#plent2010 Using learning spots to form our PLE

In order to learn, we go to many
spots to seek info and build connections with co-learners, like elgg,
moodle,twitter hash tag, flikr group and so on. I used to join google
groups to learn how to use Python( a programing language). These are
all learning spots. We build our PLE by visiting these spots and shape
our learning networks.

The following links can be a kind of Navigation:
Course: http://ple.elg.ca/course/moodle/course/view.php?id=3
Forum: http://ple.elg.ca/course/moodle/mod/forum/index.php?id=3
RSS: http://connect.downes.ca/thedaily.xml
Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/plenk2010/
and we can give presentation or ask question in Elluminate

Soon many other spots will appear, I belive.

Important skills to use learning spots:

* Ask a question and then find related info and figures, try to form a meaningful dialogue and build connections.
* Join the discussion that have your eyes.
* Start from familar spots and then go to unfamilar spots.

NARST’s 2010 Annual International Conference was held in March at Philadelphia, PA. On this meeting, there are many papers on PCK. The following are 5 of the 27 meeting papers with PCK as its keyword. This five are that I like best.

1  S9.11.2 Exploring Process of Constructing Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in Science Teaching
Kongju Mun, Ewha Womans University, munkongju@ewhain.net
Sung-Won Kim, Ewha Womans University

2  S9.13.2 Understanding and Assessing Primary Science Student Teachers′ Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Pernilla Nilsson, Halmstad University, Pernilla.Nilsson@hh.se
John Loughran, Monash University

3  S7.9.1 Depicting a Comprehensive Picture of Science Teacher’s PCK: A Theoretical Model
Saiqa Azam, University of Calgary, AB, Canada, sazam@ucalgary.ca
HsingChi von Bergmann, University of Calgary, Canada

4  S9.13.4 Assessment and Evaluation of Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Jan H. van Driel, ICLON-Leiden University, driel@iclon.leidenuniv.nl
James G. MaKinster, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

5  S9.13.3 Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Inquiry: An Instrument to Assess It and Its Application to High School In-ServiceScience Teachers
Andoni Garritz, Universidad Nacional Aut’noma de Mexico, andoni@unam.mx
Diana V. Labastida-Pina, Universidad Nacional Aut’noma de Mexico
Silvia Espinosa-Bueno, Universidad Nacional Aut’noma de MexicoKira Padilla, Universidad Nacional Aut’noma de Mexico

If you want to read more, the following is the the abstracts pdf  file link:


or you can visit NARST web site:  http://www.narst.org

修改自己hosts文件让google site 和 docs多留一会


在local host下面一行添加: lh1.ggpht.com lh2.ggpht.com lh3.ggpht.com lh4.ggpht.com lh5.ggpht.com lh6.ggpht.com lh7.ggpht.com lh8.ggpht.com www.google.com mail.google.com www.gmail.com

#Search www.google.com www.google.com www.google.com www.l.google.com

#Mail(POP3/SMTP) pop.gmail.com smtp.gmail.com

#WebMail mail.google.com mail.google.com mail.google.com www.gmail.com www.gmail.com www.gmail.com googlemail.l.google.com

#Docs writely-china.l.google.com writely.l.google.com docs.google.com docs.google.com docs.google.com

#Map map.google.com map.google.com map.google.com maps.google.com maps.google.com maps.google.com maps.gstatic.com khm.google.com mt0.google.com mt1.google.com mt2.google.com mt.l.google.com maps.l.google.com

#Scholar scholar.google.com scholar.google.com scholar.google.com scholar.l.google.com

#Group groups.google.com groups.google.com groups.google.com groups.l.google.com

#Misc id.google.com id.google.com id.google.com id.l.google.com www.picasa.com picasa.google.com picasaweb.google.com toolbarqueries.google.com sites.google.com www.gstatic.com www.youtube.com gdata.youtube.com youtube.com upload.youtube.com insight.youtube.com help.youtube.com s.ytimg.com pms.youtube.com i.ytimg.com m.youtube.com ytimg.com i1.ytimg.com i2.ytimg.com i3.ytimg.com i4.ytimg.com c.youtube.com


TPCK course for Chinese middle school biology teachers

Rencently, I am preparing and making lesson plans for my TPCKcourse. TPCK stands for “Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge”. Inorder to teach a science concept well, the teacher need to know many kind of knowledge, such as students’ prior concept, subject matter knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, how to assess, how to orgnize the content, how to use ICT to promot students’ learning.  So teaching is not a easy thing, and with the fast development of  science and technology, it becomes more and more a challenge.

Now, China is promoting the 8th Curriculum Reform in basic education. Middle school biology teachers will meet more challenge than before, so they expecially neen more help and suport on their professional development. In such a background, I start the TPCK curriculum. It is a online curriculum and totally free. It’s based on two network leaning community, Biology Teaching House(Bioteahouse,生物教学茶吧:http://sites.google.com/site/bioteahouse) and it’s neighborhood community Social Learn Lab(SLL, 教育大发现:http://sociallearnlab.org). SLL has many members who are interested or experts on educational technology. So we can get technical suport from SLL. Most members fo Bioteahouse are  biology teachers, and some of them are biology education researchers, some are college students who are planning to be biology teachers in the future.

The Curriculum materials will all be online and open to have access. The activities will be orgnized both online and offline. Some middle schools will attend this course, so I am planning to organize unconferrences in these school which allow everyone to come and share and contribute. Hope everyting will go well.


If your pc os is xp, then open the following file and add the codes to the end, then you can 翻墙。

Code 1 let your google come back
It’s from Betty’s blog:http://myfairland.net/edit-hosts-to-access-google/

#Search  www.google.com  www.google.com   www.google.com  www.l.google.com

#Mail(POP3/SMTP)  pop.gmail.com  smtp.gmail.com

#WebMail   mail.google.com   mail.google.com   mail.google.com   www.gmail.com   www.gmail.com   www.gmail.com   googlemail.l.google.com

#Docs  writely-china.l.google.com  writely.l.google.com  docs.google.com  docs.google.com  docs.google.com

#Map  map.google.com   map.google.com  map.google.com  maps.google.com   maps.google.com  maps.google.com   maps.gstatic.com   khm.google.com   mt0.google.com   mt1.google.com   mt2.google.com   mt.l.google.com   maps.l.google.com

#Scholar   scholar.google.com  scholar.google.com  scholar.google.com  scholar.l.google.com

#Group  groups.google.com  groups.google.com  groups.google.com  groups.l.google.com

#Misc  id.google.com  id.google.com  id.google.com  id.l.google.com


Code 2 let you have access to YouTube Twitter and Facebook

It’s from:http://bjnahan.net/post/1053.htm

——————begin—————— www.youtube.com gdata.youtube.com upload.youtube.com insight.youtube.com help.youtube.com youtube.com twitter.com www.twitter.com assets0.twitter.com assets1.twitter.com static.twitter.com assets2.twitter.com assets3.twitter.com twitter.zendesk.com help.twitter.com www.facebook.com login.facebook.com s-static.ak.facebook.com secure-profile.facebook.com secure-media-sf2p.facebook.com ssl.facebook.com profile.ak.facebook.com b.static.ak.facebook.com


Code 3 let your picasa come back

It’s from:http://hi.baidu.com/mkr_mkr/blog/item/98d8504e60e4a000b2de0536.html

—————————- lh1.ggpht.com lh2.ggpht.com lh3.ggpht.com lh4.ggpht.com lh5.ggpht.com lh6.ggpht.com lh7.ggpht.com lh8.ggpht.com www.google.com mail.google.com www.gmail.com www.picasa.com picasa.google.com toolbarqueries.google.com sites.google.com docs.google.com www.gstatic.com

Code 4 let you have access to bloger and youtube
It’s from my old PC
—————begin——————– lh1.ggpht.com lh2.ggpht.com lh3.ggpht.com lh4.ggpht.com lh5.ggpht.com lh6.ggpht.com lh7.ggpht.com lh8.ggpht.com www.blogspot.com www.blogblog.com img1.blogblog.com img2.blogblog.com 1.bp.blogspot.com 2.bp.blogspot.com 3.bp.blogspot.com 4.bp.blogspot.com 5.bp.blogspot.com www.youtube.com gdata.youtube.com twitter.com


Sometime I feel hard to express myself in English, so I write in Chinese and keep down my thoughts first.

1 增添几个个性化的按钮,能够连接到某个网页(相当于标签页,只不过在工具条上显示为一个图标按钮而已)
2 具有一个可编辑的导航活动面板,用户可以自由添加网络地址连接,并且对连接赋予自定义的图标(图标的大小和位置用户也可自定义),点击图标后网络会自动连接到指定的站点。用户按某个快捷键后这个导航面板就会自动弹出,面板几乎是透明的不影响网页阅读,点击鼠标后面板自动隐藏。
3 其实我的想法是想让这些标签动起来,比如用户使用的越多,这个书签图标就会越大,而且用户可以把自己的个性化的图标放进去,最好还可以在标签之间添加链接词,这样就成了一个导航概念图了。做这样一个扩展的初衷是想整合在不同平台上的群组,因为很多群组都有很多的平台,比如教育大发现就有diigo小组,好看簿小组,wiki站点,facebook小组等等,但是这些小组都不是分散的,相互切换起来特别麻烦,所以我就想是否可以直接开发一个火狐扩展,直接把这些链接做好,方便用户随时切换!


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Brain Storm in BKU with Prof. François Taddei and other students

Changing your belief and behavior and  then we change and improve our system.

If the system didn’t change, I will not change my teaching.

As to our life and our living enviroment, are we active or passitive?

The government is our son. We raise him to grow up to help not just to give orders. We will love and guide our son, and also punish him for doing wrong. If he is planning to murder and have not regrets, we will stop him and replace it with a better son.

Prepare to develop a curriculum for biology teachers

I haven’t thought out the name of the curriculum. But I do believe that begining teachers need a curriculum which specially designed for them.  The goal of this curriculum, may be not one but many, is to promote teachers’ professional development. They can learn how to design a lesson, how to use science inquiry as a teaching strategy, how to reflect on thier teaching practices, how to write a article to publish, how to find or found a community for suport. I want make this kind of curriculum open to any one who want to learn. If the learners can pass some examination then they can be learning leaders in our community(BioTeaHouse).

Well, before action, It is just an idea which is not new. So the point is to try and make it ture!

What can I contribute to the Open Education Conference?

In order to apply for one of these scholarships, please write a blog post (referring back to this one) describing:

1. What you would “bring” to the conference? What can you contribute, be it a willingness to volunteer to moderate a session, some special expertise or project, an already accepted proposal…
2. What you see as the most critical issue facing you in  your efforts around Open Education, and how you think the conference can help you address it?

The above paragraphs are from Open Education Conference :http://openedconference.org/archives/324

I got this news from a friend Stian Haklev who received the award last year. He said this conference helped him a lot on his study, I make up mind to have a try–apply for one of these scholarships.  I don’t know what can I contribute, but I do want to know what’s other countiies open education like in practice, What I can learn from their explorations and experiences, which can help China, a country who have 1/6 population of the would.

If I can make some contribution, I think I would make an introduaction of Teacher Education System and some related Policy in China and my recently pracitse on biology teacher learning community.  Open Education can mean a lot to China, because China’s 700 million population are presents, and most of the present families can not afford tuition fees for their children. University and the Chinese government now is pursuing a policy of free teacher training, students who participate in this program don’t have to pay their tuition, they can also received living aid from the government, but after graduation, they must return to their home town and work as a teacher for 10 years. Is this policy a good way out? Is Open Education more suitable for China? If so, teacher education of course should be firstly considered and put into practise in my opinion, but how. I have recently done some practical work,  the idea is very simple and the technology platform is very low-cost , I created a googlegroup, named BioTeaHouse , it is primarily designed  for secondary school biology teacher and educational researchers to communicate and learn together. With the development of the community, I feel more and more the importance of curriculum development, and BioTeaHouse is more and more like a big school, everyone can participate in the discussing, learning, sharing, everyone is as a student and at the same time as a teacher. How can we let this community develope into a public free teacher education school, which will let more people have access to teacher training and make them becoming outstanding teachers or learning leaders in the network. It may effectively promote and popularize the education of all children, no matter he or she is poor or not. Any practice and efforts in this direction,  I think,  is worthful and significant.

At present, I am a PhD candidate in teaching and learning in College of Life Science in Beijing Normal University. And I am aslo an active member of the very innovative social network for open education and Web 2.0 education called SocialLearnLab.  Xiuli Zhang and her friends are the founders and orgnizers of this social network.

All about pedagogical content knowledge(PCK)

PCK is a kind of teacher knowledge and beliefs which enable teachers to help students to learn a particular topic-related knowledge easily. Lots of reasearcher have do lots of studies of PCK. Here I collect some web links which may be useful for students and researchers who are now studying PCK.

1. PCK Groups
Google Group For PCK:https://groups.google.com/group/sciedu
Diigo Group For PCK:http://groups.diigo.com/groups/pck-club
Twitter Group For PCK:you can follow @pckclub on twitter, and send direct message to @pckclub to disscuss PCK.

2. PCK Researchers
There is a name list who studied PCK and published papers on PCK. check this Name list of reseachers who published papers on PCK

3. PCK Study Teams
van Driel, J H
Loughran, J
US Researchers

4. PCK Wiki
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge


Lee Shulman

5. PCK web links list
chunlei’s pesonal favorate links about PCK

what else about PCK? (you can tell me)