Our students become easily distracted,
unmotivated and disengaged. This is usually
caused from boring learning experiences or lack
of relation to their interests.
“ICT has shown to have benefits for motivating
and engaging pupils as they enjoy using
technology. This is due how educational
technology involves every aspect of modern
life” (ICT in Education, n.d.)
So really; it is something that is familiar to our
“ICT’s can improve the quality of
education by increasing learner
engagement and motivation, by
facilitating the acquisition of basic
skills and by enhancing teacher
training” (Questia, 2013)
Something you could try!
‘Splat Square’ (2012):
• Use the interactive whiteboard to
locate numbers to 100!
Catering for 26 students who all learn in
different ways can produce quiet a challenge!
• Hands on learner
• Visual Learner
• Auditory Learner
• Read/Write Learner
As well as planning for a student with ADHD.
Using computers, interactive whiteboards
and Ipads, allow each skill of our students
to be taken care of. Technology allows
• Reading and Writing
• Touching, Moving and Manipulating
• Listening (Sounds)
• Engaging (catering for ADHD)
• IT IS FUN and IT INTERESTS THEM!
ICT has both an informal and formal
approach to learning and assessing.
Helping cater for diverse learners!
“E-learning encompasses learning at all
levels, formal as well as non-formal.
Blending learning to combine traditional
teaching practice with e-learning
solutions. This was developed after
educators recognized that not all learning
is best achieved in the same manner
ICT’s help your diverse learners by:
• Motivating and supporting ‘at risk’ students
• Provides a range of learning experiences
(variation of complexity, real and hypothetical
problems, modelling, games, simulations and
• Communicates in ways that cater for diverse
Try these following programs to help your diverse
“Ensure that schools support and
provide for the learning, physical,
emotional and behavioural needs
of all students, ensuring supportive,
inclusive learning environments
and building and maintaining
facilities for their future” (Lock &
• Using all types of technology that we can
get our hands onto; tends to be
significantly rewarding in our classroom, as
students are familiar with these items.
Majority of them already (in year 1 and 2)
have had experiences with this technology.
• Using computers, interactive whiteboards, Ipads,
Ipods, IPod Docs, GPS’s, Internet resources, camera’s,
video cameras and all other types of technology,
tends to be significantly rewarding in our classroom as
students are familiar with these items. Majority of
them already (in year 1 and 2) have had experiences
with this technology.
As teachers we have to be aware that
when our students leave school, they
are exposed to highly technological
world. Wherever in the world they
travel to, live in, where they work and
they way they communicate, will
somehow be influenced with
In Australia over 13,000 jobs
require some type of ICT
knowledge or skill (Victoria
University of Wellington, 2012)
In Europe nearly 90% of jobs
require the demand of ICT skills
and knowledge (European
WE NEED TO GIVE OUR
CHILDREN, OUR STUDENTS THE
OPPORTUNITY AND THE
CHANCE TO LEARN THE SKILLS
THEY WILL NEED LATER IN LIFE.
ACARA explicitly outlines how integrating
ICT’s into our teaching benefits our
students when they become independent
individuals in the ‘real world’.
Learning about digital technologies will
have students transforming data into
information solutions for real-world needs,
opportunities, end-users, clients or
consumers in a range of technologies
contexts (ACARA, 2013)
By learning and using ICT’s, teachers “will
reap the rewards from this. They’ll see the
delight on their children’s faces. They’ll
watch the engagement with their children.
It’s also the fulfilment of knowing you’re
helping these children on their future
journey” Spoken by Teacher Karin Tanzer
THINK ABOUT IT…
HOW ARE YOU
WHAT ARE YOU USING?
Students will develop ICT capability as
they learn to use ICT effectively and
appropriately to access, create and
communicate information and ideas,
solve problems and work
collaboratively across all learning areas
at school, and their lives outside of
school (ACARA, 2013)
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