Life is not a race to be first finished

This is an attempt to record some of my musings about learning and teaching.

Archive for March, 2009

Kids Teaching Kids- Virtually

Posted by Allanah King on 29th March 2009

People have been asking me how I am enjoying being back in the classroom after a year out and about seeing the world and working with teachers instead of eight and nine year olds. Generally I am enjoying being back in the classroom but had forgotten the hours that classroom teaching needs to keep all […]

Posted in Adobe Educational Leader, Collaboration, ICT Facilitator, Twitter | 1 Comment »

Learning is Indeed Messy

Posted by Allanah King on 18th March 2009

Over the last few weeks we have been having fun in class exploring the world through the eyes of children in Kathy Rice’s class in British Columbia, Canada and today, Brian Crosby’s class in Spark, Nevada, USA. These learning experiences have come to us through Sylvia Tolisano‘s Around the World with 80 Schools Project. The […]

Posted in Collaboration, Voicethread | 4 Comments »

Augmented Reality

Posted by Allanah King on 7th March 2009

The things you discover on the internet! As you do on a Saturday morning you have a little time to play while the washing machine finishes its cycle. Via my friend @tricias in the UK I came across this little piece of magic that I just had to follow up on. The idea is that […]

Posted in Humour, Learning, Personal, Twitter | 8 Comments »

The Element

Posted by Allanah King on 2nd March 2009

While at the Learning at School Conference Wes talked a bit about The Element by Sir Ken Robinson. I tried to buy an audiobook version in iTunes but it is only available through an American account. In my quest to find out more @teachernz put me on to this video. Thirty-nine minutes very well spent.

Posted in Learning, LearningatSchool, Podcast, Podcasting | 2 Comments »

When the physical and the virtual collide

Posted by Allanah King on 1st March 2009

The title of this post was going to be ‘When the real and the virtual collide’ but as I grow in the use of these Web2.0 tools the virtual becomes the real. Just because you haven’t met people before or don’t see them on a daily basis doesn’t mean that the interactions with them aren’t […]

Posted in Adobe Educational Leader, How To, LearningatSchool, New Zealand | 7 Comments »

Tweet of the Day #gr8t

Posted by Allanah King on 1st March 2009

For the month of March, a group of educators and lifelong learners will be picking a “Tweet of the day” and ReTweeting it with a tag: #gr8t Hopefully, you will join us in doing this too. There are a number of reasons why you might want to participate: • To share what you value about […]

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