So, there are 26 of us itching to start an education revolution from the ground up. The problem, of course, is that you and I are anything but close to the ground.
I had a wonderful conversation with a group of primary school and high school students that totally opened my eyes. Think of the conversation I had as a bit of preliminary research on staging an education revolution. The predominant thread throughout the conversation was engagement and ownership. Students are sitting in neat rows in neat rooms and they are being taught by a teacher at the front of the class.
What are students thinking about while the teacher is droning on?
2. mobile phones
So what if there was a way to link music, mobile phones, and games to engagement and ownership in the classroom?
That got me thinking about smart (and not so smart) phone apps, karaoke, social media and remixes. We cannot throw out what is being taught in the classroom just yet but maybe we can add to it with a little personal engagement and a lot of ownership!
Do you have any examples of ways that music, mobile phone, or games can be used to build engagement with students in the classroom?