One of The Simpsons episodes shows us futuristic learning that can go wrong.
Judy O’Connell gives us a more realistic idea of how technology can change teaching in her blog when she talks about the soon-to-be-released Educate: The Ultimate iPhone and iTouch App for Teachers.
Educate is an iPhone/iTouch application designed to support teaching professionals at school, uni or college. It will allow you to:
- plan your lessons
- monitor student attendance and progress
- engage with learning by posting content to your Moodle learning space, and accessing critical tools, eg. voice recorder and camera.
- implement effective teaching strategies
- collaborate with other Educate users through Facebook to discuss pedagogical practice.
It does make the robot look rather clunky.