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Thursday 23rd January 2020

#UKEdChat session 487 –  Technology is an integrated part of life in the modern world, and the classroom is no exception. In the right hands… namely the pupils’… technology can have a transformative impact on learning when guided by a skilled teacher. Yet, when schools purchase new technology there is not always the training to go with it, meaning that teachers muddle through and largely do on the digital what they did on the analogue.

Schools need to take a more holistic approach and think carefully about what the technology can do and what training teachers will need to make the best use of it before rolling it.

In this #UKEdChat discussion, that took place on Twitter on Thursday 23rd January 2020, and during our free UKEdChat After Hours Webinar at 9pm, we discussed what impact technology can have on learning, how to deploy technology better, and share our favourite technology, sites and apps which help us teach our students. What and listen below…

🔼UKEdChat After Hours Webinar, featuring guests @MissJonesTeach and @MattWalby, with @ICTmagic hosting.

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  1. Do you think technology plays a big role in your subject area and school? Tweet
  2. What kind of devices and software have made the biggest impact on learning? Tweet
  3. Describe how devices are typically rolled out across the school, and how could this be improved? Tweet
  4. Do you get EdTech training in your school and what training would you like in the future? Tweet
  5. Do you feel that visiting EdTech events, like BETT, help you use technology better in the classroom, and where else can you get ideas? Tweet
  6. What is your favourite bit of digital technology kit and why? Tweet
  7. What are your favourite educational apps, software and websites? Tweet
  8. Do you feel schools adequately support students in using technology and how can this be improved? Tweet

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Martin Burrett is the editor of our popular UKEdMagazine, along with curating resources in the ICTMagic section, and free resources for teachers on UKEd.Directory

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