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Making your teaching more effective through technology

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IT technologies and proliferation of mobile devices have opened up new ways of teaching for educators. However, it's important for students to understand the underlying threats and dangers in using the Internet.

3) Student Centered Lessons with Technology

What is it?

Teacher is facilitator

Tasks are meaningful

Tasks have a problem to solve

Engaging for students

Strategies

Webquest, Webquests are on-line tasks for students., Examples, http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/oceanpollution/

Activelessons, Advantages: Simple to make, You can use Powerpoints to make active lessons., Our ActiveLesson, It is an English task fro P3 students, www.mrbigben.com/cnyparty.htm

Reflection

Great for teachers to use, can be leveled to the students abilities. Task-based learning can be very effective at motivating students.

1) Key concepts and issues

Blogs

Our blog, http://samjohnphilben.blogspot.com/

Students and blogging, Can publish own writing, Allows for discussion, Writers have readers, Callobration

New Literacies

Information Literacy

Digital Literacy

Information literacy

Tool Literacy

Media Lieracy

Critical Literacy

Traditional Literacy

2) Using Technology to support teaching.

Teaching Aids

Provides visual aid and visualisation

Helps make presentations more effective

Manage IT classrooms more effectively using applications, http://www.junglebyte.com

Use new tools to help prepare classroom material : publishing and presentation tools, photo and movie editing tools

Teaching support

HKU

Risa

Google is growing to aid teachers with innovative teaching strategies

examples, http://www.utechtips.com/?p=1127, http://www.google.com/educators/posters.html

Google is not the only useful application to search for information

examples, Delicious - helps to find info which has been rated in usefullness, http://www.delicious.com, http://wikipedia.org/, http://www.mindmapsearch.org/

Copyright Issues: These websites are for useful clarifying copyright issues.

Examples of remixing. Remixing is increasingly common and easier to find and create., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImcvtJzIK8&feature=related, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEW-NTRVJ9E&feature=related, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sYBqhOEdRQ&feature=related

Websites to find CC material, http://ccmixter.org/, http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

Copyright rules for kids, 1. http://www.copyrightkids.org/ 2. http://www.richmond.k12.va.us/schools/jones/Copyright-Kids/

Reflection- Mindmeister is a very useful application for making interactive and live mind maps. It is great for collaborative work even when all members are not together in different places.

http://www.mindmeister.com/

4) Digital Storytelling and other Projects in the Classroom

What is it?

There are many types of digital stories, About Characters, About events, such as, holidays and festivals, About places, such as, countires and schools, About students lives

They are multimodal, They use images, such as, photos, Text, Music and voice overs

Creating digital stories

How to deliver a digital story, Presentation, Blogs, Youtube, School Websites

Software, Microsoft Photo Story, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker

Getting images, Take photos, Draw using a tablet, Draw and scan the image, Use Creative Common's images

Our Photostory example

http://samjohnphilben.blogspot.com/

It is a comic take on being an English teacher

Reflection

Photostory is great for primary and can be really effective tool to motivate the students and allow them creativity, even in a second language.

5) Visuals in the classroom

Forms of visuals Source: http://www.macrovu.com/VLBkExmplPgsMenu.html

Words

Images, using diagrams, http://www.idiagram.com/

Shapes

Student made visual interacttive elements

Multimedia Development Stage, Analysis, Design, Development, implementation, Evaluation

6) Social Networking Literacy, M-learning and About your individual Assignment

Social networking literacy

Bullying

Get students to become aware of, the dangers, the responsibilities, privacy issues

Mobile phones and M-learning

a worldwide increase in no. of moblie phone units

games for pleasure

read books

multiple functions of handhelds, multimedia access tools, connectivity tool, capture tool, analytical tool, representation tool

About individual assignment

lesson plan on google doc

evidence from implementation

a page of reflection

all put into a single piece of document

interesting website to make animation www.goanimate.com

Reflection