On a sunny autumn afternoon we collected autumn leaves and prepared this book with the kids and our friends aged 2 to 6. Solveig, Eva, Simone and Maxim made this book. Simone is currently writing the story about our autumn leaves and I am really looking forward to reading it soon.
Photo For Life is an innovative web and TV format. It produced for ARTE, a French-German TV channel, by BBC Worldwide France (TV) and Delasource (Web). I was the online community manager for the show. Photo For Life combines a TV Masterclass for talented photographers with an eMasterclass for young photographers on the web. The mentor and the teacher of the Masterclass is Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani. Toscani is best-known worldwide for designing controversial advertising campaigns with shocking, realistic images for Benetton in the 1980s and 1990s. Photo For Life was inspired by BBC’s former experience with a series called “Design for Life” led by French designer Philipp Starck.
Scratch is a visual programming language designed for learning and education. As learners create and share projects in Scratch, they develop important design and problem-solving skills, think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is used in many different settings: schools, museums, community centers, and homes – or even in introductory computer science classes in higher education, for example in Harvard’s edX-course CS50. That’s how I discovered this great project by MIT media lab’s lifelong kindergarten, and I was really impressed seeing the learning and teaching opportunities of Scratch in action.
Download Scratch and give it a try. It’s really easy and fun to learn!
John Hattie told us the story underlying the data of his huge meta study Visible Learning. There is an enhanced role for teachers, because students seek feedback. And feedback works best when you think first of feedback that is received not given. Together with my colleague and co-author Regine Berger we interviewed John Hattie about “Visible Learning”. We were especially interested to know how to implement his findings schools. And also how to best train the teachers. You can also read the Interview in German on www.visiblelearning.de.
Is Visible Learning equally good for all ages?
Which age specific differences should schools consider when implementing visible learning?
I was interested in 4-20 year olds and for every influence was very keen to evaluate any moderators – but found very few indeed. The story underlying the data seems applicable to this age range.