Here's a round-up of articles on ed tech I published last week, last year and in the Digital Education newsletter, in case you missed them.
Ed tech articles published last week
If a concept is difficult to teach, or hard for pupils to get excited about, get them to write a story about it. This article suggests 7 "what if..." story starters.
As Tammy Wynette might have said, sometimes it's hard to be a blogger. How do you come up with ideas for blog posts for your own blog, or for your school? I've created a "cheat sheet" of 70 ideas that can be put into practice both by teachers and pupils, and which will help you keep a blog vibrant and updated.
This article is not especially about ed tech, but I've come across so much bad writing in this field that I think it's relevant. By "bad", I don't mean from a purist grammatical point of view, but simply writing that is so abstruse that it's hard to work out what the writer is actually trying to say. According to the author of a book I'm reading, people write badly when they want to hide something. But is that really true?
If you still have, or are going to have, a computer lab, then these are the things you should have in it.
Articles on ed tech published last year
This is a link to a series of posts covering the following:
- Making IT unreal
- Getting local
- Involving parents
- Solving real problems
- Using external organisations
- Being realistic
- Using what you have
- Using online resources
Articles on ed tech published In the newsletter
Assessment has more in common with the Popperian view of science than you might think.
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