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Embracing digital – moving beyondthe „traditional‟ classroom. shaunwilden.com @shaunwilden
Stand up, go find someone you don‟t know.Go introduce yourself and ask… 1.How do you feel about using digital technology with students? 2.How important is homework? For you? For your students? 3.What‟s your favourite song? Why?
Which do you think it is? •your favorite song •your least favorite song •a song that makes you happy •a song that makes you sad •song that reminds you of someone •a song that reminds you of somewhere •a song that reminds you of a certain event •a song that you know all the words to •a song that you can dance to •a song that makes you fall asleep http://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Day-Song- Challenge/120874111270003?sk=app_4949752878
“this machine will save mylife, Ill never work again, cos thismachine will do everything eventhe creative input stuff…..whichdoesnt happen…..and the firstthing you do if you havetechnojoy is you get theinstructions and throw them outthe window!”
• What is an interactive whiteboard?• What equipment do you need?• Do you think they are good or bad in the classroom? Why?
Prosencourage heads up learningmotivational toolssave, revisit, recycle Consimprove discipline encourage a teacher centredsave time in class classroomempower students long time to prepare and plan scary for the teacher lack of flexibility and variety
Google Maps Google maps and google street view
Best Practice • avoid chalk and talk • involve the students – empower them • limit IWB use • move back and forth through slides • appeal to different learning styles • avoid alienating students
“.. where does that leave us and thetraditional classroom?” From Ben Goldstein‟s „Technology what difference has it made?‟
My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kids. FTF. ILNY, it‟s a gr8 plc.It‟s more about texts than real language - weneed to make them go from texting into real texts
Language-based literacy print, texting, hyperlinking, multimodal Information-based literacy searching, tagging, filtering, critical thinkingConnection-based literacy personal, network, cultural Remix literacy Mark Pegrum – From blogs to bombs
Lack of training School enforcing with no clear policy The haves and the have nots The role of error The role of testing and assessment E-safety Digital literacy The copy and paste approach Worrying about the „tool‟
So what‟s changing?- The role of the teacher- Information exchange- Homework- Learner Autonomy
Golden Rules of Homework useful relevant, interesting and varied. different ability/learning style groups. manageable in terms of time no need to focus on a written product. students can contribute ideas and design their own tasks. challenging but achievable. consolidate classwork, it should not replicate it. tasks which are nearer to real life use of language