Computing pedagogy assessed tutorial - Explore and evaluate the subject…
Computing pedagogy assessed tutorial - Explore and evaluate the subject pedagogies of computing
1-1 ASSESSED TUTORIAL:
Thursday 6th December at 1:20 in E815 with Susan
Overview and literature list to be uploaded to Turnitin by Friday 30th Nov at 4pm
An assessed tutorial which examines the pedagogies of computing
Feedback released: 20th December at 4pm
What is it?
8-10 mins long student driven conversation
Use literature and session notes to define and explore the pedagogy
Evaluate - is it useful in the primary classroom?
Pros and cons, staff confidence, resources, how could it be developed, progression and assessment etc
DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE CLASSROOM
Defined as: "the capability to use digital technology and knowing when and how to use it"
Competence when using media/technology
Being responsible for how we utilise technology to interact w/the world around us
Examples of digital literacy
Understanding how to use web browsers, email, powerpoint etc to showcase learning
Evaluating online resources for accuracy/trustworthiness of information
Using appropriate media to showcase learning
Using IWB for lessons and allowing students to use it on a daily basis
Encouraging students to use technology to showcase their learning
Using the web to enhance the learning of your pupils
Creating online content to be utilised both in and out of the classroom
The competent and efficient use of the digital technologies that most people use every day
Con: slightly more traditional/older teachers may not be digitally literate; not moving w/the tiimes
Contrary to popular opinion, young people are not always effective users of technology, although they may be very competent for leisure purposes (Simmons 2015)
Digital literacy is an important entitlement for all young people in an increasingly digital culture
It furnishes young people with the ability to participate in a wide range of practices that will help them to develop knowledge, as well as supporting their engagement with digital technologies
Digitally literate teachers also understand that it is less about the technology itself than it is about the tailored experience the technology can provide to each student. This is what drives differentiation and can make it powerful and highly targeted to students' individual needs.
Good teachers know how their students engage and learn and can use that knowledge to push for techcnology that will unlock new teaching potential. This makes digitally literate teachers great advocates for the appropriate technologies.
In fact, digital literacy is separate from computer literacy. It requires critical thinking skills, an awareness of the necessary standards of behaviour expected in online environments, and an understanding of the shared social issues created by digital technologies. Or alternatively: digital literacy = digital tool knowledge + critical thinking + social engagement.
“Technology is here to stay, but we need to get smarter on how best it can be used to improve teaching and learning.”
School Network Manager, North Yorkshire, The State of Technology in Education Report 2016-17, ClassFlow
iPads in the classroom
Children not viewing it as work - higher tendency to want to do it
Don't realise they're learning - just enjoyment
The benefits are integral to the pupils' attitudes to learning
Learning is continuous. Independent learners
Taking ownership of their own learning
Inspired to and want to learn
e.g Kahoot, Times Tables Rockstars
Builds confidence and provides an opportunity to develop digital literacy
ICT Tools and how they're used
Connects teachers to students and parents to build an amazing classroom community
Teachers can encourage students for any skill or value
Students can showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios
Get parents engaged by sharing photos and videos of classroom moments
Dojo points - acts as a positive reward scheme to encourage and recognise good behaviour. Great for use on IWB, children can visually see their points building up
Giving students ownership of their work
Good for parents to send messages direct to teacher, more efficient than phoning in to school. CON: Teachers have to be consistent at checking their messages to ensure they don't miss anything
CON: Can be a real effort to get all parents to sign up
Teachers need to bear in mind the work/life balance if they have the app on their phone
Students get excited to choose from Seesaw's creative tools. They express themselves, reflect on their learning and create a portfolio they're proud to show others
Browse thousands of great activities ready to use in your classroom. Collect student responses digitally and lug home fewer papers.
Seesaw helps you see and hear what students know so you can better understand their progress and give more differentiated instruction
Seesaw works on any device, shared or 1:1
Able to communicate consistently with parents - parents able to extend learning at home after seeing what students do in class
SeeSaw is a student-driven digital portfolio. Making it simple to get student work in one place and share with parents. Free for teachers, students and families
My Learning Book
Website which allows teachers to upload information about a child's achievements, learning journeys and progression
Recording children's development
Gives parents the visibility they need to support their child's learning beyond the classroom
Parents can make comments and continuing observations made at home; this improves and strengthens engagement and teacher/parent relationships
Track individual children or groups; produce stage, progress and attainment summaries and other real time reports at the click of a button. Information is compiled automatically, meaning no more re-entering data to get useful reports or to satisfy local authorities.
By cutting the amount of time you spend on learning journeys in half, LearningBook saves over seven hours per week per member of staff. That means more time can be spent doing what teachers and early years staff do best – helping children learn, develop and grow, improving staff morale significantly.
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