Digital Learning in a School
September 25, 2012 5:33 AM Subscribe
Educators of MeFi, help me find some great digital learning techniques and resources.
posted by brilliantmistake to education (3 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently started a new role working in a secondary school (ages 11-18) in the UK, quickly and accurately pigeonholed as a geek I've been invited onto a committee group looking at integrating digital learning techniques into the life of the school.
The school has had a lot of investment in the last few years with comprehensive wifi coverage, widespread interactive whiteboards, extensive stores of laptops, digital cameras and camcorders, a few tablets and a couple of dedicated IT support guys. Thanks to Current Government Policy we can't guarantee this level of investment going forward so are looking to use our current resources efficiently and innovatively.
Staff are all computer literate but there are many varying levels of enthusiasm for using new techniques, easily demonstrable things will go down well.
A few areas I'm particularly interested in -
1) Ways of using students own devices to help in the classroom, teachers are particularly interested in widespread use of ebooks (including collaborative ebook writing) but have found it hard to use them across many different platforms.
2) Apps/webapps which can encourage collaborative working
3) Ways of using devices and the web to enthuse the kids and encourage them to learn while outside of the classroom