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ReFlex design session

We are working on getting ReFlex ready for iTEC cycle 4. ReFlex is a new media tool for individual student reflection. Following the TeamUp design metaphor, students can record one-minute audio updates about what they learned. At the end of … Continue reading

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Video Comments by Teachers on Learning Activities

Anna Riita Vizari, an Italian teacher, comments on the challenging and engaging aspects of the cycle 3 learning activities “design learning in school”. During the September teacher workshop at the European Schoolnet in Brussels, we recorded short video comments about … Continue reading

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Student design blogs are pouring in

Aggregation student design blog RSS feeds. Cycle 3 pre-pilot teachers have been busy with their students. Five teachers have already provided links to their student design blogs. We aggregated them on our “Student Design Documentation (iTEC pre-pilot 3)” Netvibes page. … Continue reading

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TeamUp wins the eEemeli competition

Jukka, Anna and Tarmo with the TeamUp poster. Photo: Björn Lindholm Today, at the ITK 2012 (Interaktiivinen Tekniikka Koulutuksessa) conference, TeamUp was announced the winner of the eEemeli competition Apps4Learning. Way to go team! TeamUp is a new media reflection tool for teachers to … Continue reading

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Cycle 3 Pre-pilot material available NOW!

* UPDATED 26.04.2012 * Teachers and National Coordinators, please add your questions and improvements suggestions to the Learning Activities and Learning Stories as comments to the specific posts! THANKS! Cycle 3 pre-pilots can start! This cycle’s pre-pilots are truly special as … Continue reading

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A glimpse at the pre-pilot preparation

We have been working extensively with the 3rd cycle scenarios and the Participatory Design workshop summaries that the NPCs sent us. Design challenges as well as similarities and differences across all scenarios have been identified. From this, an early theme … Continue reading

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Art teacher’s comments on Ambire

During the Opettajuus ja muuttuva oppimaisema Seminar in Oulu, I had the chance to visit Normaalikoulu, a high-school adjacent to the Oulu University. There, a student kindly walked me through the school and art teacher Laura commented on our prototypes. Laura and I … Continue reading

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Cycle 3 PD Analysis Started

The cycle 3 PD analysis stated. So far, we received summaries of PD workshops from 9 countries. Along with the scenario narratives, we printed the summaries and attached them to the usual wall for careful analysis. From briefly reading through … Continue reading

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From Sessions to Tiny

The prototype tool to support international, ad-hoc and serendipitous classroom collaboration moving forward. We call the prototype Tiny, because students can send, search, read, favorite and comment “tiny status messages” about school projects. No additional log-in will be required, and everyone … Continue reading

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Cycle 2 Pilots

The Learning Stories and Packages of Learning Activities for the iTEC cycle 2 pilots have been delivered to the National Coordinators. This time, we offered the teachers two Packages of Learning Activities, from which they can choose to perform one. Along … Continue reading

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