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ICT Level 3 Microteach 5 Mins only!

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by magic surf bus, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Five minutes is completely taking the p*ss. If they're working on the computers it will take some of them that long to log on.

    How about a 'spot the deliberate mistakes' starter using a webpage that you've set up with loads of errors on it? You could include meta tagging errors or maybe embedded items that don't display properly. The theory behind it would be you're doing an informal survey of their current state of knowledge.

    Alternatively, a badly-edited piece of video or animation, say 90 seconds long. The group watch it and critique it.

    It's about time our unions got involved in negotiating a minimum sensible length for so-called micro teach sessions.
  2. Personally I'd go for a 5 minute presentation on the contents of an interesting Level 3 Unit using PowerPoint (it's absolutely amazing apparently and is the future of teaching, y'know) with animations, images all over the place and anything else flashy that you can think of.

    The aforementioned starter from another poster will kill you and as for the 'critique' idea, that could be a very slow death indeed.
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Bitter experience has shown me that the more time you spend talking and pointing at a whiteboard, the less time you spend on the shortlist for interview. If the students are passive and not actively involved, even in a piddling 5 minute session, forget the job.
  4. clickschool

    clickschool New commenter

    TIP: During interview observations, the observer typically looks for good interaction between you and the students.
    Rapidly develop a good rapport with students by taking an interest in them and linking this to technology. Personally, I'd create a crackingly good short presentation or video (perhas an exert from technology news - say the driverless pods at Heathrow - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9613795.stm, or based on what you're good at). Excite them with real-use ICT application - a web site you've made and how much money it makes - how them the 'back end' of a web site showing orders coming through - if possible! Anything to get them excited - then ask them questions about what they think. Conclude with a few learning points - how technology is exciting, and it starts here - studying hard into how ICT can be used to solve problems.
    Hope this helps.
  5. Beginning to feel quite lost with all of this.
    When we interview, we look for someone who doesn't hate kids, can make sense on her feet and is reasonable interesting.
    A mini-Ofsted, infotainment, group-working session with demonstrable progress is a bit too unrealistic in 5 minutes.
    Depends who ya get really doesn't it - d***heads will go for silly powerPoint ********, careerist twits will want the aforementioned groupwork nonsense and those interested in their kids' learning will want signs of you being human.
    I don't see how you can cover all bases in 5 minutes or even one

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