Digital Learning - Issue 2.2
BBC’s Bitesize Daily is not the solution to the Covid crisis
Count von Count, the friendly, maths-loving vampire on Sesame Street might be many children’s maths entry-point, but the character is rarely described as a substitute maths teacher. Video, whether online or on TV, is fundamentally a one-way medium. While there is certainly value in using TV programmes as an educational aid, they are no substitute for a teacher.
When the elements of teaching and technology come together it’s a kind of alchemy
Fleur Sexton, managing director of PET-Xi and Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands describes how her company adapted their highly successful intensive courses to a digital world
Grasping the opportunities of the digital age
More than any other initiative Apps for Good has probably been responsible for getting girls to engage with technology.
Very Young Children Can Be Creative Digital Learners!
Jane Burton of Trafalgar Infants School in Twickenham relates how the choice of a set of digital tools allowed her to build a strategy of digital creativity for the school’s young pupils
Our exams no longer suit our future world
When Covid 19 arrived one of the first casualties was the public examination system. Teachingtimes.com talked to three experts on assessment and examinations to find out what lessons can be learnt
Digital Fiction In A Dystopian World
There are concerns that children's reading skills will be one of the casualties of lockdown but Sal McKeown suggests that children could take a different form of fiction to their heart
Coronavirus: Digital Divide Far Worse Than Previously Thought
Reports are showing show that some children have received virtually full time education while other children have had little or no tuition in Lockdown. Sal McKeown collates the information on the differential access to education, at home and at school, and shows how this is becoming the basis for legal action.
Coronavirus: STEM Students Join Forces With Companies To Make Hospital Equipment
Students at a Trust in Warrington have combined with local companies to make desperately needed masks and shields for the NHS. Chris Hillidge, Director of STEM at The Challenge Academy Trust, talks about how rising to the Coronavirus challenge could change the way D&T is viewed by politicians.