Author Archives: Jonas

Personal Learning Environment

I tried to summarise the tools I have in my Personal Learning Environment (PLE), but this network of services and resources is constantly changing.

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Technology Enriched Instruction Into The Classroom

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In 2016 eduToolkit will focus on Technology Enriched Instruction, since key trends accelerating technology adoption rely on real life examples of its current use. The NMC Horizon Project predict school will use Hybrid Learning Designs with both physical and virtual learning environments. There is an increasing interest to bring real life experiences into the classroom and this type of authentic learning has previously been limited to museums and science centres. Blended learning encourage students to follow their own learning pathways and interests.

Equipping teachers with the capacity to create a learning environment that will enable 21st century skills for students (Angela Shaerer)

Mission statement for 2016:

There is now new modules to apply simulations and gamified learning environments to your classroom. A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned.badgeMix01

Skill badge: OfficeMix – A free add-in for PowerPoint with everything you need to easily create and share interactive online lessons

 

 

badgeLifeLiQe01Skill badge: LifeLiQe – LifeLiQe is presenting a visual learning tool with about 1000 interactive 3D models in breathtaking quality. The demonstrations and augmented reality can be integrated with OfficeMix

 

 

badgeMineCraft01Skill badge: MinecraftEdu – MinecraftEdu provides products and services that make it easy for educators to use Minecraft in the classroom. It contains many additions to the original game that make it more useful and appropriate in a school setting. We also offer a cloud-based solution for hosting Minecraft classroom servers so students and teachers can connect and play together.

 

badgeS4Y01Skill badge: School4You – School4You is an open and unrestricted gamified platform for collaboration in any given subject or project, with unlimited participants and administrators. This flexible platform is specially made for educational purposes. We use widgets and tools that the students already are used to. School4you will motivate the students’ inner drive and create a flipped classroom environment to support the user’s unique way of learning and teaching.

Make Cycle #1: How to…

First assignment, let’s remix the How To format!

a) Make a How to Be! connected to something that introduces who you are, your hobby or your community.

This is my Selfie about How to Behave Like a Swede (A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone – Wikipedia).

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The text on the T-shirt reads:

  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Population: 9 million
  • Currency: Krona
  • Food: Herring
  • Dress: All natural
  • Music: Abba
  • Pastivities: Sauna’s

 

 

b) Share your favorite examples (and non-examples!) of good How To guides:

The co-facilitators weekly newsletter introduced us to wikiHow and I found How to Get Six Pack Abs, but you can also take the shortcut How To Get “Ripped” Without Exercising.

In the CLMOOC Make Bank I submitted the assignment  Create an Animated Avatar.voki02

I then decided to add my tutorial and made this post the URL. On the About Voki page you can read:

The Voki characters can be customized to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and even yourself! Give your Voki a voice by recording with a microphone, using our dial-in number, or uploading an audio file. Voki characters can be emailed, shared on social media, and embedded on websites!

After creating an accont I made the following selections:

  • Head: Toons-Male-Teen Ryan
  • Hair: Spiky
  • Mouths: Narrow
  • Face Hair: None

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Joining CLMOOC (Week01)

Today Making Learning Connected (#CLMOOC) begins. The Educator Innovator has set up a micro-investment fund for online meet-ups enabeling educators to move their practice toward connected learning and community engagement. The course is organized into weekly Make Cycles, with open-ended invitations to make, play, learn and connect. In this introductury post I will formulate my learning outcome, since my experience is that after the 7 week period (June 13–August 1) this will support my own reflection. During the first Make Cycle we focus our thinking and reflection around the ways in which “How To guides” can be used to share who we are and the things we are good at.clmooc_120px

Make Cycle Week 01:

a) Make a How to Be! connected to something that introduces who you are, your hobby or your community.

b) Share your favorite examples (and non-examples!) of good How To guides.

Joining ETMOOC

In this introductury post I will formulate my learning outcome, since my experience is that after the ten week period this will support reflection.

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To be continued…