ICT’s all too hard for me to learn. I don’t have any time to learn all that tech stuff. Can’t see the use of tech in my class. I’m retiring in 3 years so it’s irrelevant for me to worry about.
..... but what if ..... I don’t do literacy ! Numeracy’s all too hard for me to learn. I don’t have any time to learn all that T&L stuff. Can’t see the use of inquiry in my class. So how will you access your super information ?
Being Digital Survey – Monash University Presenting the Facts The nature of computer use Computer use more regular at home : 44% of young people use a computer every day at home; 12% use a computer every day at school. Diverse range of technologies : As well as computer and internet access, 91% have a mobile phone, 83% have a games console. 70% have an MP3 player, 2006 Survey of Australian 15-16 year olds School access : 98.5% of 15-16 year olds use a computer at school.
Presenting the Facts May not have received lessons: 56% of young people say they have received no instruction on using the internet as a reliable source of information. Learning and literacy Learn internet skills themselves: 61% say they have learned a lot about the internet and the Web on their own. 19% say they learned a lot about the internet at school 11% say a lot from friends Computer tasks: 56% say they use a computer weekly for writing tasks; 50% say they use a computer for finding information.
Presenting the Facts ... and currently ... students spend on average 27 hours a week online at home but only an average of 15 minutes a week at school
An Investigation of the First Year of 1:1 Computing in New Hampshire Middle Schools Damian Bebell, Boston College, 2005 (400 7th grade students plus their teachers in 6 schools)