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Edukata, The Innovative Learning Activity Design Toolkit

The culmination of three years of work by the design team in Aalto is here: Edukata, the innovative learning activity design toolkit. There is an abundance of inspiring scenarios about innovative schools and groundbreaking educational practices. However, practices that work … Continue reading

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Winter School schedule

Here’s the preliminary Winter School schedule. Some things may change as reality meets plan, but that’s only to be expected. TUESDAY 12.03.2013 13.00 ONWARDS Arrival to Oulu 18.00 ONWARDS Meet and Greet at the hotel bar 18.30 – 19:30 Guided walking … Continue reading

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Cycle 4 pre-pilots can start

Cycle 4 pre-pilot material is ready for classroom piloting. Please familiarize yourself with the learning stories and packages of learning activities and our instructions for reporting and performance. Remember that the stories are not meant as prescriptions, but rather represent examples … Continue reading

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Focus Group session at Media Lab

Our first cycle 4 Focus Group sessions was arranged in Helsinki last Tuesday. Two teachers from Oulu joined us to discuss and comment on three iTEC prototypes:  TeamUp, ReFlex and a  teacher feedback tool concept. TeamUp is already a functioning … Continue reading

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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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Cycle 4 participatory design workshops

The cycle 4 scenarios are ready. We request all pre-pilot partners to organize PD workshops (at least one, just like in the 3 previous cycles) with teachers and if possible students. Choose 2-3 scenarios from these five scenarios: Audio/video feedback … Continue reading

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Pondering about flipped classrooms

Flip the classroom and make it more engaging. Image: Taylor Hand @ Flickr, CC BY-SA A flipped classroom is often mentioned when discussing the future classroom. Ideas and aspects related to the flipped classroom have also been juggled with in … Continue reading

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