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MINDS ON MEDIA
Participants - Read This!
Facilitators - Read This!
Create More, Consume Less
Tune In To Learn
Rock Your World
Inquiry Science: Tinker. Play. Think.
Discover the World - ArcGIS Online
The Sum of the Parts
Playing with Media Literacy
Introducing Kids to Computer Programming
N00bing it up in Minecraft
Nurturing Your Inner Hacker
l Learning that Empowers the Individual
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
An ECOO 2013 Event: see complete conference info.
(This wiki is a work in progress...watch it unfold as Minds On Media Facilitators complete their pages!)
What is ‘
Minds On Media
Imagine a room full of teachers who are experts in playing, learning and teaching with technology.
What could you learn from them?
That is up to you! Visit one of the ten centres or visit them all! You might be an absolute beginner or a whiz with technology - but this is about using new technologies with students through a '
' lens. You choose your ‘entry point’. Build your own plan for the day, be led by one of our facilitators or pedagogistas or have no plan! Learn what you need to know to play deeply and thoughtfully with your students this year!
When we speak of 'tinkering', we are blending two constructs:
physical tinkering and construction of artefacts
cognitive tinkering - with ideas
We want to emphasize the 'bricolage' nature...the ability to 'tinker'...to play...to choose... to learn in the way that suits.
"construction (as of a sculpture or a structure of ideas) achieved by using whatever comes to hand"
we wish is that you will enhance:
your play-based approach to learning;
tinkering (a bottom-up approach to problem-solving)
project-, problem-, passion-, and inquiry-based learning
a constructionist philosophy
cross-curricular attitudes and practice
as they host this fabulous event for ECOO - a day-long BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop with a variety of learning centres focusing on 'Bringing IT Together'!
What Minds On Media Centres are at ECOO this year?
(Click on the link in the Sidebar to the left to see more information!)
Create More, Consume Less: Creation apps and effective use.
ngie Harrison,York Region DSB: @TechieAng,
Tune In To Learn: Broadcasting with your Students
, Hamilton-Wentworth DSB: @avivaloca
Rock Your World: Creating in Garageband for iOS -
, York Region DSB: @royanlee
Inquiry Science: Tinker. Play. Think. -
, Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB: @colinjagoe
ArcGIS - online & mobile: Mapping & Geography
, Avon Maitland DSB: @pmcash
The Sum of the Parts:
Constructing and Capturing Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics
MaryKay Goindi, Upper Grand DSB: @MKGoindi
Playing with Media Literacy -
Michelle Solomon, Neil Andersen, Carol Arcus,
The Association for Media Literacy
Introducing Kids to Computer Programming. It might be easier than you think ...
Upper Grand DSB:
Nurturing your Inner Hacker: Maker culture and how to thrive in digital learning spaces -
, Upper Grand DSB:
N00bing it up in Minecraft
: Making, Breaking and Learning with Video Games
The GamingEdus Project
, Toronto DSB:
Minds On Media Structure
Welcome & Intro
The Main Deal: Activity and natural free-flow among centres & interaction with Pedagogistas
Jaclyn Calder, Simcoe County District School Board: @jaccalder
Each centre will provide for all types of learners by providing all modalities possible. For example, the
presenter will have on hand any number of small demos, self-guided tutorials/activities, be able to work one
on one with the learner's needs and desires, be comfortable with the ebb and flow of people from centre to
centre or manage the same individuals all day.
More on Constructivism
For more on 'constructivism' you could start with these sites:
Check out Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager
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