Better Learning with ICT is a new five episode series from Teachers TV which features innovative examples of classroom practice delivered by leading teachers from around the country. Broadcast during the channel’s ICT week in September, each episode shows an enthusiastic colleague visiting the ‘expert’s’ school, observing how he or she uses technology to enhance pupils’ learning and then tries to replicate the same techniques on return to their own institutions.
All the episodes can be seen from the Teachers TV website too along with some extra clips in the enhanced content which appears on the video timeline. Chris Thomas who stars in the episode on data handling has done a first class job in explaining in plain English such topics as how to get started with Wikis and embedding video clips into PowerPoint.
For me, the best of the bunch is the programme about Online Communities which shows how tools such as Twitter, Voki and VoiceThread can be used in the classroom to enthuse pupils and bring language learning to life. Lisa Stevens eruditely justifies her reasons for wanting to use such technology to help her pupils and I think she makes a great case.
I was lucky enough to appear in the first programme of the series Improving your Presentations which you can watch here thanks to the nice people at Teachers TV who kindly provided me with the necessary embed code.
Better Learning with ICT will be broadcast again on the television in the coming months, but in the meantime, if you can’t wait to check out the programmes for yourself, I suggest you head along to the Teachers TV website and get downloading!