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Technology for teaching, learning and CPD – PS Session May 2012

Last week I was asked to present to the current cohort of PGCE students on digital technology. I decided to try and make it as hands on as possible so booked us in to a computer room. Conscious of the time available, and the variety of previous experience, I set the students three pre session tasks.

1. Watch the Did you know video from a couple of years ago
2. Post one example of their use of technology so far to a linoit wall
3. Sign up for Twitter

I tried to cover ideas for teaching, learning and CPD in the session, but mindful of the fact I could never cover everything built in a block of time at the end for them to experiment with Twitter. I tried to demo as much as I could, getting them to use online sticky walls, presenting with a Google Presentation and bringing in some ideas and comments from Twitter.

The feedback was pretty positive. There were a few problems with the computer I was using, so the idea I had to grow some further ideas around their existing practice had to be dropped, but generally it went well. I’ve also struggled to edit the linoit wall after the students had posted to it, so I might be inclined to go back to wallwisher next time.

You can see the slides from the session below:

I bundled five links together using bitly, including the slides, the linoit wall and a collection of links for further reading. You can access them here.

You can find the students on Twitter via this list. Some of them are already engaging really well – please do check them out and give them a follow.

Many thanks to all those people from my PLN who took the time to tweet us a message or suggestion – much appreciated.

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Dave Stacey

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