Retrieved from Pixabay.com, 8 April 2017.
This week I’ve been trying to catch up on assignment work as I seemed to have gotten a bit carried away with all this technology, much like evansclan2002 explains her post (a great read by the way).
It is interesting to think about:
“How much time is spent using ICTs vs how much time is spent productively using ICTs?”
in relation to students and people and society in general. Coincidently, listening to a podcast while driving to the dentist this morning, a conversation came up about boredom and how we use technology to escape it, check it out @ 1hr, 10 mins and 15 secs if you are interested.
“All this talk about using blogs/wiki’s in the classroom it might actually be worth understanding how to use them.”
Safe to say that it was a great little thought experiment and I can’t wait to use both in the future. Writing this blog has been beneficial, the edublog system is very similar ( but with a lot more features), having this experience made it easy to navigate my way around. I now see the practical relevance of being immersed in ICTs and ICT Pedagogy, even if it means falling behind a little bit, as Al explains in his blog, you can never have too many tools in your tool belt.
I like the idea of collaborative learning with a wiki and love the fact that the teacher can: post instructions and messages; comment on students’ posts; monitor students’ posts and provide feedback; upload content; monitor activity and much more. The students collaborate and share ideas interacting almost like they would on a social media platform but for learning. The idea of using a wiki for ‘flipped learning’ as explained here is a great idea. Rather than waisting time during lesson covering LOTS and teaching basic concepts using PP, they can be uploaded to the wiki, students have access to them at all times and become responsible for their own learning. It leaves more time during the lesson for the ‘doing’ (transforming knowledge).
Thanks for reading.