Technology is present in every aspect of our lives but especially in education. In today’s post-pandemic world, students depend on technology for their learning needs and teachers use social media and digital tools for classroom practice and professional development. By doing so, technology helps teachers stay current and relevant in a rapidly changing world.
Whether you are a digitally proficient teacher or just getting started, we are here to help. Following the success of our first series, we collaborated with Macmillan Education India Private Limited to give you fresh ideas and insights through this set of 10 easy-to-use guides. Learn how you can use digital tools and platforms to enhance your teaching and explore a variety of resources to help you integrate digital elements into your classroom practice and for your professional development.
Select from a wide range of these topics:
- Enhancing story writing skills
- Enhancing reading habits
- Developing active listening skills
- Developing vocabulary skills
- Enhancing speaking skills
- Incorporating feedback in learning
- Practising writing and grammar skills
- Gamifying Checking for Understanding
- Using augmented reality
- Building student portfolios
Each guide focuses on a specific skill and introduces a digital tool to help you support your students in developing that skill. The guides also list practical steps you can take for your own professional development. The ‘Try other resources’ section leaves you with other related resources to explore and further strengthen your practice.
Our earlier series, available in the Downloads section below, includes the following topics:
- Finding professional development resources online
- Finding classroom teaching resources online
- Using online collaborative tools
- Using apps for professional development
- Using e-moderated courses for professional development
- Making the most of social networking groups
- Joining online communities of practice
- Participating in online conferences
- Using podcasts for professional development
- Recording audio for classroom teaching
- Making the most of MOOCs
- Participating in and hosting online chats
- Giving webinar presentations
- Creating technology for the low-resource classroom
- Creating videos online
- Designing effective presentations
- Moderating online (e-moderation)
- Using animation in the classroom
Supporting short video tutorials show you how you can utilise the wide range of resources available for your learners and yourself.
These series of guides are free to download and for sharing with your colleagues.