Day five : Using technology for teaching ?

What is a SWOT analysis” by Patrick DEJARNAC (teacher HELMo, Liège-Belgium)
Définition :
A SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT Matrix) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats involved in a project or in a business venture. A SWOT analysis can be carried out for a product, place, industry or person. It involves specifying the objective of the business venture or project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. The technique is credited to Albert Humphrey, who led a convention at the Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) in the 1960s and 1970s using data from Fortune 500 companies. The degree to which the internal environment of the firm matches with the external environment is expressed by the concept of strategic fit. Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWOT_analysis

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A SWOT analysis, with its four elements in a 2×2 matrix.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SWOT_en.svg Wikicommons

Students have to create a SWOT analysis about the question “Using social media in school?”. See the results on responds

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3 thoughts on “Day five : Using technology for teaching ?

  1. Results in Group 2:

    Social Media in School

    STRENGHTS
    – Kids learn a topic easier (languagues)
    – Open school (platform for students, teachers and parents)
    – Many possibilities (apps/ methods)
    – Teach kids how to use social media safely
    – Tools (Socrative (fast, anonymous, you see what the rest of the class is thinking)/Fakebook/etc)
    – Contemporary – get out of the Middle Ages

    WEAKNESSES
    – You always need a plan B
    – Overwhelming load of products (overview)
    – It can’t eliminate paper and pen
    – The use depends on the age and the group

    OPPORTUNITIES
    – Social media engaged the students (motivation)
    – Link between theory and practice
    – The ability of sharing documents (faster and easily)
    – One of many possible channels (convergence)

    THREATS
    – The equipment doen’s work or lack of the equipment
    – Children do wrong things on the internet
    – Children get addicted
    – Face to face communication disappears
    – Dependance on technology

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  2. SWOT Analysis on social media
    Group 5: Jessi, Rachel, Dan, Didi, Kiko ❤

    Strengths;

    – you can spread the information very fast
    – the information is always available (database,archive)
    – fast communication
    – you are able to see other aspects on a topic (allows you to reconsider your idea and gain other information)
    – students can relate to using facebook,twitter, etc.
    – when using socrative learning, this quiz allows all students to sign in anonymously and answer questions as sometimes they don’t want to speak out in class or are afraid of saying the wrong answer. (teacher can also see if students understand the task by the number of questions they answered correctly or incorrectly and then can maybe explain in more detail)

    Weaknesses;

    – there is a lot of information available and not everyone has the capacity to sort the information to see what is necessary and what is unnecessary to the context
    – not all students have a computer/smart phone/tablet
    – when using facebook, not all students have it or want to have it
    – we lose the physical interaction (face-to-face conversation) when everything is online

    Opportunities;

    – we can communicate and develop relationships with people all around the world
    – useful for every kind of subject
    – students are more engaged and excited to learn and use new technology/social media
    – students can learn to work together

    Threats;

    – not all schools are equipped with a data projector or the internet/wifi connection is not strong/not available
    – how to monitor how the students use the technology in class..are they focused or are they on facebook or other social platforms (games, etc.)
    – teachers learn to use new technology but they might lose the traditional way of working and teaching the students

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  3. Social Media in school – Group 4

    Strengths;

    Students can identify much better (each student is connected already)
    More participation
    Always connected with each other (parents +students)

    Weaknesses:

    Always up to date with new technology
    The “know how”
    Are you able to control everything the kids does?
    Teacher is communication with the students

    Opportunities:

    Faster progress
    Possibility to share a lot of information at the same time
    International communication

    Threats:

    Dependence on ICT
    Social skills
    In need of foundation

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