I Am One Of Those People!


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Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Dec 27, 2011
At the chalkface: How do you know when you've learnt something? - #change11 tags: blog #change11 learning technology The Innovative Educator: My 12 Most Favorite Ways Unschooling Rules In his book Unschooling Rules, Clark Aldrich sets out to teach those who've been schooled, a thing or two about ed reform with insights and lessons from the world of homeschooling / ... 2011-12-27T04:32:00.001-08:00 [Comment]

Thomas The Tankengine and #pencilchat - is it ok if you don't notice change?
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Dec 04, 2011
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by dullhunk So I was sitting there on a Sunday morning as tired as could be. Miss 2 hasn't quite grasped onto the concept of weekend sleep in's yet. I was up at 5:30am and feeling pretty tired. It was around 9:30am and Thomas The Tankengine came onto ABC4Kids. My two kids love this channel and it is an easy way for them to be entertained and be quiet. Mr 5 was into Thomas a little bit when ... 2011-12-04T16:24:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Relationships with students in a student driven learning environment
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Dec 01, 2011
Every year at McDowall at this time, past student come back and visit. It is not a compulsory thing but it is a bit of a tradition that has grown over the years. This is my third year at McDowall and in the past week, I have had 12 emails from students telling me that they are on holidays and can't come in and 10 student visits so far. The kids think that they are pretty cool and it is always great to see them. This morning, I had a ... 2011-11-30T21:44:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Does technology really empower learners to journey beyond just content?
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Nov 30, 2011
cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Subspace The other day, I had our parent meeting for next years year seven students who will be entering the 1-1 laptop program here at McDowall State School. My awesome (I better suck up just in case he ever reads this!) deputy principal stood up and talked a lot about the administration side of the program. Parents had lots of issues with insurance, bags, transport etc. Whilst these issues are of vital ... 2011-11-29T19:24:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

What does it mean to be literate in these times of abundance? #change11
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Nov 21, 2011
In a blog post entitled A New Definition Of Literacy In An Age of Abundance explore some interesting ideas. One of these notions is a definition of what literacy is in the 21st century. They state: "A person is literate when s/he can take part in, critique, deconstruct, interrupt and shape the dominant discourses and narratives in his or her local and in global contexts".Now I love it when academic folk bring in big words like dominant ... 2011-11-20T19:21:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

The ability to synthesis and question information: are we on the right track? #change11
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Nov 19, 2011
As a part of my journey in Change11, I posted a blog post entitled Learning in a time of abundance. Obviously the theme for this week is learning in a time of abundance and it was a reflective post on my thoughts on what I hope to get out of it. Since I am the master of self promotion, I tweeted it out to my PLN and got an interesting response from GEvangelista. Her response (I think it is a her) was: @ashleyproud Some good points- over-abundence is ... 2011-11-19T16:42:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Learning in a time of abundance #change11
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Nov 16, 2011
cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by magnusfranklin I will admit to being very slack with my learning in the MOOC that I am undertaking entitled Change11. Everyday I check my email and sometimes I will think "Geez that is very academic and well above me" and other times I think "This is pointless to my context" The beauty of Change11 is the ability to 'dip in' and 'dip out' as you needed. There is no need to work through the ... 2011-11-16T15:26:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Karate and lessons we can learn as educators
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Nov 14, 2011
Four weeks ago a door to door salesman came to our door. After pulling my stupid golden retriever away from him as he entered the gate, I thought to myself "What the heck does this guy want?" He wasn't obviously selling a product. I can usually pick those ones. I was suprised to find out that he was advertising our local karate club and looking for people to sign on. Mr 5 in our home is a very eager lad. He missed out on Prep this year by 26 days. He loves being active and we were ... 2011-11-14T16:10:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

I love it when I am challenged to think
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Nov 01, 2011
As per normal, I was lying in bed checking out my Twitter stream last night at around 10:00pm. It is pretty sad that this is one of my bedtime routines. I troll my stream, bookmark anything of value on my Samsung Galaxy SII phone and generally settle in for the evening. Most of the stuff that I bookmark, I never use again. I just like having it in a spot that I know I can refer back to in the future. An blog post by Steve Wheeler came across my stream and I was intrigued but didn't pay ... 2011-11-01T17:10:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Google+....will it help me?
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Oct 31, 2011
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Abdulsalam Haykal For those who have been living under a rock lately, you would have not heard of Google+ and the fantastic opportunities it provides for you to network with other people, I hope that this link helps you. I am not going to make this a blog post about Google+, but I am going to talk about one of the tools that educators could you to collaborate professionally in an interactive way. When I heard about Google+... 2011-10-30T22:15:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

What is a MOOC? Am I crazy? #change11
Ashley, I Am One Of Those People!, Sept 27, 2011
Since I have moved my blog across to blogger, I must state that I am really happy with its functionality and ease of use. I love how it has just integrated everything so easily and as we speak I am laying on my grass at 11:46am using the Blogger app for my iPhone to create this post. I am not sure if I am crazy or not but I have signed up to undertake a MOOC in the #change11 project. From what I can gather I can make this project basically be whatever I want it to be. I have been reading my ... 2011-09-15T18:54:00.001-07:00 [Comment]

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