That’s not making…is it?

I’m still thinking about all of the great conversations heading to, during, and heading home from the ETAD Summer Institute this year, the theme of which was Makerspaces. I’ve seen Tweets and blogposts for a couple of years now. I recall a somewhat recent experience where an enthusiastic undergraduate education student asked if anyone in […]

Reclaimed – “The Nokia Formula”

A picture of the classroom we were in today will be coming soon. A neat concept, it has two SmartBoards and a television using an xbox connect. Today is our last day for awhile with Kirsti Lonka from University of Helsinki. This had been a week full of learning, both content and soft skills. Her […]

Reclaimed – Class is in session?

I put the question mark there because there are some unique aspects to the space and proceedings in class. As I mentioned before I am at the Helsinki Summer School and engaging in a course titled: Designing Teacher Education for the Future; what can we learn from the Finnish experience? Before attending this class I […]

Reclaimed – Opening Day

  Today I picked up a walking tour book from the information desk and toured the oldest part of the city. Beginning at Senate square I was taken through approximately 56 destinations from the “Dome Church” (Helsingin tuomiokirkko) past the senate building, through Katajanokka (a small island by the harbour) and back into the city […]

Reclaimed – Hello and welcome to Helsinki Summer School 2012

Google deletes artist’s blog and a decade of his work along with it A good reminder that: — Rose Eveleth (@roseveleth) July 15, 2016 Earlier this week I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I noticed something peculiar that a couple of my colleagues had commented on (I still think it’s a […]

Educational Technology and Design Summer Institute – Day 3

On the third day of the summer institute we were treated to Michelle Davis’ journey in creating maker spaces in new places. Lucky for us she wrote an ebook detailing the key decisions, and influences that lead to the learning commons maker space taking the shape it did. If you’d like to learn more about […]

ETAD Summer Institute 2016 – Day 2

Today we continued our facilitated discussions about making, maker spaces, design, and education lead by two of our guests: Brandy Burdeniuk and Marc Gobeil. Brandy kicked off her session with a quick creative exercise. We were paired and asked to interview the person next to us: Roles Jet Fuel Kryptonite  Unknown Fun Fact Following the […]