Digi Store Maths Symposium2Presentation Transcript
Lynne Thomas April 2008 [email_address] Our Digital Storehouse Using digital content to support learning
What is Digistore?
What are learning objects?
Research shows that digital content engages and motivates students and has a positive impact on student achievement.
Teachers use the digital resources to:
Introduce key concepts, skills, knowledge
Appeal to a range of learners - fun, engaging
Foster collaborative practice as well as independent thinking
Enable personalising of learning for diverse learners
Provide clear feedback on learning
Integrate into learning programmes
Encourage dialogue and reflection on learning
“ While any object can be used for a learning purpose, a learning object is designed for a learning purpose.” (TLF, 2003) Learning Objects Resource Assets Digital Images Sound Files Video Files Learning objects are chunks of digital material - for example graphics, text, audio, animation, interactive tools - specifically designed to engage and motivate students.
Digital Resources or Resource Assests
Resources in digital form
Used to support teaching and learning
Not otherwise readily accessible
Single items which can be used by teachers and students
Scaffolded learning tasks, providing students with feedback on their learning in a variety of supportive and engaging ways.
Designed to engage and motivate student learning
Provide opportunities for learning that may not be possible in a standard classroom because of access, complexity, safety costs etc
Are particularly useful when a concept is hard to represent, difficult or dangerous to replicate, or when repetition is required.
Digital Content is most effective when embedded into an existing programme of learning Text supported by relevant offline experiences (before and after use) selected according to the needs and interests of the learner (informed by evidence) supported by effective teaching combined with other relevant digital content and learning experiences learners work collaboratively.
Ways of Working Large group Individual Pairs
Model use and process
Introduce new knowledge and concepts
Underpin learning activities
Assess understanding, give feedback
Work alongside students
Work at own pace
Select appropriate level
Receive immediate feedback
Identify learning needs
Manage own learning
Make meaning collaboratively
Build social cooperative skills
Mentor and support
Why Learning Objects?
LOs and KCs Learning Objects and Software Key Competencies Improve conceptual understanding and build content knowledge Thinking Ac tively seek, use and create knowledge Support and encourage learners to work collaboratively and interact Relating to others By working effectively together – students develop new approaches, ideas, and ways of thinking Encourage learners to take responsibility for learning, work at own pace Managing self Self-motivation, supports students seeing themselves as capable learners Uses existing digital competencies to extend written, oral and visual learning Using language, symbols, and texts Make meaning and confidently use ICT Allow learners to use their learning in authentic contexts, especially when combined with other ICT use Participating and Contributing Build capacity to contribute as a group member
Numeracy Key Competencies What Learners do Learning Objects - provide opportunities to... Participating & Contributing Managing self Thinking Using language, symbols and text Relating to others Imitate Gain confidence Interact Set learning goals Practise Make Connections Problem solve Reflect, evaluate Read and respond Receive feedback Share, listen Model Transfer knowledge to a new context Collaborative work with peers, group Select new task, level, or revisit Self-regulate pace, level, to meet shared goals Work independently Use prior knowledge, see relationships Identify challenges, revisit, extend Consider, compare, reflect, record, manipulate Use text, visual, oral language Develop shared vocabulary Question, prompt, discuss, mentor, support
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