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.
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.
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Bridin and Katie
We sat in on the ignite session with Ashley Hufnagel, Marcie Lewis, Natasha Smith and Doug Frankish! An ignite presentation is where the talker has only five minutes to get through 20 slides. The slide move along automatically after 15 seconds. This provides a more interesting and punctual presentation!
The first person to speak was Marcie Lewis about Coding. Second up was Natasha Smith. Third was Ashley Hufnagel and last but not least, our interviewee Doug Frankish!
In our interview we talked to Doug about Mystery Skype and how it can be used in classrooms across the world. Once you are paired up with your mystery classroom it is the classes job to try to figure out where the other participating class is from using only yes or no questions!
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Donal and Jack
Here Bridin and Finn interview Leigh about her teaching experiences as a , her opinions about technology. She talked to us about here impressions of Ireland what technology she uses on a day to day basis. Surprisingly she admiration for Jim Henson [creator of the muppets]. She also shared her thoughts on Irish music that she has heard throughout the streets of Galway ,she also admitted to being a disc jockey in her hay day. Leigh also stated that her camera is her most precious piece of technology.
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Bridin and Finn