Making Movies Making Movies is a free online resource designed to help secondary students: Develop an understanding of the stages of a film production - from the initial idea, through the process of making the film, to its screening in cinemas Gain detailed insights into some of the many roles in the film production process Explore some of the contemporary issues faced by the film production industry Learn the skills they need to make their own films. The Making Movies Teaching Resource is accompanied by 16 short, engaging video interviews with some of Australia’s leading screen professionals in roles ranging from producer to stunt performer, visual effects supervisor to marketing manager. The Making Movies Teacher’s Guide provides ‘driving instructions’ to assist teachers to use the Teaching Resource in the classroom. With discrete chapters, structured lesson plans, a PowerPoint presentation and a broad range of website links, the Guide is a thorough and accessible asset for all teachers. Interviews
National School Reform Faculty What is a Critical Friends Group® learning community? Critical Friends Group professional learning communities consist of approximately 8-12 educators who come together voluntarily at least once a month for about 2 hours. Group members are committed to improving their practice through collaborative learning. How did the idea of CFGTM communities develop? In 1994, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform designed a different approach to professional development, one that would be focused on the practitioner and on defining what would improve student learning. The de Bono Group - Six Thinking Hats Used with well-defined and explicit Return On Investment success in corporations worldwide, Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved. A powerful tool set, which once learned can be applied immediately! You and your team members can learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles.
Taylor & Francis Libsite - Use of social media by the library Skip to navigation Social media has the potential to facilitate much closer relationships between libraries and their patrons, wherever they are based, and however they choose to access library services and resources. This white paper has been researched and compiled by Taylor & Francis to provide an overview of current practices relating to the use by libraries of social media, from a world-wide perspective, against which individual institutions can benchmark their own activities and be inspired to try new approaches. Read the Taylor & Francis white paper on social media use in libraries Learn more about the key findings from the white paper: 8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition.
SAMR Model Visually Explained for Teachers February 9, 2017 With the pervasive use of technology inside our classrooms, pedagogical concerns related to the effectiveness of technology in transforming education and creating optimal learning experiences come to the surface. Every teacher drawing on technology in their instruction has probably, at a certain point in time, mulled over questions such as: does technology always work for every instructional task? Does it enhance students learning? How about distractive features that come with this technology. Do they affect students learning?
6 Best Desktop eBook Readers For Reading At Home (Or At Work) Do some reading on your computer. Whether you’re looking for free access to classic works of literature or desktop access to your current Kindle, Kobo or Nook books, there is a wide variety of eBook readers out there so you can read on your computer. Reading on a computer isn’t without its advantages. The screen is big, so you can make the font as big as you want; perfect if you have vision problems. More than anything, though, reading on a computer is nice because it’s a device you already have. SAMR model / Teacher inquiry / Professional learning The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, offers a method of seeing how computer technology might impact teaching and learning. It shows a progression that adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology. It is a framework through which teachers can assess and evaluate the technology used in the classroom. As teachers move along the continuum, computer technology becomes more important in the classroom but at the same time becomes more invisibly woven into the demands of good teaching and learning. Learning with Digtal Technologies (LWDT) facilitator, Diana Wilkes explains how she introduced the SAMR model with schools using digital technologies.
Can digital literacy be deconstructed into learnable units? Earlier this week, Sally Pewhairangi got in touch to ask if I’d be willing to answer four questions about digital literacy, grouped around the above question. She’ll be collating answers from a number of people in due course but, in the spirit of working openly, I’m answering her questions here. 1.