Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Site Investigations for this coming Wednesday

The following people are presenting their site investigations next week;

Heather & Nick
Heather & Dawi
Josh & Meredith

Does anyone have any thoughts on the websites as they stand at the minute? Helpful insights, tips and tricks are always helpful to the investigators, and might be reciprocated with similar feedback, or maybe even cake.

Just saying, cake is a winner.*

The best post on this blog wins a prize next week...*mario invincibility star*

Tuesday, September 27, 2011



This is a TED talk from one of my old lecturer's and good friend's Alex, about what inspires him.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Changing how we think, or thinking how to change?

I hope everyone has in some way been made aware of, and felt some effects of the implications of this:


Think on it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Making heroes, building communities.


This is an online recorded interview of a live interview taking place over skype.

Dr. Esther MacCallum-Stewart interviews two men from "the yogscast", and online community of gamers. They discuss the birth and generation of their community (by accident), and also give a brief tour of MINECRAFT - an interesting game.


Monday, September 19, 2011

The President loves Arts Education!

Ok. Maybe that's a slight overstatement (though he is a big supporter of the arts in education), at least in relation to what I'm sharing here. The White House did release a report earlier this year though that advocates for the arts in classrooms and discusses strategies and benefits of an art education curriculum. Check out the report here. It's done through the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities and could be a good source for thesis research! (hint. hint.)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms

An absolutely amazing talk given by Sir Ken Robinson. Maybe you've come across it. Maybe not. Whatever the case, it's this kind of thinking which will move the conversation around education forward. Plus, I love the way this is presented.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


What Tabs do you keep open on your internet browser on a daily basis? (Link us to the rarities.)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wii: Good for more than Gaming

A little something to get you all in the right mindset. Most technology out there can be adapted for many uses, and this is one fantastic case in point. With a bi of creative hacking a Wii remote can help create a classroom smartboard.

On another note, if you haven't checked out TED talks, please do. There is some absolutely amazing stuff on there. Totally worth watching.

More info here

Monday, September 5, 2011

Don't forget;

Hello Children,

Don't go forgetting that you've got a PREZI to do on Wednesday.

Have fun,

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cyberped Laboratory assignment;

Site Investigation Choices

1                      Carlos & Marie Clare

2                      Ed & Katie

3                      Heather & Nick

4                      Heather & Sarah

5                      Josh & Meredith

6                      Julie & Mary

7                      Paola & Sophia

8                      Ricki & Sarah

Cyberped Laboratory assignment;

Reading Facilitators

Week 2 – September 7th, 2011
The Art Institute of Chicago – Unassigned

Week 4 – September 21st, 2011
Art Teacher’s Guide to the Internet – Meredith Martin

Week 5 – September 28th, 2011
Museum 2.0 Blog – Mary Warbelow

Week 7 – October 12th, 2011
Getty Museum – Paola Deguzma
MAC – Marie-Clare

Week 8 – October 19th, 2011
Chicago Public Art Group – Sarah Hornung
US Dept of Education – Carlos Ruiz

Week 9 – October 26th, 2011
MoMA Education – Julie Christo
Tate Modern – D’Andrea

Week 10 – November 2nd, 2011
Educational Video Centre – Ed Pino

Week 11 – November 9th, 2011
Brooklyn Museum – Sophia Cho

Week 12 – November 16th, 2011
Chicago Art Magazine – Ricki Proper
Bad at Sports – Josh

Week 14 – December 7th, 2011
New Museum – Heather Whelan
Edutopia – Sarah Simmons

Week 15 – December 14th, 2011
Chicago Artists Resource – Katie Roth
MCA – Nick Franco