Saturday, August 22, 2009


Another program another opportunity. VoiceThread is a fairly easy program to navigate. It did take me a while figuring out some of the steps but I did get there eventually.
I uploaded some photos looking at primary colours and how when mixed make different colours. Students are able to see the mixing, the colours used, and the final result. This program would form part of a students digital literacy. Olsson & Stalbrant (2008) states that the concept of digital literacy is related to the learning process as social practices. Technology transforms learning and the conditions for learning (Olsson & Stalbrant 2008). Kearsley & Shneiderman (1999) claim that for students to learn they must be meaningfully engaged in learning activities through worthwhile tasks. Learning to mix colours and linking these coours with primary colours would be seen as a worthwhile task and with the assistanse of the VoiceThread program students are actively engaged in the process.
Kearsley, G & Shneiderman, B., 1999, Engagement Theory: A framework for technology-based teaching and learning, viewed 20th August, 2009.
Olsson, L & Edman-Stalbrant, E., 2008, Digital literacy as a challange for teacher education, Implication for educational framewirks and learning environments, Stockholm, Sweden.

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