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  • Alpha Generation learns differently - what are we willing to do for them?

    About a month ago, I attended a lecture by Sasha Cerber at the Meital conference for integrating technology in higher education in Israel. Sasha, a design instructor in the ceramics and glass design departments at Bezalel Jerusalem, talked about new technologies of scanning, design and 3D printing in design studies. Sasha told us that his students no longer wish to use design software (which I learned) but rather prefer to use very intuitive smartphone applications - and get an equally good product using with very little effort. While studying for a bachelor's degree in design at Bezalel, I molded with material, sculpted and designed objects with clay or wood. Accordingly, I got dirty and breathed a lot of dust. A few years later I used both Photoshop and Illustrator software. Years passed, and as part of designing physical learning spaces in many schools I also used another software to create laser cutting files for various hard surfaces in a factory. I also experimented from occasionally with creating digital objects for a 3D printing. In those days I felt some "distance" or remote from the objects I had designed. A distance that these (old) graphic software caused. Generation Z students who are in the design class today were born into a completely different reality. They can sculpt directly and "feel" the material using new app for designers or get into a Metaverse to do so! Design studies put emphasis on learning from experience, learning from mistakes and repeated attempts to improve. There is a whole method of receiving feedback called “work review” that takes place as part of the learning process and takes place within the group under the guidance of the teacher. The learner is expected reflect and improve while re-experiencing or re-designing objects. Experiential learning is a common in pedagogy today even outside the training of designers contexts. In fact this is an approach formulated by John Dewey. The approach has many familiar examples. Sometimes the experience involves learning by creating an object, scientific experiments and more. We will often see it when learners interact with technology in school settings. Perhaps in the near future we will already be able to observe learners designing virtual environments as a learning task in cultural studies, the Bible, geography or history. Experiential learning in cyberspace or Metaverse "Material" is not only something physical that you touch with your hands, rather, it can be an object that reacts to your avatar in a digital environment or within a digital application that allow you to manipulate 3D images. For example, watch a video showing the use of the Nomad app on an iPad combined with a digital pen. The talented Angela Kalokairinou drew a dolphin using a regular paper and pencil, scanned it to her iPad and further sculptured a 3D digital dolphin image. Another app that Sasha introduced at the meeting was Putty 3D Imagine you have a soft clay ball, just inside your phone, and you pinch it and shape it with your fingers on the screen ... Do you want to stop reading and immediately download to iPhone? (There is no version of Android, unfortunately) I'll be waiting for you here, take your time. Do not forget to send this app to all your friends who have children at this age ... Wait, are you sure this fun app has an age? Many teachers build learning assignments that encourage creativity. Only few teachers are familiar with design or art assessment and use them regularly in their classrooms. However, now we all have an opportunity to add some more creativity to our schooling. That approach will help most of our students to engage learning and actively experience it. I have been asked about the field of design and research. During my years at Bezalel I have learned about cultures through exploring their designed objects. For example - learning about cultures by researching their pottery, jewelry, clothing and furniture taught me about the daily lives of the people, about their beliefs and customs, no less than reading the textual historical documentation, which was usually introduced in my high school history class. If in high school history teachers gave me tasks that allow me to express my learning through the creation of objects and clothing details translated into the present tense - learning would enrich me and cause me great pleasure, sweeping and motivating me to love the profession. Expanding learners' choices to represent the knowledge they have learned in a variety of ways is an important principle in the UDL approach. The path I took (at least in the beginning) was design and art, and the ways I understood went through the visual, the material and the practical experience. Many like me sit in classrooms today, and I would also venture to say, that today generations are even more visual and even more looking for learning though experience. For them, for this wonderful alpha generation, I suggest adopting tools and technologies that welcomes to touch materials and use more learning experiences. I argue that learning by experiencing is the right way to teach the alpha generation, and that the new tools that available to us today should be brought into the classroom to make this way of learning more common. Are educators flexible enough to choose these tools and create new learning tasks in their specific learning situation, for specific learners, to achieve specific goals, to stimulate motivation? As usual, I would love to get comments on these ideas here on the blog. Good luck, 21st-century teachers. 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  • Ask Students a Driving Question on The First Woman on MARS

    According to representatives of the Israeli Space Agency and the DMARS team that we met at the "March-Israel" project in Ramon Crater, ISRAEL - the first astronaut to travel to Mars has already been born. He referred to her as a woman. The DMARS team quoted this statement from a representative of the Space Agency who visited Israel as part of the Austrian Forum. So, first of all, it excites me that we talk about a woman. Secondly, I liked the metaphor presented to us during the visit regarding the connection between the climate crisis and space science (we scheduled our visit to DMARS during the 2021 Glasgow climate conference) As we asked about the reasons to explore space, Itai Levy, representing the Israeli Space Agency, told us a metaphor. He said to think of a scientist who spends many years researching one type of plant in a sealed room. This scientist already knows everything there is to know about that single plant. Then, a door opens, and through the door, the scientist notices a forest, a landscape filled with many new species of plants he never knew existed. Accordingly, our hosts told us, cosmologists are perceiving space science today. Therefore, learning more about our planet is the essential justification for investing their time and energy. Unlike many cinema productions suggest, these scientists don't intend to abandon Earth in the wake of a climatic catastrophe. Instead, they wish to learn more about our planet. Scientists learn a great deal from comparing living environments. I returned to Tel-Aviv, wondering about innovation, digital pedagogy, and explorative space science. I anticipated meeting my team to inspire the invention of relevant new pedagogy following the practical new teaching method I experienced in 'March.' So what's so exciting and practical about the method? This method is a multidisciplinary analog (non-digital) simulation that simulates a human colony on Mars! The mission will include launching the two-room habitat folded in a missile to space! Therefore, space engineers must find a way to fold the habitat like an Origami or a balloon. When arriving at MARS, astronauts will have to build their habitat using light tools. No heavy construction equipment will be available to them. In extreme conditions that include a very low temperature of minus 40 degrees, dangerous radiation, lack of oxygen, and 100 times smaller air pressure than Earth, the structure should protect the occupants and function for many months regardless of any supply. How does one live in a place where any exit without a suitable suit (which takes two hours to wear) will lead to immediate death? It depends not only on engineering, technology, chemistry, and physics but also on the project participants' mental ability and considerable social resources. The challenges for such a delegation embrace psychology, sciences, engineering, architecture, interior design, nutrition, physiology, and more. So how can one ask many driving questions and organize the curricula around them? What are these questions? Which teams of teachers and students will formulate them? How can all this change learning experiences in the classrooms today for future generations? Read more about the project on the Space Agency website Please leave your ideas here, and inspire us with driving questions around a journey to Mars. I also welcome you to suggest how engaging in such a simulation will change schools. I wish we could observe Mars delegation in our lifetime. You are also welcome to visit the space agency's website and be impressed by their lesson plans for various students' age. Please watch this Inspirational Ted Talk presented by Alyssa Carson. She is an amazing 18-year-old woman who aspired from the age of 3 to be the first to embark on a journey to Mars. The video shows a variety of training programs an astronaut has to go through to get permission to travel on a mission in outer space. After Allison urges the audience not to give up on their dreams, to strive high, and even to make sacrifices to get far, she concludes the lecture with the words: We Are The MARS Generation. I want to thank Dr. Ayelet Weizman for assisting in preparing this post and inviting me to join this tour to DMARS. Dear Ayelet, by persisting in ISRAEL Space Education you inspire us all.

  • How to Design Learning Spaces in the 21st-Century?

    The video begins with a joke about Rip-van-Winkle that emerged after 100 years into the 21st century, And he was thrilled at the sight of his eyes. Everything is so different from his world until he visits schools. The question asked in the opening is- How can we design schools for children who will live a future we can not predict? The video presents some suggestions for learning spaces designed according to the perception of the future. The pictures are spectacular and beautiful. However, it makes educators wonder as we now only design our classrooms with elementary materials, asking ourselves if this can be happening in our schools too? Regarding resources - it is worth dreaming. If you can dream it, you can do it (Walt Disney). In my opinion, this is not just a question of resources but knowledge of a new language - the designer's language, it's a language without words. The designer's language becomes an essentially new field of teachers' knowledge. Educators who communicate pedagogical objectives to designers will create the ideal learning spaces. In addition, these new environments will increase meaningful dialogues and promote learning in new ways. The video brings together the designer, the architect, and the educator. In recent years I have gotten to talk to architects who build schools. I have noticed this central motif: The success of building or redesigning a school (and adding unique rooms or wings) depends entirely on the ability of educators to communicate with the architect in a language they understand. Not all educators and school leaders speak the language of space; colors, textures, and lighting. And not all architects or designers deeply understand the complexity of being an educator. I have discovered over the years that the function that can help and mediate between languages ​​is a mentor specializing in designing learning spaces (these educator-designers work throughout the country). Still, not all principals know about them or contact them. I do not call for the teacher to become a designer or expect this from school principals. But, paying attention to the issue, acquiring the visual competence to convey the appropriate messages to the professional (architect or designer) - definitely crucial to relevant school officials. The following film has an example of a meaningful discourse that took place between educators and architects. Here is the result: Good luck, 21st-century teachers

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  • Dr Limor Leibovitz | Education & Technology

    רעיונות מבוססי מחקר להובלת תהליכי חדשנות, יזמות ויצירתיות בחינוך הצטרפו לאתר הזמינו וובינר Prof. Dan Shechtman was photographed for a lecture at Matach studios in May 2022 on the subject of Metaverse in education as part of his participation in the annual ICT conference in the division where I work I asked to take a picture with him both because I greatly appreciate his work and because I think that promoting technological environments based on innovative pedagogy is important in the 21st century Creativity in Education today is most relevant to the success of the Alpha generation. Most of the innovative approaches in education place the creative learner at the center and demand creativity from their teachers . This site ia all about applied principles based on cognitive research. Get inspiring ideas for learning spaces, order a webinar and consultation for school principals, heads of education departments and district innovation teams. The author, Dr. Limor Leibovitz , has 30 years of experience in the field of innovation in education Up Pedagogical Innovation Today Alpha Generation learns differently - what are we willing to do for them? 2 Ask Students a Driving Question on The First Woman on MARS 17 Doodle Is A Powerful Thinking Tool 12 Fractal - A Flexible Structure For School, Classroom, And Learning 18 FLS - Future Learning Spaces in ISRAEL 21 1/3 Creativity in Education Tell A Story Using A Multimedia -Get Generation Z Students' Attention 12 Up Innovative Learning Spaces Up Ask Students a Driving Question on The First Woman on MARS 17 How to Design Learning Spaces in the 21st-Century? 16 Prevent Visual Noise In Learning Environments 11 FLS - Future Learning Spaces in ISRAEL 21 The Most Beautiful Ecological School In The World 16 1/2 Learning & Cognition in the 21st How Does A Mind Map Promotes Learning? 19 Tell A Story Using A Multimedia -Get Generation Z Students' Attention 12 Prevent Visual Noise In Learning Environments 11 Visual Literacy Is An Expression Of Thinking 6 Up

  • Webinars | Education & Technology

    Book A Webinar Today Webinars can influence educators and inform discourse around innovation and educational entrepreneurship. With extensive experience in tutorials on visuals, innovative pedagogy, hybrid learning spaces, entrepreneurship, and technology, Dr. Limor Leibovitz will be happy to lead a fun and enriching session with applied tools. I welcome you to order a webinar on Learning by Attraction, Entrepreneurship, Innovation in Education, Hybrid Learning Spaces. Book a Webinar here Hybrid Learning Spaces Book a webinar to build hybrid learning spaces (physical and digital) using new digital tools and principles for implementing innovative pedagogy. Entrepreneurship & Innovation In Education Book now an inspiring webinar to promote entrepreneurship in your school! Get to know applied tools for building innovative solutions to challenges that are identified together. Learning Motivation Book a webinar that introduces principles for learning through experience, play, and visual tools. An approach that encourages learner involvement, collaboration, and enjoyment. הרצאות בהשתתפות ד"ר לימור ליבוביץ Play Video Play Video 29:36 קל לי בדיגיטלי – אינפוגרפיקה בסביבה דיגיטלית מהי אינפוגרפיקה? איך היא מסייעת לתלמיד לבנות ידע חדש בקלות ובמהירות? וחשוב יותר, איך היא מסייעת לתלמיד ללמוד כפי שהמוח "אוהב" ללמוד? במפגש הראשון בסדרת "קל לי בדיגיטילי" נכיר את ה"למה" ואת ה"איך" בעולם המלהיב של המידע המיוצג באופן וויזואלי. בחמישה צעדים פשוטים ובכלים שכל אחד ואחת יכול להפעיל תתקדם חוויית הלמידה וההוראה שלכם ושל תלמידיכם למאה ה-21. בהנחיית ד"ר לימור לייבוביץ', ראש היחידה לאוריינות דיגיטלית באגף טכנולוגיות מידע, בלוגרית ומומחית בתחום הוויזואליה בפדגוגיה ובמרחבי הלמידה. הקישור לפריט המלא בפורטל הפדגוגי: https://bit.ly/2Kl2zuy במהלך יצירת ההרצאות נשמרו בקפידה הוראות חוק זכויות היוצרים ה'תשס"ח-2007. יחד עם זאת, ניתן לפנות אלינו בכל עניין הקשור בשמירה על זכויות יוצרים ונפעל להורדת תוכן שיש בו, לכאורה, פגיעה בזכויות. לפניות ניתן לשלוח מייל לכתובתנו: Akademya_bareshet@education.gov.il Play Video Play Video 38:34 מורים דיגיטליים – אתגרים והזדמנויות עם שרה ב"ק מהי למידה מותאמת למאה ה-21? בשידור נכיר את האנשים והנשים שתפקידם לקדם את מיומנויות הלמידה למאה ה-21, נבחן איך מכשירים אותם לתפקידם ולאילו מיומנויות מצפים היום מהמורים הדיגיטליים. אחר כך נברר כיצד מערכת החינוך מתכוננת לאתגרים ולהזדמנויות העומדים בפניה בעת שילוב האוריינות הדיגיטלית בבתי הספר. בהשתתפות: ד"ר עופר רימון, סמנכ"ל טכנולוגיות ומערכות מידע במשרד החינוך ד"ר לימור ליבוביץ, מדריכה ארצית במנהל תקשוב, משרד החינוך ד"ר דובי וייס, ראש תחום פדגוגיה דיגיטלית בסמינר הקיבוצים יניב סננס, רכז רשתיות וטכנולוגיה פדגוגית ברשת אמי"ת שודר לראשונה באוקטובר 2019 לפריט המלא בפורטל הפדגוגי: https://bit.ly/2PvyZ8Y במהלך יצירת ההרצאות נשמרו בקפידה הוראות חוק זכויות היוצרים ה'תשס"ח-2007. יחד עם זאת, ניתן לפנות אלינו בכל עניין הקשור בשמירה על זכויות יוצרים ונפעל להורדת תוכן שיש בו, לכאורה, פגיעה בזכויות. לפניות ניתן לשלוח מייל לכתובתנו: Akademya_bareshet@education.gov.il Play Video Play Video 01:42 ראיון של לימור לגבי השתלמות אוריינות חזותית ברננים Play Video Play Video 01:58:47 יום עיון | מושב 3 | מודלים חלופיים למרחבי לימוד כנס בנושא מודלים חלופיים למרחבי לימוד: פתיחה: אלון אלדורן, נורית ירדן - על העבודות בתערוכה מושב שלישי: חינוך חזותי, חינוך ציוני יו"ר נורית כהן-עברון: ראש התכנית לתואר שני בחינוך לאמנות, בית הספר לאמנות - המדרשה, המכללה האקדמית בית ברל. ד"ר טלי תדמור-שמעוני: חינוך לכולם: מנגנוני הפנמה ובניית תודעה בטקסט ובתמונה. יעל מילוא-שוסמן: "פינת חינוך - פינת הילד". לימור ליבוביץ: אוריינות חזותית בהוראה. 1.12.2011 Play Video Play Video 01:10:15 הרצאה מקוונת בנושא אוריינות מדיה חזותית בסביבה הדיגיטלית השיעור מכוון למורים ולמפתחי תוכן המעוניינים לבחור מדיה חזותית לסביבה הדיגיטלית- יחידות תוכן, מצגות וסביבות למידה מקוונות. ההרצאה מאת היחידה לאוריינות דיגיטלית. במהלך יצירת ההרצאות נשמרו בקפידה הוראות חוק זכויות היוצרים ה'תשס"ח-2007. יחד עם זאת, ניתן לפנות אלינו בכל עניין הקשור בשמירה על זכויות יוצרים ונפעל להורדת תוכן שיש בו, לכאורה, פגיעה בזכויות. לפניות ניתן לשלוח מייל לכתובתנו: Akademya_bareshet@education.gov.il Play Video Play Video 56:43 קל לי בדיגיטלי - תמונה שווה אלף מילים עם ד"ר לימור לייבוביץ ותמר שליט - אבני במפגש נתנסה בשימוש בכלי דיגיטלי ליצירת פוסטר מקוון ונלמד כיצד לשלב את הכלי למטרות פדגוגיות, למשל אמצעי להעברת הנחיות לתלמידים על ידי המורים או דרך מעניינת להצגת פרויקטים על ידי התלמידים. המפגש הוא חלק מסדרת שידורים למורים החושפת בפניהם דגמים דיגיטליים שפותחו באגף התקשוב ומציעה דוגמאות יישומיות לשילוב כלים דיגיטליים בהוראה בכל תחומי הדעת. המרצות: -ד"ר לימור לייבוביץ', ראש היחידה לאוריינות דיגיטלית באגף טכנולוגיות מידע, בלוגרית ומומחית בתחום הוויזואליה בפדגוגיה ובמרחבי הלמידה -תמר שליט-אבני, אמנית פעילה, מרצה בתחום צילום חברתי וצילום ככלי להוראה ומחקר, מפתחת אוריינות דיגיטלית באגף טכנולוגיות מידע במהלך יצירת ההרצאות נשמרו בקפידה הוראות חוק זכויות היוצרים ה'תשס"ח-2007. יחד עם זאת, ניתן לפנות אלינו בכל עניין הקשור בשמירה על זכויות יוצרים ונפעל להורדת תוכן שיש בו, לכאורה, פגיעה בזכויות. לפניות ניתן לשלוח מייל לכתובתנו: Akademya_bareshet@education.gov.il

  • Multimedia Learning | Education & Technology | Dr Limor Leibovitz | Tel-Aviv

    Multimedia learning explains how we learn with audio-visual content. It gives educators well-based research principles as guidelines for designing effective learning tasks in face-to-face instruction, e-learning, and blended learning situations. But, take notice- although digital media representations can enrich pedagogy and improve students' participation, they can also pose some cognitive overload if teachers don't put to use their knowledge of multimedia learning principles. ד"ר לימור ליבוביץ Aug 2, 2021 5 min How Does A Mind Map Promotes Learning? Teach students to build a mind map according to Tony Bozen's rules.Allow them to color-codify the different areas, the different topics, 19 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Aug 1, 2021 3 min Tell A Story Using A Multimedia -Get Generation Z Students' Attention I chose this TED talk because teacher Tyler DeWitt expressed his frustration and presented the solution- Tell a story. 11 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Aug 1, 2021 3 min Prevent Visual Noise In Learning Environments "Visual noise" is the redundant details that should not be at the center of the learner's "attention" and interfere with learning the desire 9 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Jul 30, 2021 3 min Basic Concepts In Visual Literacy A lecture accompanied by photos from the Toledo Museum presents vusual literacy 3 concepts: Sign system Representation Sign 9 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Jul 29, 2021 2 min Doodle Is A Powerful Thinking Tool Sunni Brown, in a lecture at TED, talks about doodle as a first-class thinking tool. This thinking tool promotes visual literacy by express 12 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Jul 28, 2021 3 min Visual Literacy Is An Expression Of Thinking In this lecture, Brian Kennedy lectures at TED and shows the connection between our vision and cognition - thinking. He says that "visual li 6 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Jul 27, 2021 2 min Visual Literacy In The Curriculum The video brings up Elliott Eisner's ideas - focusing on visual content and interpretation of the images must be included in the curriculum 7 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Jul 21, 2021 5 min How to Turn Data Into an Attractive Infographics? David McCandless is a journalist who creates various graphs that he calls the "landscape of information." The information he collects is com 13 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz May 13, 2021 3 min Practical Workshop for Developing Visual Literacy - Step by Step I would like to share with you the three main stages of a visual literacy workshop. videoes of participants also avalable 12 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Apr 8, 2021 1 min How Does a Mind Map Incorporated Into PD Training Affect the Students in Your Classroom? How Does a Mind Map Incorporated Into PD Training Affect the Students in Your Classroom? As part of my doctorate, I researched the impact of 12 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked

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