Session 4 My Digital Toolbox


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  • Briefly introduce the idea that we all have a range of experience with ICT that we bring and we want to spend some time sharing and exchanging these whilst also thinking about how they might be useful to use pedagogically. Also important to stress here that in the brief time we have with them we can’t hope to cover the range of tools, applications, hardware that is out there but that we are trying to encourage them to develop the critical approach to making their own judgments about these tools.
  • Studentsto edit shared Google doc. Give them about 15-20 minutes for this activity. use the updated Google doc and ask for volunteers to present 4-5 tools that people may or may not be familiar with but would like to know more about. Use the micro-presentations to discuss further how they might use the tools and what some of the issues might be that have to be addressed.
  • Emphasise the need for self help and taking responsibility for their own professional learning with technologies. Mention that they can use the IWB in the OLC and that it is a good idea to investigate and play in groups to become familiar if this is an area for development. Show ‘The Book’ video if there is time.
  • Important to focus here on developing a positive/professional online identity rather than just locking down social networks (i.e. through using social media tools to build a positive online presence). Could discuss how students have created their own blogs/websites to showcase their teacher identity.
  • Session 4 My Digital Toolbox

    1. 1. My Digital Toolbox EP404 Session 4
    2. 2. Session aims • To examine what tools we already carry in our digital toolkits and discuss their potential • To examine how we can extend our digital toolkits in order to support our professional learning • To reflect on our digital profiles and consider how we can develop these to project more positive professional identities
    3. 3. What’s in your digital toolbox? Infographic courtesy of Samantha Penney,
    4. 4. Sharing digital tools for learning Activity: Add your suggested digital tools to the Google doc for your group: 1E1 1E2 1P1 1P2 1P3 1P4
    5. 5. Learning to help ourselves How many Interactive Whiteboard ‘how to’ videos are there on YouTube or Vimeo?
    6. 6. Digital technologies in schools The DfE provides guidance on the use of digital technologies in schools: • g/curriculum/a00201823/digital-technologyin-schools
    7. 7. What does your online profile say about you?
    8. 8. Developing your professional identity Activities: • Google yourself. • Does what you find project a positive identity? • Consider how you could improve your online profile to project a more positive/professional identity. • Review your own personal privacy settings on all the social networks you use to ensure that they support a positive professional identity.
    9. 9. Social networking dilemmas • What would you do if you got a friend request from a pupil or parent? • What should I do if someone posts inappropriate photos of me? • What should I do if I see inappropriate content of my pupils? • Can I use sites like Facebook and Twitter in school?
    10. 10. Guidance for trainee teachers Read Social Networking: a guide for trainee teachers and NQTs: