Skype and Virtual Field Trips
It is very difficult to schedule field trips. Bus drivers must be found, fees must be collected, and instructors of other courses must be convinced that the trip has educational value equal to the class time missed. Services such as Skype and Google Hangouts can bring in experts from anywhere in the world without the hassle of travel or vetting by administration. Recent improvements to online map services (i.e. street level imagery) can allow students a view into the wider world outside their own community.
The gamification of learning
To make sure you are testing and assessing higher order thinking skills, it might be worth having a look at the tools listed below…
The Padagogy Wheel (apps used in combination with the Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and the SAMR model):
For more information about how to assess your learners, have a look at Assessment.
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