Engaging Literacies

An Engaging Educator – Richard Colosi  

Richard Colosi is an engaging Educator. After finishing college and working in the media industry he decided to become a Primary Teacher – an boy are his kids glad that he made the change. Richard is an innovative teacher who has strived to improve his students’ literacy skills through the power of engagement. Through the use of interactive technologies such as iPods, he has explored how these tools can provide students with immediate feedback that allows them to learn at a fast pace. Richard has also used these tools to equip young students with accessible and mobile reflection that allow them to think about their learnings and share them with the entire world.

Richard has been the recipient of many awards that celebrate his innovation in the use of technologies in the classroom. In particular, his ability to communicate his ideas through the use of podcasts has captured the imagination and attention of classrooms worldwide. Richard clearly is a passionate educator who simply loves using technology as a vehicle for engaging learning. It’s not about the bells and whistles of the technology, it’s about it’s purposeful integration into the classroom to give kids something that they didn’t have before….a love of learning.

Click on the following movie to witness his classroom in action!

To learn more about Richard’s Classroom – visit www.richardcolosi.com

Babelwith.me – Conversing with anyone in any language

Bablewith.me offers students, teachers and anyone to converse with anyone globally whilst instantly translating your conversation into one of 45 languages. Once you enter, it provides you with the chance to create a guest name and creates a weblink for you to share with your conversation partner (s).  For students with ESL difficulties or interests this could provide schools with an amazing opportunity to interact globally and locally and break through the langauge barrier. Imagine giving students the voice that they struggle to have, or being able to have a class communicate with another somewhere else on the planet.  Sharing your conversation both in your native language and that of the translation also provides students with immediate feedback in the chosen language. An amazing learning tool that could prove useful across literacy and various languages across the curriculum. If anyone currently uses this tool I would love to hear about your successes / challenges in using this tool! I think it could change and engage student minds like never before.

Click here to visit babelwith.me

2 Responses to Engaging Literacies

  1. 泳鏡 says:

    Great site, though I would love to see some more media! – Great post anyway, Cheers!

  2. Hello.This article was really interesting, particularly because I was investigating for thoughts on this subject last Friday.

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