Skip to main content

Home/ Ed Tech Crew/ Group items tagged higher order thinking skills

Rss Feed Group items tagged

Rhondda Powling

The Teacher's Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom - Edudemic - 3 views

    Some useful ideas for using screencasting to help studetns learn. "Screencasts can be a great tool for teachers to create presentations for their students to view away from the classroom. But it is even more powerful when it is used as a student creation tool. Screencasts can require higher order thinking skills when the students not only create a presentation, but then have to explain their thinking. "
John Pearce

A 'know-why' guide to iBooks Author | uLearning Blog - 7 views

    "Its well known that giving easy digital content creation tools into the hands of more teachers and students is a great way to encourage focus on higher order thinking skills in the curriculum. For schools with Macs and iPads, the release of Apple's iBooks Author software in January made this even more possible. Attached to this post is 1.0 draft of a 'know-why' guide to using iBooks Author to make digital content thats localised and personalised just for your students. Download and enjoy, plus leave comments if you have questions or feedback. To load, just download directly onto an iPad with iBooks 2 installed, and tap 'open in iBooks', or download to your PC and sync via iTunes."
Tony Richards

The tweets are getting longer - 7 views

    The tweets are getting longer - what do we think about this direction.
    An inevitability I guess. There are a good few people who will be delighted that they can shoehorn more information into a tweet, for all the reasons described in the article. Me, not so much. I like the brevity that tweets provide, allowing me to scan the stream and quickly pull out those nuggets that lead on to further information, join in exchanges discussing issues or participate in more extensive debates like #edchat etc. The act of contributing within a constraint of 140 characters forces you to think harder about what you want to say and ensure that your message still retains clarity - surely a higher-order skill? If the character limit is expanded, will tweeters become lazy and allow their tweets to bloat? Maybe I should have answered your question in 140 Tony. ;-)
    Good points - and yes should have kept it to 140 characters just for consistency. I tend to agree - I guess the interesting thing is that groups/people can apply but will this single them out and will people proactively avoid them because of it. Think not but interesting to watch.
1 - 5 of 5
Showing 20 items per page