Archive | June, 2013

Thunk Thursday

27 Jun

If you paint over a window, is it still a window?


TED Tuesday

25 Jun

Poetry in Motion

“Young poet, educator and activist Malcom London performs his stirring poem about life on the front lines of high school. He tells of the “oceans of adolescence” who come to school “but never learn to swim,” of “masculinity mimicked by men who grew up with no fathers.” Beautiful, lyrical, chilling.

Young spoken-word poet Malcolm London has been called the “Gil Scott-Heron of this generation.” His feisty, passionate performances take on the issues of the day, including the Chicago education system in which he grew up in.”

Thunk Thursday

20 Jun

If I move the school building to the other side of the road, but I leave the pupils and teachers where they are, where is the school now?

TED Tuesday

18 Jun

“In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.

Roboticist Raffaello D’Andrea explores the possibilities of autonomous technology by collaborating with artists, architects and engineers”.


Art…Learning Journeys

14 Jun

Sophia has been busy creating resources to see how we can support students to map their learning journey in lessons. Here is her first draft…feedback gratefully received!

Learning Journeys

Lesson Observation Anticipation

4 Jun

I’m observing an Art lesson today and this superb lesson plan has got me intrigued…

Clay lesson 3

TED Tuesday

4 Jun

How books can open your mind…

Lisa Bu