Backwards designs is a way of planning curriculum which starts with identifying the desired results and then working backwards to achieve those goals. There are three main stages are; identifying desired results, focus on evidence of learning by assessment and then lists the learning activities that will lead students to the desired results (Mctighe &… Continue reading Backwards design and TIP model
The Decoding Learning Report looks at the impact of digital technologies in the classroom. It showed that schools in the UK have spent a lot of money on ICT equipment and services but were yet to yield any improvements. It also showed how ICTs in their own right is not enough to make an impact… Continue reading Decoding Learning Report
Mind Mapping has been popularised by an English author and educational consultant Tony Buzan. Tony draws on many years of his own studies to conclude that mind mapping is a technique of thinking that is a way in which we think most effectively (Buzan, 2015). A meta-study in 2006 also showed that mind mapping most… Continue reading Why Mind Map using ICTs?
Bloom’s taxonomy is an educational framework, which describes six levels of cognitive learning. These levels have intended learning outcomes by using specific and clear statements of what students are expected to learn and be able to demonstrate. It was originally created in 1956 by Benjamin Bloom and other collaborators and has seen a revised version… Continue reading Bloom’s Taxonomy and ICT
Throughout EDC3100 there is mention of a particular framework which looks at how teachers use ICTs within a classroom. It was introduced to serve as a self-assessment tool for new teachers to increase critical technological decision-making. This framework is called the R.A.T. Model, which is short for replacement, amplification and transformation. Each of these three… Continue reading RAT Framework within the Classroom
I got back my marks for Assignment 2 and they weren’t as good as I had hoped for. It left me a little down to begin with, but as I read through feedback I could see that I had over thought the assessment and added way too much content. I believe the marker said that… Continue reading Reflection on Assignment 2
I have created a mind map which kind of looks massive and is still most likely missing some elements. This mind map is basically how my devices help me with the key aspects of my life. I don’t believe I have made a mind map in a long time, to me it seemed to show… Continue reading Mind Map – ICT and Me