Comments for iTEC Scenarios, Design and Prototyping Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:49:09 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Edukata, The Innovative Learning Activity Design Toolkit by Andrea Botero Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:39:17 +0000 Hei LeGroup! very nice to see the packaged version :). Great work

Comment on Edukata, The Innovative Learning Activity Design Toolkit by Adil Tugyan Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:30:23 +0000 This book represents the best possible way of 21 st century learning skilks and standarts and it empowers students learning capabilities getting rid them of traditional teacher centered learning modalities. The philosophy lying behind the methods presented in the book can be named as ” Genius”. That is an inovation in education in real sense.
Thank you 🙂

Comment on Cycle 4 Pre-pilot material available soon by Anna Keune Fri, 05 Oct 2012 08:09:29 +0000 Thank you for your encouragement, Adil.
Luk, we are hoping that students will create inspiring stories, for example, about their personal experiences of scientific facts, or their understanding of how a historical event may affect their lives or communities today, or something else that may relate to the curriculum of a (pre-)pilot teacher. So, this can be very much combined with a game like sharing between different classes. We are working on this as I am typing the comment. Stay tuned!

Comment on Cycle 4 Pre-pilot material available soon by Adil Tugyan Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:20:02 +0000 The activities in cycle 4 will be more enjoyable and fun I am sure of that regarding the info above.I am also sure it they will attract more teachers to get involve in itec pilotting work process,Can’t wait to start cycle 4.
All the best 🙂

Comment on Cycle 4 participatory design workshops by Anna Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:26:38 +0000 Thanks you for your comment. We included it to our analysis.

Comment on Cycle 4 participatory design workshops by Hermann Morgenbesser Sun, 02 Sep 2012 17:36:49 +0000 Austrian Blog: Arguments are shortened and filtered. The whole stream (in german language is saved on my computer Photos are on our LMS platform
Hermann Morgenbesser

Date: 31st August 17:00 to 19:20 pm, BG/BRG Weiz Styria
Face to face Workshop
Scenarios discussed:
Digital Producers; Mind mapping the soil
Christa Gharzouzi (Math, Biology teacher) School: SchopenhauerstraĂźe 73; Vienna
Gerda Reissner (German teacher); School: SchopenhauerstraĂźe 73; Vienna
Göksel Yilmaz( Physics; ICT teacher); School: Schopenhauerstraße 73; Vienna
@ Digital Producers:
Göksel: This scenario would be possible in my school, I could do an Audio Book using Dotlrn and bring in some videos children produce . Kids could share their videos with students from our partner schools
Not possible: I think students will not do a feedback without being forced by teachers, and there sould be some rules how to feedbacl information, so that the evaluation of this work could be in a qualified way .
I miss the timeline of this Scenario; in my opinion I would need about 8 to 10 weeks to work seriously, that is very much time
Christa: The project should be structured in detail; I would use team up tool or an equivalent to organize the students in groups, so I could work parallel. I would cooperate with a biology teacher to build up a sequence for three or four lessons. It would be necessary to write a storyboard on this project, so that students could plan their work.
Göksel: what I miss is some basic software for creating web sites and put on this movies, audios etc.. I can`t use school network because the movies will be to big. So for sharing there should be an online database where to load up the streaming audios and videos. This base should be supported by BMuKK or ITEC.
@Mind mapping the soil:
Christa: This project should be done three to four times a year, but it would be necessary to do it in collaboration between four or five teachers, because you would need open class sequences; students should work in groups of four and five. They would need some knowledge input in all lessons (Bio,CH,Math, ….) before, so that they can decide which method of analysing they will need. Afterwards they can to some midnmapping.
Gerda: Popplet is nice, but I think students would need some information about soil, so that they are able to structure their work. Inquiry based learning needs input and working methods.
The practice could be done by elder students, so this would be a win – win situation for both groups. What about the mind mapping of the mind maps, What happens to the mind maps after the evaluation and the sharing?
Göksel: I would prefer a database that is stuctured, mind maps can be useful, but ist is hard to learn with them for an assessment test or a review. So students should know how to stay on the track.
Gerda: Videos could be challenged in a National or European context to get out the differences.

Comment on Cycle 3 Scenarios are online by Adil Tugyan Sat, 18 Aug 2012 12:43:48 +0000 I have read and translated all the scenarios into Turkish and created a blog for cycle 3 for Turkish pilot teachers .
I have also added samlpe lesson plans . I think everything will be easier for my friends.
All the best.

Comment on Pondering about flipped classrooms by Tarmo Toikkanen Mon, 14 May 2012 04:05:11 +0000 I’ve understood one major problem with students multitasking is that some of those other tasks are not education-related, eg. Facebooking with friends. Our idea about the flip is about making the main activities during class time so engaging and interesting that there is no need to fill bored moments with Facebook, IM, and games.

Comment on Pondering about flipped classrooms by Janet Abercrombie Sat, 12 May 2012 11:59:10 +0000 I like your point of view (and would really like teaching in European activity-based schools!). I’m not convinced that lecturing on video is any more effective than lecturing in class. Lecture is lecture – and I prefer that students construct ideas through activities.

There is value in having short videos – to the extent they initiate or guide student activities to a specific end. I think videos can be used for differentiation but, if the videos include lecture, they should be viewed by pairs of students with conversation/reflection built in every 5 minutes.

I wrote an article about how we should talk about flipped lessons instead of flipped classrooms: By flipping particular lessons instead of whole classrooms, the flipped model becomes one of many models in the teacher toolchest.

Comment on Pondering about flipped classrooms by Adil Tugyan Fri, 11 May 2012 14:00:50 +0000 Fliped classrom has advantages for students who are not good note takers.Intead of assingnig students with revisions ,teachers can say Watch this video at home as your assignment.Some experts say ,it is better than traditional teaching ,in some ways I agree with them .