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School Week 4: Building (1) School Community + Digital Learning Ecosystem

Posted by jturner56 on August 30, 2014

LO4This week saw the first Learning Technologies Council get together for this school year.

In small group forums school leaders, teachers, students, digital services providers, curriculum developers, parents and guidance discussed how well we are doing with all things digital and where we should be looking to go next.

This is the first of many such conversations that will spread across the school community over the next couple of months, culminating in  recommendations and plans for adding more value to the school Digital Learning Infusion approach. Through strengthening school community, digital ecosystems can be built.

This brings to mine this weeks reading of Bain and Weston’s (2012) The Learning Edge: What technology can do to educate all children. Putting aside for now the fundamental flaw in their book that is based on research supporting standardised testing as the definitive measure of learning value (which I’ll leave to a future post to talk more on the required balance with personalised learning devices in a connected learning world), the book nevertheless includes some worthwhile insights into how, what they call Type-B schools, can achieve so much more when they build with an eye to both research and connected inclusion of diverse elements and preferences.

Both will be in play as we continue build into the future.

Week 1: Bridges
Week 2: Busyness
Week 3: Beliefs
Week 4: Building (1) School Community + Digital Learning Ecosystem

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