Monday, 21 February 2011

Lunch and Learn

Inspired by Bianca Hewes and Tekkie Brekkie I have organised four Lunch and Learns in school.

The idea behind Lunch and Learn is that I wanted to offer training, ideas, advice and an opportunity to try in an informal situation to the staff in school. I didn't want people to feel pressured to attend, but at the same time I wanted to be able to say that I at least tried to introduce technology and ideas into lessons.

Its success has been limited to only a small number of colleagues so far but I've been really pleased with the effect it's had on them.

I began Lunch and Learn before Christmas and there have been four so far, with many ideas for more.

The four workshops have been:

  1. An introduction to Dropbox.
  2. Adding pictures to the school website.
  3. Using a data logger.
  4. Using a flip camera.
Despite a small attendance I've thoroughly enjoyed delivering the 'training'.

My ideas for further Lunch and Learns are:
·         Bee-Bots
·         Computerised-microscope
·         Adding information to your year group page
·         Using Word/Publisher/PowerPoint
·         Adding blogs to your website
·         Setting up an online quiz
·         Using Robolab to control robots
·         Programming with Logo
·         What are computer simulations? How can they be used in the classroom?
·         Text messaging
·         New websites that we have found

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