Research EdTech: Becoming a Better and More Efficient Teacher by Using Appropriate EdTech
- Created By Neil Atkin
- Last Updated October 25th, 2022
Digital & Online Learning
|Delivery Model||Online Learning|
|What is Included||
|Deadline booking date:||
Wednesday 1st February
|Date of Training||Tuesday 21st February
Tuesday 28th February
Tuesday 7th March and
Tuesday 14th March 2023
|Time (UAE)||4pm to 5pm|
Anyone who wants to improve their teaching based on sound pedagogy, but also removing the onerous and time consuming tasks like marking by using digital tools to do it for you. Teachers who want to become better informed about their students’ thinking and progress.
To make you a better and more efficient teacher based on researched pedagogy mapped to digital tools
- Becoming a teacher who does not waste time doing things that digital tools can do for you
- Improving your students’ engagement and performance, by removing the ceilings associated with analogue teaching
- To get your life back by reducing workload.
What do you waste time doing now that can be automated digitally? It is time to stop being so inefficient.
How do you know what your students know at the start of a lesson? This is crucial for informing you of what you need to teach, but is impossible to do without digital tools efficiently.
How might you show progress in a lesson and over time without any manual marking? Easy with digital tools.
Tests are stressful to students, quizzes are fun and also give you rich data. How might you create a culture of drafting and redrafting in your classroom easily and efficiently? We will cover all of these and far more in order to make you a better informed, more efficient teacher focussed on learning and not marking.
|Session 1: Let’s start with Pedagogy!
● What does research tell us makes for good learning?
● How might we do these without tech?
● How might tech remove the difficulties of being a great teacher? (and give you your life back!)
● Overview of the digital tools
|Session 2: Feedback done properly
● What research has to say about feedback
● How to give automatic feedback to students
● Methods of creating oral interventions recorded conversations with your students.
● Personalised feedback done efficiently
● Practising using the tools
|Session 3: Assessment, Homework and Draft/redraft
● Removing marking from your life
● Rapid assessment tools that provide rich data to inform planning
● Progress over a lesson and over time
● Creating a culture of drafting and redrafting without onerous marking.
● Putting the tools into action (support will be given to do this)
● Discovering what questions do you need answering and what help do you still need?
● Evidence of what you have done
|Session 4: Putting it all together and further tools
● What worked/didn’t work
● Creating a series of digitally enhanced lessons
● Creating a group to continue to develop and share ideas
Neil’s background in challenging schools led him to develop the physics of activities students found engaging such as football, surfing, and skateboarding. “You can teach most of the forces topic using a skateboarder doing an ollie and the skaters will listen to you!”
A hearing loss forced Neil from the classroom where he loved being an Advanced Skills Teacher in challenging schools- Terrible title, but wonderful job. So he became an educational consultant and the more he learned, the more he realised he had and still has to learn. But digital tools have enabled him to effectively teach again and have opened a whole host of new opportunities.