The presentation describes ICTs from different view points and talks about the convergence, balance, readiness as for use for classroom instruction. Significance and ethical use of ICTs has been projected.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for classroom instruction at School Level
Dr. Lalit Kishore
What are ICTs?
Information and Communication Technologies
(ICTs) are generally viewed a collection of
technological tools and instructional resources used
to communicate as well as design, develop,
disseminate and manage information.
Thus, ICTs include computers, mobiles, tablets, the
Internet, broadcasting technologies like radio, wi-fi,
pod-casting, television, etc.
ICTs as a converged network
ICTs are also viewed as a
convergence of audio-visual or
multimedia and telephone
networks with computer networks
through a single cabling or link
system for digitised information’s
distribution and management.
Significance of ICTs in teaching
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
is here and there is no escape from it.
Modern digital technological skills have assumed an
important role for advancement in education, school
work, home work and leisure right from childhood
ICT has a set of powerful tools to support children’s
Constituents of ICT
The creative and judicious use of use of Information
and Communications Technology (ICT) in education
can make teaching effective and enhance learning.
By integrating ICT into the teaching and learning
process can provide children with opportunities to
use modern technology to enhance their learning in
Training in ICT use for teachers
Recognizing the learning support role for ICT in school
curriculum, there is a need of
Training of teachers in ICTs
Providing general and ethical guidelines for ICTs use
Acquisition of skills for relevant and adequate use in
Creation of contextualized software
Teacher guides on hardware, software
and supplementary materials
Ability to evaluate appropriateness of pedagogical
Specifications of hardware
Website creation and evaluation standards
Handbooks for subject-specific guidelines for the use
of ICT by teachers
Plans to create support materials
ICT and student readiness
Skills to use a range of ICT tools in a relevant
Using ICTs in the attainment of prescribed learning
Developing students’ understanding and practice of the
safe use of ICT
Enabling students to use ICT to support independent
• to support the development of the child’s social skills
through cooperative learning and problem-solving.
Skills and knowledge in the potential uses of ICT to
Proficiency in use of ICT resources to support the
course content transaction
Integrating ICT to transform the process of teaching
Creating a balance between ICTs and other teaching
aids as mutual support.
Striking a balance with social and cognitive skills
Different ITCs should be used in a
balanced combination rather than one of
them as the sole delivery for school level
classroom instruction without any
compromise with sociological foundations
and cognitive enhancement functions of