NQT Conference Using Technology in Science Teaching 13th March 2014
Preliminary Task • Discuss and write down on a post-it: • What technologies you use already. • What benefits to students it has had in/out the classroom. • Any drawbacks or problems encountered.
What’s the Plan? Objective To enable participants to familiarise themselves with some of the latest technologies that can be used to promote Teaching & Learning in the classroom. Outcomes • To have used Data Logging with a variety of sensors • To have built or edited a WIKI • To have constructed or viewed Blog(s) • To have produced a Podcast • To have considered using custom motion paths in PowerPoint
Wikis and VLEs • A Wiki can allow you and your whole class to collaborate on a project towards a common aim. Examples… http://hertssciencenqts2012.pbworks.com • There are loads of good sites to use to create a Wiki. One of the best is PBWorks.com • Feel free to edit the above site and add a new page each, to share your resources and teaching tips. All you need to do is open an account to edit – use your school email. • Safety first! Use a VLE in preference to a WIKI if you can.
Data Logging • Instructions are provided. Use a range of sensors to generate data sets and consider how this could be used in class, both for demonstration and whole-class purposes.
Podcasts • A Podcast is usually an audio clip that can be accessed via the web and can be downloaded onto a mp4 player. • These are simple to produce using free software such as Audacity. • Very useful for students to produce their own revision material. • Can also produce a sound track for a movie...
Videos • Homemade videos can be a very useful tool to support the learning inside and outside of the classroom. • They can be produced very simply with a cheap digital camera (e.g. the Flip Cams that arrived in your school last year!) and editing software such as MovieMaker
Blogging • A blog (is short for web log) and is a perfect vehicle for communicating with students out of the classroom, by providing materials that can be used to continue T and L. • A simple program to use is Blogger, which is free (owned by Google). • Example www.eveschemistry.blogspot.com • Instructions can be found at, http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=3004374
Apps for iPad and iPhone Splashtop Streamer – take control of your computer Air Server – stream your iPad to your computer iPads in Education http://www.ipadineducation.co.uk/iPad_in_Education/Science_-_Biology.html http://www.ipadineducation.co.uk/iPad_in_Education/Science_-_Chemistry.html http://www.ipadineducation.co.uk/iPad_in_Education/Science_-_Physics.html
Nice websites… • http://www.freezeray.com/ (animations) • http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/ (ASE-backed, lots of resources and competitions) • www.wordle.net (Graphical Word Displays) • www.prezi.com
Go Explore! • Use the datalogging equipment • Use the computers to make podcasts, wikis, movies, blogs and PowerPoint animations. • Extension: Physics Tracker...