Adopting digital approaches for the best exprinces/outcomes

Brooke Waldron
14th July 2020

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in Accessibility (Adopting)

Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

I am an NQT from Birmingham city university where I have just finished my placement at a local college teaching L3 dance and A-level I think one of the most important barriers in my context is that learners aren't confident/competent in their digital usage for learning and tech is limited in some ways. Another barrier is that most learners are re-doing maths and English which is an added... more

How did you use the learning from this module in your teaching context?

Some things to consider and implement into my teaching were to; add audio or narration to a presentation I have created, ask learners to share and discuss their own ideas for technology in the learning context they are in and to spot a problem and act on that there and then. I think in my training without knowing some of the principles and ideas on how to adapt to certain situations I left it... more

What worked well?

One thing that particularly worked well is when I assessed my learners in term 2 for their digital capability and ability to work independently and in a group is when I used a flipped classroom situation and asked them to learn a piece of choreography from a YouTube video on their own device. Those who were not comfortable doing so were paired with those who were, this allowed all students to... more

What would you do differently next time?

Next time in that particular situation I would guide learners on my screen first to show where YouTube was and how to search for the video rather than letting them go away and figure it out. This would give those with less confidence an idea on what to do next time.

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