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Purposeful use of education technologies

This short video demonstrates how one technology can hold different purposes to different teachers working in different contexts.

On this course so far, we’ve explored the importance of establishing a clear purpose for technology that closely aligns its use with wider goals for pupils’ learning.

In this short video, hear from two teachers, Claire Badger at Godolphin & Latymer School, and Peter Watts at Chesterton Community College about their purposeful use of video. In each of these teacher’s contexts, video helped to solve a challenge that it would have been difficult to solve by any other means but the nature of the challenge was different for each of them.

Whilst each teacher has chosen to make use of video to support pupils’ learning, each have done so for different purposes based on their own specific contexts. Claire made use of video in science as a form of assessment that would better reveal individual pupils ‘misconceptions, whilst Peter used video to support better self-assessment and reflection in his PE pupils. You’ll learn more about their approaches in future weeks of the course (Claire in Week 2 and Peter in Week 4).

Once you’re ready, click the ‘Mark as complete’ button below and then select ‘Technology and effective and efficient teaching’ to learn more of the theory behind implementing purposeful education technology use.
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