ICT in Subjects: Lesson Planning and Learning Objectives

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Where you going with that arrow in your hand?

The idea of team teaching with lots of my colleagues is intimidating. Daunting. Exciting (we have a lovely staff at Bennies). Sometimes there will be natural friendly banter and repartie, but at other times this won’t come so easily and the potential to offend someone is a risk. Some will be vulnerable, shy, nervous and maybe even unhappy to participate.

To minimise this potential, the lesson planning has to be clear and simple and awesome. So, I have started to address this on the planning site. An extract from the site:

What I like so far I found on James Michie’s blogpost on learning objectives. This engages in conversation with David Didau, the Learning Spy, who has written posts on Creativity, Analysis and Comparison, Using Learning Continuums, Zooming In and Zooming Out, and 40 Ways to Introduce Learning Objectives (now 50). I found these posts very helpful in focussing me on how I might set lessons out and provide access for all.

I really like the simple approach of setting a learning objective for the whole class but having differentiated learning activities for pupils to do. I’m looking to establish a format that I can use in every lesson, mirrored on the VLE, in all subjects. Something solid that people can rely on but can be used flexibly and creatively (not just *stuck* on the board at the beginning of the lesson).

These posts are a great read for any teacher. What I applied to my department needs to be re-thought and ready for the planning stages, accessible to pupils and teachers, and able to be taught by me or my fellow ICT teacher. I am short of time. If you know of any great articles or research that might help inform this structure and process, I would love to hear about them. Full credit will be given here and on the site. Comments welcome as ever.



ICT in Subjects: Lesson Planning and Learning Objectives

Teaching and Learning survey

At my school we decided some kind of benchmark was needed to measure pupil satisfaction with their education. I set about writing a teaching and learning survey. Not as easy as it first appeared.

I decided on Google Forms because they are so simple to construct and deliver.

This is finished now (at least for this year). The aim is to take a measurement that can be used for comparison in a years time, hopefully enabling some assessment of the impact of new ICT practices across the curriculum as they are implemented. Not a perfect model but you need to start somewhere and measure impact somehow. Any ideas on how to do this differently would be appreciated.

In the meantime, please feel free to borrow and adapt. No accreditation required. If you would like me to invite you to the Google Doc then DM me your email address and you will be able to make a copy.

To access the survey: http://bit.ly/2010stbenssurvey

The first few questions

Teaching and Learning survey