Digital Technology in Our Schools: Learning from Research and Practice
First broadcast date: 16 October 2019
The Teaching Council hosted a joint webinar with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) on 16 October 2019. The theme of Digital Technology in Our Schools: Learning from Research and Practice was discussed by the following panellists, chaired by the Teaching Council’s Director Tomás Ó Ruairc:
- Anthony Kilcoyne (Deputy Director of Digital Technologies, Professional Development Service for Teachers)
- Dr Tony Hall (Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology and Deputy Head of School of Education, National University of Ireland Galway)
- Susan Rushe (Primary Teacher at Scoil Mhuire, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway)
- Maria O'Donovan (Post-Primary Teacher at Meánscoil San Nioclás, Rinn O gCuanach, Co Phort Láirge, & John Coolahan Research Support Framework recipient)
00.00-00.06 – Introductions
00.06-00.14 – Hallmarks and principles of integrated digital technology in education and teaching & learning.
00.14-00.17 – Terminology and ensuring meaningful learning and engagement.
00.17-00.19 – Why integrate digital technology into teaching & learning?
00.19-00.21 – How to interpret evidence? Re-examining what evidence of impact looks like
00.21-00.23 – Examples of integrating digital technology.
00.23-00.25 – Advice on introducing new technology to the school and community.
00.25-00.26 – How to reach the whole school and community with new technology.
00.26-00.27 – Flipping the traditional roles – learning from the students.
00.27-00.30 – Trusting students to help with whole school implementation of new technology.
00.30-00.31 – Structures and supports for implementing new technology and the associated conversations.
00.31-00.32 – What can be done to support schools?
00.32-00.36 – How can schools ensure that all voices are heard and how to contextualise evidence-based practice?
00.36-00.39 – Support for implementing frameworks.
00.39-00.41 – How to make students producers of tech, not just consumers of tech?
00.41-00.43 – The importance of the whole class environment for introducing integrated technology.
00.43-00.45 – How to help students and teachers not just be passive users of technology.
00.45-00.52 – BYOD – Bring Your Own Device
00.52-00.54 – Does technology make the teacher redundant in the classroom?
00.54-00.57 – Potential of integrating technology to nurture teacher creativity
00.57-01.01 – The next step to integrating technology in the classroom
01.01-01.04 – Closing Remarks