Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

8 people with 5 instruments from 4 Continents speaking 3 languages for 1 song.

Jam Session

Jam Session 2.0 from Cain Mosni on Vimeo.

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Second Life Tribute To Rihanna Rude 3010 Boy Starring Baby Czaczkes

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Learning in 3D….

“Learning is the key to our future and powerful learning will result from immersive, interactive, and creative 3D designs”.

Tony O’Driscoll and Karl Kapp have a new book entitled “Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration

Tony’s O’Driscoll’s website is “Learning Matters” and there is a wiki for this book. He is also involved with Duke’s University Faqua School of Business.

Karl Kapp website is at KarlKapp.com and his blog is at Kapp Notes. He is a professor of Instructional Design at Bloomsburg University.

This video comes from the website eLearning Technology. Yesterday I listened to both authors talk in Second Life. If you are at all interested in Second Life, please look at this book.

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Billie Holliday in Second Life

Billie Holliday at the Cotton Club. Always been a favorite of mind.

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Na’vi Shaman & the Dance of Becoming…

We can create our own….Pandora

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Accreditation 2.0

We are at the beginning of the next generation of accreditation. An “Accreditation 2.0” is emerging, one that reflects attention to calls for change while sustaining and even enhancing some of the central features of current accreditation operation.

Do we need one place for accreditation?

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Rethinking University Education

“Students starting school this year may be part of the last generation for which ‘going to college’ means packing up, getting a dorm room and listening to tenured professors. Undergraduate education is on the verge of a radical reordering. Colleges, like newspapers, will be torn apart by new ways of sharing information enabled by the Internet. The business model that sustained private U.S. colleges cannot survive.” Washington Post

According to the American Enterprise Institute, four-year colleges graduated an average of just 53% of entering students within 6 years. Higher education is they are selling the second largest purchase most people will ever make, funded almost entirely by guaranteed loans.

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Randy Pausch

In 2007, Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch, who was dying of pancreatic cancer, delivered a one-of-a-kind last lecture that made the world stop and pay attention. This moving talk will teach you how to really achieve your childhood dreams. Unmissable.

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Key Stage 1 – Aware (Making the Complex World Simpler)

Key Stage 1 caters to our youngest learners. They enter the learning journey at a time when their brain is at its most competent and absorbent state. They are wired to learn. Their learning occurs at a furious pace and is predominantly sensorial and more multidimensional than at any other state. For these learners, their world, people, surrounding, events, is a huge complex mosaic. As they grow through Key Stage 1, they develop competencies to chip away at the large picture through simple knowns. (From simple to complex)

Key Stage 2 – Enable (Making Learning Visible – Strategies for Success)

In Key Stage 2, the learning journey becomes very elastic. Children are armed with sufficient competencies and self management and begin to interact with the world with greater complexity. It is elastic in the sense that they are able to move between experiences, to make connections and draw conclusions. They can consciously strategize their encounters to maximize their learning. The teacher energizes the learner with explicit strategies which the learner in turn applies consciously, visibly, and moves away from helplessness towards independence.

Key Stage 3 – Empower (Being the Change)

The Key Stage 3 team is a mature learner with fairly advanced competencies and communicative abilities. The learner has sensitivity and sensibility. Most importantly, the learner is meta cognitive (aware of the learning process) and thus, empowered to “solve problems and fashion products” that are aligned with his competencies that are used to effect change for self and the environment.

Riverside Beacons of Learning

1. Language Beacon (Interact with the world)
2. Logical / Mathematical Beacon (Develop number sense)
3. Scientific Thinking Beacon (Obesere and Interpret data)
4. Creativity Beacon (Nurture curiosity and habits of mind)
5. Craftsmanship Beacon (Hone skill into craft)
6. Inter Personal / Intra Personal Beacon (Develop healthy identity and appreciation of others )

Riverside School Blog

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Memories and ” quantum entanglement”

From New Scientist

“…experiments have shown that the electrical activity of neurons in separate parts of the brain can oscillate simultaneously at the same frequency – a process known as phase locking. The frequency seems to be a signature that marks out neurons working on the same task, allowing them to identify each other.

Their purpose may be to trigger activity in the various parts of the brain that store aspects of the same experience. So a smell or taste, say might trigger a coherence potential that then activates the same potential in neurons in the visual part of the brain.”

Wouldn’t this also apply to learning?

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