eLanguages.ac.uk - digital literacies toolkit. Welcome to the Digital Literacies Toolkit.
This interactive learning tool was designed and developed by eLanguages in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton with support from the university Student Centredness Fund. The purpose of this set of learning resources is to help students: explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services;familiarise themselves with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes;highlight good practice in the use of social software and the internet, in general.
Please use the buttons on the right for further information and to send us feedback. If you find these resources useful, why not sign up for a Pay, Access and Learn account, where you can license a variety of packages to help with academic study skills? Technical requirements Some of the activities in the toolkit resources require headphones or speakers. Conditions of use If you are a student you may access and use these learning resources freely for the purpose of learning. Keep mobile phones out of the classroom. This week school is back.
Kids everywhere will trudge their way through school gates, mourning the end of the long and wet summer holidays. Senior leadership teams everywhere will be preparing to unveil new policies aimed at improving student behaviour and attitudes to learning. Somewhere, the debate around whether mobiles should be allowed in classrooms will resurface. Given that more than 90% of today’s teenagers own one, it is an important question for teachers and one that won’t be going away any time soon. In most schools, you will find mobile phones treated like contraband. Yet a number of mainly fee-paying schools are promoting pupils’ use of mobiles within school and lessons. The proposal sounds unmanageable. A recent large-scale study found that banning mobile phones improved exam results by 2%, even when gender and class had been accounted for. Allowing mobile phones would almost certainly increase cyberbullying.
12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers. Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom.
But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, technologically. Do you have a iPad in your classroom for your use? How about iPads for students to use? Could you get a classroom iPad? What kind of Internet access is available at your school? What do you have to do to get Ipads for your students? Also try to find a technology “mentor” on campus – the computer teacher or just another teacher who uses technology more than you do. Perfect Ed Tech Activities for Beginners Do a PowerPoint “Game Show Review” Many tech-savvy teachers have used Microsoft PowerPoint to create review games based on famous game shows, including “Jeopardy!
Have students complete a written classroom activity as if it was online. Ever have your students write a diary from the perspective of a character or famous person? Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world. Online Presentation Tools. Moovly - Online Software to Create Animated Videos and Presentations. All That Teachers Need to Know about Flipped Classroom- Tutorials, Tools and Apps. What is flipped classroom. The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then class time is used to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion or debates.
(Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching). The term "Flipped Classroom" was popularised by teachers Bergmann and Samms at Woodland Park High School, Colorado, in 2007 where they adopted a strategy to reverse the timing of homework and lectures. Video lectures were provided for students before class and then exercises (homework) was done in class under supervision. Predating this was the "The Inverted Classroom" (Lage, M. J., Platt, G. Harvard Physicist, Eric Mazur has been teaching a similar technique to the flipped classroom called peer instruction using ConcepTests for over 25 years. There is no set formula for the flipped classroom.