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THE FIRST FIVE DAYS (BIG QUESTIONS)

Alan November posted these questions on the First Five Days Theme Board. Here they are for everyone in survey format. (99 Respondents)

Your Top Three Mobile Learning Apps?

"There's an app for that..." The abundance of mobile apps is great news for educational communities that make us of mobile devices... but, like walking into the cereal aisle at your grocery store, the choices can be overwhe... more (4 Respondents)

THE FIRST FIVE DAYS (SURVEY)

Each day of the full conference there will be a simple survey open to everyone. This will stimulate thinking and allow open sharing of ideas about the first five days back at school. There is also a first five days Theme Board. To acces... more (33 Respondents)

FIVE DAYS AFTER - LET'S KEEP TALKING....

There is interest in using the conference Values Exchange to continue thinking and conversing - take a look at these questions and let's start talking.... (1 Respondent)

VIRTUAL BULLIES?

We are interested in discussing cyberbullying..... (25 Respondents)

DARK KNIGHT MASSACRE: How to avoid future incidents? (TOK)

On July 19/20 a gunman dressed as the Joker killed at least 12 theater-goers at a mignight screening of the new Batman film, Dark Knight Rises. At the moment the gunman's motivation is not clear. There have again been calls for gun cont... more (1 Respondent)

SUNDAY 1.00pm: iPad APPS FOR CREATIVITY

We will start by exploring a variety of apps, some that lend themselves to learning content such as math facts or spelling words and others that can be used in open-ended content creation such as storytelling or photography. Then we will... more (15 Respondents)

Curriculum Chaos...What needs to go?

If your students can Google it....should you be teaching it? Does our focus need to switch to conceptual learning rather than the accumulation of facts that are well suited to standardizes assessment? Read More Marc Prensky: www.marcp... more (3 Respondents)

SCHOOL YEAR - TOO LONG??

We want to know what you think about the proposal below....... (7 Respondents)

WELCOME TO THE THINK SCREEN

If you have started to explore the VX you will know it is a contemporary communication tool. However, at its heart it is a tool to help both children and adults think really deeply about any social issue. Any member - child or adult - i... more (6 Respondents)

EVERYTHING ONLINE?

This is a controversial proposal..... (5 Respondents)

Avoiding the "Checklist"

With so many things pulling at their time and attention, how do we help students avoid the "checklist" approach to learning? (6 Respondents)

The end of homework?

Many people think that excessive homework demands are having a negative influence on family life and students' opportunities to live balanced, healthy lives. Homework practices are being questioned. (4 Respondents)

TUESDAY 1.00pm: THINK LIKE A DETECTIVE

Join us as we journey through a Common Core based activity drawing on critical thinking, information literacy and project development. Explore the process changes involved in building the capacity of students to ask deeper questions, th... more (5 Respondents)

Clothes for School

We are interested in discussing the type of clothing that is appropriate for school.... (3 Respondents)

TUESDAY 8.00am: CATALYZING LEARNING

Most -- if not all -- of the important skills in our lives are acquired outside the traditional classroom setting. Yet we continue to teach using lectures where students passively take down information. Peer instruction is a research-bas... more (5 Respondents)

Writing Proficiency in the 21st Century

Our students have been defined as the "digital natives," growing and learning in a society in which new technology tools are available daily. Literacy involves reading, writing and speaking our ideas, opinions and beliefs arti... more (1 Respondent)

THURSDAY 10.20am: LESS IS MORE...

We thought about titling this session, "Stop Giving Them The Answer: Let Them Figure It Out Themselves!", but thought that sounded a little too edgy. Join us for a strategy-building session on how to foster student-owned learning in the ... more (4 Respondents)