For too long now, teachers have sat in a hyper-confused state allowing the technology add-on pervade every sense of excitement potential in classrooms today. We have sat and witnessed teachers drowning in the confusion of modern-day technology tools. In the rush to be seen to being innovative, they place the worksheets, assignments, powerpoints and dare I say it, YouTubes onto their school’s Learning Management Systems. For far too long now, we have seen the misuse of technology invade the classroom learning experience.… Visit the author's original post
Guest Post by Ben Hilliam, Microsoft Expert Educator
Throughout this year I have been using Microsoft OneNote with my students at St Andrew's College. Sam McNeill has a fair account of how I have been using it here with my year 9 one to one computing class, I have been constantly reflecting on how I can continue this journey.
Using the SAMR model, I have currently been operating in the Substitution and Augmentation stage, where technology replaces some traditional aspects of teaching, such as "Chalk and Talk", but with some added advantage.… Visit the author's original post
For some people, they are a scourge in the playground – leading to fights and friendship strange. To others, mainly boys – big and small! (probably) they are a normal part of growing up.
Match Attax cards are the annual ‘in-thing’ in the playground – a combination of Football stickers and Top Trumps. They are the one thing that boys in my class collectively become obsessed about for the football season. They regularly carry their folder of precious card memorabilia around the playground – looking for fellow collectors to trade their ‘Doubles’ with.… Visit the author's original post
“I found something great software on web!” That’s how I reacted after downloaded, installed and tried using one of a kind Mathematics Software in my teaching and learning.
This was Microsoft Mathematics. A software that can illustrate graphs whether 2D or 3D, can multiply or factor polynomials, can show step-by-step solution in solving two or more equations simultaneously, bundled with math and science formulas and many more functions to other branches of Mathematics.
Students and teachers need not to be confused on the use of icons in the software.… Visit the author's original post