Teaching and learning with technology has become essential in today’s schools but teaching digital natives can be daunting when they know more than you do about technology. With constant technological advancements and the multitude of digital tools available, it is no wonder that teachers feel overwhelmed. To make matters worse, many articles claiming to help teachers use technology in the classroom are written by people who are not actually teachers and have never stepped foot in a classroom. Often recommendations made are simply just not realistic!
Before you read this article, read our previous post on building your own green screen for $10!!!
I understand that the University context is slightly different to both secondary and primary schools. However, changes that generally take place in universities somehow do seem to filter down into the school environment. It is an interesting read where some interesting points made on how education will become more accessible to those from low socio-economic settings.
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When we talk about integrating ICT into Key Learning Areas, maths is generally forgotten or not thought of. I guess it is because we assume maths needs to be done on pen and paper with all working out shown to answer the question. As we know, this is not necessarily the case. ICT can be integrated into maths as much as it is into any other Key Learning Areas. To help slowly change this mindset, below is a list of websites that provide great interactive math games for you to use in your classroom.
Before education got hit by the STEM/STEAM lesson bug, they used to be called good old science experiments. We seem to be getting carried away with the expectation of integrating technology into everything we do in the classroom these days, but STEM lessons are essentially scratching one's curiosity through inquisitive learning and experimentation.
Below you will find to list of great and simple science experiments that have been categorised for both younger and older students. All these experiments use materials that could be found in the home.
We all take notes. Whether we take notes to remember things, make a list or organise our thoughts, if note taking is done properly, it can make your life much more efficient. With technology being an ever increasing presence in our lives, note taking has moved beyond the simple pen and paper. Technology allows us to mix and match our handwritten notes with digital content. Read below for some of the best notetaking apps available.
Green screens have been around for a while now but it is only recently that schools have been able to afford them. It is true that they are not as expensive as they used to be but for a school with limited resources/finances, it can still be an expensive investment, especially if they are not being utilised by staff. To help you decide if a green screen will be a worthwhile investment for your school, below is an article on how you can make one yourself for next to nothing!
Give it a go and see if it is worth your school investing in a proper green screen after your trial with the home-made version.
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