DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 3
2015 Volume 34, Issue 3 11 Contents Editorial Reflections Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews • Scaffolding for success: Support students amazing journey with Guided Inquiry (Scan 34.1) As teachers read about the experiences of others, they gain insight into how these examples can be adapted for their own school environment. Often, these articles also provide programs and learning sequences that can be used and adapted. Promoting technology for learning Scan articles about integrating technology into learning and promoting digital citizenship focus on using technology safely, responsibly and ethically (Standard 4.5.4) to create meaningful learning experiences for students, at classroom level and school wide. Other articles focus on how teachers are using technology to collaboratively program and share ideas and insights. In the rapidly changing digital environment it is essential that teacher librarians are aware of how technology is being used to engage students in schools. This understanding will help teacher librarians to collaborate more effectively with colleagues. For those teachers who are passionate about technology, it will provide inspiration for new projects. Recent examples include: • Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (Scan 34.2) • Gearing up for success with DoE Google Apps (Scan 34.3) • Innovative practice with iPads: A whole school approach (Scan 34.2) The resource reviews section of Scan also contains reviews of a range of eresources, including websites, apps and learning objects. These reviews, written by classroom teachers, experienced teacher librarians and educational consultants, provide further inspiration for integrating engaging technologies into classroom learning. Some are well suited to use in class, for example, for modelling writing reviews, and for linking through to additional embedded digital content as part of class discussions and activities.
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