Sunday, 16 December 2012

Making Learning Visible in lessons

Gathering and putting resources for one of our 'stations' for our next CPD day, I thought of asking my lovely PLN on Twitter for tips on making the learning visible in their lessons, particularly to the students themselves. Of course it is also essential for the teacher to see how much learning is taking place, how much and what kind of feedback is needed, and to use this information to plan the next lesson(s).
Some great responses are storified HERE for #visiblelearningtip

Saturday, 1 December 2012

The MEA/BFI session - November 2012 - Using iPads and ExplainEverything in the Media classroom

On Saturday 24th November, I attended the MEA/BFI conference for Media teachers as a presenter for the first time.

Despite the nerves, I was keen to "do" my session (which I had to do twice back to back).
Even though it involved iPads, the focus was on using them as tools to help with formative assessment in the media classroom. We focused on ExplainEverything which I had been using quite a bit in class with AS and A2 students.

Here are the few slides I used on the day:

Teachers had a chance to try out different activities using ExplainEverything on the iPads.

Some hands-on activities that AS students do - here with a focus on Genre. ExplainEverything was used to take pictures and record ideas /  commentary / annotations.