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I'm stuck!

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by madwoman, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

    lots of journals have papers written about this very topic, I know I used them when I did my disertation
  2. Ooh, he looks so handsome with his open-necked shirt...

    I'm sure this has been discussed on this forum before, try a search.

    I, for one, have taken Tim's approach a bit further and distribute free drugs and alcohol and let the kids run internet fraud businesses in school.

    They've learned so much.

    I'm also ging to create a web-site that says I'm even more fabulous than his says he is - if that's possible......
  3. I struggle with this use of Myst as some wonderful example of how to use ICT in the classroom.

    First of all its easier to engage Primary school pupils. The original poster is interested in enhancing learning for underachieving boys. I'm assuming that this would be secondary age?

    Secondly, wouldn't a good teacher engage these pupils without Myst, would a poor teacher engage students with it? Isn't this an example where the teacher does more work than the digital resource - making it an example of the effective use of the TEACHER rather than the effective use of ICT?

    Third. It seems a bit of a 'one trick pony' approach. Where's the method in engaging for more than a lesson or two before impact and interest diminishes? How much Myst can you take before you fog over?

    'Underachieving boys' surely respond to a curriculum that they can relate to, taught by a teacher who can keep their interest. Sound, video and animation units in the OCR Nationals, imedia, the new Creative Media Diploma - these are uses of ICT in the classroom that can lead to achievement as it is measured - passes at GCSE equivalent.

  4. hello! i realise this was quite it was few years ago..but the dissertation I am attempting to write now sounds very similar and im struggling alot . im doing a BA in primary education specialising in ICT.
    i would be really grateful if you would get in touch please!
  5. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Get in touch for what exactly? Grammar and spelling support?

  6. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Sorry to sound mean but I cannot see why you want people to get in touch, you've made no request for information, asked no question other than to get it touch.

  7. djphillips1408

    djphillips1408 New commenter

    Now be nice Mr Emsley she has taken the time to post and is merely seeking advice from experienced professionals like us. I for one am just about to send her an email to offer my support.
    Oh hold the phone, there's no email address. Brilliant, this one must be a real high flyer on her course....
  8. A BA in primary education and still can't spell 'alot' properly. Forget it luv. Do us all a favour - forget teaching and get a job in Burger King. Children will benefit more.
  9. colwynexile

    colwynexile Occasional commenter

    Now now boys, at least she's had the moxy to search through the forum to find a suitable thread and has revived it, unlike the pointless want-to-bes who feel self important starting their own thread when all they need to do is look at the front screen to see the topic is already under discussion.
    Apart from atrocious spelling and punctuation / typing ability (delete as you feel appropriate), there maybe hope.
    And as for any advice, the teachers TV website has some basic videos about using IWB to engage a whole class as well as other stuff that maybe appropriate. However, I would suggest that you do a literature search at your institution Learning Resource Centre (that's library to you and me boys and girls) to see what academic research has been carried out, before expanding it to BECTA (does the website still work?) and maybe NAACE (they must do something for their subs). Once you know where the land lies, then get into a couple of local schools (or use your experience with your placements) to see how any ideas you have develop.
    And in line with this Government's educational policy that will be £3,000 please as I've just done more work than some of the mickey mouse colleges out there.
  10. hoof_hearted

    hoof_hearted New commenter

    Quite possibly the best post I've seen on this site lmao!
  11. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    About 1 scene. Doesn't it start on a Misty dock? Fogs over very quickly [​IMG]
  12. djphillips1408

    djphillips1408 New commenter

    Oh I don't know Mr (?) Dinnage, I think in my nearly 10 years on here I have mostly been constructive. Maybe it takes 10 years to notice that there's not a lot of point giving advice to a poster who wanted dissertation help in March 2008.
    £20 says that they have completed it by now. Anyway back of to guard my bridge now, I hear those goats trip trapping along
  13. 2 points 1, I don't remember naming you and 2 I believe there was a recent second poster who said their dissertation sounded broadly similar...

    By the way, if they ran with that title I'm not sure how finished it would ever be.
  14. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    LMAO - too right. Currently doing my MSc dissertation and my title is nowhere near as "wooly" as the OP and I'm struggling to nail it down.

  15. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    PS - I will be asking for you to all do it for me in couple of weeks.
  16. colwynexile

    colwynexile Occasional commenter

    With the trolls you know we have, are you sure that's the wisest thing thing to do?[​IMG]
  17. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Given the current Government Educational Policy seems to be totally reliant on Scandanavian mythology I thought I'd go down the same route [​IMG]

  18. colwynexile

    colwynexile Occasional commenter


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