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CONNECTED WWW.PROMETHEANPLANET.COM Promethean Planet; WorldDidac Award Winner 2008 Promethean LRE 100 lessons + metadata for testing
FLIPCHART - ORGANISING LEARNING Promethean Video Images Documents Interactive multimedia Assessments Learning goals and rubrics Focus on student ideas and questions Collating classroom reflections Physical activities
REFLECTIONS ON THE LRE CONNECTION Promethean What have we learned so far?
REFLECTIONS ON THE LRE CONNECTION Promethean Promethean cannot consider the LRE project without considering the professional development of the participants What is an effective use of an Interactive Whiteboard? It is not a projector for content - it is a “ classroom collaboration system ” – discuss, share, respond to feedback, represent and rework ideas, combine multiple source We cannot change the nature of education with content alone The content must be used in new ways Teachers must be “digital teachers” to bridge the classroom digital divide
REFLECTIONS ON THE LRE CONNECTION Promethean People are interested in people Teachers keep wanting to know about the author... Do they think like me? Is their class like mine? Are they trying to solve the same problems as me? How might the LRE enable that?
REFLECTIONS ON THE LRE CONNECTION Promethean Copyright Teachers have no idea! Hard for Promethean to ask them to assert Creative Commons This remains a key area for the sector to understand
REFLECTIONS ON THE LRE CONNECTION Promethean Content is NOT the king in the 21 st Century Digital World Our teachers tell us that.... “ Communication”, “Community”, “Context”, “Conversation” & “Ideas” are equally important in them understanding how to use the tools effectively Just the same as kids when they go online.... They network!
REFLECTIONS ON THE LRE CONNECTION Promethean Where to next?
REFLECTIONS ON THE LRE CONNECTION Promethean Upload the ideas NOT just content? Share Professional Development Materials – Online Video, etc.? Link content to exemplars of real teacher use? Move from consumption to creation and reworking