When we think about using digital technologies in school we might think of this kind of model. Based on serried rows of computers with a clear indication of where the teacher should stand to direct learning.
Perhaps we envisage something like this, with learners sharing a portable technology, feeling close to each other absorbed in the text.
This learner is able to crouch in a beanbag as he selects images on an iPad screen.
We might not want to move to this much disruption of the child/adult hierarchy
But maybe we can find ways of using technologies to get children to look at the planets.
And we also know that technologies are not just the domain of the young. That we oldies can join in too.
This project is about getting to grips with how new technologies are an important part of our way of living – and of negotiating and producing texts – in a way that helps us use them in our teaching and learning in formal institutions. Adapting our assumptions about literacy and what it means to be literate, as well as thinking about ways in which new literacy skills can open out learning spaces.
Part of a larger UK Open Educational Resources (OER) programme, led jointly by JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and the Higher Education Academy on behalf of HEFCE. Builds on previous involvement of the team with the OER programme
Open Teaching in the Digital Age - How do we create, remix, license, and share Think about what do we mean by open teaching? What could it mean that openness is the default action of the academic – more about this later…
Presentation at Regional Education Expertise Forum
Digital Futures in Teacher Education: Open educational resources and quality of teaching
Digital literacy: as a part of ‘Literacy’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXV-yaFmQNk
Core Project Team Dr Cathy Burnett Dr Julia Davies Dr Anna Gruszczynska (Project Manager) Prof. Jackie Marsh Prof. Guy Merchant Richard Pountney (Project Lead) Dr Nicky Watts
Partnership of SHU and TUoS educators partners Core Team Learning Connections 4 PGCE tutors SmartAssess Initial Teacher Education Sheffield Childrens students - PGCE/BA in Festival Education Yorkshire and Humber 10 primary and secondary Grid for Learning schools UK Literacy Association
Overview of the Digital Futures in TeacherEducation project (DeFT)Aims to involve local teachers and pupils, teachereducators and teacher educations students in: exploring and sharing the potential of digital technologies understanding more about what it means to be digitally literate sharing and developing good practice in teaching
Open Educational Resources… digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators,students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching,learning and research (OECD, 2007). Create Remix License Share … teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. (Atkins et al. 2007).
Examples of Projects: QR codes 45 Interesting Ways* to Use QR Codes to Support Learning *and tips … Rob Hobson – Halfway Junior – Using QR codes in the local park Jim Hildyard – Winterhill – Using QR codes to open out Magna Camp Cardboard – Chris Bailey - Lydgate
The school website as a teaching and learning hub Christine Bodin, Notre Dame – development of the school moodle Kate Cosgrove Mundella Primary –…. (also David Hockney brushes approach to gardening!)
Examples of projects: Secondary Schools 21st Century Show and Tell & the digital classroom assistant! – Jo Lawson - Dinnington Digital Videos as Communication - Jack Todhunter – Newman School
A Jungle Hunt! - Peter Winter - Monteney Involving digital footprints on Google earth; Video diaries; e-safety issues embedded.
Examples of projects: ITE Student teachers and pupils working together – English students blogging in preparation for the transition to HE Teacher education CPD - Creating communities of teacher learners Michael Payton Green – Wales Comprehensive School Designing a Masters module on digital literacy for teachers engaged in accredited CPD with either university.
Next Steps: Creating case studies of the work in the 10 schools Developing the shared Masters module Organising the Digital Bloom event at Sheffield Children’s Festival Preparing for a local dissemination event in September
For more information: This presentation can be accessed from our slideshare account at: Project blog: http://deftoer3.wordpress.com/ Follow us on Twitter @deftoer3 Contact details: Project manager: Anna Gruszczynska firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 6384 Project assistant: Nicky Watts email@example.com