As part of our MSc we’ve had to read a paper by Guy Merchant (2009) on Web2.0, new literacies and the idea of learning though participation. We were asked to provide a response on it in a form of our choosing. I thought I’d have a go with Audioboo as I haven’t really had a chance to play with it.
The first semester of my MSc is now complete. The final assignment was an evaluative case study on a project using photostories as a way of helping Year 11 students develop their skills in analysing poetry. I’ve posted the document and comments are welcome.
Have a look at the BBC’s poetry season …mini-site. Loads of media and bits and pieces about making poetry accessible. If you’re an English teacher you’ve probably already seen it but I thought I’d post it anyway.
A really useful and fun thing to use in teaching and learning. Seeing people students have filmed magically transported to far away times or places creates a real “ooh” moment and can enhance teaching about storytelling methods or appreciation of place or period.
We’ve just finished supporting a student English teacher, Amy Knott, in a learning platform based project around the text her Y9 class are reading, Robert Swindells’ Stone Cold.
The main focus was producing a short Audacity… show about homelessness.
I want to showcase some work that one of our partnership schools has done with our help.
Tom Gardiner at Birley Community College in Sheffield finished this project this week. It’s part of a wider module on character archetypes and…