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Technology in Education

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by Ace_McCloud, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Hi, first time poster; be gentle.
    I'm finishing my NQT year and have been advised to apply for the role of co-ordinator of technology within the school.
    I'm interested in how we can implement technology in the classroom to further teaching and learning. I'm particularly interested in using my iPhone as a 'wii controller' for the whiteboard and exploring the use of iPads, or getting more visualisers in people's classrooms.
    However, a lot of time, effort and money has already been invested in Fronter over the past year, and so I know that I must look into ways to make this more successful. Currently it has been used as a homework resource that most teachers have ignored.
    In summary, I'm asking three questions:
    1. Does anyone have any experience with apple products in the classroom. Successful or otherwise?
    2. Does anyones' schools have a successful relationship with Fronter and if so, how is it implemented so that staff use it happily?
    3. How else are people using technology in schools?
    And (I lied) 4. Where can one go to keep abreast of technological advances in education? Is there a magazine or website anyone knows of?

  2. Colleen_Young

    Colleen_Young Occasional commenter

    1. Apple costs too much - I like free stuff!
    Favourite web resources I put together for staff at my school.
    Student version here.
    2. Have never used Fronter - have seen a lot of moans about it. We use Moodle which works well but staff do need continuing support - you can't just have a tiny number of training sessions and expect everybody to be experts.
    3. Think I answered that in 1.
    4. Read blogs like Richard Byrne's 'Free Technology for Teachers'. Some useful reading here - some a bit specialist but might be useful.

  3. 007maths

    007maths New commenter

    I did reply to this last month, but it went in for moderation for some reason and hasn't been posted. Disappointing :(

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