Lise Sercombe

A journey where a teacher is the student

Learning to change, changing to learn 25/01/2010

Filed under: 21st century learning,Education,learning,school,teacher — lisesercombe @ 1:43 pm

Thanks to the magic of Twitter, I received a link to this video originally posted on SchoolTube. The video features several educators with some great points. Worthwhile video for discussion with a group of teachers about the whole notion of change.


National Standards 24/01/2010

Filed under: Education,school,standards — lisesercombe @ 7:14 pm

National standards and testing is a topic of interest for educators in many parts of the world. The following article from Education Week provides food for thought.


via Education Week: Debunking the Case for National Standards.


Tertiary Education 13/01/2010

Filed under: Education — lisesercombe @ 4:57 pm

This may just be a rant because it is summer holidays and I’ve chosen to spend some of it at university but does it have to be so bad? Am I being unrealistic to want to be part of a vibrant learning community talking about cutting edge ideas? Why are students subjected to dull powerpoints and overheads? Why are we asked to participate in activities that don’t result in new learning? What can be done?

Feeling very uninspired and resentful that I have two more days to endure. Moan!


Module 4 30/11/2009

Filed under: Education — lisesercombe @ 3:24 pm

Exploring photos and videos on the web

I have started using Flickr for my own photos. I can see that students will love uploading their photos and videos on the web. The issue of copyright is a big one as it is sometimes difficult for students to understand that something on the web, a public domain, could be owned by someone. Students often simply cut and paste text, graphics and videos to add to their own work. Copyright becomes a much trickier issue when web 2.0 encourages knowledge creation through collaboration.

Love Flickr and can’t wait to upload more of my favourite images!


Module 3- Google docs 23/11/2009

Filed under: 21st century learning,Education,learning — lisesercombe @ 5:28 pm

Yes I know that I’m on leave but what a perfect time to play with new applications. As part of Sydney CEO web 2 course, this learning module is about google docs in the classroom.

View the Youtube video- Teachers and Principals Talk about Google Docs

The benefits of collaboration and ease of saving documents makes Google Docs a worthwhile addition to the classroom.


Controversial? What do you think? 22/01/2009

Filed under: Education,learning,teacher — lisesercombe @ 2:31 pm

One of my holiday activities was spending four days at university learning about learning. There is a great deal to say about this topic and I will. Learning styles is often talked about and I found this clip on TeacherTube. I would be interested to read your comments about there being no such thing as learning styles.


Medieval helpdesk with English subtitles 31/12/2008

Filed under: Education — lisesercombe @ 4:41 pm
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It is so easy to give up on the newest technology but look at what you can miss out on!

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