Educational technology is arguably the hottest topic in the education sphere at the moment. The springboard came from the challenge issued to the tech industry from the Education Secretary Damian Hinds last August. Since then the Department for Education has released plans to assess and “quality-mark” smartphone and tablet education apps for younger pupils and the LendED platform has launched as a ‘try before you buy’ edtech scheme for cash-strapped schools. Since the lives of modern teenagers are ingrained with technology it is an excellent way to engage students, whilst providing them with technological familiarity for an unknown job market as well as equipping them with the tools to keep themselves safe online.
With this final half term being a great time to experiment, take risks and be creative with different teaching and learning strategies, we’ve collated a list below of tips, tricks and apps to get technology into your teaching.
- 5 Quick Ways Busy Teachers Can Use New Technology in their Classrooms
- 7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms
- 25 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [+ Downloadable List]
- 8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring
- Visualisers – great for showing examples of work, modelling, analysing responses and peer-marking. Eight ways to use a classroom camera or visualiser
Revision / Homework
- Tassomai – Science revision app and BETT winner of Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning.
- Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media
- Get Safe Online