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Activity 1: Great examples from previous Studies of Asia Workshops

To get a sense of what we will be creating over the next two days, please explore the work created by participants in previous sessions.  Try to notice the features, strategies and benefits gained from such a learning platform.

Brainstorm what you noticed using a shared Stixy board

Activity 2: Creating your Online Platform

Fine-tuning your Blog

Added Bonus?:Web 2 Tools

Presentation Interludes

Activity 3: Look to Learn

The Tumblr Twist

To “Work the Web” for education, we need a flexible space that empowers us to easily work with rich media.  Our first stop will be Tumblr.

Full Tumblr Tutorial page – new!

Work Period

Task: Create 2 – 4 5 – 10 Look to Learn Activities for your students

Activity 3: Enrich your site with content and rich media

RSS Feeds

Other Media

Activity 4: Manage your Rich Media Links

Activity 5: The ClassPortal Twist


For Ideas & Inspiration

C E Q • A LL / Seek all!

Self-managed Learning Framework for students

Whole-class Brainstorming: EtherPad to Wordle

Posted on May 23, 2012 by tmarch

Real-time Collaborative Brainstorming – What Fun! What Good Learning!

When students have access to computers or personal devices (Netbooks or iPad3+) you can easily create a real-time collaborative writing page that will also generate a word cloud to show the dominant terms students wrote. Here are the steps.

1. Go to PrimaryPad (click on the link or the image below) and then click on the “Create New Pad” button. 2. Copy the URL / WebAddress that is automatically generated for your page.

3. Paste the URL into your Blog post so students can all access the same page.

4. Edit the PrimaryPad page to include any instructions / prompts you want students to respond to.  Then turn off the Authorship Colors so that only students’ writing is colored.

5. Now you are ready to engage the students in an activity such as this by Year 11 English students who analyzed two scenes from Rebel Without a Cause.  Have students enter their names in the Author Icon so everyone can see who is writing in which color.

6. Once students have completed the writing, you can have them read through it, edit or select the most insightful passages, etc.

7. Now let’s get a snapshot of the group’s thinking by having EtherPad / PrimaryPad create a word cloud including the most used terms. First click on the Timeslider icon. Once the contents of the page reloads, you can run the slider backwards to see how the composition evolved.  It’s cool.  But we want to use the “Import/Export” icon, so click on the two arrows. Next, click on the Wordle export. Depending on your computer’s speed, the browser you’re using and how well Java loads, you should see a word cloud appear in the next screen thanks to the Web site You can click on the Randomize button to change the look of the font, layout and colors. You might want to save the image. If you are comfortable taking and using a screen capture go ahead, but you can also use Wordle’s built-in online gallery to host your word cloud.  Simply click on the Save to Public Gallery button. Go ahead and provide authorship details and description: If you want to include a thumbnail image and link to the full-size image, you can copy the embed code provided at the bottom of the page. Now go back to you own blog post and switch to the HTML view of the Text Editor and paste the embed code. To see what it looks like, just flip back to the Visual Text Editor:

That’s it!  Well done!

CEGSA MasterClass

Posted on May 18, 2012 by tmarch


We’ve got a great day ahead of us (see the blurb), but as a warm-up and introduction, use the Comments link at the bottom of this post to:

  • Introduce yourself (your role at your school, previous use of ICTs for learning)

Formal Introductions & De-brief

Now that we have used ICTs to support learning, let’s do a face-to-face introduction and de-brief the advantages of online comments and input.

Immersion Scenario

No one has to tell us that technology is changing our culture and the lives of our students. How will it impact education?  How should what we do in schools change to best serve our purpose?  What is our purpose?

  • Presentation: Sixth Sense & Beyond?

Question: if learners have 24/7 anywhere access to information profiled just for them, what are 3 – 5 main knowledge, skills or values they will need to succeed?

Use this Stixyboard to post the ideas generated at your table.

Getting Started

Two main game-changing developments both support and require education to change.  One are the emerging technologies that personalise access to rich information (such as Sixth Sense).  The second area of amazing developments is psychology and the related pedagogies. If we tap into the right research, here’s what we can expect:

Those who know my work are aware that these bullet lists derive from Self-Determination Theory, Cultures of Thinking, Habits of Mind, Flow Theory, Grit and Authentic Happiness.

All of which get integrated through the new Classroom Routines of the Edge-ucators Way and the Seld-managed Learning Process of CEQ•LL

Look to Learn

Getting Started: Tumblr

To “Work the Web” for education, we need a flexible space that empowers us to easily work with rich media.  Our first stop will be Tumblr.

Full Tumblr Tutorial page – new!

Work Period

Task: Create 2 – 4 5 – 10 Look to Learn Activities for your students

Added Bonus?:Web 2 Tools

Online Spaces

WordPress Blog

The ClassPortal Twist


For Ideas

C E Q • A LL / Seek all!

Self-managed Learning Framework for students