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Online Writing Tool: Spellchecker for Luxembourgish

Thanks to Michèle Klecker I’ve just discovered an interesting Online Writing Tool, that allows you to check the spelling of text written in Luxembourgish. Even though the authors of this tool claim that it’s not meant to be a learning tool, I do think that it is a tool for learning, learning to write, learning to […]

1 December 2009 at 13:12 - Comments
Michel Weimerskirch at 14:01 on 1 December 2009
Thank you for your interest in Spellchecker.lu. Spell checkers should (generally speaking) not be used as a *standalone* tool for…
Bob Reuter at 14:44 on 1 December 2009
Michel, I do think that NO TOOL WHATSOEVER should be used as a standalone tool for learning anything... :-) Thank…

Being knowledgeable at the beginning or being allowed to develop yourself?

When it comes to selecting candidates for a study program or for a job, one always has to define certain skills, knowledge contents & levels or competences that one expects the candidates to bring along into the class or the workplace… However, in life-long-learning settings, we will always have to allow students or colleagues to […]

18 November 2009 at 14:42 - Comments

Neuroplasticity and Learning

The brain/mind is not an information-processing machine, at least not in the trivial way… It’s a dynamic machine that constantly changes as it is used. I’m watching an ARTE science video on neuroplasticity that I will give my students as a resource to study the links between neuroscience and learning&teaching! It’s fascinating! A true re-education […]

18 November 2009 at 10:26 - Comments
Bob Reuter at 17:46 on 20 November 2009
watch the documentary online: ARTE.TV

Learning and Motivation to Learn

I’ve been thinking about the issue of motivation and lack-of-motivation and discussing it with bachelor in educational sciences students over the last years… and I’ve always had the impression that we tend to assume that kids who don’t learn (to do) certain things at school don’t *want* to learn. Maybe they don’t want to learn these […]

10 November 2009 at 10:08 - Comments
Le Dude at 12:47 on 10 November 2009
Quite so; I cannot help but feel that a large chunk of educational curriculum is presented at the wrong time…
bob.reuter at 11:47 on 15 November 2009
Le Dude, I do not really agree that language learning starts at 10 or 12 in schools... at least not…

Christine Brockmeyer’s story about her personal (non) experiences with computers in education

I strongly recommend reading this blog post by Christine Brockmeyer on her personal (non) experiences with computers in education. Dat Erliefniss mam Computer am “Communication visuelle” Kuer wat d’Christine eis héi beschréift, weisst ganz schein, dass de fait de Computer als creation tool anzesetzen direkt, quasi automatesch och eng aaner sozial form vu léieren mat […]

16 October 2009 at 07:55 - Comments

Using a Visual Metaphor to Illustrate the BScE1 Internship

I’ve been thinking about using a set of visually rich illustrations to graphically represent a metaphor of the requirements we ask our BScE1 students to fulfill (BScE1 = 1 Semester of the Bachelor in Educational Sciences study program). We actually want them to develop into “reflective practitioners” combining two different (maybe even seemingly incompatible) developmental […]

15 October 2009 at 21:50 - Comments
bob.reuter at 21:55 on 15 October 2009
Don't ask me why we called this Mission Pinguiiiin... That's the name one of my classes gave itself, for reasons…
bob.reuter at 21:58 on 15 October 2009
I simply found that these cute little birds would perfectly fit into the “learning to swim” scenario… and since the…

Educational Technology: Example of a low tech tool for learning

While cleaning my office desk I found a piece of newspaper I had “archived” because it depicts an ad for an educational tool that nicely illustrates a few crucial things about educational technology. 1) Educational Technology is praised. 2) Educational Technology is praised for its positive effects on learning (“making it easier” in this case). […]

30 July 2009 at 10:31 - Comments

New book!

I’ve just finished compiling and uploading the new student-book on “Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Learning”, full of papers written by my bachelor students. http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/auf-den-spuren-lew-wygotskis/7436116 0

23 July 2009 at 11:52 - Comments

Educational Origami: Integration of ICT into the classroom

Educational Origami is a blog, and a wiki, about the integration of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) into the classroom, this is one of the largest challenges that we face as teachers. It’s about 21st Century Learning and 21st Century Teaching. http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ 0

8 July 2009 at 14:02 - Comments
bob at 20:27 on 8 July 2009
interestingly this website offers quite some resources on the links between learning & teaching with ICT and Blooms Taxonomy of…

ISTE | Learning & Leading with Technology

ISTE’s membership magazine, Learning & Leading with Technology, is one of our best! Learning and Leading is more than just the name of the magazine—the simple phrase encapsulates ISTE’s philosophy that technology is essential to school transformation and future opportunities for the 21st-century learners around the globe. via iste.org This is a really cool online […]

2 July 2009 at 07:40 - Comments