Waraku Education

Ideas, experiments and observations as they occur [and I have time] relating to teaching and learning in a secondary school - special focus on ICT.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Enhanced Learning using Technology

http://www.enhancelearning.ca/This is a site for teachers - yet another. But this one made me go WOW. It is a well organised site and it is, IMHO, right up the ally that we are heading in at my school.

Its focus is on enhancing learning using technology and it does this by integrating constructivism and HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) The site contains lots of very useful and well organised materials and links to heaps of other relevant information.

The origin of the material is Canada and so there is some referencing made to their curriculum frameworks that is not so useful for us here. Judging by the time stamps, the site is being kept up to date and improving.

The main organisational categories are
  • Changing Attitudes
  • Learning Strategies
  • Teacher Resources
  • Integrating Technology
  • Integrating Outcomes
  • Exploring Projects
  • Sample Lesson Plans
  • Planning Projects
  • Thinking skills
  • Developing Web Pages
  • Assessing
  • Tutorials
  • Questions
This site then led me to another
This particular link took me to the tutorial section about the 'Brain and Learning'.

The tutorial is presented using a variety of media (multimedia) which is a pleasant change from all of the text based stuff I usually see on these sorts of teacher sites. Other tutorials at this site (but I have not looked at) include

  • Character Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Constructivism
  • Curriculum Integration
  • Differentiating Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • Inclusion
  • Mentoring
  • Multicultural Education
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Performance Assessment
  • Problem-Based Learning
Both of these are bookmarked and tomorrow when I get to work I will be putting more paper into the recycle container.


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