Local Community Portals are designed to engage people living within your area zip/post code. A place where all locals can post their interests, ideas and express their opinions. It can also provide local information to tourists or people considering a move to your local community. Local community Portals are created, hosted and managed for free by MIKODE. Members of MIKODE can request the creation of a community portal for their location via the support desk. Individuals can create groups on MIKODE – this is particularly useful if you want to gather topic related people from within your local community portal. […]
Ken Robinson’s video presentation (posted on Mikode by Kitty Jellinek 09/12/11) describes the underlying need for change in educational systems around the world. The factory model, at the macro level, persists in schools despite many attempts to change school structures. Many schools have changed at the micro level by introducing multiage grouping in classrooms. Though this has brought about some change in classroom practices, the concept is challenged by the current focus on national testing through NAPLAN. A greater understanding of multiage grouping will go some way to improving classrooms and student achievement. Following are my thoughts on multiage groupings.