It’s all too easy to overlook or even dismiss the students view of their learning. As teacher, or as we increasingly use digital tools, perhaps experience designers is a more apt description – we need to be open to listening to our students. Their view on their learning is personal, emotionally based and fully committed. So, I was delighted when I challenged a group of girls recently to explain – from their point of view-the role that digital tools take in their learning. Here is the result
The video took three hours to compile, this process included:
- Discussion of the task and the possibilities of what to include, mindmap using Notes
- Negotiation leading to agreement on outcomes and separating into smaller groups (delegation)
- Allocation of tasks, independently sourcing resources, scripting, collation of resources, filming and editing, decision making whilst refining and responding to limitations. Solving & overcoming problems with availability of footage. (Collaborative features of Pages, Keynote, iMovie, Notes, Camera, Google Classroom, Airdrop) working to deadlines and completing a task in allocated time scale.
- Editing skills using critical analysis and suitability to audience.
- Sharing ideas and evaluating impact of end presentation – does it answer the original challenge/question posed? Is it a true reflection from the students point of view?