Future Learning- How do we as educators use online sites & apps to support learning in and out of the classroom?
I have been struck recently by the opportunities of online sites, apps & networks at bring world class 'best Practice to my learners in a small town called Barnsley in Yorkshire UK. Fully aware that teachers/ Educators are doing similar work bringing this outside world of artists and professionals within the arts industry into their classrooms/ learning environments.
However what excites me is the opportunity that students have from we educators introducing this 'Lexicon' of the learning in the future to them now in High School/ Secondary School/ Ecole / Lycée. How are the youth engaging with this Lexicon, are they using them to learn beyond the base camp/classroom or does the engagement stop off the campus?
In my classroom based enquiry I am asking the question of my self and my practice "Can online sites, apps and networks improve the learning of all abilities within my Photography group (aged 14-16) in and out of the classroom?"
Currently I have introduced the Pinterest site/app as a form of sharing of photos, researching others art work and learning new camera/ photoshop technique. I believe each student should move to a Twitter account and by the end of their two year course have a world class Adobe Behance Portfolio began.
So colleagues of the world what sites do you use with your students/youths to engage them in learning in and out of the classroom?
What other Adobe Products, Moodles are their that might improve the learning of students in my world?
I look forward to hearing from you