A great global Serendipity session! The topic chosen by poll was “Student engagement”. I think this is a recurring issue for all educators and I always enjoy sessions that address any aspect of engaging the learner because I always learn something! There are always angles/nuances I haven’t thought of/tried before. As usual the session was recorded
As always a wide variety of ideas were shared during the discussion using a blend of audio, text chat and whiteboard – checkout the recording for the full flavour!. There were a lot of great contributions on the whiteboard (sometimes conversation is more in the text and it’s always exciting to get a full whiteboard) so I thought it would be interesting to create a Wordle from them!
There were several suggestions that we further explore the topic of engagement in different contexts particularly maths. Most of the participants had some involvement in maths at some level and I think all of us in that position have hit the proverbial “brick wall” with engagement in maths at some point. So look out for a “Talk Time” discussion or a “Tools and Strategies” sharing session on Student Engagement in the not too distant future!
The upcoming Edublogs webinar this week is a “Talk Time” discussion session: “Teach to the Test?” Phil Hart will facilitate the discussion on the current hot topic of “Teaching to the Test vs Teaching to the Learner’s Needs”
Join us on Thursday February 11th at 23:00 GMT (6pm USA EST, Midnight CET) or Friday February 12th at 7am West Aus, 10am NSW, depending on your timezone. We look forward to “seeing” you here on Elluminate as usual