This is my first attempt to share some of my ideas to flip teaching and learning. I picked oracy lesson because I have been using tools like VoiceThread for oracy teaching and assessment for a few years. I still believe there are a lot of room for improvement. I will continue to explore further and sharpen my flipping practices. I hope I can come up with a proposal for iCTLT 2014 based on this sharing 🙂
|Lesson Idea Synopsis|
|This lesson aims to engage students in self-directed and collaborative learning using free audio recording and authoring Web 2.0 tools such as VoiceThread (http://www.voicethread.com). One of the main learning outcomes is to improve students’ oracy skills through blended learning in face-to-face and virtual environment. This lesson also offers ICT-based assessment.|
|1. Students are able to read and record their oral passages fluently, accurately and clearly.
2. Students are able to listen and evaluate their personal audio recordings.
3. Students are able to do small group voice recording.
4. Students are able to evaluate audio recordings of their peers.
Everyone seemed to love the ‘Like’ feature in Facebook. It is almost like a motivator to post quality stuff and get recognition from friends.
I guess it is quite a novelty that the guys from Nation came up with the ‘Like’ rubber stamp. I bought one from their online store. Price is steep though. I received it last week and I started stamping with a red ink pad.
I guess I should use a blue ink pad instead as blue is the standard Facebook colour 😀
I will be using the stamp when I grade my students’ work. I resisted the temptation to get the ‘Dislike’ stamp as I don’t wish to replace the dreaded ‘Parent Signature’ stamp yet 🙂
I’m working out a series of Web 2.o tools training sessions for teachers and pupils next year. Right now I’m mapping the following IT applications (mostly Microsoft products) to Web 2.0 equivalents. The learning outcome will be students learning both Microsoft skills and Web 2.0 tools.
I have listed some of my ideas.
- Keyboarding and Word processing = Blogging and Wiki
- Microsoft PowerPoint = Google Docs (Presentation)
- Microsoft Excel = Google Docs (Spreadsheets and Forms)
- Microsoft Movie Maker (Slideshow) = Animoto
- Microsoft Movie Maker (Video) = ???
- Audacity = VoiceThread?
Any recommendations? Thanks!
Great news article from The Straits Times, 6 November 2009.
This is exactly how technology should be used to improve education – “it’s okay to ‘tweet’ in class”
Congratulations to Ngee Ann Secondary School for becoming one of the 30 “Microsoft Pathfinder Schools” worldwide.
Touted as “one of the most wired countries in the world“, Singaporeans second most tech savvy in the world as one of the most avid owners and consumers globally of entertainment technology. According to a survey conducted by Nielsen, Singapore also emerged as the country with the highest rate of mobile phone ownership in the world, with a penetration rate of 129.7%. The statistics mean that many Singaporeans own at least one or two mobile phones. Besides these, it’s a common sight to see teenagers interacting with their friends on Facebook, Twitter and MSN. Blogging is also a popular pastime by students.
As for today, I’ll narrow down my scope to how tech-savvy schools in Singapore are. In this post, I’ll share my personal experience as a 15-Year-Old student studying in Maris Stella.
From a Singapore student’s pespective. Although I must say Maris Stella is one of the more IT-savvy schools, it basically reflects the direction Singapore schools are moving.
My school has been using Junglebyte for the past 3 years. Well, it’s a mixed bag. It can be pretty effective, but it can never achieve 100% control due to some reasons which my edtech and I are still figuring out.