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Making your teaching more effective through technology by Mind Map: Making your teaching more
effective through technology
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Making your teaching more effective through technology

Background (Why?)

Personal Enhancement of Teachers

Personal Development of new "literacies"

Social Networking

Facilitate Teaching and Learning

Empower research activities

Increase teacher effectiveness

Improve learning of subject matter content

Make learning more relevant for students

Transformation of practices

Enable assessment for learning

Increase global/regional competitiveness

Create distance learning opportunities

Development of New "Literacies", Traditional literacy, Information literacy, Visual literacy, Critical literacy, Media literacy, Tool literacy, Digital literacy, Social Networking Literacy

Ways (How?)

Basic Tools

1. Blog, Uses, For students, For teachers, For schools, Resources, blogger, edublogs

2. Mindmap, Uses, collorative learning, Resources, Mindmeister

3. Google docs, Uses, collorative learning, online access, Resources, google docs

4. WebQuest, Uses, development of information literacy, interactive learning, Resources, examples from CUHK, other collections

5. ActiveLessons, Uses, Resources

6. Digital Media Projects, Lesson Plans for use of technology, 1001 Uses for a Digital Camera, Digital Storytelling, Types, Tools, Microsoft Photo Story, Windows Moviemaker, Delivery, mobile, youtube, blog

7. Visuals, Uses, Analysis – Information Literacy, Design – Visual Literacy, Development – Tool Literacy, Implementation – Media Literacy, Evaluation – Reflective Thinking, Resources, Scratch, PhotoStory, Others

8. M-Learning, Multimedia Access Tool, Connectivity Tool, Capture Tool, Representational Tool, Analytical Tool

Effective Ways to Use Basic Tools

1. Harvesting, Google, search tip for educators, classroom posters, lesson plan, Beyond Google, Wikipedia, Wiki search engine, Delicious, mind maps

2. Mashing, example

Basic Requirements

Access to Internet

Access to Computers

Learning Management System

Content and Institutional Repositories

Pedagogical design

Transformation management

Critical Issues/Challenges

1. Critical literacy

The ability to question, challenge and evaluate the purposes and meanings of texts

Safety

Danger

Useful resources, http://www.cybermentors.org.uk/, http://www.beatbullying.org/, http://www.bbc.co.uk/switch/surgery/advice/your_world/bullying/

2. Copyright

Creative commons

Useful resources, Flickr, Microsoft Clip Art, Audio Clips