Session 342: Bringing The Real World Into The Classroom

  1. #UKEdChat Q1. What do you think are the barriers to 'real world learning' in schools?
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    #UKEdChat Q1. What do you think are the barriers to 'real world learning' in schools? Remember to use the hashtag in your tweets. pic.twitter.com/SRXgw0rGhQ
  2. @ukedchat in the eyfs it is much simpler to implicate but with constraints of nc, testing, timetablimg id image it gets trickier #UKEdChat
  3. A1 Teachers often say it's the constraints of the curriculum schedule for exams! #ukedchat but where there's a will there's a way πŸ‘  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/834855580204462081 β€¦
  4. @ey_inspiration1 I would imagine that there are also greater barriers when thinking to about taking EYFS pupils out of the school. #ukedchat
  5. There are only barriers if you build them but there are amazing ways to bring into all classrooms all phases - think Skype etc #UKEdChat
  6. #UKEdChat Q1 again. What do you think are the barriers to real world learning in schools?
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    #UKEdChat Q1 again. What do you think are the barriers to real world learning in schools? Remember to use the hashtag in your tweets. pic.twitter.com/9cwf8y1yVe
  7. @ukedchat you have the freedom to plan around interests and make them real but I suppose risk assessments, staffing, costs etc #UKEdChat
  8. A1 Curric. constraints, teaching to test, lack of access to/engagement with community...although have seen some great practice! #UKEdChat
  9. @ukedchat we have forest school that runs throughout the school as well as community sessions, links to church, local businesses #UKEdChat
  10. A1 if every teacher shared one world news event a day as routine that would bring the world into the classroom #UKEdChat
  11. Ai barriers are time, fear and a lack of understanding of the easy ways to bring real life into the classroom #ukedchat
  12. @ukedchat At previous sch, consistency was an issue! I always gave a real world context, other staff couldn't & I was told off! #ukedchat
  13. @ukedchat A1 #ukedchat EXAM PRESSURE... Anything that takes away from results is a waste of time - is the recurrent vision for schools!
  14. @ukedchat A1: Communication. The triad relationship of the child, teacher/school and parents. It's all about parental engagement! #ukedchat
  15. #UKEdChat Q2. How do guest speakers bridge the gap between the classroom and outside world? Which speakers have you invited and why? https://t.co/eaMNCY5hsT
    #UKEdChat Q2. How do guest speakers bridge the gap between the classroom and outside world? Which speakers have you invited and why? pic.twitter.com/eaMNCY5hsT
  16. @ukedchat #ukedchat spent lots of today discussing #TRAPPIST1 Ss loved it, had a real debate, will have to make curriculum time up!
  17. A1 but REAL life is everything around us too and we shouldn't get so worked up about planning - just do it - #thereisanotherway #UKEdChat
  18. A2 Teaching "British studies" w/ a UK Erasmus student was the most inspiring guest lecture I've ever had! #UKEdchat
  19. A1 Possibly lack of staff development - exam focussed CPD often given priority over project / global based learning #UKEdChat
  20. A1 you could always do a 'Did you know.....' for 5mins and leave them thinking for ALL ages - e.g who's worried about Doris today? #UKEdChat
  21. @shaw2703 Why are community communications and parental engagement seemingly an unsolvable issue in every school? #ukedchat
  22. @ukedchat A2 A few ladies from Sikh temple came to show a tapestry linked to WWI. Link to a family project which will start soon #UKEdChat
  23. #geographyteacher use it lots. Every day news provides the opportunity to bring relevant examples into the classroom. #UKEdChat
  24. @OLewis_coaching Could you expand on this for those not in the know? πŸš€#ukedchat
  25. @terjepe @ukedchat @Skype exactly it's good to vary the approach and not do the same old same old #UKEdChat
  26. @keran77 What did the pupils get out of it which they couldn't with artefacts, videos etc? #ukedchat
  27. @ukedchat And a local dentist to talk about oral hygiene due to issues with tooth decay plus river canal trust ppl (water safety). #UKEdChat
  28. @JLJbusinessed @ukedchat all down to passion & drive from teachers, make the time if it's important! #ukedchat
  29. @ey_inspiration1 yes,be open to support from experts within school.Teaching is not meant to be the sole responsibility of teacher #ukedchat
  30. @ukedchat They heard people talking directly to them, talking about their own learning + had the opportunity to ask questions. #ukedchat
  31. @ukedchat they 'make it more real' as they are not based in school so the learners see it as world or community #ukedchat A2
  32. @OLewis_coaching @ukedchat definately, but if students ask questions, don't stop the flow. When students are interested, it helps! #ukedchat
  33. @ukedchat @NASA have found three planets in the habitable zone of a star! ⭐️ 🌎 πŸŒŽπŸŒŽπŸš€πŸ”­ check the link! #ukedchat  http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/157579604399/largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone β€¦
  34. A2: An entrepreneur in to talk about how anyone can start a business and introduce them to money management! #ukedchat
  35. #UKEdChat Q3. What role can businesses play to make learning more like the world outside the classroom?
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    #UKEdChat Q3. What role can businesses play to make learning more like the world outside the classroom? Remember to use the hashtag. pic.twitter.com/fjqCTAi5Xe
  36. @ukedchat Parental engagement is misunderstood as parental involvement? Also, some parents may hold negative experiences of school #ukedchat
  37. A2 topic on India we invited a lady from India to answer the S's questions. Demonstrated perfectly how good their questions were. #ukedchat
  38. @JLJbusinessed @ukedchat questions lead to learning πŸ‘πŸ» surely that's what we want as educators; inquisitive minds! #ukedchat
  39. A2 Local community members - often understand our pupils' local and social communities in a way teachers / school leaders can't #UKEdChat
  40. A3 They show, share and describe the impact on community, business and wider world if they also have international links #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/834860632100974593 β€¦
  41. @ukedchat A3 Sch councillors went round local shops to ask for donations for a sale.It worked well, links with community important #UKEdChat
  42. @year6missNW or be one yourself - a teacherprenuer - has been great for my teaching #ukedchat
  43. Had many entrepreneurs in that show putting hobbies into business is possible! #owlflying #magician #makedreamsreality #ukedchat
  44. @ukedchat Schools need to help parents. The triad relationship is important. Unfortunatley, the child is not always at the centre #ukedchat
  45. A2 Local businesses bring context and experiences to otherwise abstract topics - being local pupils can relate to "their world" #UKEdChat
  46. A3 Also helps CYP to know the types of business in their local area - you'd be shocked what's out there! #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/834860632100974593 β€¦
  47. @ukedchat Learning from businesses can inspire chn to do similar esp. when taking part in activities such as the fiver challenge. #UKEdChat
  48. Don't bring the real world into the classroom, take the classroom into the real world #UKEdChat
  49. @GilchristGeorge This is a much better approach! We learn through experience, that's human nature! #ukedchat
  50. @shaw2703 Child can be in the middle, but as a object of competition, or a conduit of non-cooperation, rather than the focus! #ukedchat
  51. @Mr_RichTea @ukedchat Newsletters and letters etc... is just parental involvement. Schools need to a community of parents. #ukedchat
  52. A3 #ukedchat can take pupils and teachers out of 'edu-bubble' - shows both (part of) the purpose of their learning and can inspire kids!
  53. A3: By giving them these real world experiences. Take them out, teach them skills that we don't. Give them something to aspire to! #ukedchat
  54. #UKEdChat Q4. Does tech bring more or less real world context to learning? How? Examples from your own teaching?
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    #UKEdChat Q4. Does tech bring more or less real world context to learning? How? Examples from your own teaching? Remember to use the hashtag pic.twitter.com/BCAWEdVPDS
  55. A4: In modern day, it is much more 'real life' to use technology. Why not Skype in businesses, conference call, projects. #ukedchat
  56. @MrBReading Pupils occasionally leave the edu-bubble. Not sure how many teachers leave it during term-time! πŸ˜‰ #ukedchat
  57. @Miss_Rehal Do you think the successes or the knock-backs had more impact of the pupils? @OLewis_coaching @Inkquisitive #ukedchat
  58. A4 it can enhance real world learning. Did a Skype author session with a primary school and they loved it #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/834863233794187264 β€¦
  59. A4 Tech is important tool, but shouldn't be the focus. It should be a window onto the learning and not a screen. #UKEdChat
  60. A4: lots of real world context - tech provides enormous ops for problem solving and independent learning #ukedchat
  61. Technology is great! Love Google cardboard in particular for students being able to picture certain places that are being studied! #ukedchat
  62. @ICTmagic @MrBReading by introducing real world they understand that they can do whatever they want, you're right - inspirational! #ukedchat
  63. A4 think also about Google Expeditions - VR etc can really help children immerse themselves in other cultures #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/834863233794187264 β€¦
  64. @JLJbusinessed We used these in a High School last week and my class abso loved it. Going to have to invest in them. #ukedchat
  65. @UKEd_Wales Are there any advantages for the learners having a virtual visit, rather than a real visit from a guest? #ukedchat
  66. A4 More! The "real world" is becoming increasingly technological so ICT needs to be central to building those connections #UKEdChat
  67. @nicklapthorn Although, if we're talking real world, isn't tech a phenomenal part of that now? #ukedchat
  68. @UKEd_SE Start by welcoming the community into the sch (parents morning). Help P's to help their chd sch led towards parent led). #UKEdChat
  69. A4 Blogging - gives students an authentic outlet to voice things that matter to them whilst teaching internet safety #UKEdChat
  70. @MrBReading Important to have a little non-school fun everyday! Hope the placement goes well. #ukedchat
  71. @shaw2703 @UKEd_SE not only that but even taking the kid out into the community and volunteering, despite age #ukedchat
  72. @year6missNW absolutely, but too often using the tech becomes the 'purpose' and not the 'tool'. #ukedchat
  73. A3 #ukedchat I'll be teacher, but be a fool to think that I'm the expert on all things - businesses want to share expertise and kids love it
  74. A4 twitter can be great for this, engage with authors, scientists, historians. We put ideas for space tourism to @virgingalactic #ukedchat
  75. @ukedchat real visit best bit if u are doing it long distance it's just as exciting for some learners - awe & wonder and all that #ukedchat
  76. A4 Introduced my yr7 Sci class to Twitter, we were able to discover pages linked to our learning #UKEdChat
  77. @nicklapthorn definitely. We need to use them smarter, make it clearer that the purpose is the learning #ukedchat
  78. Interesting as I think there's a possible link between #fieldstudieschat and #UKEdChat today - getting the real world in to learning
  79. #UKEdChat Q5. How can the school community provide real world context and an audience for pupils?
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    #UKEdChat Q5. How can the school community provide real world context and an audience for pupils? Remember to use the hashtag in your tweets pic.twitter.com/4RdfCQUo00
  80. @eduk8harvey yes definately do! A great way of virtual reality in the classroom, kids love it, #ukedchat
  81. @hengehall great idea, I need to get my class asking questions via Twitter! #UKEdChat
  82. @year6missNW exactly. Why they need to become invisible to the learning. As everyday as the board (or teacher?) #ukedchat
  83. @MrBReading Blogging about books sounds a bit school-ish to me. πŸ€”Is the bad snooker played in school? #ukedchat
  84. A4 #edtech can transport you to places using certain apps! Connecting people & places leading to learning.... #ukedchat
  85. @ukedchat A4: tech is good to make stronger connections. Nothing can beat real live context. Guess this is why schools do trips. #ukedchat
  86. A4: My class blog every Friday what they've learnt in the week. They write the script and speak - others can access from home #ukedchat
  87. A5: I run a 40 child Drama Club, we welcome the community and run it as a real production, they're taught to do it all, tech inc. #ukedchat
  88. @ukedchat To answer a question with a question: Does anyone still draw graphs by hand in the real world? #ukedchat
  89. @year6missNW @bilingual_bees a school phone, different stations/groups, different learning activities going on, everyone get a go. #ukedchat
  90. #ukedchat #A4 Use of technology is all about connectivity. With adequate safeguards, pupils have a global audience at their fingertips!
  91. @ukedchat visiting local care homes, shopping centres with choir, inviting parents into school to share learning #UKEdChat
  92. @ukedchat #Geography students can tour a case study site in 2 minutes, which is handy when they have 20 or more to learn #ukedchat
  93. @Mr_RichTea Also, the more they're trusted, the more they will be responsible. OR maybe i'm being optimistic! #ukedchat
  94. #ukedchat #A4 We've just done #500words. Stories typed up and sent.We will publish them to our school blog.Kids love to have wider audience.
  95. @ukedchat @MrPatelsawesome even getting the children to run the tuck shop from start to finish. Buying goods, budget, profit #ukedchat
  96. @owonka86 absolutely as a #geographyteacher! How better to understand the data than drawing the beach profile. #ukedchat
  97. @owonka86 it does depend on the LOs of the day though. Task or enquiry orientated. #ukedchat
  98. A5 I occasionally have my yr7 Sci class produce instructions for yr6 pupils at the primary on the same site as ours. #UKEdChat
  99. @ukedchat cooking clubs where a chef helps and culminates in children creating a restaurant for parents #ukedchat
  100. Indeed Richard - Definite way to bring in more professionals into the classroom - virtually #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/Mr_RichTea/status/834866818074423296 β€¦
  101. @ey_inspiration1 what a great idea, I bet they pupils love the ownership of that task! #UKEdChat
  102. A5 easy: get a blog and comment, comment and then comment again. #ukedchat
  103. #UKEdChat Q6.  Is a certainly amount of β€˜artificial’ necessary and desirable in the classroom?
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    #UKEdChat Q6. Is a certainly amount of β€˜artificial’ necessary and desirable in the classroom? Remember to use the hashtag in your tweets. pic.twitter.com/8tulBA2hhQ
  104. project-based learning is where students explore real-world problems and challenges, developing cross-curriculum skills #ukedchat
  105. @JadeFahie What do you consider true real world context? What is the cut-off age range for doing this easily/well? #ukedchat
  106. @owonka86 we often create graphs in the field using bags, tapes, pebbles. It's about engaging with data. #geographyteacher #ukedchat
  107. @JadeFahie [Peeked at your bio] How does this fit into Mastery? #ukedchat
  108. A6 Artificial is sometimes necessay to practice but only good if real world is used when it can be. #UKEdChat
  109. @Mr_RichTea @Seesaw Encourage them to access from home, also create subject folders and then you have a portfolio #ukedchat
  110. A quick extra question: Providing real world context can be a lot of work for the teacher. Is the pay-off worth it? #ukedchat https://t.co/O9LOZoHRMY
    A quick extra question: Providing real world context can be a lot of work for the teacher. Is the pay-off worth it? #ukedchat pic.twitter.com/O9LOZoHRMY
  111. A6: Having a degree in Drama, I'm constantly using it in class. It allows children to explore through a different mind #ukedchat
  112. Extra A: yes, it is really worth it! #ukedchat I can only say that the "extra" work is REALly rewarding!
  113. @ukedchat You can only do what you can. Try different things - see what works #ukedchat
  114. A6 a good way to do this is to mock up a web page using Mozilla x-ray goggles. I had a class convinced I was a new top gear host! #ukedchat
  115. A6 We are trying out tweets in our exercise books before we get stuck in for real! #UKEdChat