Promoting dialogic interactions in the classroom using interactive whiteboards and touch screens
‘Promoting dialogic interactions in the classroom using interactive whiteboards and touch screens’.
Course Nr.: 9
primary teachers and teachers of social sciences/arts/science subjects in secondary and vocational education who want to start to and/or further develop their skills in using Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) and touchscreens with a learner-centred focus.
teachers and/or ICT coordinators who would like or are expected to take a leading role in local, related professional development activities.
Dates / Venue: Cambridge : 24 June – 29 June, 2018
The focus of this course is on developing classroom interaction skills, digital resources and design guidelines to support technology use related to promoting:
· Dialogue in the classroom
· Collaborative learning
· Collegial, collaborative professional development related to these topics.
Input and activities aim to promote participants' professionalism by offering challenging tasks involving analysis of classroom practice recordings, assessment and construction of teaching materials requiring the application of theoretical concepts and design criteria related to effective use of technology with a focus on dialogic teaching and learning.
The course combines plenary, tutor-led introductions of methodological topics & presentations to demonstrate and discuss exemplary IWB-materials & classroom procedures with follow-up activities when participants do practical work individually, in pairs and small groups applying the concepts and principles presented while analyzing and/or creating IWB materials and activities.
To supplement the course’s pedagogical focus hands-on activities have been planned in the IWB/touch screen-equipped room(s) to support further development of personal boards skills and competences for IWB-supported teaching.
To address the anticipated variety in participants' interests and needs (in terms of target groups and individual IWB skills levels) most task designs aim to lead to differentiated relevant learning experiences and outcomes.
At the end of the week delegates will share and discuss a lesson created during the hands-on sessions.
To provide flexible access to course related tasks and resources a virtual learning environment (VLE) will be used. After the course concludes, participants will be able to access the VLE to promote follow-up communication and collaborative learning.
To further develop the competence and confidence of teachers in using classroom technologies such as interactive whiteboards (IW)
To promote teacher professionalism in selecting and evaluating existing resources and materials
To develop participants' skills related to adapting and designing materials
To enhance teaching skills related to promote dialogic learning using classroom technologies and enhance the learning experience for the student.
Assessing the quality of ready-made IWB materials
Using IWB features for specific lesson objectives, phases and activities
Specific objectives include extending participants' knowledge and skills related to:
IWB related software (e.g. Notebook, Active Inspire etc) for adapting and/or creating content
Using Textual annotation tools (pens, brushes, erasers, handwriting recognition etc)
Using Graphical annotation tools: (colour use, shading, underlining)
Using Focusing tools (spotlighting, revealing, drag and drop)
Integrating media resources (using audio, video and images)
Using the floating or on-screen keyboard
Adding hyperlinks to IWB flipchart pages to facilitate navigation and independent use by learners
Using the IWB to save annotated pages for future use (e.g. content rehearsal and/or elaboration)