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Lesson Planning can be Sweet Music!

01 Aug

At the ICT in the Classroom Conference in Johannesburg, I was introduced to John Davitt’s Classroom Management software Learning Score.

At the moment you can download it for free. The software allows you to set out a lesson plan, much like a music score, by populating a timeline with activities, media, indications of whether it is individual or group-work, and so on. This “score” can then be played on the interactive Whiteboard, assisting one to manage a lesson. It also allows lesson plans to be developed, stored and shared on a 21st Century platform.

Files can be launched from within the score itself. There is also a menu command for saving as a SCORM, but I haven’t been able to get this to work yet. Potentially it looks like a fantastic tool for not only planning, but also recording lesson-plans in a format which could be used on a school Moodle, for example.

The following video introduces the software:

 

I have yet to use the software in anger, so to speak, and am looking forward to trying it out in earnest!

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