Week Three was all about 'Pedagogical changes achievable through ICT'. Here is a quick look at what was covered this week:
- Learning styles and how to cater to different styles by using a variety of teaching methods from each of the categories.
- I read pages 40-46 from another really useful UNESCO report.
- I did a personality quiz and one on my type of intelligence - what fun!
- I read an interesting article on how to deepen student learning.
- I thought this UNESCO book on 'How Children Learn' was fascinating.
- It was nice to see a link to a report by a New Zealander on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. I was a proud Kiwi!
- This site has over 2,000 learning and performance tools. There is also this Learning Technologies Pearltree. Both are useful sites if you want a range of tools that can perform a particular function.
- We covered 21st century skills. I think it is worth keeping these in mind when creating any learning activities. As well as being useful for surviving in the job market I also think they are skills that engage students in their learning.
- I found Kathy Schrock's site which links Bloom's to iPad apps (and other tools).
- We looked at some examples of teaching with ICT, including this Canadian government information, and this series of videos from a Hungarian school using tablets.
- I also enjoyed this video on "How Youth Learn: Ned's GR8 8":
There was actually lots more really useful information but I need to get on with my learning for next week! I am sure Coursera will run this free course again and I highly recommend it.