What I want to do is put together a really helpful presentation that will enthuse and share ideas about the effective use of ICT in the classroom. I recall reading about a geography event put on where the presenter (a fellow teacher) ran a session along the lines of "50 ideas in 50 minutes". I'd like my group to put on "60 ideas in 60 minutes - effective ICT in the classroom".
[Through a quick Google search, I've found a programme of events for an upcoming geography event featuring a seminar with a similar title. It also even features some members of this forum]
Now, along those lines, I'd really like to put together a collection of effective ICT ideas - short, sharp and snappy ideas that anyone in any classroom can take notice of and consider implementing.
Once put together, this could even form a separate section on this site for future reference for everyone . I just think an active training session, perhaps even with a countdown timer, where everyone can be kept on the edge of their seats is an excellent idea.
So, please help out! Over the next few weeks I'll post my ideas and feel free to post your own. It doesn't matter if they need developing further, but it will provide a good starting point.
Some (very) rough ideas to start off:
- Setup a blog - a place to offer additional support, ideas and links to help students' learning.
- Get students to video their class presentation - really effective use of ICT where students are in control, scripting and preparing a presentation to go online.
- Create a webquest task for an ICT-based homework - force students to research and prepare materials by following a webquest. A series of links and tasks to answer which guide students through a topic.
- Give students a massive Word document and a strict word limit - provide students with a 40 page document full of information and ask them to precis the text to 200 words.
- Give students a terrible PowerPoint presentation - provide students with an awful PowerPoint presentation about a particular topic. Make it look awful, include incorrect and worthless information, put everything in the wrong order. Ask them to mark it and then fix it.
- Grafitti a source - project an image onto a whiteboard. Get students to draw all over it with their analysis and ideas.
- MP3 your work - only accept the next piece of work in MP3 format. Show students Audacity + a microphone and get them to record their next piece of work / revision