ACT Toolbox

Aim

Show educators how to easily and effectively teach both in-classroom and online with technology. This comprehensive course aims to equip educators (teachers, lecturers, trainers) with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective connected-era teacher.

Overview

This course takes educators on a journey from Education island to the new e-Education island. Here educators will learn about the two sides of the island – the Digital Zone and the Connected Zone and why it is critical that we learn to teach in the Connected Zone. By being introduced to the ACT (Active Connected Teaching) pedagogies, educators are given a bridge to help transition to become effective, engaging, teachers. The course is packed with many examples of free tools that can be used to support Connected-era teaching and learning allowing educators to chart their own course towards effective 21st-century teaching.

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies – Certification (DP7)

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies

Aim

Show educators how to easily and effectively teach with technology

Summary

Unlike most “Teaching with Technology” courses, this series of courses is based on a framework of digital-age pedagogies. Using the research-supported ACT pedagogy framework, you are shown how to easily and effectively apply a range of technologies to your teaching. In addition to learning how to apply many freely available tools for teaching, you will also develop lesson plans for each of the ACT pedagogies. This means that at the end of the courses you are ready to practically apply what you have learned. 

The ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies certification consists of 7 courses:

  1. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Introduction (ACT-DP1) – Introduction to learning online and an overview of the ACT approach
  2. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Curation (ACT-DP2) – How to teach with technology using the Curation approach
  3. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Conversation (ACT-DP3) – How to teach with technology using the Conversation approach
  4. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Correction (ACT-DP4) – How to teach with technology using the Correction approach
  5. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Creation (ACT-DP5) – How to teach with technology using the Creation approach
  6. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Chaos (ACT-DP6) – How to teach with technology using the Chaos approach
  7. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Certification (ACT-DP7) – Final assessment and conclusion


You will receive a certificate on successful completion of each course. You can only progress to subsequent courses on successful completion of all previous courses. ACT-DP7 is the final certification assessment that covers content from all of the ACT Digital Pedagogies courses.

ACT Digital Pedagogies – Certification (ACT-DP7)

This seventh DP course aims to test what you have learnt on all of the ACT pedagogies. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the importance of active teaching using all the ACT pedagogies as well as tools that can be used to support this pedagogy.

Tools and Technologies

All ACT courses are based on a pedagogically grounded approach and as such are applicable using any tools and technologies. So the approaches you learn will work whether you are a Microsoft or Google school, a Laptop or Tablet School, a highly resourced or lower resourced school. Below are some of the tools covered in the course include. (Note: This is just an indication as we constantly update the tools and technologies we use).

Learning Approach

The course is based on the ACT pedagogies and so involves active learning from curating content to online conversations, to quiz-activated videos, and much more. The course is also gamified to further encourage participation. 

Assessment

The course uses a range of assessment approaches because learning through curation, conversation, correction, creation, and chaos are core pedagogies of the course. As such assessment is based on:

  • Stash Points – Careful reading and finding of stash items (curation)
  • Quiz Points – Section quizzes that can be attempted multiple times (correction)
  • Course Activity – Participating in forums and activities, and creating lesson plans (curation, conversation, creation, chaos)
  • Final Assessment – Time-based Summative Quiz (correction, chaos)

Estimated Time Requirement 

This course requires approx. 6 hours to complete

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies – Chaos (DP6)

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies

Aim

Show educators how to easily and effectively teach with technology

Summary

Unlike most “Teaching with Technology” courses, this series of courses is based on a framework of digital-age pedagogies. Using the research-supported ACT pedagogy framework, you are shown how to easily and effectively apply a range of technologies to your teaching. In addition to learning how to apply many freely available tools for teaching, you will also develop lesson plans for each of the ACT pedagogies. This means that at the end of the courses you are ready to practically apply what you have learned. 

The ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies certification consists of 7 courses:

  1. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Introduction (ACT-DP1) – Introduction to learning online and an overview of the ACT approach
  2. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Curation (ACT-DP2) – How to teach with technology using the Curation approach
  3. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Conversation (ACT-DP3) – How to teach with technology using the Conversation approach
  4. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Correction (ACT-DP4) – How to teach with technology using the Correction approach
  5. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Creation (ACT-DP5) – How to teach with technology using the Creation approach
  6. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Chaos (ACT-DP6) – How to teach with technology using the Chaos approach
  7. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Certification (ACT-DP7) – Final assessment and conclusion


You will receive a certificate on successful completion of each course. You can only progress to subsequent courses on successful completion of all previous courses. ACT-DP7 is the final certification assessment that covers content from all of the ACT Digital Pedagogies courses.

ACT Digital Pedagogies – Curation (ACT-DP6)

This sixth course in the certification aims to explore the fifth and last of the ACT pedagogies, the pedagogy of chaos. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the importance of active teaching using chaos as well as tools that can be used to support this pedagogy.

Tools and Technologies

All ACT courses are based on a pedagogically grounded approach and as such are applicable using any tools and technologies. So the approaches you learn will work whether you are a Microsoft or Google school, a Laptop or Tablet School, a highly resourced or lower resourced school. Below are some of the tools covered in the course include. (Note: This is just an indication as we constantly update the tools and technologies we use).

Learning Approach

The course is based on the ACT pedagogies and so involves active learning from curating content to online conversations, to quiz-activated videos, and much more. The course is also gamified to further encourage participation. 

Assessment

The course uses a range of assessment approaches because learning through curation, conversation, correction, creation, and chaos are core pedagogies of the course. As such assessment is based on:

  • Stash Points – Careful reading and finding of stash items (curation)
  • Quiz Points – Section quizzes that can be attempted multiple times (correction)
  • Course Activity – Participating in forums and activities, and creating lesson plans (curation, conversation, creation, chaos)
  • Final Assessment – Time-based Summative Quiz (correction, chaos)

Estimated Time Requirement 

This course requires approx. 6 hours to complete

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies – Correction (DP4)

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies

Aim

Show educators how to easily and effectively teach with technology

Summary

Unlike most “Teaching with Technology” courses, this series of courses is based on a framework of digital-age pedagogies. Using the research-supported ACT pedagogy framework, you are shown how to easily and effectively apply a range of technologies to your teaching. In addition to learning how to apply many freely available tools for teaching, you will also develop lesson plans for each of the ACT pedagogies. This means that at the end of the courses you are ready to practically apply what you have learned. 

The ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies certification consists of 7 courses:

  1. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Introduction (ACT-DP1) – Introduction to learning online and an overview of the ACT approach
  2. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Curation (ACT-DP2) – How to teach with technology using the Curation approach
  3. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Conversation (ACT-DP3) – How to teach with technology using the Conversation approach
  4. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Correction (ACT-DP4) – How to teach with technology using the Correction approach
  5. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Creation (ACT-DP5) – How to teach with technology using the Creation approach
  6. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Chaos (ACT-DP6) – How to teach with technology using the Chaos approach
  7. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Certification (ACT-DP7) – Final assessment and conclusion


You will receive a certificate on successful completion of each course. You can only progress to subsequent courses on successful completion of all previous courses. ACT-DP7 is the final certification assessment that covers content from all of the ACT Digital Pedagogies courses.

ACT Digital Pedagogies – Correction (ACT-DP4)

This fourth course in the certification aims to explore the third of the ACT pedagogies, the pedagogy of correction. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the importance of active teaching using correction as well as tools that can be used to support this pedagogy,

Tools and Technologies

All ACT courses are based on a pedagogically grounded approach and as such are applicable using any tools and technologies. So the approaches you learn will work whether you are a Microsoft or Google school, a Laptop or Tablet School, a highly resourced or lower resourced school. Below are some of the tools covered in the course include. (Note: This is just an indication as we constantly update the tools and technologies we use).

Learning Approach

The course is based on the ACT pedagogies and so involves active learning from curating content to online conversations, to quiz-activated videos, and much more. The course is also gamified to further encourage participation. 

Assessment

The course uses a range of assessment approaches because learning through curation, conversation, correction, creation, and chaos are core pedagogies of the course. As such assessment is based on:

  • Stash Points – Careful reading and finding of stash items (curation)
  • Quiz Points – Section quizzes that can be attempted multiple times (correction)
  • Course Activity – Participating in forums and activities, and creating lesson plans (curation, conversation, creation, chaos)
  • Final Assessment – Time-based Summative Quiz (correction, chaos)

Estimated Time Requirement 

This course requires approx. 6 hours to complete

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies – Creation (DP5)

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies

Aim

Show educators how to easily and effectively teach with technology

Summary

Unlike most “Teaching with Technology” courses, this series of courses is based on a framework of digital-age pedagogies. Using the research-supported ACT pedagogy framework, you are shown how to easily and effectively apply a range of technologies to your teaching. In addition to learning how to apply many freely available tools for teaching, you will also develop lesson plans for each of the ACT pedagogies. This means that at the end of the courses you are ready to practically apply what you have learned. 

The ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies certification consists of 7 courses:

  1. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Introduction (ACT-DP1) – Introduction to learning online and an overview of the ACT approach
  2. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Curation (ACT-DP2) – How to teach with technology using the Curation approach
  3. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Conversation (ACT-DP3) – How to teach with technology using the Conversation approach
  4. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Correction (ACT-DP4) – How to teach with technology using the Correction approach
  5. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Creation (ACT-DP5) – How to teach with technology using the Creation approach
  6. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Chaos (ACT-DP6) – How to teach with technology using the Chaos approach
  7. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Certification (ACT-DP7) – Final assessment and conclusion


You will receive a certificate on successful completion of each course. You can only progress to subsequent courses on successful completion of all previous courses. ACT-DP7 is the final certification assessment that covers content from all of the ACT Digital Pedagogies courses.

ACT Digital Pedagogies – Creation (ACT-DP5)

This fifth course in the certification aims to explore the fourth of the ACT pedagogies, the pedagogy of creation. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the importance of active teaching using creation as well as tools that can be used to support this pedagogy.

Tools and Technologies

All ACT courses are based on a pedagogically grounded approach and as such are applicable using any tools and technologies. So the approaches you learn will work whether you are a Microsoft or Google school, a Laptop or Tablet School, a highly resourced or lower resourced school. Below are some of the tools covered in the course include. (Note: This is just an indication as we constantly update the tools and technologies we use).

Learning Approach

The course is based on the ACT pedagogies and so involves active learning from curating content to online conversations, to quiz-activated videos, and much more. The course is also gamified to further encourage participation. 

Assessment

The course uses a range of assessment approaches because learning through curation, conversation, correction, creation, and chaos are core pedagogies of the course. As such assessment is based on:

  • Stash Points – Careful reading and finding of stash items (curation)
  • Quiz Points – Section quizzes that can be attempted multiple times (correction)
  • Course Activity – Participating in forums and activities, and creating lesson plans (curation, conversation, creation, chaos)
  • Final Assessment – Time-based Summative Quiz (correction, chaos)

Estimated Time Requirement 

This course requires approx. 6 hours to complete

ACT Forum

This is our forum for Activated Academy members to talk about everything to do with digital-age teaching and learning. Ask questions, help answer other people’s questions, share great ideas and insights – the more we talk and support each other the better we all become as activated educators. 

Please be respectful of everyone in the forum and let’s try and positively engage and work towards creating better teaching and learning spaces for the future.

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies – Conversation (DP3)

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies

Aim

Show educators how to easily and effectively teach with technology

Summary

Unlike most “Teaching with Technology” courses, this series of courses is based on a framework of digital-age pedagogies. Using the research-supported ACT pedagogy framework, you are shown how to easily and effectively apply a range of technologies to your teaching. In addition to learning how to apply many freely available tools for teaching, you will also develop lesson plans for each of the ACT pedagogies. This means that at the end of the courses you are ready to practically apply what you have learned. 

The ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies certification consists of 7 courses:

  1. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Introduction (ACT-DP1) – Introduction to learning online and an overview of the ACT approach
  2. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Curation (ACT-DP2) – How to teach with technology using the Curation approach
  3. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Conversation (ACT-DP3) – How to teach with technology using the Conversation approach
  4. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Correction (ACT-DP4) – How to teach with technology using the Correction approach
  5. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Creation (ACT-DP5) – How to teach with technology using the Creation approach
  6. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Chaos (ACT-DP6) – How to teach with technology using the Chaos approach
  7. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Certification (ACT-DP7) – Final assessment and conclusion


You will receive a certificate on successful completion of each course. You can only progress to subsequent courses on successful completion of all previous courses. ACT-DP7 is the final certification assessment that covers content from all of the ACT Digital Pedagogies courses.

ACT Digital Pedagogies – Conversation (ACT-DP3)

This third course in the certification aims to explore the second of the ACT pedagogies, the pedagogy of conversation. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the importance of active teaching using conversation as well as tools that can be used to support this pedagogy,.

Tools and Technologies

All ACT courses are based on a pedagogically grounded approach and as such are applicable using any tools and technologies. So the approaches you learn will work whether you are a Microsoft or Google school, a Laptop or Tablet School, a highly resourced or lower resourced school. Below are some of the tools covered in the course include. (Note: This is just an indication as we constantly update the tools and technologies we use).

Learning Approach

The course is based on the ACT pedagogies and so involves active learning from curating content to online conversations, to quiz-activated videos, and much more. The course is also gamified to further encourage participation. 

Assessment

The course uses a range of assessment approaches because learning through curation, conversation, correction, creation, and chaos are core pedagogies of the course. As such assessment is based on:

  • Stash Points – Careful reading and finding of stash items (curation)
  • Quiz Points – Section quizzes that can be attempted multiple times (correction)
  • Course Activity – Participating in forums and activities, and creating lesson plans (curation, conversation, creation, chaos)
  • Final Assessment – Time-based Summative Quiz (correction, chaos)

Estimated Time Requirement 

This course requires approx. 6 hours to complete

Active Blended Learning – Introduction (ABL-1)

Active Blended Learning Micro Degree

Aim

Show educators how to easily and effectively teach with technology

Summary

Unlike most “Teaching with Technology” courses, this series of courses is based on a framework of digital-age pedagogies. Using the research-supported ACT pedagogy framework, you are shown how to easily and effectively apply a range of technologies to your teaching. In addition to learning how to apply many freely available tools for teaching, you will also develop lesson plans for each of the ACT pedagogies. This means that at the end of the courses you are ready to practically apply what you have learned. 

The Active Blended Learning micro-degree consists of 7 courses:

  1. Active Blended Learning – Introduction (ABL-1) – Introduction to learning online and an overview of the ACT approach
  2. Active Blended Learning – Curation (ABL-2) – How to teach with technology using the Curation approach
  3. Active Blended Learning – Conversation (ABL-3) – How to teach with technology using the Conversation approach
  4. Active Blended Learning – Correction (ABL-4) – How to teach with technology using the Correction approach
  5. Active Blended Learning – Creation (ABL-5) – How to teach with technology using the Creation approach
  6. Active Blended Learning – Chaos (ABL-6) – How to teach with technology using the Chaos approach
  7. Active Blended Learning micro-degree  (ABL-7) – Final assessment and conclusion


You will receive a certificate on successful completion of each course. You can only progress to subsequent courses on successful completion of all previous courses. ABL-7 is the final certification assessment that covers content from all of the Active Blended Learning courses.

Active Blended Learning – Introduction (ABL1)

This first course in the certification aims to introduce you to the basics of learning online and provides an overview of the ACT approach. By the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of the importance of active teaching and learning and the ACT model that underpins the courses.

The course also includes a copy of the book “Active Blended Learning – 5 proven ways to bring engagement to 21st-century teaching” by Dr. Craig Blewett.

Tools and Technologies

All ACT courses are based on a pedagogically grounded approach and as such are applicable using any tools and technologies. So the approaches you learn will work whether you are a Microsoft or Google school, a Laptop or Tablet School, a highly resourced or lower resourced school. Below are some of the tools covered in the course include. (Note: This is just an indication as we constantly update the tools and technologies we use).

Learning Approach

The course is based on the ACT pedagogies and so involves active learning from curating content to online conversations, to quiz-activated videos, and much more. The course is also gamified to further encourage participation. 

Assessment

The course uses a range of assessment approaches because learning through curation, conversation, correction, creation, and chaos are core pedagogies of the course. As such assessment is based on:

  • Stash Points – Careful reading and finding of stash items (curation)
  • Quiz Points – Section quizzes that can be attempted multiple times (correction)
  • Course Activity – Participating in forums and activities, and creating lesson plans (curation, conversation, creation, chaos)
  • Final Assessment – Time-based Summative Quiz (correction, chaos)

Estimated Time Requirement 

This course requires approx. 4 hours to complete

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies – Curation (DP2)

ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies

Aim

Show educators how to easily and effectively teach with technology

Summary

Unlike most “Teaching with Technology” courses, this series of courses is based on a framework of digital-age pedagogies. Using the research-supported ACT pedagogy framework, you are shown how to easily and effectively apply a range of technologies to your teaching. In addition to learning how to apply many freely available tools for teaching, you will also develop lesson plans for each of the ACT pedagogies. This means that at the end of the courses you are ready to practically apply what you have learned. 

The ACT Digital-Age Pedagogies certification consists of 7 courses:

  1. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Introduction (ACT-DP1) – Introduction to learning online and an overview of the ACT approach
  2. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Curation (ACT-DP2) – How to teach with technology using the Curation approach
  3. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Conversation (ACT-DP3) – How to teach with technology using the Conversation approach
  4. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Correction (ACT-DP4) – How to teach with technology using the Correction approach
  5. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Creation (ACT-DP5) – How to teach with technology using the Creation approach
  6. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Chaos (ACT-DP6) – How to teach with technology using the Chaos approach
  7. ACT Digital Pedagogies – Certification (ACT-DP7) – Final assessment and conclusion


You will receive a certificate on successful completion of each course. You can only progress to subsequent courses on successful completion of all previous courses. ACT-DP7 is the final certification assessment that covers content from all of the ACT Digital Pedagogies courses.

ACT Digital Pedagogies – Curation (ACT-DP2)

This second course in the certification aims to explore the first of the ACT pedagogies, the pedagogy of curation. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the importance of active teaching using curation as well as tools that can be used to support this pedagogy,.

Tools and Technologies

All ACT courses are based on a pedagogically grounded approach and as such are applicable using any tools and technologies. So the approaches you learn will work whether you are a Microsoft or Google school, a Laptop or Tablet School, a highly resourced or lower resourced school. Below are some of the tools covered in the course include. (Note: This is just an indication as we constantly update the tools and technologies we use).

Learning Approach

The course is based on the ACT pedagogies and so involves active learning from curating content to online conversations, to quiz-activated videos, and much more. The course is also gamified to further encourage participation. 

Assessment

The course uses a range of assessment approaches because learning through curation, conversation, correction, creation, and chaos are core pedagogies of the course. As such assessment is based on:

  • Stash Points – Careful reading and finding of stash items (curation)
  • Quiz Points – Section quizzes that can be attempted multiple times (correction)
  • Course Activity – Participating in forums and activities, and creating lesson plans (curation, conversation, creation, chaos)
  • Final Assessment – Time-based Summative Quiz (correction, chaos)

Estimated Time Requirement 

This course requires approx. 6 hours to complete

ACT Tools – Curated List