EdTech, Educational Technology, iPad, Staff Development

Why I’ll defend EdTech, but accept it’s not the magic solution to pupil progress

There's been a lot of discussion in the press about tablet devices, mobile phones and other technological approaches to teaching and learning. The general trend from comments close to the government is that tablets and mobile phones are inherently a problem (Pupils set for ban on mobiles and iPads in the classroom to stop lessons being disrupted).… Continue reading Why I’ll defend EdTech, but accept it’s not the magic solution to pupil progress

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Digital literacy, EdTech, English, iPad, Literacy, Literature, Research Skills

Approaching research skills in a digitally literate classroom

An area I'm currently exploring is how to promote digital literacy across the curriculum. One of the ways that this can be done is through explicitly teaching research skills and guiding students through the process. The result is that students gain transferable skills and a set of useful notes at the end of the process (and we don't… Continue reading Approaching research skills in a digitally literate classroom