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Jolanta Stephens
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  • Adelaide, South Australia
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Makerspaces clip

Hello allI'm putting a  call out to anyone who is currently engaging in makerspaces in their schools... I need a 30 second 'multimodal clip' (ie video or images running together) that I can include…Continue

Tags: 21stcenturylearning, clasroom, help, making, makerspaces

Started Nov 27, 2015

 

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Makerspaces clip

Hello allI'm putting a  call out to anyone who is currently engaging in makerspaces in their schools... I need a 30 second 'multimodal clip' (ie video or images running together) that I can include in my assignment on makerspaces. i have set one up in my classroom and would love to compare or see what others are doing and how you relate it to external real life learning. Full acknowledgements obviously :)Any one able to help?Thanks :)JolantaSee More
Nov 27, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Module 6: Celebration in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"I often use thinking routines to try and support reflection - get beyond 'did you like it?'! It's one of my goals at the moment to 'do it' more regularly and where possible at the end of each lesson... definitely use them at…"
Nov 24, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Module 5: Choice, Creation and Co-Creation in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"Before I start discussing some of the above points, I just wanted to comment that never have I had such a chapter(s) of reading speak to me so much. I found myself nodding my head vigorously and yelling 'YES!' at my ipad many times over,…"
Nov 13, 2015
Jolanta Stephens posted a blog post

Why should educators be connecting their students globally? What literature, research and opinions can you gather and synthesise to support an argument for this?

Authored by Jessica Heysen, Rajashree Basu, and Jolanta StephensIt is fair to say that the educators of 2015 and beyond are tasked with a very different job description than those of even 10 years ago? As the world we live in evolves at a rate that is challenging to stay in touch with, it is critical that our education system and what we are teaching our children does the same. No longer is it enough to be disseminators of information, using “chalk and talk” as the medium to which we educate…See More
Nov 9, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Module 6: Celebration in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"What are the benefits of effective reflection? We reflect every day of our lives without thinking about whether that was a good choice or not, weighing up options based on previous knowledge etc. So really refelcting in the classroom should be easy…"
Nov 6, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Module 4: Contribution and Collaboration in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"Hi all! I'm going to respond to 'how does global collaborative learning improve global competency?' I think the question almost answers itself... to be globally competent, you need to learn about it first right?? You can't expect…"
Oct 29, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Wk.3 Communication and Digital Citizenship in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"What are you doing in your school to foster global digital citizenship? In our school, we have only recenlty got on board with the 'global' aspect of technology in a formal way. We have just run an Interdisciplinary unit on 'digital…"
Oct 21, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Wk.3 Communication and Digital Citizenship in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"Couldn't have said it better myself! I too find that more and more recently I am feeling like I am becoming overwhelmed and 'switched on' 24/7 because of technology and my inability to say no (and also because I like to be up to date…"
Oct 21, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Wk 2: Connected learning - Let's discuss! in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"This weeks reading really got my brain ticking in overdrive. I have many questions which I will post at the end as points for further discussion. But now, to stay on task... What are you connected learning habits and routines? Every morning I check…"
Oct 7, 2015
Martyn Anderson and Jolanta Stephens are now friends
Sep 30, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Introduce yourself here in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"I second this - it was a beyond mind blowing experience! I particularly was taken (actually I think we all were!) with google expeditions - a variation on google cardboard - virtual reality excursions to anywhere in the world! Could you imagine the…"
Sep 30, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Introduce yourself here in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"It's great isn't it??? All makes so much sense to me and how I would want my own children to learn! Look forward to sharing my skills :)"
Sep 30, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Wk1: How global are you?? What does global collaboration mean? in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"It is my opinion that it is imperative to have a global disposition and be globally competent. Knowing 'academic curriculum' is no longer enough. In a 21st century setting we NEED to be able to connect and work in a global capacity. Most…"
Sep 30, 2015
Jolanta Stephens and Jessica Heysen are now friends
Sep 23, 2015
Jolanta Stephens replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Introduce yourself here in the group Flat Connections Global Educator 15-2
"HI Everyone! My name is Jolanta Stephens and I am a year 7 teacher at Immanuel College in Adelaide, South Australia. I'm also involved in the Middle School Enrichment Program and in IBMYP Interdisciplinary Unit Writing and implementation in the…"
Sep 22, 2015
Jolanta Stephens and Toni Olivieri-Barton are now friends
Sep 22, 2015

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Name:
Jolanta
About Me:
I am a year 7 teacher at Immanuel College in South Australia. I am also involved with the Middle School Enrichment program and in IDU and curriculum writing within the IBMYP.
I am passionate about 21st century learning and skills, in particular Inquiry based learning, critical and creative thinking, global connections and using digital learning tools.
I am a mother of a lively 2 year old and enjoy reading, crochet, macrame, generally 'arting', and watching funny cat videos.
Website:
http://edusphere.squarespace.com
Interest in Flat Connections
I am interested in adding to my 21st Century learning skills. I am new in this area of global connections, so would like to learn more about it. I am currently undertaking the 'Connect with China' pilot program and the Flat connections Online Course

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Why should educators be connecting their students globally? What literature, research and opinions can you gather and synthesise to support an argument for this?

Authored by Jessica Heysen, Rajashree Basu, and Jolanta Stephens

It is fair to say that the educators of 2015 and beyond are tasked with a very different job description than those of even 10 years ago? As the world we live in evolves at a rate that is challenging to stay in touch with, it is critical that our education system and what we are teaching our children…

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At 1:02pm on September 21, 2015,
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Welcome Jolanta. Glad to see you here.  

 
 
 

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