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Technology for learning that sticks

This video explores a variety of education technologies that can support retrieval practice, elaboration and learning that sticks.

In this video, Greg Hughes, Vice Principal and George Andrew, Learning Technology Innovator at de Ferrers Academy (secondary), share how pupils can make use of technology to support retrieval practice and elaboration so that learning sticks.

As you watch this case study, consider what it reveals about the importance of purposeful use of education technologies and reflect on how the approaches might apply to your own context.
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Greg shares how their approach to a holistic and coherent curriculum means that there are multiple opportunities for pupils to revisit topics and build upon their knowledge. A number of technologies have helped teachers at the school to reflect, pick up on misconceptions quickly and easily, and address areas where understanding isn’t as good accordingly through their planning. You’ll learn more about these approaches in Week 3 of the course.
The tools mentioned by Greg and George are:
  • Airplay – used with Apple devices and Apple TV to display content on a screen at the front of a classroom
  • Nearpod – an interactive lesson creator
  • Plickers – a quizzing tool where just the teacher needs a device
  • Popplet – a multimedia mindmapping tool
  • Quizlet – a flashcard and quizzing tool
  • Showbie – an assignments, feedback and activity tool
  • Socrative – an activity and quizzing tool
  • Whilst Greg references the use of iPads, consider what might enable you to achieve similar in your own context if you don’t currently have a 1-1 iPad scheme.
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