As a take on e-learning this just made me laugh so I thought I’d share it
As a take on e-learning this just made me laugh so I thought I’d share it
Ever wondered how Common Craft make their stop motion videos. This fine presentation by a group 10 year olds filming their common craft style video How to be Responsible shows you how to do it. Posted by teacher Tim Macmillan
I was browsing on the wonderfully creative DS106 website. And I came upon this video, made as a graduation project at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. They say “It’s about The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook«, an animated book containing the recipes for Alfred Hitchcock’s classics. It’s made for Hitchcock enthusiasts and every other couch potato out there.”
being an audio fan myself, I especially like the voice over on the video.
You might not have known it but Friday 13th Septemeber was Programmers Day. I don’t code but am in awe of those who do. And so in a belated tribute to programmers everywhere I am linking to this video. Via coder, Rolandas Zikis Ziukevičius.
The ever resourceful Leon Cynch has announced that L4LTV will be launching at end of Sept 2013. he says it will be an online niche TV Channel broadcasting fortnightly for six months in the first instance. There are plans to fund the channel through KickStarter campaign coming soon!
Great video, found thanks to Mr T. The video looks at the role of the teacher in creating and sustaining a learning community, developing presence and fostering engahement.
Thought you may like to see this vid of pupils at Ysgol Gyfyn Gartholwg, featured on the Taccle2 website. The school is the local Welsh medium comprehensive school for Pontydysgu’s home town of Pontypridd.
The children are speaking in Welsh and I’m not going to translate it all but the theme of the video is about the need for good punctuation and accuracy of writing.
We love it – and it’s an excellent example of what kids can do left alone with a video camera and some editing software. E-learning at its best. We are hoping to feature YG Gartholwg in the future and use them as a test bed for more Taccle2 ideas – watch this space.
Meanwhile, many thanks to staff and pupils – Da iawn chi! Diolch yn fawr.
This is a great video – presumably made using prezy – from the UK Open Government website, established as a hub to support civil society engagement with the Open Government Partnership in the UK. . I am also a great fan of teh Open Data movement. But I think there are some limitations. Just making government or data about government open will not, on its own, overcome the class based inequalities in income and power within society.
Schools are increasingly using ,multi media. NAACE have released their Third Millennium Learning Award: the school Award videos with links to the videos which are the Award submissions from schools that have gained the Award and the Feature School submissions. These are the Award submissions that they feel show particularly well what 3rd millennium learning is and what kind of learning experience pupils are having schools that have developed what they call 3rd Millennium learning well.
With so many videos to choose from it was ahrd – so of course we decided to feature a school from Wales, Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch from Cardiff.
Very happy to feature another video from our creative friends in south Wales, Like an Egg. They say: “Rock School is a programme we run together with Communities First to teach young people how to write songs, manage sound production and perform. It’s led by our Head of Audio, Alex, who works with the kids, trains them to use our equipment and helps them produce some rocking sounds. Our summer school runs during the summer holidays at our studio in Blaina, Gwent, and we all chip in to make sure they have a brilliant time.
We also run an open drop-in for young people on Thursday evenings – come along and hear the next generation of musicians or catch them at a live performance in the local area and beyond!
Rock School kids say…
“It’s a thing of pure awesomeness.”
“The mentors were great, the experience was great… the whole thing was great.”
“Being in Rock School has given me a lot more confidence in myself.” “
We will broadcast from Berlin on the 5th and the 6th of December. Both times it will start at 11.00 CET and will go on for about 40 minutes.
Go here to listen to the radio stream: SoB Online EDUCA 2013 LIVE Radio.
The podcast of the first show on the 5th is here: SoB Online EDUCA 2013 Podcast 5th Dec.
Here is the second show as a podcast: SoB Online EDUCA 2013 Podcast 6th Dec.
Open online STEM conference
The Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference claims to be the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference is being held over the course of three days, September 19-21, 2013, and is free to attend!
STEMxCon is a highly inclusive event designed to engage students and educators around the globe and we encourage primary, secondary, and tertiary (K-16) educators around the world to share and learn about innovative approaches to STEMx learning and teaching.
To find out about different sessions and to login to events go to http://bit.ly/1enFDFB
A new nationwide Open Badges initiative has been launched by DigitalMe in the UK. Badge the UK has been developed to help organisations and businesses recognise young people’s skills and achievements online.
Supported by the Nominet Trust, the Badge the UK initiative is designed to support young people in successfully making the transition between schools and employment using Mozilla Open Badges as a new way to capture and share skills across the web.
At the recent launch event at Mozilla’s London HQ Lord Knight emphasised the “disruptive potential” of Open Badges within the current Education system. At a time of record levels of skills shortages and unemployment amongst young people all speakers stressed need for a new way to encourage and recognise learning which lead to further training and ultimately employment opportunities. Badge the UK is designed to help organisations and businesses see the value in using Mozilla Open Badges as a new way to recognise skills and achievement and and connect them to real world training and employment opportunities.
You can find more information on the DigitalMe web site.
Apologies for the broken Twitter feeds on this page. It seems Twitter have once more changed their APi, breaking our WordPress plug-in. It isn’t the first time and we will have to find another work around. Super tech, Dirk is on the case and we hope normal service will be resumed soon.
MOOCs and beyond
A special issue of the online journal eLearning Papers has been released entitled MOOCs and beyond. Editors Yishay Mor and Tapio Koshkinen say the issue brings together in-depth research and examples from the field to generate debate within this emerging research area.
They continue: “Many of us seem to believe that MOOCs are finally delivering some of the technology-enabled change in education that we have been waiting nearly two decades for.
This issue aims to shed light on the way MOOCs affect education institutions and learners. Which teaching and learning strategies can be used to improve the MOOC learning experience? How do MOOCs fit into today’s pedagogical landscape; and could they provide a viable model for developing countries?
We must also look closely at their potential impact on education structures. With the expansion of xMOOC platforms connected to different university networks—like Coursera, Udacity, edX, or the newly launched European Futurelearn—a central question is: what is their role in the education system and especially in higher education?”