Paid a visit to Mount St Mary’s to see the whiteboard in action. Mr Flaherty uses ICT seamlessly and innovatively. He’d created tailor made ‘Millionaire’ style quizzes to recap on earlier poems and get the class warmed up.
He introduced Dulce et Decorum Est using a youtube video
The video represented the poem inaccurately in one or two places but those inaccuracies became part of the lesson as he unpicked them with the class
He then used 15 PSPs with the camera attachment, dividing the class into pairs setting them the task of interviewing each other as though they’d witnessed the events of the poem. The PSPs were simple to use so nothing got in the way of the learning.
It was an impressive and engaging session.