E-Learning Update February Issue
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The Effect Of Text Messaging On Children
This paper reports on an intervention study that considered the impact of text messaging on 9- to 10-year-old children's literacy skills.
Value-Added Classroom Practice
This impact report extends Becta’s enquiries into the ways in which digital technologies are supporting learning by looking in detail at the learning practices mediated by ICT in nine secondary schools in which ICT for learning is well embedded.
Do teachers need defending against techno-zealots?
Joe Nutt, from the CfBT Education Trust charity, looks at how the idea of 'digital literacy' has been allowed to take hold and the serious questions over how schools are persuaded to design, buy and implement technology.
Taking Education Mobile
Today’s students expect to be connected on the move and are doing everything with their smartphones except interacting with their college or university. However more and more institutions are now recognising the added value mobile and location can bring to a range of academic and non-academic services. Here Kavyon Beykpour - who created an iPhone application for Stanford University while still a student, and has since developed mobile solutions for over 70 more institutions including The University of Manchester, Sheffield Hallam, Cardiff University and Newcastle University – discusses the huge potential of mobile learning.
Good practice – managing school ICT budgets
Managing school ICT budgets may be more important now than ever in light of education sector changes and budget cuts. Schools therefore are looking for ways to make the best investments possible, but how should they do this? Teacher Jenni Guy from Marshalls Park School in Havering discusses how the school has actively investigated ways of applying solutions across the whole curriculum in a number of innovative ways, saving both time and money.
Enhancing classroom learning with visualisers
Following an Ofsted “notice to improve”, Cromer High School in Norfolk recognised that embracing newer technologies was a crucial element in engaging pupils. This product case study examines the technology the school chose to enhance visual and kinaesthetic learning within its classrooms.
Product Update: February
1. Latitude 2120 Netbook 2. 3D integrated broadcast camera 3. MimioClassroom Product Suite 4. Camtasia Relay 3
Engaged and Motivated Students
With students now facing rigorous testing processes, it is useful for learners to establish a structured revision routine as this will prove infinitely valuable within their educational career. Not only will instilling a positive attitude to learning benefit students but it will prove advantageous to head teachers and other teaching staff.