This blog has good links to technologies that are used in teaching, with great advice on how to use them.
The 15 minute forum tonight was lead by Assistant Headteacher Pete Kelly. Pete started the session with a question:
What happens when a teacher uses technology in a lesson?
The responses were varied:
- Students are entertained but are not always learning effectively.
- It depends on how effectively it is used?
- It can enhance learning as it gives them extra support.
All of which are perfectly valid. The key thing to ask is ‘what knowledge & skills do I want the students to learn?’ Followed by ‘how might technology help them with this?’ Unfortunately it’s often done the other way round, with technology being used for the sake of it – if it’s not going to be useful, don’t use it!
Questions that are often raised about using technology in school
- How do we know they are not being distracted when using their smart phones etc?
- How do we know…
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