A CONFERENCE FOR ANY SCHOOL OR EDUCATOR LOOKING TO ACHIEVE MORE WITH TABLETS
Tablets, mobile devices and iPads are in classrooms everywhere, from the very start of school life to the end of University courses, but despite the huge investment by schools, colleges and Universities in this technology only a handful of institutions have unlocked the potential they have for transforming education and improving learning.
If you want to better engage students, reduce teacher workload, transform assessment and ultimately improve learning then read on...
Too often tablet use in schools is driven by apps at the expense of a focus on learning outcomes. It's time to reposition tablets as the learning tool they can be in the hands of good teachers and engaged students.
Knowing where to start and where to focus your efforts are vital to unlocking the potential of tablets in the classroom. Learn the 5 key steps to developing your use of tablets in school and begin unlocking that potential.
Start reaping the rewards that tablets can have in your school, whether that's improving student attainment, reducing teacher workload or increasing classroom engagement, we've seen schools achieve all of these and much more.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
1. CLASSROOM CONTENT
The degree to which you can improve learning starts with the content in your classrooms. The first question should always be, "How is technology adding to this lesson?" In most classrooms the answer is that it isn't, as many lessons are filled with passive learning that are don't aid or support activities beyond the pen and paper ones they have replaced. Learn how to change that using mobile devices.
How is technology supporting and supplementing your current curriculum, and what opportunities are there to improve it further? Many schools rely on off-the-shelf schemes of work and lesson plans, but these don't take into account any of your own school's strengths, weaknesses or opportunities. Learn where technology can begin developing your curriculum and begin to excel.
3. IMPROVING ASSESSMENT
The biggest challenge currently is for teachers to stay on top of student assessment. In many instances students are not receiving feedback on their work for 2-3 weeks due to bloated and long winded marking procedures. This leads to a situation where feedback can become ineffective as it loses it's relevancy. Relevancy is key in any feedback process because the faster and richer the process, the more beneficial it becomes to the learner.
4. STAFF DEVELOPMENT
The skill, confidence and culture of your teaching staff is what ultimately defines whether your school excels or fails. Technology is only a tool in the hands of a teacher, the better trained and developed your teachers are then the better technology can be used to further learning. Do teachers have a clear development journey? Are you setting milestones? Are you recognising excellence and rewarding it?
5. ICT VISION
The most successful schools think and plan long term, going well beyond the current academic year. Few schools can afford to buy all the technology they want in one go, which makes it vital why you should have a 3-5 year ICT plan at yours. Is your wireless network capable of supporting the devices you require? Do teachers have and understand a content storage workflow in place? How will students save and send work on devices? Having the right infrastructure in place is vital.
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