The Secret to EdTech No One Talks About

Evolving Educators

Photo by Ariana Escobar and published under Creative Commons Zero through Unsplash Photo by Ariana Escobar and published under Creative Commons Zero through Unsplash

We are in a time of exponential technology growth and change in education. Much of this change can be attributed to a growing number of devices, software and apps available for teachers and students. As a result, some form of educational technology is being implemented in many classrooms across the world or being infused into the overall learning process for students. This can be considered a positive and important change in the world of education because for far too long little changed in our classrooms and schools.

However, we must acknowledge the one secret to educational technology use, regardless of the device, software or app being used by educators and /or students. That secret is:

What WE do with educational technology matters more than the actual technology being used.

I’ve seen classrooms where the educational technology available to educators and…

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Viscosity Art

Create abstract art using the Viscosity website

Another Web 2.0 Marvel “Wallwisher” .

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Wallwisher” allows you to create an online wall for mini posts.

The topics can be about any thing you like.

As the teacher you can set your wall so that anyone can write a post but only those you approve are displayed.

A real bonus is the ability to link to a media file URL.

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Fantastic, Free & Fun

Wallwisher

Wild @Monteney

“Where the Wild Things Are”
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Where the Wild Things Are
is a 1963 children’s picture book by American writer Maurice Sendak. The book is about the wild adventure of a boy named Max who is sent to his room without his supper by his mother as punishment for misbehaving.

To coincide with the release of the movie the Y1’s  & Y2’s have been creating their
“Wild Self”
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We used the website  Build Yourself WildTo view all of pictures Click here

Bubblr: Putting Some Fun Back in Writing

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Here @Monteney we have  been using a website called Bubblr to have some fun writing stories.

Bubblr allows you to access the Flickr archives to create photostories.

We thought about what type of images we should search for and how we could create a simple story sequence by changing our search words.

for example: Cat-House-Cat-Garden

The following stories are all first drafts:

The Y2’s were first to try…..

cat by harry

cats by kennedy

cat by lily c

Then some of the Y6’s had a go……

woosy shark by t. jay

soppkey hauted church by brianna

Using Speech, thought and narrative bubbles.

Using Speech, thought and narrative bubbles.

Then EVERYONE wanted to try…..

Naughty Lion Lost by Alannah

Using Bubblr

Using Bubblr

Walk On The Wild Side

Walk On The Wild Side

Liones and Meerkat by Niamh

Meerkat and lion by Chloe

Next time we will recycle our strips and complete them.

Watch This Space

(if you would like to see more of our Bubblr stories click Here)