Virtual learning in business


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Presentation on using social media, free software and apps in Business teaching. Created for tutor2u conference 2011.

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  • Last year best ever Business results. Student and parent voice believe the VLE has a positive impact on learning.
  • Have Twitter open on laptop
  • Use as whole class discussion on display via board or as a tool for teachers to keep on monitor to see when students have found answers. SAP twitter tools
  • Can also use twitter without internet by linking phone in account settings and can then text. Retweettwtpoll Do you currently use any social media/web 2.0 software in your teaching?
  • Showmkg mix lesson
  • Show example of r&s lesson toondoos
  • Show video
  • Show lesson plan
  • Although the initial thought would be that locating ear competitors would be detrimental to the business as it lowers prices and can cause price wars, we are choosing to locate near to our competitors because: it will encourage people to travel to the store as there are many shops in the area, it encourages friendly competition and helps business to track their competition and it could make it easier for deliveries as supplies will already be travelling into Farnham
  • Show example from year 10
  • Virtual learning in business

    1. 1. Virtual Learning in Business<br />
    2. 2. Session objective<br />To provide you ideas for using and integrating free software/apps, social media and VLEs into your business/economics teaching<br />
    3. 3. Using technology<br />If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African proverb<br />Use your VLE to take your department ‘with you’ and improve consistency for learners. <br />
    4. 4. This presentation and all software and ideas will be available on my blog:<br /><br />
    5. 5. What do Ofsted want? <br />Outstanding:  Resources, including new technology, make a marked contribution to the quality of learning<br />Good: Good and imaginative use is made of resources, including new technology to enhance learning.<br />Satisfactory: Adequate use is made of a range of resources, including new technology, to support learning.<br />Unsatisfactory: No mention of Technology<br />
    6. 6. Teaching with Twitter<br />
    7. 7. T<br />Follow me @fhesbusiness<br />Hashtag to discuss the conference (now and later) #busecit<br />
    8. 8. Why use Twitter?<br />Twitter can be used in education for:<br />Business news <br />Setting homework tasks<br />Fun enrichment tasks e.g. #Tweets4Sweets<br />Educating students to use social media sensibly<br />Course reminders<br />Discussion<br />Voting/polling<br />AFL<br />Video streaming<br />
    9. 9. Embed Twitter Feeds in your VLE<br />
    10. 10. PowerPoint Twitter Feedback SlideUse Presentation Mode to view, Click this header to give mouse control back to PowerPoint, change slide, etc. Check the “alternate format” to see more tweets!<br />© SAP 2009 / Page 10<br />
    11. 11. Wiffiti Display screen<br />
    12. 12. Twitpoll<br />
    13. 13. Embed polls in your VLE or blog<br />
    14. 14. QR Codes<br />Download QR reader app such as i-nigma and scan the image<br />
    15. 15. #7 - Adding QR codes to Word documents for students to check their answers.<br />Laminate sheets and pin them up round the classroom<br /> (Mark Rollins @muppetmasteruk)<br />
    16. 16. #14 - Easter Egg Scavenger<br />Create an "easter egg/scavenger hunt".  The students must seek out the QR codes that are posted in a given area.  Use the codes to go to information to answer a question and/or find a clue.  Then on to finding the code. <br />Added by @hamtra<br />
    17. 17. Engagement activities<br />Activities to engage students as soon as they enter room whilst teacher takes care of admin etc.<br />Require very little teacher input/set up time<br />
    18. 18. Blog BIG questions<br />
    19. 19. Twitter fountain<br />
    20. 20. Cool Iris<br />
    21. 21. Software to Transform dull activities<br />Because sometimes business is boring...<br />
    22. 22. Voki Avatars<br />
    23. 23. Animated movies<br />
    24. 24. Cartoons<br />
    25. 25. Virtual Pop-up<br />
    26. 26. Create a magazine<br />
    27. 27. Generate Newspaper clippings<br />
    28. 28. Podcasts using Audacity<br />
    29. 29. Lessons that have worked well <br />
    30. 30. Location: Google earth & Street view <br />
    31. 31. Lesson plan<br />
    32. 32. Competitors<br />For example, Dorothy Perkins Retail Ltd will be a local competitor<br />
    33. 33. ‘This is showing the University College for the Creative Arts (UCA). Students from this establishment would be perfect to work in the studio factory because they are trained specifically for this job.’<br />
    34. 34. ‘This image shows ‘The Frock Exchange’ which is a small shop a little bit down the road from our chosen location. It is a shop that sells second hand clothes and is an example of competition’ <br />‘I also chose Farnham because it has a very good infrastructure. These screenshots show evidence of the railway station, bus stops and main roads in and surrounding Farnham.'<br />
    35. 35. Stakeholders & Social costs/benefits using Facebook<br />Create a group for stakeholders to have a debate <br />Students can create a FB mock-up if you don’t want to use the real thing<br />
    36. 36. ...Alternatively: Create Debate<br />Online debate forum and social network community built around ideas, discussion and democracy<br />  <br />
    37. 37. Business Cards using Sticky Bits<br />
    38. 38. Revision & ‘Snow days’ <br />
    39. 39. Twitcam<br />
    40. 40. Twitcam Embedded in VLE<br />
    41. 41. Video tutorials<br />Debut Video screen capture<br />Free Studio – convert video files and get embed codes<br />
    42. 42. Convert videos for mobile devices<br />
    43. 43. Word clouds<br />Wordle<br />Tagxedo<br />
    44. 44.
    45. 45. Orbs: key vocabulary glossaries<br />
    46. 46. Collate research<br />
    47. 47. Collaboration & AFL<br />
    48. 48. Wallwisher<br />
    49. 49. Wallwisher embedded in VLE<br />
    50. 50. Lino it<br />
    51. 51. Edistorm<br />
    52. 52. Online brainstorming<br />
    53. 53. Socrative teacher <br />
    54. 54. Socrative sign in<br />If you didn’t download the app you can access via: My classroom number is 19782011 <br />
    55. 55. Socrative Multiple Choice<br /> Which of the following best describes how this session has made you feel:<br />Bored<br />Confused<br />Mild enthusiasm<br />Inspired<br />
    56. 56. Beware the learning illusion<br />When using new software for the first time in class take time to reflect<br />Did the technology aid student learning or distract?<br />Was the buzz in the class active learning?<br />Were the objectives achieved in a reasonable amount of time?<br />
    57. 57. Tour of my VLE<br />