Glasgow University in Scotland recently undertook a survey among their students to see the levels of technology use and in what way their students make the most of the tools at their disposal. The results are very interesting in that there appears to be certain trends that we wouldn't have expected to see, let's highlight some of those here. How many of these are you seeing evdence of?
The University of West of Scotland (UWS) is enhancing its teaching portfolio by enabling both staff and students to teach and learn using various different methods. The University has invested in several ‘pod’ learning spaces to help make the learning experience more interactive and collaborative and has rolled out DisplayNote to allow lecturers and students to communicate more effectively in these environments.
We have been thinking recently about ways to optimize the creative classroom with the technology and other tools you may have to hand. Last week I discussed the different ways you can make use of your device camera in lessons. That got me thinking about other ways to make use of technology with more traditional tools and resources you may have to hand. So I have provided 3 simple ideas on ways to make your creative classroom even more creative, without the need to be a technology whizz or spending time preparing for lessons...
With many schools and organisations rolling out BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and BYOA (Bring Your Own Apps), there naturally comes with it, great opportunities for getting creative in a lesson or a meeting. Utilising the device's camera is one such way to get creative. We have seen this a lot with DisplayNote users and wanted to give a few examples of using your device's camera in a lesson or presentation to make them more engaging.
The concept of bring your own device (BYOD) to school, and the interactive opportunities that connected devices in the classroom bring, is transforming education and teaching.
At the centre of this overhaul is Northern Ireland start-up DisplayNote, experts in collaborative classroom technology.
Professional Trainer Bruce Brassington uses DisplayNote to let him work from the front and present wirelessly with an iPad or mobile device. Here he talks to DisplayNote about how being tied to the Interactive Whiteboard doesn't stop him from getting amongst the pupils.
Matthew Carr, Training Director at
Blindability uses DisplayNote to improve teaching and learning for students with visual impairments.
We love hearing how teachers and presenters engage with an audience and make their presentations engaging. As part of its on-going series to discover what makes presentations and lessons engaging for everyone involved, DisplayNote chats with Lesley-Anne Couper, Biology and Science teacher at
Inverclyde Academy in Scotland to discuss classroom collaboration, active learning and self paced learning.
I asked a whole bunch of teachers of all shapes, sizes, varieties and levels about what they do to keep students engaged. So in no particular order, here they are.