Students skills and fluency with ICT are just as important as teachers. As students progress through their schooling they are building a certain skill set with using ICT for learning and for life so schools need to consider what this progression looks like and where it is headed. I encourage schools to collaboratively map out students acquisition and mastery of key ICT skills.
Being aware of the wider world around them is important for our students today, but often the news sites can be inappropriate for younger learners. The challenge is how to make them aware of what’s occurring without exposing them unnecessarily to situations beyond their understanding.This blog will share four sites that are written especially for our younger people.
Do you find it a bit frustrating trying to type maths equations in a Google Doc? Do your fractions not quite line up? Let me show you two very simple ways to solve this.
Being able to use their voice to explain their thinking and learning is an important step for today’s students. Padlet has just added an update that will allow them to do just that. In this blog post I’ll explain how easy it is for you to use this feature and include it in your programme.
There is a lot of talk in education at the moment about teaching our students about having a growth mindset, about perseverance, and having grit.
Here is what I have noticed about teachers and growth mindset in my teacher training seminars.
Devices are changing a lot, it’ll be interesting to see. I think, you know, device prices are coming down, that’s a good thing. I think there still needs to be some metric around about how much you spend as to, in where’s the improvement?
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), generally means your staff and students are bringing their personal devices to school. However BYOD can also include models where schools purchase the devices and lease them to students, schools mandate a device for parents to buy (BYODD) and everything in between.
In many schools BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Disaster, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
One question I get asked all the time is how do I teach with technology when I have limited resources. Maybe you have 5 devices for 25 students.
In this video, Alice Keeler and I discuss strategies for enabling collaboration and ICT integration into lessons when resources are limited. Whether you have a BYOD program or no program, these strategies will help you teach with ICT.