Technology and its development have over a number of years created a generation that have never lived without instant access to information and communication. The hardware and software has combined in the present day to respond to the “always on” generation, in accessing information and content worldwide at any location.
Traditional forms of learning in some ways have had to engage in a battle with this technology and its use within a classroom environment. Teachers have had to respond in trying to balance the regime of both mediums within the classroom, sometimes out of their own skill set in developing materials and resources. Technology will never move or stop advancing so in some ways a few years from now either our own preconceptions of what makes a lesson and a viable learning experience, changes and adapts, or becomes extinct. This for me has always been an interesting issue as to how we adapt and manage information, and the battle between two mediums traditional and digital. Could there be some coexistence and what would this look like and achieve?
Research and development project using alphabet flashcards and AR to teach the letters of the alphabet to children aged three to five years for KS1 (Key Stage One).