Inspired Collaboration @ BETT 2013

Giving a Talk in the specially created SMART COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOM which is based off of my classroom at RHS. My talk is a combination of two of my videos from Youtube on the COOPERATION vs COLLABORATION. Your choice of technologies, 1:1 or IWB’s, and pedagogies greatly impacts the group dynamics and the learning.


Multiple Teaching Approaches, Teaching Sequence And Concept Retention In High School Physics Education

‘Multiple Teaching Approaches, Teaching Sequence And Concept Retention In High School Physics Education’ was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Thanks for the collaboration Dave Geelan !! It has been a long time coming. Perserverance pays!

Referenced as “The Fogarty Study” the Chair and Vice Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) in the US.

Frank Gallagher (chair) and Helen Soulé (interim executive director) of The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) were interviewed about 21st Century Learning, Common Core and new education.

They commented that the original P21 Framework had too many skills, so they were boiled down to the 4 C’s: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity.

My work was specifically referenced by them. Here is the Question and the Reponse.

Many classrooms use shared interactive displays along with personal devices to optimize student collaboration— does P21 have recommendations for best practices around that learning model?

Helen: We have just begun our exemplar school project and we have seen some rooms with SMART Boards and personal devices used together but we still need to develop our case studies and models, so we’ll get back to you on that. I thought the Fogarty study you referred us to was very interesting because it gave an interesting look at a really different pedagogical approach to how something can be taught, which is very instructive to people.