Todays students will know nothing less thanthe technology available to them. It will alwaysbe available. Anywhere. Anytime.
Our Digital Learners are;- More self-directed- Better equipped to capture information- More reliant on feedback from peers- More inclined to collaborate- More orientated to being their own‘modes of production’ Education Trends | Featured News John K. Waters—13 December 2011 snott.nett
Australian CurriculumInformation & Communication Technology (ICT) Capabilities...Students also progressively develop skills in using informationtechnology when conducting research, a range of digitaltechnologies to create, publish and present their learning, andcommunication technologies to collaborate and communicate withothers both within and beyond the classroom...
“Teachers need tostop saying, ‘Hand it in,’ and startsaying ‘Publish It,’ instead” Alan November
So... How can all of what’s been mentioned assist you in your teaching fields? aiu.edu
The biggest driver ofinnovation in educationis teachers.Use the technology.Take risks and try new things.Create a PLN of like mindedteachers and collaborate andshare what you do.Let the kids lead & personalize their learning teamaltman.com
The use of ICT in Geography enables students to see ‘first hand’ what they cannot normally through being situated in a classroom. ProducingeMail / Video Multimedia onConferencing specific Geo. Concepts
Why should students use it?Students can use Google Earth to:- Create tours of their school or community.- Study climate change and the effects of global warming.- Track earthquakes in real-time.- Travel under the surface of the ocean.- Walk through some of the world’s forests, like theAmazon, and explore species-specific 3D trees.- Not only view the Earth but also the sky, Moon and Mars.- Explore the animal kingdom and endangered specieswith National Geographic content. earth.google.com
Why should teachers use it?Teachers can use Google Earth to:- Set the scene for geography, history, literature, astronomyand other lessons.- Show historical imagery of an area.- Adapt traditionally abstract lessons to the “real-world”by having students interact with virtual real-time datasuch as weather, earthquakes, bird migrations, etc.- Use Street View with 3D imagery, including trees, to takethe students on virtual field trips. earth.google.com
Geography has long been acknowledged as an important vehicle for the use ofICT. It has the ability to fully engage and motivate pupils in geographical concepts using authentic data and information sources, and enables teachers to concentrate more closely on teaching geographical skills, whilst providing students with a pedagogical sense of location and place. teachingtimes.com
Looking forward... the future... “All too often today we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” John W Gardner