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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

    Transform your teaching with our workshops and courses. Inspire creativity and innovation in education settings. Become a site member Book a webinar join WhatsApp group Are you an educator looking to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers? Look no further! In today's age of constant transformation, it's more important than ever to foster creativity in our students to ensure their survival and prosperity. With changes like the rise of artificial intelligence, global warming, and economic and political shifts, our students will need to be innovative problem solvers. For years, innovative approaches to education have placed the creative learner at the center, demanding creativity and entrepreneurship from their educators as well. But now, it's time to take it to the next level . Creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation are crucial for immediate implementation in schools. That's where Dr. Limor Leibovitz comes in. With over 30 years of experience in the field of creativity and innovation in education, Dr. Leibovitz offers workshops, courses, and counseling sessions to help educators unlock their own creativity and inspire it in their students. Don't know where to start? Book a consultation call with Dr. Leibovitz today, without any obligation. Let's inspire the alpha generation together! ​ What's new on the blog? Design Thinking Alpha Generation learns differently - what are we willing to do for them? 2 Learning Spaces Ask Students a Driving Question on The First Woman on MARS 19 Learning Spaces How to Design Learning Spaces in the 21st-Century? 17 Visual Literacy How Does A Mind Map Promotes Learning? 32 Visual Literacy Tell A Story Using A Multimedia -Get Generation Z Students' Attention 16 1/5 Content areas for consultation, course or workshop: Innovation & Creativity In t oday's rapidly changing world, innovation and creativity have become essential components of education. Join our workshop and course to discover the innovative practices used by successful schools worldwide, including educat ional entrepreneurship, digital integration, project-based learning, design thinking, creative thinking, and maker-centered education. Using these approaches, we will work together to design a customized program that meets the unique needs of your local educational setting. Don't miss this opportunity to reinvent education and prepare your students for a brighter future. Keep reading t o learn more! Join me on the journey of learning through tools of creative thinking, entrepreneurship, digital and design thinking Contact Artificial Intellige n ce (AI) is revolutionizing the education system, marking the biggest change since the invention of the blackboard and chalk. Join our work shop and course to learn about the potential of AI techno logy an d its impact on education. Discover how to leverage AI tools and create personalized teaching assistants through writing prompts. Our course also explores the importance of developing critical thinking skills and AI literacy in the educational context to prepare students for future challenges. Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of education. Keep reading t o learn more! Join me on the journey of learning through tools of future thinking and artificial intelligence literacy in the classroom Contact The image was built using midjourney universal design for learning is an approach that will allow you to empower The learning potential of every boy and girl in the class. In the course and the workshop we will get to know the principles of the approach to succeeddifferentially adjust the surrounding and the learned For students with skills, preferences, etc and various zakats. Increasing the students' confidence in their abilities will form the basis of the change you will see in the school at the end of the course. to continue reading Join me in experimenting with digital tools according to the principles of a universal design approach in learning Contact Hybrid learning space Integrates accessibility to the digital space in the physical environment to promote Learning skills for the whole life . In the course and workshop we will design the environment together the physical and the digital in an innovative way and adapted to your goals. We will use fishing tools Yatlim and implement principles that will increase cooperation, digital literacy, e initiative and the students' taking responsibility for the learning processes. to continue reading Join me for a hands-on workshop in building innovative and relevant learning spaces at your school Contact

  • כתבו עלי | חינוך ליצירתיות

    משובים מארגוני חינוך ומשתתפי הקורסים 2022-2023 חדשנות דיגיטלית תיכון חשמונאים בת-ים מאי 2022 מתוך כתיבה רפלקטיבית לאחר סיום הקורס: במשך הכנת משימת הסיכום, לא יכולתי להתעלם מהמחשבות שפקדו אותי בדבר הפערים שנוצרו בין הידע שהיה לי בטרם ההשתלמות לבין הידע והכלים שרכשתי בעקבות ההשתלמות. בעבודה זו, במסגרת מטלת הסיום של הקורס, יצרנו הערכה חלופית בה מתקיימת עבודה בקבוצות, חקר עצמאי, שימוש במאגרי מידע, בניית מצגת והרכבת שאלות. כל זאת על מנת ליצור משחק סוחף בשילוב כלים דיגיטליים. משחק תחרותי אשר בצדו לימוד מעמיק ומשמעותי. הצלחנו לתת לכל תלמיד את ההזדמנות לנצל את החוזקות שלו והכל למען אותה מטרת לימוד משמעותית. בתודה, מ' רכזת מקצוע. סדנת בינה מלאכותית מסלול פורצי דרך אפריל 2023 לימור היקרה, תודה רבה על זמנך היקר, הידע והתובנות שחלקת עם המשתתפים בסדנת 'טכנולוגיה' במסגרת כנס חינוך לעמיתי מסלול "פורצי דרך" של אגף המו"פ. בסדנה חשפת בפנינו את ההזדמנויות הרבות הטמונות בשילוב טכנולוגיות מתקדמות בחינוך ובראשן הבינה המלאכותית , בדרכים לעשות זאת לצד האתגרים הטמונים בכך ובפוטנציאל החינוכי מערכתי הרב. אנו מודים לך על המידע הרב שחלקת עם המשתתפים, הכלים המצוינים לפעולה וההתנסויות המרתקות. תודה על מפגש משמעותי, מעורר השראה ועל השותפות ביצירת המעשה החינוכי פורץ דרך הבא. אגף מו"פ, ניסויים ויוזמות, צוות מסלול פורצי דרך - עדי, רמי, צאלה ופזית עיצוב אוניברסלי ללמידה בפסג"ה ראשל"צ ינואר 2023 תובנות ממשתתפי הוובינר: למידה הוגנת והתמודדות עם שונות בקרב התלמידים היא אחד האתגרים הכי גדולים שפוגשים כל מורה. אנו צריכים להצטייד במגוון רחב של כלים ומוכנות להתגמש בכדי שנוכל להתמודד עם אתגר זה. יש צורך בהכשרה מיטבית של מורים כדי ליצור מורים מומחים שילוו תלמידים מומחים. חשוב לטפח את הפן הרגשי אצל התלמידים. ראיית הילד והנכחת יכולותיו בביה"ס חייבים להופיע בכל שיעור ושיעור בכיתה. לסיכום: תודה לימור על המפגש המעניין ועל למידה משותפת בחדרים, תודה על הרצאה מקסימה, המפגש היה עשיר ומלמד. הכרתי את המושג UDL. רכז מפגשי מומחים: יניב סננס. קורס יזמות סגניות מנהלים פסג"ה ראשל"צ מרץ 2022 מתוך כתיבה רפלקטיבית לאחר סיום הקורס: במהלך בניית היוזמה גדלה אצלי האמונה והמוטיבציה לגרום לדברים להצליח ולראות את הסוף של התהליך. במציאות משתנה שקיימת בבית הספר אנו מורגלים לשינויים ולצורך במציאת פתרונות יצירתיים כך שכל אתגר מביא איתו התפתחות מקצועית ויכולת למציאת פתרונות. תוך כדי הקורס למדתי לדייק את התהליך תוך שימוש בכלים שמצליחים "לסדר" את המחשבות ולהביא את עצמי להוציא לפועל וליישם על מנת להגיע להצלחות. היוזמה: "עברית גם בשבילי" קידום השפה העברית אצל תלמידים שאינם דוברי השפה העברית כשפת אם. ר', סגנית מנהלת, ראשל"צ. קורס יזמות סגניות מנהלים פסג"ה רחובות מאי 2022 מתוך כתיבה רפלקטיבית לאחר סיום הקורס: ברצוננו להתייחס לתרומת השיח עם חברות הקבוצה ואיתך לימור, המנטורית שלנו. הקורס הפך להיות עוגן היוזמה, ולא עוד השתלמות. ההקשבה ליוזמות אחרות, ולפתרונות שניתנו, לימדו אותי רבות והשלכנו באופן ישיר על בית הספר שלי ועל היוזמה שלנו. ולבסוף, לימור היקרה, זוהי הזדמנות לומר לך תודה. היית זמינה בוואטסאפ, בשיחות טלפון, במהלך המפגשים, עם סבלנות אינסופית והכוונה מדויקת . ידעת לשאול אותנו את השאלות הנכונות , שבעזרתן ענינו לעצמנו על השאלות שאנחנו בעצמנו שאלנו. שמחות על שהשתתפנו בהשתלמות זו, ומצפות להמשך בשנה הבאה. ש', סגנית מנהלת, נס ציונה. ד', רחובות. קורס יזמות סגניות מנהלים פסג"ה ראש העין מרץ 2022 מתוך כתיבה רפלקטיבית לאחר סיום הקורס: בהשתלמות זו למדתי כיצד להוביל חדשנות ארגונית בעזרת חמישה שלבי התנסות מעשית : זיהוי אתגרים ובעיות ברמת ביה"ס, המצאה ובנייה של פתרונות מותאמים באמצעות Idiation, לאחריו זיהינו את הגורמים המעכבים מחד ומאידך את אלו המאיצים, ערכנו שיח בבית הספר על מנת לדייק רשימה זו ואת המידע הרלוונטי והחיוני העלנו לכלי Lean Canvas . נחשפנו למודל SMART ששמחתי להכיר ואני בטוחה שאעשה בו שימוש בעתיד בעבודתי. שיח עם משתתפות הקורס וההקשבה לתוכניות אליהן נחשפתי פתח בפניי צוהרים רבים ורעיונות להמשך הדרך. ע', סגנית מנהל, ראש העין.

  • Learning Environments | Education & Technology

    Building hybrid learning environments can advance goals of fairness, flexibility and enable technology to empower education systems in new ways. As a result, designing these environments is now becoming one of the most important challenges for teachers. Here you can get inspiration and applied ideas. For members of the site community To order a webinar/course to the WhatsApp group Dr. Limor Leibovitz Dec 11, 2021 3 min Ask Students a Driving Question on The First Woman on MARS Ask Students a Driving Question on The First Woman on MARS. inspire the invention of relevant new pedagogy 19 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Sep 3, 2021 2 min How to Design Learning Spaces in the 21st-Century? If you can dream it, you can do it (Walt Disney). The designer's language becomes an essentially new field of teachers' knowledge. Educators 17 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 34 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Jul 26, 2021 5 min FLS - Future Learning Spaces in ISRAEL Some weeks ago, we held a learning session in the future FLS learning space at Lewinsky College in ISRAEL. Participants included supervisors 24 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Jul 22, 2021 2 min The Most Beautiful Ecological School In The World Louis is one of the most famous vloggers in the world. In this video, he visits the most ecological school in the world. Green School Bali 17 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz Jun 21, 2021 3 min How To Involve Students In Building Learning Spaces? The video about the Ein Hayam school in Haifa, -A story of a successful educational initiative of integrating the game into learning - 16 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked Dr. Limor Leibovitz May 17, 2021 7 min Transforming 'Personalized Teaching' to UDL Principles in 'Distance Learning' Situations The use of technology in schooling solved a personalization challenge in educational settings. But... is it working? What educators think 20 views 0 comments Post not marked as liked

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