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Posted by José Picardo on December 31, 2008 I have been thinking a lot over this holiday, as this year draws to a close, about just what shape teachers will take in the not so distant future. I am not talking about robot teachers or a revolutionary educational utopia.
ICT for Littlies Games for toddlers (Pre-School) and Early Years (Kindergarten to about 10 year olds)
Early years practitioners have used ICT to support young children’s learning in diverse ways, writes Julie Steer
Student ICT lead users
It used to be that the role of a subject coordinator in a school was a clear-cut business. Resources, curriculum, assessment.
Another way of thinking about this is to pose another question: how will you a good ICT leader if you see one? Much of what follows – perhaps all of it – is generic, ie what you’d expect to find in any field of endeavour. The issue is, what does it all look like in the context of educational technology in a school?
The intuitive answer to those of us involved in ICT is “of course it does”.
What should you look for in an ICT lesson? What would make an ICT lesson wonderful, as opposed to boring ? The following list comprises the sort of thing I love to see.
Sometimes you need to convince colleagues to think about using educational technology in their lessons, or to identify where in their scheme of work they could incorporate it.
Summer 2010 A national curriculum: looking forward An Australian curriculum to promote 21st century learning
Mastery of teaching with technology tools, along with the use of web-based resources for teaching and learning content is a focal point for preparing students today. Harnessing technology to support teaching and learning requires careful planning to engage students in a meaningful manner. Igniting the learning spirit in students has always been a challenge for any teacher; however, technology provides the catalyst to challenge students to learn and use their imagination. Technological tools support learning by providing the ideal venue for engaging students who live in a fast paced technological world. The abundance of technology tools and Web 2.0 applications available today provides a wealth of resources for any classroom, regardless of content area.
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This post has been generously sponsored by iTutorMaths - GCSE Maths Tutors in the UK Yesterday instead of dutifully writing a blog post, I was having fun building catapults with kids. I was playing with a transdisciplinary lesson using Angry Birds as my inspiration.