Katie and Bridin’s interview with American teacher Barbara Ledford.

We sat in on Barbara Ledford’s and Dan Priest’s interesting session called ‘Viva La Video’. Dan had featured in another post so we caught up with Barbara. She spoke in her session about her home made videos that she uses to teach her student’s concepts that they often ¬†find difficult such as inequalities in maths. She finds the use of these videos beneficial in the class room.

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We grabbed her afterwards for an interview and she spoke about the benefits of technology in a classroom and why it proves successful in her classroom. She stated that technology was a great platform to help children be creative. She says she finds the internet helpful because of the amount of resources available.She began to make her own videos last year and she is currently teaching her own students how to make videos. She says she didn’t always want to be a teacher,until she was 18 she wanted to be a coroner! Barbara also talked about flippedclassroom and how this resource aids in her teaching.

 

Youth Media Team

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