New Technologies for PGCE trainees


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Presentation on how New Technologies need to be used by teachers and trainee teachers to stay up to date themselves and to enhance their pupils' lessons. I cover what i feel are the most useful tools to use to keep ahead of the game! For all disciplines.

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  • New Technologies for PGCE trainees

    1. 1. Supporting Learning through ICT
    2. 2. Why new technologies? <ul><li>Pupils need teachers who are up to speed </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils need engaging </li></ul><ul><li>PGCE students can get new knowledge & support </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers get on-going CPD </li></ul><ul><li>We need to use Web 2 tools to our benefit </li></ul>
    3. 3. Trainees <ul><li>How to keep up to date for the future </li></ul><ul><li>How to communicate with other teachers </li></ul><ul><li>How to learn more about teaching </li></ul><ul><li>How to find expertise in your field now </li></ul><ul><li>How to get support when you need it </li></ul><ul><li>How to read everything! </li></ul><ul><li>How to engage your pupils effectively </li></ul>
    4. 5. Tweet!! <ul><li>Phil Beadle – Guardian Education “Following the conversation of intelligent people is like a shot of mental expresso” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    5. 6. Getting started on Twitter <ul><li>Get someone to introduce you </li></ul><ul><li>Warning – it’s VERY public </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fabulous for instant rapport </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an online presence sensibly </li></ul><ul><li>Give, share, be kind! </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy daft things that make you laugh! </li></ul>
    6. 7. Why Twitter works <ul><li>See #hashtags for your subject </li></ul><ul><li>#mathchat </li></ul><ul><li>#ukedchat </li></ul><ul><li>#scichat </li></ul><ul><li>#historyteacher </li></ul><ul><li>#edtech, #engchat, #web20 </li></ul><ul><li>Follow best practitioners and get instant info </li></ul>
    7. 8. More ideas <ul><li>Find people to follow – Doug Belshaw, Tom Barrett, Danny Nicholson, Dawn Hallybone </li></ul><ul><li>Look for your subject specialists or “nodes” </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up conference speakers and trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of instant advice and support </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent links to blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Keep ahead of the game </li></ul>
    8. 9. Online forums <ul><li>Join the TES site </li></ul><ul><li>See if people on forums also run blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Look at what THEY read </li></ul><ul><li>Use leads from all sources – specialist magazines, BBC, Channel4, Teachers TV </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo groups </li></ul>
    9. 10. Presentation & bookmark sharing <ul><li> – share your PowerPoints and look for other people’s </li></ul><ul><li> for video </li></ul><ul><li> – great way to gather ideas </li></ul><ul><li> – get good at Tags and share your bookmarks </li></ul>
    10. 12. Best Tip - use an aggregator! <ul><li>How can you follow lots of sites easily? </li></ul><ul><li>Get new posts “delivered” to you – you don’t need to go to each site! </li></ul><ul><li>You can keep up with large numbers of contributions and keep them for reading later or star or share </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader is free and easy to use </li></ul>
    11. 14. How to start <ul><li>Open an account </li></ul><ul><li>Go to top heading Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Find a site with RSS feed and click on it – ask to subscribe using Google Reader (or others!) </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits are huge – use it to bring websites to you </li></ul>
    12. 16. Web 2.00 tools <ul><li>Digital age – kids are demanding – up your appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Write your own blog for reflection/sharing/learning </li></ul><ul><li>Find out how to do more exciting Web 2 stuff. </li></ul><ul><li>Use it if it enhances what you do </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo, Animoto, Wordle, Voicethread, Wallwisher, blogs (posterous), wikis, classtools, Vocaroo, Voki Storybird, Xtranormal </li></ul>
    13. 18. Subject specifics <ul><li>English - Teachit, English resources, TES, NATE websites for English </li></ul><ul><li>package called Interactive Poetry which supports the current anthology. </li></ul><ul><li>facebook forum, GCSE Bitesize, TES </li></ul><ul><li> example of a teacher’s website </li></ul><ul><li> – recent recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>PE The website Brian Mac, Sport Coach - many elements that relate to BTEC course involving fitness testing and examples of testing methods </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter – follow Edexcel ,Youth Sports trust, Association of Physical Education </li></ul>
    14. 19. <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li> , ultimate </li></ul><ul><li>Music software programmes to compose and record - Cubase VST, Sibelius, Fruityloops, Ableton live 8, powertab </li></ul><ul><li>All SUBJECTS </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the twitter4teachers wiki – look for subject experts </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> – search for keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><li> and </li></ul>
    15. 20. Finally - <ul><li>You don’t always get the best CPD from expensive courses </li></ul><ul><li>You need to stay up to date </li></ul><ul><li>Read and take in new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Give your pupils a world audience </li></ul><ul><li>Start your own PLN! </li></ul>
    16. 21. LINKS <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Free blog by email – </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li> for pictures </li></ul><ul><li> for FL podcasts </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs I follow </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>