ELU 48 Technology Update: Education Apps
1. Remind; 2. Handouts; 3. Splashtop Whiteboard; 4. ExitTicket.
Since its inception in 1985, when it was called the ‘Hi Technology and Computers in Education Exhibition’, the Bett Show is now one of the world’s biggest education technology events, where visitors could explore new education solutions, meet experts, or take part in seminars. Here, we preview some of the highlights for 2015.
Are schools responsible for teaching children about e-safety?
Try as we might, parents and teachers aren’t always on top of the latest developments or apps our children use in this ever-expanding tech world. But who is tasked with the important job of teaching today’s tech-savvy children how to be safe online? Tony Anscombe discusses.
How to ensure successful investment in technology
The new national curriculum for computing in intended to equip young people with the foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing they will need for the rest of their lives. But what does this mean for primary schools? Jon Silvera offers his check list for successful investment.
i-WIGT is a collaborative iPad and web-based teacher development app based on the acclaimed ‘What is Good Teaching?’ framework and designed to help teachers to assess, mentor and improve teaching and learning within school. We review the software to find out exactly what it has to offer.
Wearable technology such as Google Glass is the latest development in teaching and learning, and it has huge potential for education. Here we look at what it could mean for teachers and students.
Using online mind-mapping tools to structure thinking (Includes training video)
Most pupils find mind maps useful for organising their thinking, but once complete, it’s often difficult to return and expand on previous ideas. Not so with online mind-mapping tools! In this article and included training video, Chris Thomas explores the benefits and exciting possibilities of one tool in particular.
Report Summary: Digital Capabilities in Higher Education
This survey conducted by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) for Accenture of 1,500 students in Australia, India, Singapore, the U.K and the U.S. found the majority of college-bound students (85 per cent) said that digital capabilities, such as virtual coursework and online classes, are a top determinant in choosing which university to attend.
Report Summary: Innovating Pedagogy 2014
This report from the Open University explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers. It proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.