I am very fortunate to be able to work with trainee teachers and be involved with staff development from time to time. One of the main points of our Microsoft Tools presentation at the recent Geographical Association Conference is that truly inspirational, creative, effective learning stems from starting with a blank page. In my opinion, nothing great ever came from starting with a blank PowerPoint, Google presentation, Keynote or Prezi. The image to the right shows some of my thinking behind Priory Geography’s first meeting in the start of this Academic year.
The main reason for this is that great learning experiences start with sound, contextualised learning objectives rather than resources. Resource the learning rather than match learning objectives to resources.
This page, some of the planning behind the award winning volcano study pack. In fact they are the field study notes written while in Iceland.
I like using Moleskin notebooks and honestly prefer to think using them over anything electronic. The latest replacement is a rather nifty limited edition Star Wars design.
It has lots of blank pages. Time to get creative, naughty, inspired, sorted.
Is it wrong that I have goose bumps thinking about it?