21Century Learning conference

my notes

Using Design Thinking to rethink your schools movile learning program with John Nash

a. we started the session with a game; every one in the team built a tower: the highest the possible.

i. we brainstormed ideas on how to start, then we spilt the work, two folding the papers into some tubes, and two putting the tubes together into a tower

ii. we ended up having different designs of towers but all aimed at building it higher than the others.

iii. team work, job allocation and free flow of design

iv. inspiration: radical collaboration, rapid prototypong, competitive, great feedgack loop, design with constraints, existing materials used differently, natural leadership

b. In schools, it's mind sets, creativity, need that we are talking about. SHOW , NOT TELL. add EMPATHY

C. ways to deal with a plan: brainstorm, harvet, dot voting ( most popular), present the idea with visual_ protocol, walk in the shoes of the others

d. listen to the students, get the teacher to be the interviewer and students being interviewed on a topic

**** we can get teachers to prepare a topic in staff meeting and share using a prototype

**** we should include students in collecting views. Listen to them direct.

Sustaining students' attentive focus in the digital age

Judy Willis

Sustaining students' attentive focus in the digital age

1. very practical session: about how to get things work best when we can focus the attention through sesory information

2. prediction sustains attention as curiosity motivates the need to know

3. dopamine booster: music, being read a story, humor, interacting with peers, movement, kindness, making correct prediction and achieving challenges

Go Entrepreneurial

Monday, Dec. 15th, 9pm

convention centre

Go Entrepreneurial: a start up approach fo bringing change or a new program to your organisation

1. mission - minimum viable project- product you have in mind- what can you put together to test that out-remove any features which do not conjure to the product ( need a shave)- where's next- test

2. testing is by creating hypothesis, making prediction, test your prediction and adjut

3. build and pick up the right team, a passionate team, possible roles

4. tell your story

5. find early adopters

6. embrace the resistance

Authentic learning for the digital generation

Angela Mcfarlane

1. no one is digital native

2. Ss should learn how to learn things, communicate what they know effectively and apply new and old knowledge to novel situations

3. Even in the digital world, we should learn to work in a team and be inquisitive

4. adopt an inquiry based and problem solving approach, use a context which nurtures transferrable skills in constructivist learning

5. dont do things in the school which can be done at home, dont give too many instructions. Allow collaboration and creativity

6. ******the task should be a subset of content, pedagogical model, and media. ( Slide 9)


The app Generation

Katie Davis

1. apps should go for imaginationI( lots of visuals) , intimacy and identity

2. apps should provide enabled experience, model app enablement

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