Using digital platforms to encourage active learning
Central Newcastle High School, Newcastle upon Tyne
When Steve Lovell, a history teacher at Central Newcastle High School in Newcastle upon Tyne, wanted to incorporate greater use of technology in his classroom, little did he know that he was in the first stages of a major research project to establish the impact of some of the most popular social media and digital platforms on encouraging greater active learning among students.
"The case for GCSEPod was strong. With smart phone ownership drastically increasing year on year amongst our student population I could see the potential for harnessing the devices as valuable tools for teaching and learning to encourage more active learning both within and outside the classroom.”
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