Abstract Are you overwhelmed by
the spectrum of choice in Web2 and ICT? This quot;tasterquot; session will examine how to pick the cream from the crop of the field of Web2 and choose what will best support learning for your students. Great for beginners, we will also look at practical ideas for the management and implementation of ICT in your classroom.
eLearning Learning and teaching that
is facilitated and supported through the smart use of information and communication technologies Enabling the 21st Century Learner An eLearning Action Plan for Schools 2006 - 2010
The underlying process Learn to
see past the “ICT” and see and focus on the learning. Beneath every finished elearning activity or task, lies a lot of learning from class programmes that is not seen, but contributes to the final completed activity/task.
Be Prepared... Ensure you are
thoroughly planned and prepared for ICT sessions. Know what you’re going to be doing, how it will be done and know the steps students will need to take to be successful. Be clear on what you want students to achieve by the end of the session.
Back up Plan... We all
know technology is not 100% reliable! Always have a back up plan (or 2!) for what the class could do if something doesn’t work or takes time to fix.
Greatest tips... Teach skills in
authentic contexts Teach skills (e.g.. how to make capital letters etc) when they arise in learning opportunities. (but know the skills needed to complete the task so you can target these!)