QLC Readings

Some interesting blogs to read:
21st Century Learning NZ's Derek Wenmoth A little humour here! Adrian Bruce's blog
Blog of Proximal Development List of educational blogs from around the world Jill Hammond's blog NZ

Key Competencies readings
Rose Hipkins
Breakdown of Key Competencies tasks - can you unpack any more?
Assessing Key Competencies - It is not a requirement - do we need to do it? How?


Power Learning with Jamie McKenzie
1. How does the role of classroom teacher change in such a program?
2. How do we provide structure?
3. How do students cope with Info-Glut, Info-Garbage and Info-Tactics?
4. How does information differ from Truth?
5. How do students learn to recognize the difference?
Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Sir Keith Robinson explores this concept in a keynote conference address. Watch the video together and discuss the following questions:
What are your impressions of this address – do you agree with the speaker? Do our schools crush creativity?
Where should we place creativity in our delivery of the curriculum? How can we ensure that creativity is enhanced in the classroom? – What steps can we take to do this?
How can we prepare our students for an unknown future?
Blooms and ICT

1.Look in particular at page 5 and discuss the ways we can link the use of ICT tools to the Blooms Taxonomy
2. Each person in the group take one level of the taxonomy and discuss how this could relate to a particular ICT tool and curriculum activity in the classroom

This is an article which raises the issues of differences between teacher and students concepts about digital technology and how this impacts on teaching and learning.
1. On page 2 Prensky states that this poses the greatest problem in education today. Discuss the reasons for this and give suggestions for alleviating this problem.
2. How can we teach both legacy and future content in schools?
3. What do you think about the last paragraph on page 5? How could we represent material to engender that sort of learning?
Questioning
This is a very good article on questioning.
1. Each person in the group come up with and example of each type of question covered in this article
2. Discuss ways to teach questioning skills to the class