Working with NBCS


Tom’s first personal homepage / CV, The ozline story & bald self promo (untouched for 10 years)

Early articles

Activity Creating Environments

WebQuests – Transforming Information to New Understanding

The WebQuest Designer’s Checklist – especially “Transformative Thinking”

Ah-ha. That’s what we’re after. Yes students can learn a lot of information from the Web, but it offers so much more. When you think you’ve got your WebQuest shaping up, really look hard and long at what you’re asking students to do. Look at their cognition, not their outputs here. What’s going on in the learners’ brains? The usual place in a WebQuest to engage learners in higher order thinking is during that phase when they come back together from developing expertise in their separate roles. The right way to do this is to give the groups a task that requires them to make new meaning, not just to assemble the separate pieces they have learned about. This is the tough part, but it’s the critical piece. Good luck.

Transformations Sampler

Help pages from Web-and-Flow

Current Examples

Current Comprehensive Strategies

Look to Learn examples

Tom’s Archivestream and prompts + the “About Page


C E QA LL / Seek all!

Self-managed Learning Framework for students

The Pedagogy

People rightly want to validate the research – as they should – so here are some direct links to fields of research that I find most powerful for 1:1 personal learning: Self-Determination TheoryCultures of ThinkingHabits of MindFlow TheoryGrit and Authentic Happiness.

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