Last presentation: LA and CLC projects (Becta funded):
- 1:1, 24/7 ownership, mobility (home and school).
- Three primary, two secondary schools
What happened to teachers and students when handhelds entered the classroom?
Making sense of a complex story, and looking for pedagogic shift by looking at very small pieces of learning through analyzing video. The following examples were used:
- Minibeasts clip (using Wildkey software): were there issues of novelty that increased motivation? Everything in one place, instant availability
- St Stephen clip (retelling a well-known story), using Sketchy to tell a story in a different way
- Sketching graphs video (HS science), the teacher let the student struggle with making the graph, never succeeded (autonomy v. success, and the dilemma of where to draw the line)
- Video about videos on PDAs: there was a clear purpose for using the device, and this worked well
- Obstacles included contextual constraints, teacher priorities, perceptions, and attitudes
- Shoehorning the learning into the technology? (i.e. going about it backwards)
- Potential of devices for learning under-exploited
- Challenge of linking formal and informal learning (this is a key challenge)
- What is the technology adding?
- Implications for professional development (a well-known issue)