This week we are looking at one of my favourite digital learning tools Plickers.
Using Technology In The Classroom
Welcome to Butterfly Classrooms
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.
Smartphones are affecting every part of our lives. But we can take back control. In this article, I look at three places where phones should have no place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything, from classroom rules to planning, to the first lesson that a new maths teacher wants to know to be prepared for their first year in the classroom. Bonus: Free templates for new maths teachers.
In part two of our Google Classroom update review, we look a big game-changer the new marking shell and comment bank as well as some small changes to where things are located that you need to be aware of.
You can earn CPTD points in a variety of ways, all you need is to do a little planning. I discuss the types of activities and what you need to earn the necessary points.
In this first of two posts about CPTD points, I look at what CPTD points are, why you need to earn them and how you go about earning your points. Also included is a free CPTD planner that will make sure you claim all the points you are entitled to.
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.
The difficulty is that eLearning encompass a wide variety of lessons, activities and teaching styles. There is not a single right or wrong way to integrate technology into your teaching. However, there are some models that teachers have developed and proved to be effective. One of them is the Station Rotation model.
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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.