Category Archives: ICT

Flipboard for the classroom

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At many of the schools I currently teach at students work on and are quite proficient across multiple digital devices. Some schools offer a device specific environment, whilst others encourage a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. While this means students have access to the internet, oftentimes a students’ experience is determined by the chosen software/operating system. Continue reading Flipboard for the classroom

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Art History Timeline

As part of a class project we wish to explore the benefits of creating a digital Art History Timeline, that students could potentially contribute to in class.

I was initially inspired by the thought of creating a collaborative Art History timeline at the beginning of the year during a visit to my Prac School. Several years ago while I was studying my Fine Art Degree I used to have pinned up on my wall at home the TATE Artist Timeline and found it incredibly useful when working on Art History assignments. As a visual thinker I found it useful when trying to place artists and movements in relationship to each other, I also found it valuable when relating these periods to very specific periods in history. Continue reading Art History Timeline

ICT (Information Communication Technology)… you and me!

So, one of the issues I’m hoping to address here in this blog is the use of ICT in the classroom. When I refer to the term ICT, I do of course mean mobile phones, tablet devices, laptops etc. The scope of ICT is much broader than just a physical device alone, as devices are merely the platform by which to access things like social media (twitter, facebook, pinterest, stumble upon, Skype, Google+, delicious, etc), email, video and other digital means.
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