DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 2
2015 Volume 34, Issue 2 24 Contents Editorial Reflections Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews and students. In 2015, Year 7 students will create a digital learning portfolio using the iTunes U platform. Students will then upload assessments from each key learning area and use guided questions to reflect on their learning. Teachers and parents will have access to these portfolios. Teachers will increase their use of online course delivery through the use iTunes U as a content delivery tool. Teachers have successfully created iTunes U References and further reading Chaffey, L 2013 ‘Smashing apps’, ‘Smashing apps’, Scan 32.3, pp. 11-16. Corcoran, S and Jensen, B 2014, ‘Challenge-based learning: exploring sustainability’, Scan 33.4, pp 6-12. Jones, M 2012, ‘iPads and Kindergarten student’s literacy development’ Scan 31.4, pp. 31-38. Keily, K 2014, ‘Tech at school: teachers are doing it for our kids’, Scan 33.3, pp.16-19. Rotondo, A (n.d.) iPad learning project: East Hills Girls Technology High School, accessed 17 April 2015. Scheffers, J and Alekna, G 2015, ‘Scaffolding for success: Support student’s amazing journey with Guided Inquiry’, Scan 34.1, pp. 14-19. Scheffers, J and Bryant, K 2013, ‘A perfect match: Guided Inquiry and iPad technology’, Scan 32.1, pp. 9-13. Andrew Wright from iTeach working with Year 7 students to setup their digital learning portfolios on iTunes U. courses in Geography to differentiate the curriculum for students of varying literacy ability. The school is committed to increasing the use of online assessment and providing quality teacher feedback via apps such as Showbie. These complement existing online tools such as Moodle and Edmodo, which have been used in the school for the past eight years. This initiative, as part of the ongoing commitment to innovation in technology for student learning, will ensure that students are well prepared to tackle the challenges of a technological future.
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