There’s a lot to learn about OneNote. And like many things, the more you learn about it, the more likely (and able) you are to embrace it as a useful teaching and learning tool. Described as a digital 3-ring binder, or the Swiss Army Knife of note-taking, OneNote has any features designed with education in mind.
1. Distribute content to students
2. Present engaging content
3. Manage group work and collaboration
4. View evidence of learning
5. Give students feedback Continue reading
Feedback has a significant effect on student learning and has been described as “the most powerful single moderator that enhances achievement” (Hattie, 1999). One of the great things about OneNote is that there is many different ways to leave feedback on student work and assignments. Here are two handy feedback TOOLS and seven different feedback TECHNIQUES you might find useful. Continue reading
I think teachers sometimes assume students just know stuff about tech’. Like they somehow just know how to use a device properly. Or, they know how to learn with it.
I liken it to teaching someone how to swim. You wouldn’t start in the deep end right? You’d start in the shallow end, or maybe even the baby pool. You’d give a lot of direction and a lot of support and a lot of positive encouragement.
With this in mind, here are five quick OneNote tips to pass onto students with iPads. Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with a couple of Phys Ed teachers and explore tech integration in Health and Physical Education. We’d arranged to meet at a high school near their own to discuss, explore, observe and brainstorm together. We squeezed a lot into four and a half hours. Thought I’d share some of … Continue reading
In a previous blog post I reflected on how I’ve used feedback in Outdoor Education. This time round I wanted to focus on how IT can be used to improve the feedback process. As always its important to keep in mind that the challenge is to find ways to enhance and transform what we … Continue reading
http://www.digizen.org/ The film, Let’s Fight It Together, is designed to challenge people to think about how they behave when using the
internet and mobile technologies, and about the potential impact of cyberbullying, and ultimately to address and change unacceptable online activities thus preventing young people and adults becoming victims or perpetrators of this behaviour. WATCH: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNumIY9D7uY … Continue reading
Movie link: http://www.youtube.com/user/kidyrauhl/videos?query=cyberbullying Inspired by a true story: http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org ttp://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/m/megan_meier/index.html Notes about the movie: The movie gets emotional. Probably more suited to female audience than males. In the second half of the movie the main character attempts suicide (pill overdose). The movie isn’t graphic – it more suggests she is about to attempt suicide. Explain … Continue reading