Learn. Lead. Innovate.

Learn. Lead. Innovate

maanantai 14. huhtikuuta 2014

Why school news ?

Our school has started broadcast the news of our own lately. We got this idea from Chrystal Polski U.S. Fulbright teacher from Minnesota. She is now having a Fulbright season in Finland Jyväskylä area. There are lot of 21st century educational and learning perspectives in school news. Here some ideas :

1. Using technology like iPads and iMovie
2. News were totally made by students = ownership of the school
3. Performance and creativity
4. Sharing via Youtube, Twitter and Facebook
5. Communication is leading / flow of information
6. Collaboration and trust between students and teachers
7. Flipped classroom in communication

See also this link : http://youtu.be/gjApwxeNM_U


lauantai 12. huhtikuuta 2014

Google, Gafe and the future ?

                                       Mr. Ross Mahon Gafe Specialist. Photo Aki Puustinen

We had marvellous chance to join and learn Google/Samsung concepts in Hämeenlinna (Finland) ICT conference. Google has enormous vision to manage all the information on earth. They have great plans also in education sector. We heard Mr Ross Mahon (Gafe Evangelist) who works at Google trying to get the world of education thinking about 100 % web.

Google thinks that we need to prepare our  kids/students for a world we can't see yet. They believe that next generation will need following skills :

                                                                Photo Aki Puustinen

Google's answer for that is Gafe (Google Apps for Education) ecosystem. Gafe consist the whole package : Chromebook, Apps, Google +, E-mails, Google Drive etc. Their point is learning on the web. They might be on the right track...