Learning styles and technology


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Learning styles and technology

  1. 1. Russell Stannnard www.teachertrainingvideos.com www.teachertrainingvideos.com Technologies for developing multiple learning styles
  2. 2. Today’s Talk www.teachertrainingvideos.com • Information about me (very quick). • How learning styles have influenced my teaching and learning. • What that means in the classroom for me. • Lots of examples of ideas of what I have actually done. • Conclusions.
  3. 3. Russell Stannard www.teachertrainingvideos.com Freelance teacher trainer/speaker. Part-time lecturer at the University ofWarwick and a NILE associate trainer. Run www.teachertrainingvideos.com @ Won 3 major educational awards 30,000 visitors a month A newsletter with more than 18,000 subscribers Provides FREE help videos to show teachers how to use technology.
  4. 4. How it all started ? www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  5. 5. www.teachertrainingvideos.com http://assistivetech4all.pbworks.com/w/page/41978894/Learning%20Styles
  6. 6. Variation www.teachertrainingvideos.com http://catholicreligionteacher.com/learning-styles/
  7. 7. www.teachertrainingvideos.com http://www.drhappylife.org/dermatoglyphics/learning-styles/
  8. 8. Screen capture technology www.teachertrainingvideos.com http://retailsalesmarketingmanagement.com/knowing-learning-styles-helps-you-train-retail-workers/
  9. 9. www.teachertrainingvideos.com http://www.loving2learn.com/Goals/Charts/LearningStyles.aspx
  10. 10. My thoughts How can I accommodate more learning styles? How can I make my teaching/learning more inclusive? What can I do in the class and out of the class? www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  11. 11. Let’s focus on something more visual and oral www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  12. 12. How can I do that? Screen capture software www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  13. 13. Screen capture software Records the screen of your computer as if you had a video pointing at it. Includes your voice. Can add real video to screen capture. Can add callouts, subtitles, arrows etc Example How it works www.teachertrainingvideos.com
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  15. 15. Massive response to idea Videos received enthusiastically Created website for the videos Currently 350,000 visitors a year In surveys the number one reason for their popularity is the fact they are‘ Visual and oral People can work alone It is self paced Flexible www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  16. 16. My journey begins.. This has value everywhere How can we make feedback more inclusive? How can we make assessment more inclusive? What about other areas? www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  17. 17. Feedback www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  18. 18. The idea starts First example just correcting grammar. Providing general feedback to the whole class Providing feedback on vocabulary Providing feedback on grammar Began to realise it could be applied to all subjects and contexts Feedback on blogs Long essays on MA programme www.teachertrainingvideos.com
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  20. 20. www.teachertrainingvideos.com http://www.dg58.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/The-SAMR-Model.png
  21. 21. Research begins Research in Norway @ Article in theTimes Higher @ Article Independent @ Article in the Guardian @ JISC report @ Research in Canada @ Report in the HEA Research at JISC Research in Japan Research at the Open University @ Research at Coventry University Research at Cardiff Metropolitan www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  22. 22. Impacting on Quality www.teachertrainingvideos.com • Student’s like the voice. • Students’ feel it is more personal. • More information is conveyed. • Feedback can be elaborated on. • Feedback can be very timely. • Like‘having the teacher sitting next to you’. • Student learning styles. • Motivating/authentic listening material • Special needs students • Stylistic benefits
  23. 23. Course Support www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  24. 24. Making course material more inclusive When we set coursework When we create marking schemes Exam tips www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  25. 25. The technology Original work done withTechsmith Camtasia I then began to use JING ( free tool) More recently began to work with SnagIt ( about $25 for educational version) Experimented with other free tools like ScreenR and Screencast-o-matic Help videos for all these tools can be found on my website @ www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  26. 26. Assessment www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  27. 27. More inclusive assessment How can I change my assessments? -My visual -My oral -Less focus on always writing -More reflection -More collaboration www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  28. 28. Present.Me Student reflection Allows teacher/students to upload PP/Prezi/Google doc Add their webcam and voice Share on the internet We can offer students the choice How does Present.Me work? www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  29. 29. myBrainShark www.teachertrainingvideos.com Upload PDF files,WordFiles, Pictures,Video Add your voice Compressed and available to share Speaking activities for students Teacher presentations for blended/flipped classroom Reflection Introducing yourself
  30. 30. Blogging Used on the University ofWarwick MA in ICT. Students keep a reflective blog of what they learn on the course. Images, text, video Present their blog at end of the course Engage with other learners. Phil Longwell Jo Gakonga www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  31. 31. Conclusions There is a key message about learning styles that can help us in our whole approach to teaching and learning. Start simple ( I was thinking about 4 styles) Thinking about how your teaching and learning can be more inclusive. Highlighted 3 key technologies that I think can help us Can be used in a whole range of different ways www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  32. 32. Additional References Recent article published in Norway Peter'sArticle @ Recent piece on JING in the Guardian- GuardianArticle @ •For extensive information about the idea and examples go here. Russell’s page on feedback and JING @ www.teachertrainingvideos.com
  33. 33. Help videos for all the tools demonstrated. www.teachertrainingvideos.com • PresentMe @ http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/presentme/index.html • Jing @ http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/Jing/index.html http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/jingInReality/index.html myBrainShark http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/brain/index.html Camtasia http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-8.html
  34. 34. Any questions… www.teachertrainingvideos.com My site •www.teachertrainingvideos..com @ (please sign up to the newsletter) MyTwitter •Russell1955 My Facebook https://www.facebook.com/russell.stannard.73 @
  35. 35. Here is my presentation www.teachertrainingvideos.com