This is a good exploration of the print vs etext discussion around which is better for understanding. The secret sauce for recall? Engagement. “The trick to being a good reader, no matter the medium, is being an engaged reader, a fact that [Reading Specialist Mark] Pennington notes is well-supported by research. “It’s pretty clear that good readers are active readers engaged with the text,” he said.” via Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | MindShift.
A great piece in this blog is the suggested process halfway down: Start with learning goals Decide on content and platforms Choose devices third. Often the temptation (with slick sales pitches, rabidly fanatic supporters on social media, and shiny, new/unproven devices) is to start at the bottom and work up. But that way madness lies. Trends | Infographic: How to Implement Blended Learning 2.0 | edtechdigest.com.
I recently ran this workshop: When we look at the impact that just a couple of things (mobile phones and broadband internet) have had on the world in the last five years, we can quickly see schools need to rapidly evolve what they do in order to remain relevant. Not only can our students now learn anything anywhere, we as teachers have available to us an unprecedented set of tools to allow students to do things with what they are learning. This workshop looks at the latest research on powerful… Read more Why eLearning? →
I recently ran this workshop: This session starts with that most important of all questions when it comes to the latest innovation or trend in education: ‘Why?’ Without a good, meaningful rationale for why we’re doing something, all innovation is doomed to fail. We’ll explore the ways in which you might find your authentic ‘why?’ and, using this as your starting point, begin to implement change in your class in a sustainable, survivable way. [All staff | workshop | two hours ] To enquire about this workshop for your school… Read more The Why / How / What of eLearning →