Pupils from Robin Hood primary school, Birmingham, worked with a film crew from the National College for School Leadership to express their desire to use the...

 

This is an excellent video which brings forward student's desires to have technology integrated into their learning experiences.  Student engagement involves much more than just using technology, but effective use of technology is definitely one way to get more kids interested in learning.  Using blogs, wikis, etc. opens up your classsroom and allows students to learn from a larger network of people.  With these tools, students have the ability to publish, get feedback, and then revise their work.  Imagine how much students could/would learn by having the ability to revise a poster, blog post, podcast, etc. several weeks or months after creating it.  Students could integrate all the feedback and new learning into their revisions.  Isn't that why most math teachers require students to write with pencils...so they can revise their work when they make a mistake?  Now, we can take this idea of revisions for learning way farther.  Why wouldn't we want to take advantage of these new opportunities for learning?!


Via Gust MEES, Kristi Grande