Monday, January 26

Great Practical Resource From Future Lab






“Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning”.
(Pg36, NZ Curriculum)

Wow! This practical resource series from futurelab is great.

This resource aims to assist teachers in overcoming the common barrier of TIME required to search for, test and think about new tools and approaches that could be used to try something in a new way.

The “Why Don’t You...?” 5 part series looks closely at ways in which technologies can be used to:
*Talk
*Personalise
*Explore
*Capture
*Network


Each of the above themes is explored and then a list of ‘tried and tested’ tools to enable the learning is listed.

I went through the lists and was pleased to see some familiar tools. I have also chosen a few newbie’s to explore, these include:
Grupthink
Eyejot
Story box

Thanks Futurelab, resources such as these are really helpful in evaluating the potential of a tool to improve student learning and also of the reputation of the tool and its power to survive in these tough economic times.

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