In this short film for teachers Jennifer Jones discusses the need to encourage students to make the most of the digital communication tools available to them.
Digital communication is not a replacement for traditional learning but it can enhance the experience. Teachers should let students take the lead in choosing which method of digital communication would be best suited for a particular project.
Different methods should be used to achieve different learning outcomes, for example vlogs would be ideal for a presentation whereas infographics would be suitable for revision. Hwb is ideal for them to connect with other classmates for class discussions and projects.
Teachers should let the students identify which methods and tools would be the best for them to use in different scenarios.
Digital tools are also very useful for increasing student confidence, e.g. a podcast may be a good option for a student who is nervous about public speaking. The correct use of digital communication tools makes learning more effective and efficient.