Learning On My Own

Presenter: Nicolas Gutkowski
Location: Crozet, Virginia, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Learning On My Own

Presentation Description: Nicolas Gutkowski, a middle school student from Virginia, describes his experiences in fifth grade when given the latitude to direct his own learning on his wiki.

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://nicolascres.wikispaces.com/

Additional Information:
Nicolas’ wiki

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9 Responses to “Learning On My Own”

  1. Thanks for sharing out Nicholas’ wiki (and thanks to Nicholas for sharing out his thinking). It was great to hear his voice and to think about how to turn over the learning to our students in meaningful and creative ways.
    Kevin

  2. S. Trivedy says:

    Giving ownership of learning over to students is the hardest thing for teachers to do. Thanks for such a powerful lesson, taught by non other than a student. Knowing that others are going to read, respond to you, like on a wiki can motivate students like only new technology can! Oh the places they can go…

  3. […] conference presentations was the different perspectives presented. I chose to view a presentation by Nicolas Gutkowski, a fifth grader from Virginia. Nicolas was exposed to wikis and his learning took off. He took an […]

  4. […] watching the Learning On My Own conference on the K12 Online Conference 2010, I was inspired to try and incorporate some self […]

  5. […] a wiki. Nicolas presented in the fall of 2010 at the K12online conference, a talk called “Learning On My Own.”  When I asked him if  he wanted to guest blog here on why he continues to write and share […]

  6. Mrs. Brinson says:

    Great work, Nicholas! Thanks for teaching us teachers a thing or two about wikis and student directed learning!

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