Redefinition in E Major (REM?)

Last week I attended a workshop that drew together Challenge Based Learning, online learning, and Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model of technology adoption.  As always, there was a lot of conversation around how applications of different technologies to learning in context is classified as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and the big elusive one, Redefinition. To me, this video is a stunning example of how technology has redefined an experience into something previously inconceivable. [...]

Twitter is your friend

I wanted to share a recent experience I had with Twitter.  I am a relatively new convert to Twitter and have managed to gain a lot of amazing information from it.  This is one of the first times I reached out to someone in my network for help.  I was not disappointed. I use MindNode on my iPad  for so many things.  I especially use it for planning workshops and collecting [...]

ThingLink – Another great web tool.

We recently discovered ThingLink, and we think it's worth sharing.  ThingLink is a web tool that allows you to annotate images with links that appear when you hover your mouse over it.  In some ways, it is similar to an image map you might create in html, but this interface is so easy to use, there is no coding required. I have used ThingLink to add some Australian Curriculum-related resources to [...]

Jux – Sharing with style

If you haven't seen Jux already, take a couple of minutes to investigate. Jux is a web application that allows you to upload content, especially pictures and videos, and display it in the most stylish way imaginable.  The display is super clean and highly visual, but is not restricted to images.  Jux allows: block quotes articles slideshows galleries videos a host of styling and customising options A sample screen on [...]

Murally – Collaborative Mindmapping

Here is a tool worth checking out. Murally allows you to create an image-rich mindmap and invite other users to contribute. Murally logs each user's contributions, and even allows space for a little chat window. This could have some interesting uses in the classroom, but also has potential for teachers to collaborate with each other. Murally is a free resource, and given it is relatively new, could become a powerful addition [...]

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