I've finally got around to trying out World of
Goo with my kids. I'd read
lots about World of Goo (mostly because of the way it was developed and
because it's available for Linux), and it always sounded like an fun
game that would help kids learn ...
Since the 1990's Agile software
has been evolving as an alternative method of project management for
motivating and empowering teams of developers to develop and release
great software for customers. But are "agile methodologies" applicable
to learning and education? Could they help us learn? The more I learn ...
In our particular Web Design course, we have lots of learners who attend
full-time, a handful who attend two-days per week (depending on their
availability), a mum of two who can only attend one day per week and
others whose attendance is unpredictable for health and/or family
reasons. Some ...
Tip 3 was all about creating relevant and practical activities to learn
- and this is where the bulk of my preparation time is spent (well, the
time that's not assessing). But note that these are practical learning
activities - not learning content. These days I hardly ever create ...
Following on from Tip 2: Act on the needs of your
as a new teacher one of the most recurring needs that I've found is the
need for relevant, practical and progressive activities that
enable learners to learn through doing.
Unless you're teaching 4-unit Physics to a same-gender class in a
pre-millenniallist sixth-day Baptist school, you're guaranteed to have a
bunch of very very different learners, each with very different
background knowledge, different learning styles, social skills,
time-management skills, life situations, cultural backgrounds etc. One
of the hardest ...