Sunday, June 14, 2009

Students Making Decisions for the Biome Project

Mr. Chamberlain's evolution from teacher to facilitator is most evident is his class's Biome Project blog. The blog on May 12, 2009, Biome Project emphasizes this through recorded videos of his class students. They are asked to make choices on note taking strategies, biomes of choice and last, but not least, how they felt about being given these choices. Mr. C's students actually got it! And if they didn't, they figured it out themselves, how intuitive.
For me, this is opening up a whole new world of educational teaching/learning strategies. I am just trying to absorb the changes education has made since my departure 30 years ago.
Is it possible to catch up? I guess only time will tell, no pun intended.


  1. Sadly, I don't think education has changed all that much in 30 years. Technology has not been used to transform learning, it is just an add on that teachers use. There are a few of us that truly want to transform learning using research and technology, but it is an up-hill climb. Good luck and I can't wait to see what you post in the future.
    Mr. C

  2. Unfortunately, Mr. C is probably correct. But I do think that technology can prod (encourage? force? entice? maybe entice some) teachers to do things differently.