Friday, May 26, 2017

Digital Tools - Session 4


Here's a fantastic tool for recording! Screencastify is a chrome extension that enables you to record the activity on your screen while recording a commentary with video (not compulsory for those a little camera shy!) This would be a fantastic tool for recording feedback to students, setting up tasks for those capable and independent students to follow, or make a tutorial (eg. how to use a digital tool) for students to follow. 

Here's a small trial run explaining the basics for producing quality feedback on a blog post showing the tools mechanics and functionality! Fluency and confidence will come with a bit of practice!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kahn Academy

Stumbled across this TED Talk whilst browsing for inspiration. Kahn Academy is an online 'coach' that gives students free access to tuition in many subjects - covering most of those subjects in depth, and tracks their progress. The program follows a step process where the learner begins by watching a video explaining the strategy or idea, and follows up with an activity that challenges the learner to practice the strategy as a way of enabling the teacher to devote 100% of his/her time to 'roaming' the class and providing assistance. Something to think about as the digital world becomes more prominent in education.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Getting the know-how to teach - Session 1

Kicked of session 1 with unpacking google docs. If you don’t currently use the below apps or extensions I recommend them as they are useful tools to assist student learning. Favourite would have to be docutube! It allows your students to play youtube videos from a link with the availability of recommended videos or autoplay. This means they stay focused!!