What is ICT used for in Primary School Education? ACM1010- Assignment 1: Blog Taryn Richardson, Lisa Scotti & Melanie Fletcher
ICT is used as a Teaching tool !
Method of Delivery: Interactive Whiteboards, Internet and PC’s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JdG5U8Uwhg&feature=related Classroom - Interactive Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources on Promethean Planet HQ (2009)
Utilised by: Teachers Parents Students
Great Websites being used in schools: http://www.copacabana-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/Get_Smart_Pages/Get_Smart.htm http://www.mathcats.com/#contents http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/longvow/index.shtml http://www.storylineonline.net/ http://www.sebastianswan.org.uk/index.html http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/Games/Game.html?GameName=MadLibsOnceUponA&Brain=reading&GameNumber=2&colour=FFFFFF http://planningwithkids.com/2008/05/20/10-online-learning-games-for-preschoolers/ http://ww.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=floppy http://www.bookpop.com/colorpop.htm http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/phonics/digraphs/digraphs.htm http://duplo.lego.com/en-us/Default.aspx http://www.boardman.k12.oh.us/bdms/golubic/onlineliteracy.htm http://www.homework-help-secrets.com/phonics-activities-p2.html http://www.richardgalbraith.com.au/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/ http://www.smartkiddies.com.au/ http://readingeggs.com/ http://www.starfall.com. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/nina/index.htm http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/ http://www.iknowthat.com/com http://www.funwithspot.com/ http://sh012.k12.sd.us/2005/primaryactivities.htm http://www.roythezebra.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/children/ http://www.mathletics.com.au/ http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ http://www.magickeys.com/books/ http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/SplatSquares/splatsq100.html http://www.nickjr.co.uk/play/index.aspx http://www.internet4classrooms.com/kplus_phonics.htm Website information provided by Overport Primary School (2010).
Numeracy Website Links: 1 Rainforest mathsLots of great interactive activities by year level. Activities are in areas of number system, strategies and processes, patterns, measurement, space, chance & probability and data. This program needs flash player to run. It can be downloaded on the site. Have found this very easy to use and a great resource.2 Internet 4 classroomsThis website contains links to various websites that contain activities related to the concept being covered. Concepts looked at include counting, place value, adding, subtractions, fractions, subtraction, time, measurement patterns etc. The link shown is for grade 2, if you use the arrow you can go to the level below or above.3 Daisy mathsThis is an Australian website for students from 3 to 13. The activities have been designed by a professor. To access the site, you need to download the activities. They cover a number of maths concepts. 4 A plus mathsSite contains games. It also contains flash cards and worksheet templates which can be generated and printed.5 BBC - mathsMaths activities related to number, data, shape and space & maths mentals. Students complete an online activity. Do a test and complete a worksheet if they want to. The activities are for 4 to 11 year olds. The activities offer good extension.6 Math playgroundThis website has some great worded problems for all year levels. It has word problems related to addition and subtraction with extension for regrouping. They have a wide variety of games which would be repetition for those kids wanting extension activities.7 Primary resourcesThis website has number of maths activities for students to complete. The areas covered on the website are the number system; solve problems, measure, space and shape. To play the activities you click on the ‘f’ symbol. Website information provided by Overport Primary School (2010).
Literacy Website Links: 1 Funbrain - grammar gorillasThis is a good activity for teaching nouns, verbs and other parts of speech. 2 Funhouse - read and publish writingThis is the place where students can read other kids stories and poems and even get a chance to publish their own. 3 Create a comicStudents can create their own comic. They use characters and create speech bubbles. 4 Department of Education website - web linksThis is the new department website which has links for parents and students. 5 Game gooGreat fun activities of various types for various levels. 6 Internet 4 classroomsThis website has links to various websites with a variety of excellent online activities. The concepts being looked at include: phonics, sight words, sentence structure, comprehension, capitals, punctuation, opposite and, synonym/homonyms. 7 Read On - Stories to read onlineThese activities have been compiled by Cheryl Kerr, Beenleigh State School, Queensland, Australia. 8 Read On - Audio stories to read onlineThese activities have been compiled by Cheryl Kerr, Beenleigh State School, Queensland, Australia. Website information provided by Overport Primary School (2010).
Advantages & Disadvantages of ICT:
Untrained and unenthusiastic teachers can result in technology not being used.
Equipment can be expensive – updating computers/whiteboards.
Online sites being accessed with sensitive content.
Student misuse of internetcan result in Cyberbullying
Parents may push their children too far at home resulting in the child loosing interest.
Students may not practice the basic skills of writing styles or spelling as intensely due to becoming reliant on technology.
Fast moving Technology can leave teachers not connected with ICT options in the classroom
Families without computer access may feel disadvantaged or detached
Opportunities for disadvantaged schools and students to have access to the latest software as well as updated software.
Schools to stay at the forefront of technology.
Children having the opportunity to reinforce what they learn at school , at home.
Parent and Student participation and interest.
Teachers can offer a wide array of methods of teaching. Optimizing opportunities to connect with a variety of Multiple Intelligences.
Better opportunities to demonstrate activities and enhance effective student engagement.
Very time efficient for teachers, students and parents having a diverse range of resources and information available online.
The Learning Federation
The Learning Federation (www.thelearningfederation.edu.au) is an Australian Government Initiative which provides a digital curriculum resources for teachers.
The Learning Federation is managed by the Curriculum Corporation.
The Learning Federation contains useful resources, covering very specific topics which are relevant by subject, state requirements and the current curriculum standards.
The Learning Federation contains contents relevant to Primary and Secondary Education.
The Learning Federation contains learning activities and information in almost every topic covered in schools.
Different styles of learning within The learning Federation include the use of Learning Objects, Images, Audio, Video, Maps and Assignments.
Teachers can set relevant learning tasks by using the ‘learning path’ option. Students are given a pin and can then use & view the content or complete online activities.
The School Portal The School Portal is a very useful tool used by Teachers, Administration, Students and Parents .
The School Portal continued…… Contents of The School Portal: The above information is based on the contents on the Kardinia International College Portal.
The School Portal continued…… Additional Features which could be incorporated into The School Portal:
My Student Account (www.mystudentaccount.com.au) creates a cashless canteen. The students use their existing student card to make purchases at the canteen, the student card acts as a debit card. The parents can top up credit via the portal and can also view purchases, set spending limits, set dietary requirements & allergy alerts and ban items. There is also a rewards system in place for students who make healthy choices.
Clickview (www.clickview.com.au) allows libraries of digital video and media to be stored on the schools network. This media can be accessed from any computer within the network and can be viewed by hundreds of teachers and students at the same time. A key feature of Clickview includes ‘24-7’; 24-7 records up to 6 digital free-to-air channels 24 hours per day and achieves for 14 days. More than 2000 hours of recording can be stored. Teachers and Students have access to Clickview via the portal.
Premiere’s Reading Challenge:
Premiere’s Reading Challenge:
References: Overport Primary School 2010, viewed 20 March 2010 http://www.overport-ps.vic.edu.au/text/as65.htm Classroom - Interactive Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources on Promethean Planet HQ 2009, viewed 1st May 201o, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JdG5U8Uwhg&feature=related