Using technology to support Retrieval Practice Play-based learning (primary, secondary or FE)

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Course Description:
The Using Technology to Support Retrieval Practice and Play-Based Learning course is designed to help educators use technology tools and platforms to enhance retrieval practice and play-based learning in primary, secondary, or Further Education (FE) settings. Participants will learn how to use technology tools and platforms to promote active learning, engage students, and support long-term retention and recall of information.

Key Learning Objectives:

Using Technology to Support Retrieval Practice:
Understand the principles and benefits of retrieval practice, including the role of spaced repetition and interleaving in promoting long-term retention and recall of information.
Learn how to use technology tools and platforms to create low-stakes quizzes, assessments, and review activities that reinforce learning and support retrieval practice.
Discover strategies for designing and implementing effective retrieval practice activities, including creating questions that are aligned with learning objectives and using feedback to reinforce learning.
Explore ways to use technology to track and analyze student performance on retrieval practice activities and identify areas of strength and weakness.

Play-Based Learning:
Understand the benefits of play-based learning in supporting student engagement and motivation, particularly in primary and early years settings.
Learn how to select, evaluate, and implement technology tools and platforms that support play-based learning, such as game-based learning platforms and immersive simulations.
Discover best practices for designing and implementing effective play-based learning activities, including creating games that align with learning objectives and using feedback to reinforce learning.
Learn how to use technology to track and analyze student performance on play-based learning activities and identify areas of strength and weakness.

Who Should Take This Course:
This course is suitable for educators who want to deepen their understanding of how to use technology to support retrieval practice and play-based learning in primary, secondary, or FE settings. It is particularly useful for instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and technology integration specialists who want to support teachers in integrating technology into their teaching practices.

Prerequisites:
Participants should have basic computer literacy skills, including familiarity with web browsers, file management, and basic software applications. Familiarity with Google Workspace for Education (formerly G Suite for Education) applications such as Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets is recommended.

Delivery Format:
This course is delivered online through a combination of self-paced learning modules, live webinars, and interactive exercises. Participants will have access to a range of resources, including video tutorials, user guides, and support forums, to help them master the key concepts and skills covered in the course.

Course Duration:
The course is designed to be completed within 4-6 weeks, depending on the pace of learning and level of engagement. Participants can work through the modules at their own pace and schedule, but are encouraged to complete the course within the recommended time frame to maximize their learning outcomes.

Certification:
Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the final assessment will receive a certificate of completion indicating their proficiency in using technology to support retrieval practice and play-based learning.

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