I thought that it is important to cover the progress I have made personally and how my classroom has benefited from the ICT Module
To appreciate any growth, like all students, it is important to see where the student starts from. I am new to classroom teaching but have used a range of ICT products before. Data projectors and video cameras less so. But as a new teacher I am keen to take on board new ideas and try out new toys, I mean technology, especially if it will help my class.
Using ppt. has enhanced talks to other staff on new initiatives and areas of learning worth sharing with others.
Slide shows of daily programmes are helpful visual prompts for students and save my writers hand from constant whiteboard marker writing and my pens last longer!
Kidspiration mind maps have been useful for plotting student’s ideas and questions, especially during topic work and times using inquiry learning.
Power Points with hyperlinks to maths games make my independent activities much easier to manage and give added incentive for students to finish as they are visible on the desktop monitors during their worktime.
With training from Lead Teachers, I set up the classroom blog and together with students have shared art work and celebrated student’s achievements online.
Photos are a valuable resource and by using photostory they can be presented in a manner that can be entertaining and educational. I have used this photostory to display some of the web tools and their possible uses.
Where to now? That’s an open question, if ever I saw one. These are just three possibilities of the path I might take. No doubt, there will be something I have not even dreamt on coming soon, which will further envigorate my teaching and engage my students. Bring it on!
Ict ppt journey
<ul><li>A Beginner Teacher 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Trained using ICT and online study </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar with digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Not familiar with data projectors, notebooks, video cameras, blogs or wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Keen to learn and train further </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy collegiality of teachers world </li></ul><ul><li>Gained ownership or laptop and data projector July 2009 </li></ul>
<ul><li>To get proficient using a Digital Projector </li></ul><ul><li>To use the projector to enhance students learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>To implement a Classroom Blog </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage student use of the blog to share their work and celebrate success </li></ul><ul><li>To enable more communication with home and feedback from parents </li></ul><ul><li>To use wiki spaces to enhance research </li></ul>
<ul><li>Giving a PD presentation to colleagues using ppt. and data projector in staff room </li></ul>
Setting the scene for the day on the white board using the projector
Collect and collate students’ knowledge on the white board using the projector
Organise my maths groups, by demonstrating independent ICT activities on the whiteboard.
<ul><li>Enhancing communicating with Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering Student voice and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrating Student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing high quality work </li></ul>
Classroom Blog: Uses Helps individual students to gain a wider voice in a supportive, fun environment and link to home effectively for parental involvement and viewing.
Students can publish online their writing and gain a wider audience or family and friends worldwide!
During our Wastewise topic of T2 2010, Matakana School set up a Wiki specifically for this integrated topic. Each syndicate put up websites for students to access information and games to extend their learning.
Using other teachers wikispaces can help demonstrate good study skills to students on the overhead projector and simplify the use of Google, so online research is a more efficient and effective use of classroom time
During our Term 4 Cultural Diversity Topic study using Incas as a context, Room 16 set up an Inca Research Page for students to access. Each teacher in the Senior Syndicate added hyperlinked websites to enhance students research at home and at school.
<ul><li>ICT is a useful tool for the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>ICT web tools create a variety of ways to present similar content creatively </li></ul><ul><li>ICT tools allow students to have a clear voice in a non-threatening environment </li></ul><ul><li>ICT tools allows for work to be celebrated locally and globally. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT tools encourage more parent involvement in the classroom programme </li></ul>
<ul><li>Some students are confident with specific web tools. I now need to introduce all the children to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can train others to use the existing web tools effectively (peer tutoring). </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain further PD in other web tools, like Voicethread, to enhance student voice, ICT skills and oral language skills in the classroom, which can then be published to a wider audience. </li></ul>