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Using modern technologies to enhance learning - Paul Hynes/Chris Sharples

A presentation covering how schools are using modern technologies to impact on student learning. Also covered are some of the current hot topics in UK schools.
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on 23 July 2011

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Transcript of Using modern technologies to enhance learning - Paul Hynes/Chris Sharples

Digital Leaders at Lady Lumley's School “Kids lead high tech lives outside school and decidedly low tech lives inside school. This new ‘divide’ is making the activities inside school appear to have less real world relevance to kids.”

- Illinois Institute of Design think tank on Schools in the Digital Age (2007) Chris Sharples
Head of ICT The issue... Where are we
with Digital? Glogster Wordmaps Voicethread Online comment walls
Such as Wallwisher or LINO Digital leaders @ LLS
- practice using their digital toolkit
- Challenging each other and teachers to use the tools
- Work with Mr Sharples as a team
- Develop student leadership, communication, etc. http://voicethread.com/?#q.b12295.i79991 http://libwithattitude.glogster.com/frankenstein http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/FSpledges http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2736814/Macbeth Microsoft PhotoStory Free download - creates video montages to music Webquests Free online treasure hunts for any topic - just do a web search for your topic and the word 'webquest' Photosharing Flickr or Picasa allow you to share and annotate photos Podcasting with Audacity Free simple audio recording software to produce podcasts QR codes The code image is setup as a shortcut to a webpage, video, audio file or document
Any number of free QR code generators such as bit.ly or Kaywa
Free QR readers for most phones and any computer Screencapture videos Free software such as Jing allows you to capture video of whatever is happening on your screen Online quizzes Create free online, self-marking quizzes using Hot Potatoes or your school VLE/learning platform Blogs A blog is an online journal that other people can comment on
Try setting up an 'edublog' or use your VLE Google Earth Link your topic to physical places
An example would be 'Lit trips' which follow the path of a journey in a book but include educational activities along the way John Davitt's Learning Event Generator Neat online tool for getting activity inspiration
You can edit the activities and topics to suit your own needs Skype Free chat, voice and video calls to anywhere in the World
Lots of education ideas Wikis A website anyone can edit without specialist skills
Great for collaborative working
Try wikispaces.com or your school VLE Prezi Great free online presentation tool
Create the presentation like a mind-map rather than in a linear fashion
Can collaborate with others by inviting people to edit
Can be used offline Facebook Great free and intuitive website for sharing news
Some schools have their own Facebook page to share news with staff, students and parents Twitter The quickest way to share news and ideas Try Wordle or Tagxedo Jorvik Viking Centre, York
'Skype-a-Viking' Poll Everywhere Free, simple polls from mobile phones In School Out of school Where are we
with Leadership? Sports Leadership Outdoors Leadership DofE What would make it more
high tech in school? What comes after Powerpoint?? or in other words... Digital learners @ LLS
- Learning ICT in Years 7 and 8
- Going on to learn ICT in Year 9 Digital leaders @ LLS
- practice using their digital toolkit
- Challenging each other and teachers to use the tools
- Work with Mr Sharples as a team
- Develop student leadership, communication, etc. Gadget Show
Always talking about the best 'tech' Digital leaders @ LLS
- practice using their digital toolkit
- Challenging each other and teachers to use the tools
- Work with Mr Sharples as a team
- Develop student leadership, communication, etc. LLS School
Always talking about the best 'tech' LLS School De-tech-tives
Investigating the best ways to use online tools How do your know if you would make a good
LLS School Detechtive
Well, do you enjoy
- ICT?
- using a computer at home?
- sharing ideas?
- trying out new software?
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