The Directory of Learning Tools – good practice for sharing resources

The directory of learning resources, is a very good example of how sharing of resources and the online environment can somehow merge to produce tools which are useful for all. When this first started out, it was a singular private initiative by one person, Jane Hart. She started collecting what her network of friends used, and suddenly this network started increasing. But people, her followers, were not just simply using the resources/tools she was suggesting. People felt that they needed to contribute. They too wanted to share their experiences, what they were using. This is the spirit of today’s Web, Web2.0. This is a Web which is not just for people who “consume” information. This is a Web for people who “produce” information. These are called “Pro-sumers” – they consume and produce at the same time. And the results are most often amazing and extremely useful. I think this is an opportunity for an experience which we should definitively live with our students.

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38 thoughts on “The Directory of Learning Tools – good practice for sharing resources

  1. Web 2.0 is an amazing tool for whoever want interaction rather than static content to be displayed. The more interaction the greater our immersion and the more information we absorb. There is also a tentative Web 3.0 and discussion has taken place worldwide. As Conrad Wolfram has argued, Web 3.0 is where “the computer is generating new information”, rather than humans. Although we do not know much about how this will be implemented as we are entering into the era of robotics. I don not think that it will replace humans or how they think. If that will be the case, there would be consequences that we need to face. (If you saw the film Surrogates, you know what I mean)

  2. Assolutament ma naqbilx li la darba daħlu l-iskola, l-istudenti jridu jinqatgħu għal kollox mid-dinja tat-teknoloġija jew tkun biss bħala xi ħaġa esklussiva għall-għalliem. It-tfal, illum il-ġurnata, huma mgħaddsin fid-dinja teknoloġika; il-mobajls, il-kompjuters, il-Playstation, l-XBOX live!, il-WII, it-televixin, il-PSP, l-iPOD, l-MP3/MP4, in-Nintendo DS biex insemmi xi wħud li qed jiġuni f’moħħi bħalissa. nemmen li għamilna xi ftit tal-progress, imma għadna ‘l bogħod…

    L-għalliema jridu jimxu id f’id ma’ dak li qed jiġri fid-dinja tal-lum u jisfruttaw it-teknoloġija t-tfal tant jużaw biex iressquhom aktar lejn it-tagħlim in ġenerali u lejn is-suġġett speċifiku tagħhom. Nieħu minni, jien inħossni komdu ĦAFNA naħdem fuq il-kompjuter u l-ħin kollu nkewwes f’affarijiet familjari u nesperimenta b’affarijiet ġodda.

    Smajt xi għalliema, l-aktar dawk xi ftit avvanzati fiż-żmien, li t-teknoloġija qed tisfratta lit-tfal mit-tagħlim imma jien ngħid li din tista’ tkun għodda li tħaffilna ħajjitna u tgħinna nagħmlu xogħlna b’mod aktar effettiv billi l-ewwel inqiegħdu l-interessi tagġhom f’ambjent li huma familjari miegħu u komdi bih. Jekk nuruhom li t-tagħlim jista’ jidħol f’fif-finja tagħhom naħseb li jkunu jixtiequ jgħarrxu dak li nippreżentawlhom. Imbagħad tidġol il-kreattività u l-mod ta’ kif jisfrutta r-riżorsi l-għalliem, bla dubju.

    Fil-fehma tiegħi, qafas bħal tal-Google huwa utli ħafna għax jgħaqqad bosta għodod taħt kappa waħda, mingħajr bżonn li toqgħod iddur minn sit għall-ieħor biex tlaħħaq ma’ kollox. Mhuwiex perfett, imma, wara kollox, x’inhu perfett fid-dinja?

    • I agree as well. We cannot just isolate kids and teenagers from all the technologies as soon as they step in the school. I also think that there has to be a certain control and limit. I do not expect that while I am delivering a lesson a student decides to answer a call or send an sms. In my opinion the more we try to set limits to certain things, the more curiosity the children have to get to know about it!

      We need to talk and explain to our children that use of technology can be very helpful but it can be harmful as well. Sitting infront of the computer chatting on facebook for hours is surely not healthy! But for the children to understand this, teachers are not enough. This has to be initiated in their homes from their families.

      I believe that teachers and families have to work hand in hand for our children to have the best education.

      • I think that what we as teachers can do is less talk and more action…I said before, extending learning beyond the classroom using the technology can prove much more effective than a 1000 lessons held inside a classroom where the teacher talks and the student listens. You will not stop students from using Facebook. Parents will not stop their kids from using Facebook. But you can definitely join students on Facebook, and use the energy and the efforts which they put into social networking to channel it to the right direction where learning becomes what it should always be considered as in the first place… a quest to know something more.

  3. I agree 100% with the initiative of Jane Hart. I believe that no teacher is “better” or “less better” than other teachers as the majority prepare good material for their lessons. By sharing these materials, ideas, resources, etc… It can save time for others. Let’s face it; everyone likes to find ready-made resources! We all know how precious time is! By creating a network of “pro-sumers” we can benefit and learn a lot.
    Moreover, we must not under estimate our students, as they are the leaders in today’s technology: they are born into it and at early years know how to use an ipad, computer… more than the adults! By exchanging information/learning the world of educators will grow rapidly.

    • I think you have the possibility of making a difference. I think that if you create a network of teachers in Malta, through a small personal initiative, and start really curating some good information, more and more people will add themselves to your network and you might start a whole community of Maltese teachers who share resources, and teaching material. Any tool can be used for this. Personally I have used tools such as Edmodo, Facebook, and even Yammer

  4. Starting from the idea that learning should not be based on time but should be more student centred, gives the teachers the possibility to use different methods to enhance and engage the students into this learning proces..
    In other words, students themselves find it of much interest to learn through something which is already available to them. Why do teachers find it difficult to teach using a hands on activity online? Why do they stick to the traditional method of teaching in a classroom setting? LEARNING IS ALL AROUND US!

    Everyone nowadays have an access to a computer device….this is generating new information, new ideas and let along the students’ creativity!

    learning via email is an idea
    learning via facebook (or any other social network) is an idea
    learning via online group discussions is an idea

    Teachers have the role to produce the information and lead their students how to access, this means that the students themselves have to come up with their own work to earn their own satisfaction.

    Learning nowadays has gone far from the usual schooling hours from 8.00 to 14.45p.m.; it is happening all the time….we as educators yes we have the responsibility to choose the right method!

  5. Agreed. That is why we need to inform as much as possible our children that internet is not just chatting. Internet can serve as their source of information. It can be the student’s “teacher” when he / she is on his / her own.

    With regards to joining the students on Facebook, I don’t know. I think it depends on the age of the students. In my opinion in certain cases it might look as not ethical. Maybe I am wrong, but am not so sure about adding your own students to your Facebook account.

    • I think it depends. First of all the legal age for joining Facebook is 13.Therefore any student below the age of 13 should not in theory even have a profile. However, I think the use of Facebook, is like everything, much dependent on the user. You can set up a private group, you can monitor what goes on and channel the students’ work in the direction of your own interests. However you might wish to consider using Edmodo as well. I have used it with my own students and I must say that I find it much better than Facebook in some aspects relating to teaching and Education. I would recommend using it.

      • With respect to Facebook and adding students, i personally think it is unprofessional to add students on Facebook. Facebook gets too ocmplicated at times, especially when you mix work and pleasure.

      • That is the thing which you have to concentrate on… Facebook for leisure and entertainment, and Facebook for work… in this case for Education. I think you should keep these two separately. However it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to use Facebook, because Facebook does offer you the facility to keep it separately, you just need to look into the settings, create groups which you will control and manage, and make sure that your students and yourself interact within the limits of responsibility. In any case, if you like the Facebook look and feel and the concept of social networking, but you’re afraid to use Facebook for various reasons, I would suggest the use of Edmodo.

    • Recently, I am finding the social networks much more useful for my academic purposes. I never thought this would be the case as we generally have the impression or rather our society gives us the mentality that the internet is a way of entertainment. I admit that I used to list it in my hobbies when I was younger, due to the growing enthusiasm around us, being born some few years after the advent of Internet. So we grew into an exponentially growing technological era. Nowadays social networks like Facebook, Twitter help me a lot in my academic pursues. The time of chatting, wasting time on games etc (typical of adoloscence) has passed and ultimately, apart from having direct access and communication with my friends/work mates/family members, I find it very useful to share and learn a lot from my friends’ contributions. However, to make direct reference to what Charmaine mentioned here, I frankly believe that if secondary school teachers add their students on Facebook, the teacher-student relationship loses its ‘distance’ which is crucial in order to maintain discipline and control, I firmly believe that in this way confidence is extremely maximized and students take you for granted. Personally I would never do it!

  6. Naħseb jiena li wieħed jaqsam l-esperjenzi u r-riżorsi tiegħu ma’ dawk li għaddejin mil-istess sitwazzjonijiet fil-klassi tagħmel ħafna sens u dan mhux l-iskola biss. Siti bħal dawn apparti li jagħmlu ħajjet l-għalliema żjed faċli f’termini ta’ ħin, jgħinu wkoll biex jiġu ġġenerati żjed idejat u nkomplu nibnu fuq ta’ xulxin.
    Iktar ma kemm ndaħlu t-teknoloġija waqt il-lezzjoni tagħna, iktar qegħdin noħolqu interess minn naħa tal-istudent u dan nista’ ngħid li rajtu jiena anke waqt il-lezzjonijiet waqt it-teaching practice. Attivitajiet innovativi u ġodda kulħadd jieħu pjaċir bihom aħseb wara jekk tkun ilek bilqegħda fuq siġġu għal iżjed minn ħames siegħat fl-aħħar lezzjoni!

    • What a brilliant idea edmodo is! It is almost identical to facebook in the way it works yet you can keep a clear boundary between facebook which in my case would be pleasure and edmodo which in my case would be work.

      • Forgot to add i will definitely be letting my other fiends know about the good news of edmodo, friends who are already teaching in schools but have unfortunately added most of their students to facebook already.

  7. Naqbel ma’ Daniel illi l-istudenti ma jridux jinqatgħu mit-teknoloġija meta jiġu l-iskola. Dan l-għaliex l-istudenti tagħna qegħdin jorqdu u jqumu b’din it-teknoloġija li qed taffettwalhom ħajjithom b’xi mod; kemm tajjeb u ħażin. Ilum it-tfal kollha bil-mowbajls, bl-internet, logħob tal-kompjuter u tal-playstation, fejn jien lanqas kont noħlom li jkolli dawk l-affarijiet meta kont għadni skola sekondarja. Dan forsi għax kont mehdi b’passatempi oħrajn li jmorru lil hinn mit teknoloġija.

    L-għalliema jridu jipparteċipaw f’dak li qed jiġri ’l barra mill-iskola u jużaw it-teknoloġija biex b’hekk iressqu lit-tfal tal-klassi lejn kwalunkwe tagħlim u anka lejn is-suġġett speċifiku; fil-każ tiegħi l-Malti. Jekk nuruhom li t-tagħlim jista’ jidħol fid-dinja teknoloġika li issa qed issir tagħhom ukoll, il-lezzjonijiet preżentati mill-għalliema jkunu suċċess. Trid tidħol ukoll il-kreattività tal-għalliem li jisfrutta r-riżorsi li jkollu sew u bl-aħjar mod.

    Naħseb li l-Google huwa utli ħafna għall-istudenti tagħna l-għaliex jgħaqqad ħafna affarijiet taħt umbrella waħda, mingħajr ma toqgħod tfittex minn siti oħra. B’hekk l-istudenti jkunu ukoll effettivi fil-ħin. Irridu ngħidu li mhux kulma hemm fl-internet huwa perfett imma hi għodda tajba li tiffrankalek il-ħin u li ssib l-informazzjoni mixtieqa bi klikkjatura waħda biss bil-maws.

  8. I certainly cannot agree withe fact that students must be cut off from the technology world in schools. If this is the case they would be cut off from the world in general as we all know that technology today with all its implications constitutes a very important part of our lives. We cannot reject this point even if we try to! It’s reality – it’s part and parcel of our lives!!

  9. web 2.0 as Jane Hart has used is beneficail for nowadays society, but we need to keep in mind that in school the use of technology must be in such ways that it will help to guide the students and not distract them from their learnig. Some teachers argue that it is a waist of money and time to try to use technology in the classroom, this is not a good idea to persive since with the aid of techonlogy lesson delivery would become easier and student friendly. Using web 2.0 which facilitates information sharing, user-centered design makes it easier for the student to learn.

    As for every tool, web 2.0 can be used in good terms and also in bad ones and sometimes the bad ones will overcome the good ones and people start to critizizing them on these bases. As regards to facebook there should be more precaution in the fact that there are so many people which are now signed on it and putting all sorts of staff that to regulate it at this point will make some users refuse to use it.

  10. Jien tal-fehma li d-directory for sharing resources huwa utli ħafna għall-għalliema. Dan għaliex l-għalliema jistgħu jaqsmu ma’ xulxin ir-riżorsi li jsibu effettivi. Barra minn dan, huma jistgħu jiksbu ideat ġodda u għalhekk, ikunu jistgħu jvarjaw aktar il-lezzjoni tagħhom. Hu importanti li niftakru li l-istudenti jieħdu gost ħafna meta l-għalliema tuża affarijiet ġodda speċjalment jekk dawn ikunu relatati mat-teknoloġija. Infatti fil-perjodu tat-taħriġ qassamt kwestjonarju biex nara kif l-lezzjoni tal-Malti tista’ tkun aktar interessanti u l-maġġoranza tal-istudenti semmew l-użu tat-teknoloġija. Waqt il-perjodu tat-taħriġ fl-iskola fejn kont kienu qed iwaħħlu l-interactive whiteboards u l-istudenti ta’ spiss kienu jsaqsuni meta sa jkunu lesti biex jintużaw waqt il-lezzjoni. Dan juri x-xewqa kbira li għandhom l-istudenti biex jużaw it-teknoloġija fil-klassi. Għalhekk, huwa tajjeb li l-għalliem jkollu sors minn fejn jista’ jikseb l-ideat dwar ir-riżorsi marbutin mat-teknoloġija.

    Huwa tajjeb li xi ħadd jieħu din l-inizjattiva bħalma ħadet Jane Hart. Il-bidu dejjem hu iebes, madankollu naħseb li d-directory for sharing resources huwa essenzjali ħafna. Anki f’pajjiżna naħseb li dan hu importanti speċjalment fiż-żminijiet tal-lum meta ħafna skejjel qed iwaħħlu l-interactive whiteboards u qed iżidu l-użu tat-teknoloġija. Naħseb l-użu tar-riżorsi teknoloġiċi jgħin biex l-istudenti jħarsu lejn l-iskola b’mod aktar posittiv.

  11. It-teknoloġija qiegħda tiġi użata b’mod effiċjenti fl-iskejjel tagħna? Mhux l-ewwel darba li nisimgħu lil xi studenti jgergru minħabbba n-nuqqas ta’ interess min-naħa tal-għalliema. L-għalliema jridu jagħmlu sforz sabiex jitgħallmu jħaddmu t-teknoloġija b’mod effiċjenti. M’hemmx għalfejn wieħed jibża’ jagħmel użu minnha għaliex din għandha bosta vantaġġi. Permezz tal-użu tat-teknoloġija l-lezzjonijiet isiru iżjed interessanti u l-istudenti għandhom l-opportunita’ li jitgħallmu iżjed. Illum qegħdin ngħixu f’dinja diġitali u għalhekk huwa neċessarju li wieħed jipprepara lill-istudenti għal ħajja tagħhom barra mill-iskola.

    Permezz tal-internet wieħed jista’ jikkrea u jaqsam l-informazzjoni mal-oħrajn bil-vantaġġ li l-informazzjoni tkun aċċessibli 24/7. Illum kulħadd jista’ jikkontribwixxi għal din l-informazzjoni diġitali billi nitgħallmu naqsmu l-ideat u l-esperjenzi personali ma’ xulxin, naqraw u nipproduċu l-informazzzjoni u jekk jista’ jkun inħeġġu lil ħaddieħor jagħmel dan ukoll. L-istudenti llum ma jridux jitgħallmu b’mod tradizzjonali iżda jridu jesperimentaw u jiskopru dinja totalment ġdida. Meta l-għalliema tgħallem xi ħaġa ġdida l-interess tal-istudenti jikber mhux ftit.

    F’dan il-vidjow nistgħu naraw kif it-teknoloġija tista’ tbiddel l-ambjent tal-klassi:

  12. Ma tghamilx sens li hekk kif jidhlu l-iskola l-istudenti jidhlu f’dinja ohra, dinja minghajr it teknologija. L-istudenti iridu ihossuhom at home biex jitghallmu aktar. At home fis sens li, la dar taghhom ma jghixux minghajr teknologija, ma jistax ikun li l-iskola tibbandixxi t teknologija ghal kollox. Tajjeb li nghallmuhom li t teknologija tista tkun ta detriment ukoll specjalment facebook. L-iskola t teknologija trid tigi uzata b’attenzjoni u l-objettiv irid ikun t tghalim u l-motivazzjoni. Il motivazzjoni ma tridx twassal biex lill-istudent tfixklu mill-lezzjoni. Hafna ghalliema jahsbu li t teknologija fil klassi se tharbtu lill-istudent u se jkun hin mohhli. Jekk tigi uzata kif ghandu jkun, dan ma jsehhx.

  13. In order to enhance learning, we need to adapt to technological changes. It would be a good investment for teachers if they used such facilities for delivering lessons, example through blogs, interactive whiteboards, the internet, networks such as Facebook and Twitter. As Margaret Meek, an international expert on literacy states, there is a big divergance between the schools’ reality and the outside reality. Teachers should make an effort to bridge the gap between these two together.

    We perceive our students to not be part of the ‘reading society’ any longer, thus we should strive to maintain and update our learning through activities and devices that students come across in their everyday lives, if we really want them to be prosumers, thus they themselves share knowledge.
    Warcraft, Myspace and SimCity, are a few examples of the vast technology that our students make use of and are frequently engaged in.

    As already stated here in previous comments, many attribute these with negative consequences. However it can also be said that these have a large impact on the way people learn and communicate. Having said that, teachers should seek ways in making the best use of them. A practical example in my subject, Maltese, is the descriptive composition. Why should this be taught over writing similar items in a blog? Can’t we obtain similar outcomes or results through blogs? These should be given consideration and offered as tasks to students. It is something which they will enjoy doing and chances are they will relate well to it. Teachers who try to hinder or put technology aside are making a big mistake in a society which is basing itself more and more on the use of technology!

  14. Learning does not end at school, both for students and for teachers. The minute we leave the school gate we have a huge world out there from were we can continue learning. Teachers can only teach students so much, in the permitted time they have and sometimes if the lesson isn’t up to the students standards they lose interest straight away and may not take anything from the lesson.

    I agree with what has been said already, technology shouldn’t be something that students only experience at home but it should follow them into their classrooms and be seen as something that can help them learn. The opportunities for learning from technology are endless (in a cared for environment). The internet allows us to look up information at the click of a button so why shouldn’t we make use of it. I think an online environment like the one created by Hart has a lot of benefits both for teachers and students. Having a place where teachers can find resources and share their own is very beneficial. Even for students, having a place where they can find most of the information in one place is very good for them, Having a place that you can rely on for information makes life so much easier and not having to go through all the stress of having to look for information makes learning more fun in my opinion.

    I do think though that a network like the one created by Hart will be a bit difficult to set up sometimes because in my opinion a lot of people will sometimes be reluctant to post all their work for the world to see and to use as their own. Some people still have the mentality of ‘why should I give people access to the notes and resources that I spent so much time and effort doing!’ I have heard people say this but I think that if they just have an open mind and believe that they will benefit too from something like this they will be more willing.

  15. So true! Web 2.0 is another advanced, magnificent web application that enables users to share information and so on and so forth. Hence, it is a user-centered focus, in which, users interact and collaborate with each other in discussions and conversations in a virtual community. Reading the block, the sentences “This is the spirit of today’s Web, Web2.0. This is a Web which is not just for people who “consume” information. This is a Web for people who “produce” information” really struck me!” What is better in life rather than sharing what you know and sharing what you have? And through sharing, one is also receiving back and therefore, he or she is always learning more and enhancing knowledge. Therefore, such web applications provide nothing except for cumulative ideas and learning.

  16. I have been using the TeacherTube: (http://www.teachertube.com/) TeacherTube was conceived in 2007 by a veteran educator — and is used to augment lessons through an online community. The application’s goal of “teachers teaching teachers” has proven to be successful as in the past few years, it has evolved to include document, photo, video and audio sharing.
    Another useful one is ScribLink: (http://www.scriblink.com/) Scriblink is a free digital whiteboard where users can share online copy and design in real-time on a digital whiteboard. Whether you’re using the site for fun or tutoring a student in Algebra, Scriblink brings the power of free hand expression in a digital setting.
    I never knew there was so much to explore which facilitates teaching. Really I found a hobby as whenever I’m bored I ‘ending up finding and coagulating resources. It is truely FUN!

  17. To stay in tune with this entry’s theme, I would like to share some links of a couple of websites that can be a very useful and FUN learning resource.

    One is goanimate.com-
    This is so cool, you can make your own animated characters without having to draw anything and make-up your own movies and videos. Ofcourse, it is for free all one has to do is sign-up. More over, something even better about this website is that one can also open a school account, whereby students have the possiblity of creating clips together with their classmates on a particuliar topic and then share it with all the class. This feature includes content moderation and a private secure on-line environment.

    The other one is toondoo.com
    This is very similar to goanimate, though this website allows you to create cartoons (comic form).

    I think both these application can be amazing learning resources, since one can create any movie/ cartoon on any subject imaginable. I am sure they can be very appealing to students.

  18. Nowadays, I cannot imagine our lifes without technology, therefore how can we as teachers separate the students from the technological world? I think that it’s beneficial for all teachers to start a virtual community and start sharing experiences, material and resourses. That way, we can all benefit and learn from each other.
    I also believe that technology should be an integral part inside the classroom and it should be used frequently during the lessons. Students spend a lot of their time on the Internet, therefore it makes sense to deliver lessons which capture their interests. I believe that technological resources are such important tools that help the teacher deliver innovative lessons which will be appreciated by students and thus will be more motivated in learning the subject!

  19. In my opinion, this would be a great a idea for students and teachers to collaborate and make a subject interesting. It is a great way of how to involve students in a subject – to search about a particular topic. This might have a ripple effect as students might find a subject/topic more interesting and hence the subject would not be boring. Also it is a good way as it is not only the teacher who is giving information. I think this would be a perfect way of making students owners of their learning and active in that particular subject.

  20. I think that this is an experience that we should not only do it with our students but also between us as teachers. We should cooperate and learn from each other. We should share strategies that were successful in our teaching. Its a healthy sharing community. When you share and communicate you’re problems you also realise that you are not alone dealing with them, and this helps also. Technology is making our life easier so let us use this tool in our teaching.

    I think when we do this with our students, we must ensure that we do it on a profession basis. I believe that sharing resources online with students would also motivate them more on the subject.

  21. This tools is a crystallization of collaborative learning, in this case it is online, whereby students can share useful resources. In this way they can learn from each other as they find different information. For example someone who feels “lost” about a particular subject can refer to his friends’ work to get back on track. In addition this also enables students to display what their findings were and feel a sense of belonging with their research and therefore students are engaged in the learning process.

  22. In my opinion, in Malta, most teachers are still afraid of sharing their resources, however, as those who have already commented before me rightly argued, creating a network of teachers in Malta where teachers can share their resources, teaching material and good ideas, would really be really beneficial for everyone. It would not only save teachers a lot of precious time, but also decrease the pressure, since the workload will be divided.

    Thanks to this blog I discovered Edmodo, which I must admit, I had never heard of before. I am a user of Facebook and recently of Twitter as well, and I find them both really useful to stay connected with other teachers. However, I believe that Edmodo is a much better and safer way to stay connected and share information with other teachers, as well as with students. I signed up and from what I can see, it is a really useful tool which allows one to safely share files, assignments, videos, projects, etc. I will definitely be using this with my students because I believe that extending learning beyond the classroom is absolutely necessary. The students we are teaching were born in an extremely technological world and therefore teachers need to make good use of technology to promote learning and I think that Edmodo is one way of achieving this.

  23. It-teknoloġija hija għodda importanti fil-klassi u għalhekk l-għalliem għandu jagħmel minn kollox biex juża dan ir-riżors b’mod effettiv kemm jista’ jkun waqt il-lezzjonijiet. Dan minħabba l-fatt li t-teknoloġija hija riżors li jqanqal ħafna l-motivazzjoni tal-istudenti għall-istudju. Permezz tal-kompjuter u l-internet ngħidu aħna l-istudent jista’ jsib informazzjoni vasta fuq diversi ħwejjeġ. Għalhekk tinħass il-ħtieġa li l-għalliem jgħaqqad lill-istudent mad-dinja teknoloġika. L-għalliem m’għandux iċaħħad dan ir-riżors lill-istudenti tiegħu.

  24. It-teknoloġija hija għodda importanti fil-klassi u għalhekk l-għalliem għandu jagħmel minn kollox biex juża dan ir-riżors b’mod effettiv kemm jista’ jkun waqt il-lezzjonijiet. Dan minħabba l-fatt li t-teknoloġija hija riżors li jqanqal ħafna l-motivazzjoni tal-istudenti għall-istudju. Permezz tal-kompjuter u l-internet ngħidu aħna l-istudent jista’ jsib informazzjoni vasta fuq diversi ħwejjeġ. Għalhekk tinħass il-ħtieġa li l-għalliem jgħaqqad lill-istudent mad-dinja teknoloġika. L-għalliem m’għandux iċaħħad dan ir-riżors lill-istudenti tiegħu.

  25. I fully agree that the students shouldn’t be restricted from using technology in the classroom. Technology is part of their way of life today and some say they can’t live without it. It is very true that they want to feel ‘at home’ when at school, but on the other hand, I believe that some boundaries should be set. I agree with Charmaine Mifsud that I woulnd’t want a student to answer a call or send an SMS while I’m delivering the lesson. Certain limits should be set.
    I really liked the ‘Learn a language online’ link. For example, the ‘200 words a day’ activity, which I will definitely try to make use of during my next TP.

  26. I really loved the directory of learning resources. I must admit once again that I am really learning from this blog. I really enjoyed browsing the learn a language online section. There are same excellent links and resources for language teachers. I am sure that I will be using a lot in my career.

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