Tom’s Strategies

Since the early 90s I’ve been working continuously to make learning in schools as real, rich and relevant as possible.  It seems every year of two, I come up with something else to solve a part of the problem.  What problem?  The fact that when we scaled up education to suit the large numbers of students in the 19th and 20th centuries, we made the best of what we had and created “Assembly Line Schools.” Limited staff and resources meant that a “one-size-fits-all” approach with year groups and content areas was the best option.  Most of my work attempts to use technology dissolve this artificial constraint and to make learning more human and meaningful.  Below is a brief overview and links to more detailed articles, posts and sites.

Working the Web

10 Stages

Web-and-Flow

Best WebQuests

2nd 10

ClassPortals

The New WWW

Digital Teaching Skills Checklist

CEQ•ALL (seek all)

Look to Learn

Edge-ucators Way

Next Era Ed (pdf)

 

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