LearningWheel is a model of digital pedagogy designed to enhance learning and develop digital literacy skills. It has several unique layers:
Visual pedagogically informed tool
Created by practitioners for practitioner
Categorised in to four pedagogic ‘modes of engagement’
Can be ‘Resource’ specific
Can be ‘Contextualised’ to a subject area
Can be ‘level’ specific
Promote free and accessible digital resources
Scalability: flexible and adaptable
In this guide, we focus on elements of learning and assessment design that research tells us are significant in both the higher and further education and skills sectors.
Drawing on interviews with staff in colleges and universities, and a decade of research into technology-enhanced curriculum design, we explore how digital tools can make a difference to the art of learning design.
The course aims to equip you with relevant information and tools to enable you to take part in the World’s Largest Lesson, to teach people about the SDGs and to enthuse you to create and share your own learning resources in order to do so.
12 Great Digital Storytelling Apps for Young Learners
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Below are some good iPad apps you can use with young learners to create and share digital stories. Digital story telling is an effective way to enhance students writing, reading and speaking skills. Students will also get to experiment with different modes of making making (e.g., visual, auditory, and textual). The titles we selected for you today are among the best apps out there. They are simple and easy to use and students will definitely enjoy using them. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list. Links to the apps are under the visual.
With more than 7 billion videos on YouTube, it can be challenging to curate what's best for your classroom. But amid all of the frivolous, silly, or even obnoxious content, there are gems to be found. On top of this, some truly unique genres and types of videos have sprung from the platform. One of these -- the video essay -- can be a great tool for media-literacy education. Here's why: Video essays model for students how YouTube can be a platform for critical communication.
Another successful Flat Connections global projct concludes - and here is a newsleter article from the school in Florida. This project had a significant impact on the Grade 4 students and the wider community.
A rapid rise in online enrolments for initial teacher education (ITE) courses in Australia is outstripping the average growth for all (non-ITE) online tertiary courses by a staggering six-to-one.
The uptake of online ITE has more than doubled from 2007 to 2016; with one-in-four of the country’s 87,134 student teachers choosing online ITE courses. This rapid rise is bringing higher education to aspiring teachers in all parts of Australia.
Explore these insights and several others into the ‘typical’ student teacher of modern Australia in this fresh new report.
The suggestion that teaching and learning can be significantly improved by better supporting our teachers is vital and should not be overlooked. In particular, there is growing evidence that teacher collaboration can lead to more satisfied teachers while producing better outcomes for students.
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Excellent blog post.
Dewey would remind us that being a citizen means more than just following rules. A citizen is part of a community, and being a citizen of a community means interacting with each other, supporting one another, and working together to make our corner of the world a better place. Isn’t it time for our digital citizenship lessons to start reflecting some of his ideals?
@julielindsay - this may interest you #digcit https://t.co/PGmVFITSc2
Many faculty and instructors have not yet “bought into” the use of OER. They continue to make extensive use of published textbooks and require their students to access proprietary and costly materials. There are four basic reasons for this reluctance:
According to a survey by Babson (2014), most faculty and instructors have never heard of OER – it’s a “new thing” about which they know very little.
When faculty and instructors look at what materials they require their students to use, they look for a track record of proven use and quality – many OER resources, though seen to be of high quality, do not have the track record of use.
In general, faculty and instructors do not take into account the cost of textbooks and related materials when making their course content decisions nor do they look at the total cost of study to the student.
It takes time and commitment to search for and find appropriate OER.
Global educators, wake up to online collaborative learning and be the dragon that roars! Why do more educators not take their learning global? Why is online global collaboration practiced by outliers and not embedded into the curriculum by more educators? Join Julie Lindsay who has over 20 years of classroom experience connecting learners to the world for authentic global experiences, as she shows how imperative it is for our young learners to know how to learn with the world, not just about it. Featured is the Connect with China Collaborative - a new learning experience that aims to connect learners within China to those beyond. http://www.connectchinacollaborative.... http://flatconnections.com http://theglobaleducator.net
Julie Lindsay is an Australian author and educator and the founder and CEO of Flat Connections. In this conversation with Jane Nicholls she discusses how as a connected educator you are able to bring those world connections, those global connections into the classroom. Julie also stresses the importance for Global Educators in turn to support connected students.
The just released Gonski 2.0 report identifies the priority for Australian schools to equip every child to be a creative, connected and engaged learner in a fast changing world. The report recommends an increased emphasis on teaching general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum. One capability common to all curriculum frameworks is ‘intercultural understanding’.
Interesting - and will this mean Edmodo will not be blocked in China? It usually is not, but now being controlled by a Chinese company should secure passage. I wonder if this will mean the end of the free version of Edmodo?
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Feedback is an essential part of learning, especially when we want to improve our practice and attain high professional standards. And the best form of feedback is right there in front of us in our classrooms.
Students have valuable insights into classroom teaching and how it might be improved. After all, no one observes us more than they do.
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n a recent Teacher article, two schools discussed their differing policies on mobile phone use during school hours. Here, we look at a range of studies that have explored the positives and negatives of allowing mobile phones to be used in class.
As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs become more widespread, questions are being raised about the benefits of allowing students to actively use mobile phones as learning devices in school. Over the past decade, several studies have taken a closer look at student and educator perspectives on the issue.