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Tom March has been "working the Web" and contributing "Bright Ideas for education" since 1994. It all started with WebQuests and continued from there. These days, Tom focuses on supporting systemic change toward digitally enhanced personal learning.
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Category Archives: Look to Learn
One of the more popular things I do is post “Look to Learn” activities. These are a combination of Thinking Routines with rich media. The main idea of Thinking Routines is: … it’s not enough for students to learn “critical thinking … Continue reading
I recently did a Webinar on this topic. Which is a bit absurd, really, because each deserves not only its own Webinar, but a full course to do justice to the ideas, models and research. But the point of the Webinar … Continue reading
See Think Wonder 1. What do you see? 2. What do you think is going on? 3. What does it make you wonder? Use this EtherPad to brainstorm on these questions. Add your opinions to this pad Go to the … Continue reading
Where’s your best place to learn? Connect – Extend – Challenge 1. How are the ideas and information presented connected to what you already knew? 2. What new ideas did you get that extended or pushed your thinking in new directions? 3. What is … Continue reading
Look to learn: Learn to look – the first step for nurturing lifelong learners. I’ll be presenting a short break-out session at the two conference presented by Critical Agendas and The Crowther Centre: Web 2.0’s rich digital media can be … Continue reading
See – Think – Wonder What gender assumptions did you see? What do you think were the consequences for women? What does it make you Wonder?
I’m working with some Year 11 English students who are studying Rebel Without a Cause and The Catcher in the Rye. I have created a WebQuest called Fit In, Break Out or Break Down that explores the culture of 1950s … Continue reading
From “All Rights Reserved” to “ReBlog?” Background When I first heard about Tumblr, I had little interest because I thought, “why do I need a more limited version of WordPress (of which I am a long time fan and user)? … Continue reading
Go to the Global Rich List Web site. Choose a currency (Canadian dollar might be closest to the Australian dollar). Enter the amount you or a friend might earn from a part-time job (for example someone working at a fastfood … Continue reading