Attended the Dept Innovation Showcase on Monday as a big bit of Professional learning for this week !
I usually come out of these days with mixed emotions –
- a sense of awe at the wonderful things people are doing and their enthusiasm and skills
- a feeling of inadequacy as I feel that I am not far enough along the path they are
- inspired and rejuvenated with fresh ideas to try
and today was no different !!
Things to explore after today – Edmodo (like Twitter but safe for kids) heaps of iPod Apps, use of video and blogs for student ePortfolios. That’s enough (not all by any means) but an achievable goal.
I have seen a number TED Talks – Are schools killing creativity ? Sir Ken Robinson is a well known one. One that is not directly related to education but absolutely blows me away is Theo Jansen creates new creatures. I did use it with a group of children when were looking at an Inquiry unit on Inventions.. It is just a great example of thinking outside the square ! I think we are lucky there are people in the world to do this stuff as it is certainly not going to be me and my feeble brain.