Using handheld devices to develop literacy skills - DeFT regional conference

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This presentation was delivered by Rob Hobson at the Digital Futures in Teacher Education regional conference (2 October 2012, Sheffield United Football Ground). For more information about the project, see www.digitalfutures.org

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Using handheld devices to develop literacy skills - DeFT regional conference

  1. 1. Using handheld devices todevelop literacy skills.Rob HobsonHalfway Junior School.
  2. 2. Aims of the project• Provide a link between ‘school technology’ and ‘home technology’• Develop the use of handheld devices.• Develop literacy skills.• Develop digital literacy.
  3. 3. QR code narrative• Quick response codes.• Treasure trail.• Heathlands park• Narrative ▫ Children decided on an ‘event’ ▫ Each QR code leading to next ‘jigsaw piece’
  4. 4. Development• QR code development.• Literacy – newspaper, news reports, descriptive writing.• Digital Literacy – website, blog, GPS.
  5. 5. The ‘Project’• Parallel Y6 class followed trail• Events on website.• Recorded thoughts/reflections.• Problems?
  6. 6. Reflections• Aims achieved!• Share ideas with other staff• QR codes with future class.
  7. 7. Finally…• What do you think happened that night in Heathlands Park??

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