Presentation - Other workshop
21st century classroom practitioners combine powerful tools and manipulate rich digital learning materials to provide engaging, personalised and connected learning. State, territory and national governments in Australasia are collaborating through The Le@rning Federation to grow a collection of thousands of learning objects, audio, video and image resources for use in schools.
On their own, however, digital learning materials do little to change the nature of teaching or outcomes for learners.
This session will demonstrate how embedding the use of an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) and inclusive/assistive technology software can assist in the design of a differentiated and integrated curriculum approach to learning, catering for the needs of all students in a mainstream junior primary class.
The class theme for the term was Farmyard Hullabaloo.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework supports the use of technology to provide learners access to multiple means of representation, multiple means of expression, and multiple means of engagement.
Freeware and Open Source software are great ways to save money (it is free!), reduce the digital divide, and enhance your technology integration plans. Learn exactly what Freeware and Open Source software is. See examples of successful use of each, and get resources of where to find more! Leave with materials and ideas you can use immediately. Laurie Heikkila, former classroom teacher and international workshop leader has long been an advocate of freeware and open source software use in educational environments.