Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Essence of Connected Learning

This video was talking about:
1- engaging the kids in the learning experience, the key for a kid to learn is to make him need that learning and wants to do it.
Once the kid is ready and excited,t the information part will be easy.

2- learning should take place every were. In schools, homes, coffee shops ,ect.

3- we must change the way we teach. Instead of focusing on the outcome(backward design) we must focus on the learner on the kid.

the idea of focusing on the learner and not on the outcomes and goals, is kind of challenging. we are used to follow schedules and see if we met the standards. going on each student's interest might take time. It needs that we change the way we think and we see our children. also it is not a one person approach it must be the idea of the society...

Connected Learning: 'ESSENCE' from DML Research Hub on Vimeo.


  1. Changing from a teacher centered model to a student centered model I agree is very challenging. However, from what I have seen in my classroom, children are learning in a more effective way when their interests are in mind.

  2. I agree that it's not a one person approach--it takes a whole community, but we'll try the best with can with what we've got in the classroom. :)