Students Using Technology Effectively

This is what Australian Education used to be about – students as co-developers of their own learning. What’s happened in the past decade here is shameful.

In his article “The Digital Learning Farm” Alan November describes six jobs that outline creative ways that your students can make valuable contributions to their learning community.Tutorial Designers
Let students document their learning and in turn demonstrate mastery and teach others. 

Official Scribes
Give your class the opportunity to collaboratively build one set of perfect notes.

When questions come up during class assign one student the responsibility to search out the correct answer.

Collaboration Coordinators
In an ever-shrinking world, we finally have free access to connect with other classes and subject experts around the world.

Contributing to Society
You class can join others in making the world a better place.

Curriculum Reviewers
The curriculum review team creates material that can be used for continuous review.
Tools: Phonecasting with your cell phone.
Example: Bob Sprankle’s Room 208 Podcasts

If our children are to grow up to make important contributions to our society, it is essential that we provide them with powerful tools and experiences across the curriculum and this will require a new culture of teaching and learning that engages students as contributors.