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  1. 1. What is ICT used for in Primary School Education?<br />ACM1010- Assignment 1: Blog<br />Taryn Richardson, Lisa & Melanie<br />
  2. 2. ICT is used as a<br />Teaching tool !<br />
  3. 3. Method of Delivery:<br />Interactive Whiteboards, Internet and PC’s.<br /><br />
  4. 4. Great Websites being used in schools:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Website information provided by Overport Primary School (2010).<br />
  5. 5. Numeracy Website Links:<br />1      Rainforest mathsLots of great interactive activities by year level. Activities are in areas of number system, strategies and processes, patterns, measurement, space, chance & probability and data. This program needs flash player to run. It can be downloaded on the site. Have found this very easy to use and a great resource.2      Internet 4 classroomsThis website contains links to various websites that contain activities related to the concept being covered. Concepts looked at include counting, place value, adding, subtractions, fractions, subtraction, time, measurement patterns etc. The link shown is for grade 2, if you use the arrow you can go to the level below or above.3      Daisy mathsThis is an Australian website for students from 3 to 13. The activities have been designed by a professor. To access the site, you need to download the activities. They cover a number of maths concepts. 4      A plus mathsSite contains games. It also contains flash cards and worksheet templates which can be generated and printed.5      BBC - mathsMaths activities related to number, data, shape and space & mathsmentals. Students complete an online activity. Do a test and complete a worksheet if they want to. The activities are for 4 to 11 year olds. The activities offer good extension.6      Math playgroundThis website has some great worded problems for all year levels. It has word problems related to addition and subtraction with extension for regrouping. They have a wide variety of games which would be repetition for those kids wanting extension activities.7      Primary resourcesThis website has number of maths activities for students to complete. The areas covered on the website are the number system; solve problems, measure, space and shape. To play the activities you click on the ‘f’ symbol.<br />Website information provided by Overport Primary School (2010).<br />
  6. 6. Literacy Website Links:<br />1      Funbrain - grammar gorillasThis is a good activity for teaching nouns, verbs and other parts of speech. <br />2      Funhouse - read and publish writingThis is the place where students can read other kids stories and poems and even get a chance to publish their own. 3      Create a comicStudents can create their own comic. They use characters and create speech bubbles. <br />4      Department of Education website - web linksThis is the new department website which has links for parents and students. <br />5      Game gooGreat fun activities of various types for various levels. <br />6      Internet 4 classroomsThis website has links to various websites with a variety of excellent online activities. The concepts being looked at include: phonics, sight words, sentence structure, comprehension, capitals, punctuation, opposite and, synonym/homonyms. <br />7      Read On - Stories to read onlineThese activities have been compiled by Cheryl Kerr, Beenleigh State School, Queensland, Australia. <br />8      Read On - Audio stories to read onlineThese activities have been compiled by Cheryl Kerr, Beenleigh State School, Queensland, Australia.<br />Website information provided by Overport Primary School (2010).<br />
  7. 7. Advantages & Disadvantages:<br /><ul><li>Opportunities for disadvantaged schools and students to have access to the latest software as well as updated software.
  8. 8. Schools to stay at the forefront of technology.
  9. 9. Children having the opportunity to reinforce what they learn at school , at home.
  10. 10. Parent and Student participation and interest.
  11. 11. Teachers can offer a wide array of methods of teaching. Optimizing opportunities to connect with a variety of Multiple Intelligences.
  12. 12. Better opportunities to demonstrate activities and enhance effective student engagement.
  13. 13. Untrained teachers, is a waste of resources and money.
  14. 14. Online sites being accessed with sensitive content.
  15. 15. Student misuse of internet.
  16. 16. Parents pushing there children too far at home, child looses interest.</li></li></ul><li>
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  21. 21. References:<br />Overport Primary School 2010, viewed 20 March 2010<br /><br />