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Accessibility in e-learning

Accessibility in e-learning

A recent US Department of Education report concluded that “on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction”. In the New York Times analysis of the report, Steve Lohr said: Until fairly recently, online...
Engagement & ICT

Engagement & ICT

“So what do you teach?” “ICT.” “Oh, well at least the kids must find that interesting.” – Opening to half a dozen conversations I’ve had with non-teachers. We’re not in the ‘90s anymore, and sitting a kid in front of a computer generates little more...

ICT quotes posters

It’s freebie time again! Inspired by Will Lion‘s excellent “mind bites” series of desktop wallpapers, I started putting together a series of A3 size posters for my classroom wall. These posters include quotes, facts & figures relating to...
Searching the web & information literacy

Searching the web & information literacy

One of the big rubs in this brave new world of technology-assisted education is getting students to realise that not everything posted online is true. With young children, even getting them to realise that search engines don’t actually provide you with...
Demystifying abstract terms

Demystifying abstract terms

One of the problems with a subject like ICT is relating seemingly abstract terms. In a recent discussion about storage & computer memory, I found some of my Key Stage 3 students had little concept of the units of file size. After a little while we established that...