ClassDojo to motivate and reward students- Simon Kershaw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xodoXSAl1Bk Simon Kershaw, Lecturer in the ESOL, EFL and Essential Skills department at The Sheffield College, has been making use of Class Dojo at the start of term to engage his students with positive behaviours. Many other staff in this department have also cited the success of this app in supporting a 'positive engagement' approach …

Using Social Media to Support Teaching & Learning

What follows is a set of notes made during this week's AoC free webinar on the subject of social media in teaching & learning. Ian Fordham, The Education Foundation Ty Goddard, The Education Foundation Caroline Millin, Facebook Scott Hayden, Basingstoke College Lou Mycroft, The Northern College Scott is a specialist practitioner of educational technology. He …

Top Tech Tools

I have long since been a fan of learning technologies. As a creative educator, technology is a magnet for people like me: it has the power to unlock the world of learning for everyone. Beginning my teaching career by being plunged headlong into basic English, maths and ICT classes, technology was a friend- a video …

#LTTO Module 7- Motivating and Engaging Students

Activities, assessment and resources are important but being able to facilitate and manage technologically inclusive learning- that's the element that really brings it all together and it requires a set of really specific skills. This is module seven of a Learning To Teach Online MOOC with Coursera, (all content featured has been curated by the …

#LTTO Assignment 2: Designing a Learning Component

By completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your achievement of the following learning outcomes: Design an online component of your class considering your local context, your curriculum, and the benefits and risks of online technologies. Develop evaluation and engagement strategies to ensure your students are engaged with your online course components and how you plan …

#LTTO- Assignment 1: Selecting Technology

Learning Outcomes By completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your achievement of the following learning outcomes: Describe and understand the importance and use of a range of online technologies in learning, teaching, and course design in contemporary education Develop an evidence-supported argument for selecting particular technologies to support an online component of your own course. …

A new class website

As the academic year has drawn to a close and we look ahead to next year, most teachers will be evaluating the successes of the year and looking to improve their approaches. This often takes the form of revised materials, handbooks, schemes of learning and assessment plans and for my learners, the online learning environment. …