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Showing posts from April, 2012

Digital Literacy in the primary classroom

Image courtesy of Doug Belshaw  I've been following the work on Digital Literacy by Doug Belshaw for just over 2 years and I'm still getting my head round what it means to be digitally literate. Two years ago Doug published a post which really grabbed my interest in which he outlined his 8 elements of Digital Literacy as part of his thesis. I am reproducing these below (all rights belong to Doug). Cultural [Cu]Cognitive [Cg]Constructive [Cn]Communication [Co]Confidence [Cf]Creative [Cr]Critical [Ct]Civic [Ci]

Personalising Learning does more than get results

At the start of January of this year I embarked on a different approach to teaching and learning in my classroom, I personalised the learning of each and every learner in my class focusing on their learning not my teaching. I had read, researched and discussed this approach but I was still unsure whether it would be as effective as I hoped it would be in raising the level of attainment in my class. It not only did so but it surpassed any aspirations I had and it has made me even more determined to pursue this approach through the remainder of this academic year.

Personalising Learning is not something you can pick up and start in your own class tomorrow. You need to take into account most if not all of the following. It takes a lot of thought and effortIt takes time to build up a clear picture of every learner in your class and where they are in their own learningIt takes courage to stand back as a teacher and let the learning happen of its own accordIt requires a vision and belief that…