This post is a cross post from my original in the OSSEMOOC June 2014, 30 days of collaborative blogging “Picture and Post” series.
Today’s post compliments some of our related OSSEMOOC posts on Project Based Learning (PBL).
I really like the reference to PBL as an element in eLearning, and arguably blended learning by extension. The video referenced in this tweet, may be of interest to you as you reflect on the 13/14 school year, and look towards Sept. 2014.
One of the points of interest at the site was the Village School (Lhee Dr.) originally built in 1750, relocated in 1953. The interior as you see it in my photos is vintage 1800-1830.
I have added comments to each photo applying a current educational lens.
A peek in the door: open space and welcoming.
Central heating, flexible space (no rows!), support for small group instruction and a respectful design reflecting that learning is social.
Evidence of the use of mobile tablets to support personal educational experiences.
Hands on, independent use of tablets. It looks like they are actually drawing on the screens so I am assuming that these are not touch-screens. I wonder about the wifi access.
On a more serious note, this early classroom was certainly forward looking in many respects. Perhaps they were simply learning while waiting for the thinking around the C’s and the whole ‘internet thing’ to become a reality.
Today’s post, a cross post from my original in the OSSEMOOC June 2014, 30 days of collaborative blogging “Picture and Post” series, is a good example of connected learning. This recent tweet from Julie Balen resonates with me.
Todays connected learners need connected school and system leaders. Further to the presentation prepared for TEDxKitchenerED about the work that is/needs to be done in the area of personally owned, self directed learning opportunities for school/school board leaders to build awareness and capacity in this area, Donna & I are pleased to announce that the official TEDx video is now online.