Blogging about the 1:1 Classroom – Personal Learning Networks

Last week I attended a workshop which ran a small demonstration about personal learning networks. Personal learning networks are a tool to help teachers think outside of the box and to gain new ideas about teaching and learning beyond the confines of their school. For more information have a read of this post by Kim … Continue reading Blogging about the 1:1 Classroom – Personal Learning Networks

Extended Response Writing using Google Docs

The writing of extended responses is an important skill that Economics students need to acquire and develop throughout the two year course. I always try to use collaborative approaches and scaffolds to assist students writing skills. My favourite digital approach for developing these writing skills is to use a collaborative google doc. Traditional Approach - … Continue reading Extended Response Writing using Google Docs

What are authentic, transformational eLearning tasks?

Recently I attended a Breakfast Leadership workshop with an Apple Professional Educator Stephanie Hamilton. Her short presentation was about the importance on focusing on the learning occurring in schools and ensuring that technology is being used in an authentic way to transform the learning process. She had gathered many of her ideas from travelling around … Continue reading What are authentic, transformational eLearning tasks?

Using a collaborative approach to develop writing skills

Traditional Approach - posters, paper, group writing Digital Approach - wiki, group planning, comment functions Success in IB Economics requires students to develop their writing and literacy skills to the highest level possible. In the final examinations students are required to write an extended response to a set question. Developing the skills to structure an … Continue reading Using a collaborative approach to develop writing skills