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    The iPad Pedagogy Wheel

    June 23rd, 2013

    One question that often arises is how can I use this nice shiny iPad that you have given me to support teaching and learning?

    In a previous blog post I talked about assessment and the importance of deeper and higher thinking skills. I mentioned in that post that using Bloom’s Taxonomy is one way of getting teachers to think differently about the type of questions they are asking of their learners.

    When designing activities for learning, a taxonomy such as Bloom’s provides a framework that reminds of us how if we are to see learning taking place the types of thinking that needs to happen.

    What the Padagogy Wheel does is provide ideas to learners (and staff) the kinds of apps that can support the different kinds of thinking and learning across Blooms.

    The Padagogy Wheel

    As learners and teachers think about how they are going to undertake the activities they want to do, this wheel provides ideas of which apps on the iPad could be used to support them.

    Of course the iPad and apps would not be the only option open to the learners and that’s where the inner circles of the wheel will help those who don’t have, can’t use or don’t want to use the iPad.

    The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  Based on a work at http://tinyurl.com/bloomsblog.



    Show what you know [Infographic] – Updated

    February 5th, 2013

    I liked Tony Vincent’s excellent Infographic on apps that can be used for different activities. He has now updated it. Click image for a larger version.

    Show What You Know Infographic by Tony Vincent

    This is a really useful visual guide to apps, both mobile, but also importantly similar apps that can be accessed through a browser (not everyone has an iPad).

    Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. Take a look at some of the hottest online and mobile tools for showing, explaining, and retelling in my infographic, “Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps.” These tools can turn students into teachers and teachers into super-teachers! Furthermore, most of the apps listed in the infographic are free of charge.

    Update

    Replaced apps that are no longer available.
    Updated some app icons.
    Added sections for Slide Presentations and Posters.

    Via Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand Blog.


    Flipped Learning

    January 17th, 2013

    Flipped learning offers many opportunities for improving the learner experience. One of the challenges that is often faced is challenging the assumptions that practitioners have about flipped learning.

    I do quite like this video from Aaron Sams, in which he talks about flipped learning and how it works for him and his learners.

    Aaron Sams is coming to BETT in a couple of weeks and is talking on the 30th Jan.


    Show what you know [Infographic]

    November 8th, 2012

    Quite like this Infographic from Tony Vincent on apps that can be used for different activities. Click image for a larger version.

     Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

    Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. Take a look at some of the hottest online and mobile tools for showing, explaining, and retelling in my infographic, “Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps.” These tools can turn students into teachers and teachers into super-teachers! Furthermore, most of the apps listed in the infographic are free of charge.

    Via Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand Blog, where you can also download a PDF version.


    Using Learning Technologies

    October 26th, 2011

    I was recently asked to give a short presentation at the Gloucester Academy on how Gloucestershire College used learning technologies. Though I did cover some of the technologies we are using to enhance and enrich learning, the main theme of the presentation was on how important it was to change the culture within an institution when embedding the use of learning technologies. Without a change in culture it is too easy to miss the potential and opportunities that learning technologies can bring to learning.



    Those of you who have seen my other presentations will realise I cannibalised a lot of the content from them in this presentation. I do that now and again, especially when presenting to a fresh audience, I do recycle my material. Well often I am asked to speak about the same issues, so not really that surprising.

    The presentation went down well, with the staff in my group mentioning key themes in their feedback to the rest of the staff.