SSAT Strategies for Developing PL & New Technologies

February 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

Looking forward to tomorrows CPD. I am not 100% sure what to expect but I am looking forward to the day and will post my reflections afterwards…..

So here they are….

John Davitt was both informative and thought provoking with a nuber of useful tools. Two that struck me a very useful was an updated version of the ICT picnic proces,s, John Davitt’s Learning event generator, where  staff raffle topics and models for that delivery of that content. For example

do ‘glaciation’ as ‘a 10 second movie shot on  mobile phone.’

If you have more ideas, he would welcome you to contribute, add to his global wiki.

The second was a tool that enables staff (with students) design the lesson using a matrix or ‘score’ that was controlled with a slide bar. I will investigate this further and ask John for more details. Well I found out its called the learningscore.

Learning Score is an amazing multimedia lesson-planning and delivery tool that uses a music score metaphor to show the range of planned activities for a lesson as a graphical time line. The software also allows you to embed the resources you will use (text documents, video, audio, interactive projects, web sites, web conferences) in the visual plan itself. Whole lessons can be saved with all their resources and annotations for later use and sharing.

I was also lucky enough to meet  a local colleague from ALNS (local school) and Toby Holman from Kingood . In particular I enjoyed his frankness and openess to sharing his views. I hope to continue that paticular conversation. Please take advantage of Toby’s talent / achievement wall script which he was hapy to share. A script that identifies the talents of the students in an aesthetic webwall.

www.tobyholman.com/talent.zip

His instructions; open the Excel doc and edit talents, copy and paste the concatenated text in to the index.html file and edit header.

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