published by David Wees on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 17:25
In the video below (which was a flash mob performance from our school Stratford Hall, in support of glocal issues around water), the young man who starts the dance off also choreographed the dance, organized the student practices, helped organize the actual event itself (with a fair bit of teacher input) and then took a huge risk and started the dance himself. That's leadership.
published by David Wees on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 15:44
I've created a simulation, which vastly over-simplifes classroom dynamics and information flow, in an attempt to look at some of the differences between a lecture style classroom and a cooperative learning classroom.
published by David Wees on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 10:20
When I was watching Eli Pariser's Beware Online Filter Bubbles TED talk, I wondered initially how one could work against this problem of the customization of the web. I thought to myself, wouldn't be handy if there was a way to find an assortment of almost randomly aggregated content from a wide variety of interests.
published by David Wees on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 09:53
I read this article today about philosophy for children, which was shared in last night's discussion about math in the real world. I thought it was pretty appropriate because my own son has started asking some difficult questions, and I'd like to find some more resources for exploring them with him. Obviously, I can give him my perspective on the issues, but I think it would be better to find resources which are more familiar to him.
published by David Wees on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 10:08
When George Abbott first became education minister, I sent out an email to him inviting him to join us on Twitter, and find out how educators are using it to communicate with each other across vast geographic distances. Unfortunately, the email got lost during his leadership attempt in BC, and I forgot about it.