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Paperless worksheets, a paradox or an opportunity? (by Anthony Hill)

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Paperless Schools are being promoted as a new eLearning concept but where does the humble, trusty and much relied upon paper worksheet fit in that scenario? We will look at transforming the worksheet into a dynamic interactive document. Then we will shed the document altogether to investigate cross platform possibilities for web based devices which act as our new worksheet workhorse. Our new worksheets should be paperless, interactive, multimedia capable and assessable.

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Anthony presents himself as an educator seeking eclectic solutions for teaching and learning. He also describes himself as a classroom teacher and ICT lecturer who is "totally bent towards technology - a sad case of addiction".

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  • 1. Worksheets Paperless worksheets, a paradox or an opportunity? Anthony Hill 23rd November 2013 Emirates College for Technology
  • 2. Intro Worksheets are useful
  • 3. Intro Worksheets are useful paperless pressure • New pressure has come with the reduction in price of computing and the rapid replacement of bookstores by eBooks. The days of textbooks are numbered.
  • 4. The Challenge How can we make the traditional worksheet both better and functional? • Interactive content – not just something to read.
  • 5. Office answer Office gives some unique opportunities for interactive documents
  • 6. Office answer Limitation – Windows only, laptop only. Uniformity of devices is disappearing • computer labs • laptop provision • COW
  • 7. Mobile Challenge • Cross platform, multiple form factor. apple, windows, android, blackberry, ...
  • 8. HTML5 waxing • Web browser is only reliable cross platform device. HTML5 becoming universal.
  • 9. Google Docs Google docs offers shareable features but it is not cross platform really. It has become Google Drive
  • 10. Google forms Google forms on the other hand hold a definite prospect. • Can present video and audio • Can receive information • Offers question format – multichoice etc. • Responses can be collected for assessment. • Sizes for a variety of devices.
  • 11. Links To forms and documents (for downloading) Will be provided. HTML5 version of presentation will also be online.