The curriculum we have is a ‘swallow’ and then ‘spit it out’ later curriculum. What we need, is a ‘chew on this’ curriculum. This is not an exact quote but a paraphrasing of one of Mike Walters answers from a panel discussion. Now to think of ways to get students to chew on the curriculum. I fully appreciate why so many students chose not to savour the flavour of what they are .... Read more and bookmark.
The Digital Media and Gaming Club began with another tutorial in ALICE. A simplified 3D animator that encourages programming and creative construction. The students are making real progress with ALICE, some of the animations we hope to showcase on our college website, I am very proud of the lower College students in particular. ALICE opens up the realms of what is possible and the young .... Read more and bookmark.
It is not often that I find two tools in one day that I think I will go on to use as a teacher and also encourage my students to use to develop their own learning and presentation skills. However Text2MindMap is the second home run of the day. Text 2 Mind map is a web application that converts texts to a mind maps. Text 2 Mind Map takes a structured list of words or sentences, interprets it, .... Read more and bookmark.