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Presentation 26 august

  1. 1. Some pointers forward<br />Copyright<br />Donal O’ Mahony <br />Portmarnock Community School, Ireland<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  2. 2. Recession – calls for productivity<br />PISA – literacy/numeracy, focus on STEM<br />Younger children learn differently – “..is there an App for that?”<br />Teaching is under pressure<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  3. 3. An exam system that does not encourage independent/critical thinking and a syllabus that does<br />Currently calls for the use of technology from many sources especially the University Heads<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  4. 4. ...continuous assessment (accumulation of substantial e-portfolio ideally from Junior Cycle)<br />School based, online tests for the appropriate elements of the desired learning outcomes<br />Staggered examinations (phased in time throughout Senior Cycle; e.g. online submission of major essays in mid-way through sixth year). <br />online learning and digital pedagogy<br />(MacCraith DCU)<br />Sunday Business Post 21/8/11<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  5. 5. There has been an investment in technology<br />Expectation of its use<br />In PCS and other schools<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  6. 6. At its most basic we should all be using our data-projectors / white-board / sound capability in the classroom<br />We should become familiar with digital content in our subject areas Scoilnet<br />Allow students to use keyboard / mouse to manipulate content<br />We should all try to do this as quickly as possible and as colleagues / subject departments support each other<br />1 Digital Content <br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  7. 7. Use the subject department planning aspect of Moodle <br />2 Moodle organisation<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  8. 8. Consider using one of the teaching and learning features with Moodle this term<br />Learn how to enrol a class in Moodle<br />Set up the activity<br />Explain it to the class<br />Do it! And see what happens...<br />Learning diaries, books, discussion fora, quizzes, video uploads, choice activities, homework...<br />3 Moodle for teaching<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  9. 9. Moving from Word documents to PowerPoints<br />Google Apps<br />Digital animation<br />Higher end programming – Java<br />Blogs and blogging<br />Podcasting<br />Drop-box<br />Hot potatoes quizzes<br />Besides Moodle - What else is happening?<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  10. 10. Leaving Certificate music – technology component<br />Data-logging in science<br />Solidworks in DCG <br />Newsletter as PDF’s<br />Dissolving Boundaries / Skype video<br />Skype video in Learning Support<br />ePublications Online books <br />Music creation / Garageband<br />Besides Moodle - What else is happening?<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  11. 11. Increasing knowledge of Apps to support your subject<br />YouTube channel<br />Video in PE<br />Digital Photography<br />Presentation software<br />Elements in all of the above can be used in ePortfolios – our next area of exploration<br />Besides Moodle - What else is happening?<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  12. 12. Camera<br />Video camera<br />Geotagging device<br />Record sound files as MP3’s <br />Word-processor<br />eMail<br />Scientific calculator<br />Access to YouTube and all the Apps for education<br />The power in the students pocket<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />
  13. 13. Training – there will be some formal training<br />Moodle support on Mondays – voluntary – drop in and out<br />Visit animation club any Friday<br />There will be a session on blogging/websites later this term<br />There are lots of people on the staff and students in the school to help<br />Time!<br />Donal O Mahony (c)<br />

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