Problem: During the two years of the Education After-Degree BEAD program I was able to visit several schools, and was impressed with the abundance of available technologies, most notably all the laptops available in the classrooms.
However, it didn’t seem that they were being used to the point they could be. Armed with what I learned on my internship, and what I am learning in this class, I’ve decided to create a wiki that will demystify many of the applications on the mac and online. I hope that this project will:
a) Allow me to create a familiarity with all the programs themselves, and
b) provide well-established teachers an easy resource for bringing these apps into their classroom by:
- providing easy to understand video tutorials of the basics
- providing strengths (and possible weaknesses) to learning
- providing extra resources (links / articles) that will provide further instruction into their use/additional potentials
‘But how do you know whether the tutorials will be helpful to teachers?’
Good question! I am going to test them on my Mom, a teacher in her last year before retirement, and let’s just say she isn’t so proficient with computers. I will make the tutorial have my Mom grade it on a rubric we’ll make up together.
‘Aren’t there already a heap of tutorials widely available on the net?’
Well, sure there are. I just think that by myself making the tutorials I will be forcing myself to become competent enough to use these in the classes I hope to teach in the future.
The first video tutorial will be on…. Well, why don’t you tell me! Offer up your suggestions, and I will do it. Keep in mind these are applications available through use of a mac.
Looking forward to all the suggestions!!!