A lecture/demonstration session covering a range of applied eLearning techniques featured in the modern tech savvy classroom. The session is designed to give actual working examples (both successful and failed) of tools used in creating diverse modes of delivery and assessment. From creative use of video, cloud technologies, Web 2.0 to BYOD & social media. Designed for teachers wanting dynamic solutions to portfolio style, project based teaching, this session will feature techniques used from introductory units through to VET Music Production.
During this session you’ll hear/see a lot of information gathered from resources developed most specifically over the past 5 years. If you’re after an answer or a single application that will make your classroom paperless you’re about to be disappointed. You may however find some useful tools or approaches to 21st century learning. I encourage you to chip away at whatever it is you’re trying to achieve in your classroom.
Jason Ohler – digital story telling
Yong Zhao – global education researcher
Richard Olsen – ideas lab @richardolsen
1. CLOUD – dropbox.com (a great classroom intermediary for file sharing)
- Google drive for Google docs/google forms
- YouTube and Teacher Tube
2. Microsoft SHAREPOINT – powerful solution for document storing/sharing, blogging, meetings, to do’s. Clunky interface, requires management and moderation of group members.
5. Cameras & video
- Flipped classroom – can be fun but has many steps involved in it
- Video for assessment and journaling
6. BYOD – empowering learning
Where do I begin?
If in the simplest sense you are wondering what technology you could incorporate into your teaching, look to what you might already use.
Try and target technologies that may help alleviate time consuming classroom practices. For me, video, OneNote, Outlook and Padlet have made significant advances to time saving.
Or, just start with padlet.com
Find your tribe – blog, conference, teach meets, twitter, PD, team teach
Make yourself known – find people in your organisation that support or inspire you.
Work in teams – it’s galvanising, inspires creativity and innovation.
- Model digital, 21st Century approaches to creativity, innovation, entrepreneurialism and collaboration
- Re-think student thinking
- Embrace your innovations and be a trailblazer to your class
- Collaborate, innovate and share