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Richard Olsen
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What if schools were food vans?

I know the Modern Learning Canvas can be a bit threatening or daunting at first, especially when looking at our own practice.  So I've tried to think about other less threatening activities that might make it easier for those starting out thinking about learning and teaching using the canvas.

At the recent educamp +Mel Cashen ran a fun activity at the end of the day where we used butcher's paper to reimagine what schools might look like from other models. I'm not sure if Mel designed this activity or borrowed the idea from elsewhere... anyway it is a good activity. So maybe we could use the Modern Learning Canvas to explore these scenarios? From what I can remember... what if school was like: a food van? a cruise ship?  a circus?  

So what if school was like a food van? Teachers driving around looking for hungry learners in need of an education?  This canvas took me five minutes to do... I think it would be a fun non threatening activity in which the Modern Learning Canvas could be introduced to a group of teachers... 

https://modernlearningcanvas.com/#/canvas/36
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I love it!  This is a great example of how the "re imagining" was meant to be taken and it really shows that it is more than a bit of fun - we can actually use this to redefine education.  Oh and btw - it came from a crazy conversation with +Brette Lockyer.  She will love this too! And as you said - a perfect example of how the canvas can work in a fun and non threatening way that promotes some thinking outside the box!
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Thanks for persisting with us Lois and Jenny, full points for perseverance!
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Hi Mila,

Looking forward to all the wonderful videos you make!
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I need a short film made. Maybe you could help?
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Behaviourism, Cognitivism and Constructivism

How might the three major learning theories be visualised by the Modern Learning Canvas?

Behaviourism https://modernlearningcanvas.com/#/canvas/13 Cognitivism https://modernlearningcanvas.com/#/canvas/14 Constructivism https://modernlearningcanvas.com/#/canvas/15

I'm hardly an expert on these learning theories and their commonalities and differences, so what do you think do these canvases capture bring clarity?
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Early Years Canvas
I've created a canvas to demonstrate how an Early Years reading or writing approach might be visualised using the Modern Learning Canvas.  I've used different colours to represent the different stages of the whole - small - whole approach to hopefully make it clear to read.

What do you think does this canvas do a good job at describing the Early Years approach? What would you change.

Note: by default all canvases are private, I've set this to public specifically to share.
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I really like the look of this +Richard Olsen, I think it really captures the essence of the early years model.  
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Meta Canvas: How I imagine schools might use the Modern Learning Canvas.

In the hangout last night +Mel Cashen asked whether I had attempted a "meta canvas." I must admit it didn't twig at the time what she meant!

So how would I visualise the way I imagine schools might use the canvas for school-based teacher-led innovation?  Great question, so I've had a quick go.... https://modernlearningcanvas.com/#/canvas/34

I really would like to spend more time writing about the ideas represented in this canvas, and I do plan to do so but I don't have time now. So I'm just going to put it out there and see if it makes sense!

In short, I see the canvas usefulness in being not only to increase contemporary pedagogical intelligence but also to support more quicker, more effective and less disruptive school innovation.

Does this canvas illustrate this clearly?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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+Mel Cashen I agree that each school would have a different canvas to visualise their current state... yet doing this has caused me to reflect on the kind of support materials that will be needed in order to suggest an alternative.
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Heartbleed.

[Update: everything is updated now, for more information see this post: http://blog.modernlearningcanvas.com/2014/04/heartbleed/]

The Modern Learning Canvas was affected by the Heartbleed bug http://heartbleed.com  I updated the server yesterday to fix the problem.  I do still need to revoke and renew the server's security keys just in case that a bad guy somehow got them.  I plan to do this tomorrow morning, and as a result the server might be down for a bit or display some funny messages.  I'll post here and on the canvas blog when the upgrade is completed. After that if you're part of the beta you may want to reset your password.
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This is now all fixed, the server is no longer vulnerable and the old certificate keys have been removed and new certificates created and installed. You may still want to consider changing your passwords.

More information here: http://blog.modernlearningcanvas.com/2014/04/heartbleed/ 
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I've had a report from one of the beta testers that the canvas is failing for him.  If you've had similar or other problems please let me know, either by email or on here.

I should add that I'm now logging authentication errors and have also made the time window for authentication more forgiving. The app doesn't send your password with each new page but instead generates a unique token with proves you are who you say you are... hopefully this fixes things, but I'm keeping my eye on it.
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Flipped Learning Canvas

I've created a canvas to visualise the flipped classroom. I've colour coded the text to indicate what happens at home and what happens at school.

What would you change? Does this canvas accurately show the flipped classroom approach?

Note: by default canvases are private, no one can see them but you, I've chosen to make this canvas public.
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Beta Invites
Later this week, I'll be sending out some beta invites. If you've already put your name down via the form on the website you'll be contacted either Thursday or Friday.  If you haven't put your name down yet, but would like to be part of the beta then either go to the website and fill in the form at the bottom of the page, or leave a comment to this post.
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Everyone who applied for the beta should now have received an invitation - if you didn't get one let me know.

If you haven't applied yet there will be a new round late next week, sign up at http://modernlearningcanvas.com/ (right at the bottom)
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