The Teacher Change Frame by Tarling and Ng’ambi can act as a GPS for changing digital learning in your classroom or school. Use the 4 typical teachers I describe to identify where you are and where you want go.
Using Technology In The Classroom
Have you ever watched when somebody press a few keys on the computer and magic happens? They did something that you didn’t even know could be done, and they did it so quickly, it was like a slight of hand. Magical. The worst is, like magic tricks, nobody ever tells you how to do it. Well, today I am sharing six computer hacks teachers should know and use.
A very simple investigating trig graphs using Google Sheets to allow learners to try plotting the graphs using different intervals.
Before we could consider tablets for all learners in South Africa there are a few things that need to be in place, like infrastructure, training and resources. This is my take on President Ramaphosa's proposed plan to roll out tablets in schools.
You like the idea of blended learning, but you have no idea how where to start. In this post, I give you five practical but easy steps that will get you on your way.
Digital platforms and LMS's have brought a new dimension to deadlines. You no longer need to be present in the class to turn in n assignment. Default deadlines are midnight deadlines, it is time we rethink this practice.
It is that time of the year, schools are doing their planning for next year, and you might have just realised that you will be expected to use Google Classroom next year. eLearning is exciting, very exciting, but it can also seem like a huge mountain that you have no idea how you are going to scale. But don't worry here are six easy steps that will get you going.
When asked what the must-have extension every teacher should have is, the answer is easy, Grammarly. Grammarly is a spell checker on steroids; it picks up on everything. Not just mistakes but also on other little things you can do to make your writing better and the best of all is that it helps you to get better at writing.
Are you looking for an app or program that will allow you to communicate with parents? In this post, we look at the most popular apps and tools that teachers use and consider the pros and cons of each.
The introduction of personal devices changed the way we manage our classrooms in a big way. Lots of teachers find the idea of personal devices very intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips from teachers who have been there.
Books are still one of the best sources of professional development for teachers. In this post, I share the 6 books that are currently at the top of my Must-Read list. It includes some books on technology integration, some awesome maths books and one for new teachers that look very interesting.
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A record of using technology in the classroom.
Here you will find lots of tips and ideas for any teacher that want to ensure that their classroom is still relevant in the 21st century. As well as my personal reflections, experiences and the lessons I learned.
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Just because kids know how to use Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, doesn’t mean they know how to use technology to enhance their learning.
Training should be something you can use on Monday, not someday!
We need to make the positives so loud that the negatives becomes almost impossible to hear.
Shifting education begins with teaching students how to learn, instead of what to learn.
Don’t ask your students to learn, if you are not willing to continue learning yourself.
I am not a fan of technology.
I am a fan of pedagogy, of understanding how people learn and the most effective learning methods.
But technology enables some exciting changes.
Donald A Norman
In practice established curricula and teaching methods remain in place under a thin coating of technological glitter, and available technology is often underused and poorly integrated into classroom practice.