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The effective use of technology

  1. 1. The Effective Use of TechnologyinTeaching and LearningPhil Hardcastle December 17, 2012 | slide 1
  2. 2.  We will be looking at the developments in hardware and software that can be used by ESOL, English and Maths tutors. Web based software and personal, portable hardware give tutors and learners a range of new tools to use. They are accessible and easy to use, being based on personal retail devices rather than corporate PCs. There will be examples of the hardware available – tablets, smartphones etc and we will spend time looking at the software that can be used on these devices. In the second part of the course we will look at subject specific resources for esol, numeracy and literacy. December 17, 2012 | slide 2
  3. 3. Aims Introduce devices and methods which can be used in the classroom Looking for low cost, easily accessible technological solutions A survey of the resources available, rather than a a detailed “how to” session 2 parts to the session 1. Mobile technology: a look at what‟s available 2. Applications and software December 17, 2012 | slide 3
  4. 4. Timings 9:30 start – Phones, tablets and applications 10:45 coffee – Literacy, numeracy and ESOL applications 12:00 lunch – Hands on with the devices and applications 1:30 finish December 17, 2012 | slide 4
  5. 5. Mobile revolution Over a quarter of adults and nearly half of all teens now own a smartphone 37 per cent of adults and 60 per cent of teens are „highly addicted‟ to them Nine out of ten people own a mobile phone (36 per cent in 2000, 91 per cent in 2011) – and one in seven households are now mobile-only, as the penetration of landlines dropped from 93 per cent in 2000 to 81 per cent in 2011 The majority of homes are now connected to the internet (25 per cent in 2000, 76 per cent in 2011);Figures from Ofcom December 17, 2012 | slide 5
  6. 6. The adoption of new technologies While it took 15 years for half of the UK population to get a mobile phone and 14 years to get multi-channel TV, newer technologies ..reached this landmark in just four years. There is evidence that older age groups are catching up in the adoption of technology. For the first time, over half (55 per cent) of those aged 65- 74 have access to the internet at home while over three quarters (77 per cent) now have a mobile.Figures from Ofcom December 17, 2012 | slide 6
  7. 7. So What? This isn’t a technology revolution It‟s a communications and information revolution Adult Ed. used to run courses to help people keep up with new developments – car maintenance, microwaves, computers There are no classes on mobile phones! Why? December 17, 2012 | slide 7
  8. 8. Effective use December 17, 2012 | slide 8
  9. 9. Learners in the classroom Can use the recording facilities to record: – Progress – Pronunciation – Demonstrations – Revision podcasts – Vocabulary illustrations – Capture instructions/lists etc Effectively using device as an external memory December 17, 2012 | slide 9
  10. 10. So what are the implications for your organisation and its learners? Learning providers can use mobile devices to: – Increase learner satisfaction and retention – Widen participation – Reduce costs – do more with less – Meet the new technology focus in the Ofsted common inspection framework – Advance business agility – Enhance the quality of teaching and learning – Improve outcomes for learners – Enable more creative use of learning spaces and campus sites December 17, 2012 | slide 10
  11. 11. Learners can Personalise their own learning journey Enjoy new opportunities, such as more collaborative working Access mentors, tutors and others learners while on the move Fit studying better into their lives with portable, anywhere, anytime learning Complete work-based learning more easily December 17, 2012 | slide 11
  12. 12. Good Practice Clearly explained lesson aims, coupled with a review of what has been learnt at the end of the session. A combination of multiple ways of providing information: demonstration, paper handouts & digital materials on Learning Platform Providing opportunities for peer learning both through small group work and through the projection of learners‟ work for whole class discussion. Flexibility in classroom management terms – accepting collaboration when it occurs naturally, directing learners to specific reinforcement activities if necessary and sometimes avoiding intervention as part of a process of encouraging student independence and autonomy. December 17, 2012 | slide 12
  13. 13. Specific uses Voting in a quiz/assessment/feedback situation – Polleverywhere Vocabulary training – words and pictures Flash cards Group research – finding information/presenting information Group research – compiling glossaries/dictionaries Pictures illustrating routes through town/building December 17, 2012 | slide 13
  14. 14. Using e-books Excellence Gateway example December 17, 2012 | slide 14
  15. 15. Essentials Evernote Google docs Dropbox Skydrive Google Drive December 17, 2012 | slide 15
  16. 16. Activity Give a someone a fish…. Teach someone to fish…. Split into 4 groups of 4 – Decide on an appropriate subject – Search for and evaluate 2 resources in your subject area that you would recommend to others and that are new to you – Share December 17, 2012 | slide 16
  17. 17. Online Resources Fry flashcards - 1000-Instant-Words.html Creating flashcards in Word - sp?ID=289 Flashcard apps 3527965 Memrise December 17, 2012 | slide 17
  18. 18. Literacy and Numeracy Resources Look elsewhere – New Zealand – Progressions Practitioner Resources – Functional skills – December 17, 2012 | slide 18
  19. 19. The App Explosion Educational Apps – USA loaded – Literacy – list – content/uploads/2012/03/adult-literacy-apps-Final.pdf Apps for young adults with intellectual impairments – literacy-for-young-adults-with-intellectual-impairments/ Apps in the classroom – acy_numeracy_primary_12-07.pdf December 17, 2012 | slide 19
  20. 20.  Simple minds/Popplet Lite – mindmapping for android and iphone – A range of exam tutor apps covering maths, chemistry, physics, biology, history, English literature and business studies with exam questions directly from the board plus past papers, revision and study guides. Learners can download it and revise on their way to and from college. Gflash – Uses the principle of flashcards to revise key topics. December 17, 2012 | slide 20
  21. 21. Links from the presentation All the links from the slides available here – December 17, 2012 | slide 21