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noise and error






“good ideas are more likely to emerge in environments that contain a certain amount of noise and error.” Stephen Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From






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Developing confidence with a variety of systems






I was on LinkedIn today and saw this comment by Kerry Boyle “I don’t think we’re doing our young people justice by making them proficient users of only one brand. The future of the internet and the success of it depends on peoples ability to use a variety of different programmes, operating systems, applications and […]






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Sometimes you just need to get out of the way






After watching this video , I realized that sometimes you just have to get out of their way. Education scientist Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education I like the idea of setting up learning pods with technology that links to a subject expert (near end of video). Letting group members switch or stay together or look […]






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way of thinking






“As teachers, we have to remind ourselves sometimes that our way of thinking is not the way of thinking. We have to remind ourselves that the point of education is not to go through the motions of teaching, but to go through the hard scrabble process of helping someone else learn.” Shelly Blake-Plock (2011), I […]






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