One of the ways that teachers approached their research of student digital practices was to involve the students in an inquiry unit exploring how everyday ‘non-education’ apps could be used in the classroom. In the clip below we see some primary school teachers discuss the inquiry unit and the ways students then identified, justified and began using these apps in the classroom. Also below are some examples of the student videos discussing the ways in which they saw the apps being used in the classroom and the curriculum areas the apps are relevant to.
- What apps on your digital device might be useful as an educational tool? What curriculum areas does it address?
- Are there some unusual or different ways of using these apps that you may have not initially thought of?
- How might students use an app to represent their knowledge differently?
- How might these apps be used to help differentiate the curriculum?