Showing posts from September, 2012

Open and Free: Forget privatisation of knowledge (it's so 20 centryish)

Why I like freedom Open Linux Open Ubuntu Open Google Forget privatisation of knowledge (it's so 20 centryish) If NASA can send an open source robot to the moon why can't you? One-off sponsorship You Tube

21st Century: The Learning Challenge

These notes are abbreviated; ebook text highlights and notes by JJFBbennett. I do promote the reading of this book to gain a deeper understanding of 21st C teaching and learning. 21st Century: Rethinking how students learn : Whilst the following notes are inspired by the book they are not directly associated with the book. The challenge To equip students with 21st Century skills. The connection  The link between skills and knowledge are interdependent Effective teaching requires students to learn skills  Life long learning ability requires adaptive learning skills Students need literacy and numeracy skills to have the fundamental capacities for lifelong learning Plan for the future Foreseeing what future skills students will need - is essential.  Teachers need to plan for adaptive learning skills. Teachers cannot focus only on present-day skills. The relationship between the educator and learner needs is key to students gaining 21st Century skills Participatory l

What needs to change in cricket to engage me

As an Australian, my cultural heritage was embedded heavily in cricket - through many hours of listening to, watching, playing, supporting, and discussing. I have now lost interest in the game - well more specifically test cricket, one-dayers, and now 20 20. Test cricket is just out of touch. One day games are too long and take too long to get engagement. Simply putting, I cannot dedicate one day to watch a game.  20 20 is slightly better but my interest falls from one 20 to the next 20 sessions. It is like reading two books one after the other. It is not a game it is two games connected by a score. So................. Get rid of test cricket. It is too centered on the players, ex-players, and a hand full of die-hards. It is tedious, there are too many non-events draws and is biased by climatic conditions. Borrrrring One day games just take too long. There are better things to do with a TV, mp3, or tablet. My day is too interesting to waste on one game. 20 20 is halfway