Tag Archives: Secondary

It’s about the learning!

We need to keep reminding ourselves that the technology in our schools is there to help the pupils with their learning. Sometimes we can become too fixated with the technical aspects of the technology that we are trying to use and forget that it is just a tool to enhance learning. Click here to read an article that answers the question, “Is it the technology, or is it the learning that is important?”

Smartphones

“Children’s access to the internet is not restricted to PCs or laptops. Those aged 12-15 are more likely than last year to go online using their mobile phones and are more likely to say that this is the device they would miss the most.

Since 2011, there has been a 50% rise in 12-15 year olds owning smartphone devices. Almost two thirds (62%) of this age group now has one – up from 41% the previous year. This is significantly higher than the UK average for adults of 45%.

Mobile phones are more important to this age group than any other device, even TV. Two fifths (39%) of 12-15 year olds now say they would miss their mobile phone more than any other device, up from just over a quarter (28%) in 2011. Only one in five (20%) said that they would miss TV the most.” (Ofcom October 2012 http://tinyurl.com/cqfp4k9)

Are you making the best use of the processing power that is sitting in the schoolbags of the majority of pupils in your classroom? Click here to read about how you can use your pupils’ smartphones to support the delivery of the curriculum.

Video Resources

TEDEd is a collection of video and animation resources to help teachers deliver interesting and informative lessons. The idea behind TedEd is that teachers can take the best of YouTube or create their own videos then flip them, which means adding titles, directions, questions and links to other resources.

Click here to visit the website. Click here to read about how one teacher made use of TEDEd to deliver a lesson