Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom

Want to energise your science lessons with some digital tools? Students respond well to these, but there is so much content to get through. Where do you start?
Target Audience
This course is designed for Science teachers years 7-12. Whether you are a novice or experienced there is something for you in this course.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

There are so many digital tools that you could easily incorporate into your teaching this year. Which are the most effective? Which will your students find useful?
This course will explore some excellent tools for teaching and learning scientific concepts. It will also cover some tools that are valuable for collaboration, communication, creativity and engagement.
If you are looking to effectively incorporate digital technology into your classroom you will find value in this course.

Audience

This course is designed for Science teachers years 7-12. Whether you are a novice or experienced there is something for you in this course.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

This is a new course, a re-vamped and reviewed version of a previous course The WWW and Science Education.


Getting Online


Please note that this is an Online learning format and we use the platform Open Learning. You have 4 weeks to complete the course and can do at your own pace within the start and end dates (advertised). There are no set times where you have to attend any webinars etc, everything you need will be within the Open Learning Platform. If you have any problems navigating Open Learning please contact either admin@tta.edu.au or your presenter and we will do anything we can to assist you.


This course contributes to 10.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Online - Individual in Australia (ACT) at this time.

Sessions

Creating your system

1 hour

In this first session we will look at how you deliver your lessons. What do you use? What do your students use? How well does it work? Are there better options?
Collaboration

2 hours

Communication

2 hours

Creativity

2 hours

Critical thinking

2 hours

Putting it all together

1 hour

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Suzanne Agar on 18/04/2017

The course was excellent. It provided me with an understanding of a range of different digital tools that I can use to engage students and I was able to exchange ideas and discuss the use of different strategies with other Science teachers. James (course facilitator) is passionate about technology use in Science & very supportive of course participants' ideas.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Carolyn Thomas on 05/04/2017

I found the course very useful. In particular I really enjoyed being introduced to some new digital tools I had not used before and seeing how others have used them in their lessons to give me ideas as to how I may be able to incorporate them into my lessons. It was definitely a very useful, worthwhile course.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Julia Sullivan on 05/04/2017

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
04/04/2017

I found the course to be very useful.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Brenden Parsons on 02/05/2016

The course offers some very interesting ways to incorporate digital media into the classroom. I had already used several of the strategies but there were many more that were included and that other participants had used that I had not considered. I have already started to implement these into my lessons.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Grace Perry on 22/04/2016

The course presented many digital strategies that can easily be implemented to enhance teaching and learning. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Robert Walker on 20/04/2016

I found the overall course very informative and useful to my development as a teacher. I have been exposed to different digital platforms and technology that I was previously unaware of.

I would happily recommend this course to anyone that would be interested in doing it.

Thanks must go to both TTA and James for the work they have put in to making this course so enjoyable to complete and for not making the submissions onerous and feeling like it was a burden to work on.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Max Malkin on 20/04/2016

The course facilitated a collaborative learning experience and supplied some useful tools for the classroom that I will be implementing. The course leader was very encouraging and knowledgeable.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Eric Smith on 20/04/2016

James runs a good course. The content was excellent and discussion was valuable to current/future practice.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Shakti Chetty on 18/04/2016

This course was helpful in expanding my knowledge about Digital Pedagogy. It was relevant with information that we can put into practice.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Belinda Stone on 15/04/2016

Fantastic course, some great resources and very supportive facilitator.


About the team


James Jenkins

Creator

James, is an experienced teacher of Chemistry and Biology and is currently the Head of Middle School Science at Canterbury College, South of Brisbane. James has a Masters degree in Science Education and has taught science in the state and independent sectors in Australia and overseas. His areas of interest include student motivation and engagement and the incorporation of technology into science teaching. James is passionate about incorporating technology in ways that enhance teaching and learning. In addition to his teaching, James has worked on a variety of projects designed to boost student achievement and improve scientific literacy. He is currently writing innovative units of work to fit with the Australian Science Curriculum.


This course is FREE with Online Subscription

Creator

If you hold a current TTA Subscription you can enrol into this course for free. To learn more, visit tta.edu.au/go/subscription

Please review the course details to learn how many PD hours this course contributes.