaffolded out’ so students weren’t learning the technology at the same time they were creating their individual final products and the CD-ROM.

See on www.edutopia.org

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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources

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Wondering how to get your students to use and analyze primary sources instead of their beloved Wikipedia? Here are some great resources for primary sources.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

American examples in focus – there are Australian ones to identify too.

See on www.edudemic.com

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Cybersafety – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

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Teaching about cybersafety is the responsibility of every teacher.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

We all need to take this information on-board for personal and professional purposes.

See on resourcelinkbce.wordpress.com

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Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections – a review

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“Many are questioning the need for libraries to have digital collections, as access to information appears ubiquitous. With the answer to every question seemingly a ‘Google’ away, it is a common misconception that libraries and library staff are no longer needed. .  .  .

The provision of digital as well as physical collections provides not only what users need and demand, but also provides and supports equity of access.”

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Thanks Bris Catholic Ed and ResourceLink Crew!

See on resourcelinkbce.wordpress.com

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Creating a path – to find!

Wiki Pathfinder for Year 7 History Unit

Wiki Pathfinder for Year 7 History Unit

Wow, found this missive has been sitting in the ‘Drafts’ section for some time and thought I should get it out there!

The process of creating a pathfinder was challenging yet satisfying.  The task really brought relevancy to the kinds of collaborative teaching and planning that a TL can do with classroom teachers.  Ideally, the TL and the teacher together would identify the inquiry topic and assessment tasks, then research the types of resources that would be needed for these specific tasks and the level of language literacy ability within the student group.  Agreement will have been reached about the content of the site and which pages might be interactive for the students.  The ‘editing’ ability for the T and TL would need to be agreed too.  The focused selection of appropriate resources and task-specific information saves countless fruitless hours of ‘Google’ searching.  More time will be spent assessing and using the resources that have been evaluated by a TL as being uselful, relevant and authoritative. Access to a pathfinder or learning website would be a great reference for students and staff as they progress through the unit and whole research process.  The interactive features allow ‘feedback’ information the be considered for evaluation of the learning and effectiveness of the tool.

Although on this occassion, I didn’t produce this pathfinder in collaboration with a colleague, the process of planning and creating the site was a valuable learning experience for future use.  Creating a template for the pathfinder has now given me a format to use as an example for future reference.

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