Tuesday, 28 June 2016

That First Teaching Job

Reflective Teaching Moments

Number 2 – That First Teaching Job

Take away Sunday school, giving guitar lessons, teaching how to crochet or paint a water colour, and think about that first teaching position. The one that actually had a paycheque at the end of the month. The one where you were completely on your own not sharing a classroom as another teacher’s student minion, but you were right on the front line with the rest of the “professionals” and those students smelled fresh blood like a shark circling its’ meal.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Remembering Arthur

Reflective Teaching Moments

Number 1 – Remembering Arthur

I once had a learner who was 92 years old. His name was Arthur. In his younger years, him and his wife entertained troupes across Europe during the Great War. He was a professional magician and his lovely wife was his beautiful assistant.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Why Digital Literacy?

Why digital literacy? As I am at the end of my qualification, I have an interesting conundrum. 

Throughout this year I have explored Acquired Attention Deficit Disorder; which seems to have its neurological development rooted in the “over usage” of technology. 

I have wondered about the “gimmick” and “entertainment” aspect of the over dependence on technology in the classroom and its impact on teaching. I have questioned the relevance of the subject to some of the work based learners that I teach. 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Digital Literacy & Going Mobile

I did it. I got an Apple mobile phone. Not that I am really down with the “I must have the latest technology” – I just lost my phone.  I couldn't find it anywhere and after Husband spent a day in London and noticed that people seemed to be more connected than him, he realised that his mobile phone just wasn't quite up to speed. Literally

Digital Literacy – It’s Here To Evolve

Digital Literacy – It’s Here To Evolve

Like it or not, digital literacy is necessary to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding for learners to enter the workplace, further education and higher education.

Increasingly, digital literacy is becoming the primary form of information transfer and communication, taking over from letters, phone calls and even face-to-face interaction.

Application of Knowledge: Digital Literacy Skills Checklist

Knowledge is really about the accumulation of facts and ideas that we acquire through study, research, investigation, observation, or exp...