At the beginning of this course I had a very limited understanding of the relationship between ICT and pedagogy. In particular, I had a very limited understanding of how to use ICTs in the classroom to enhance and transform teaching practices and student learning. During past professional experience placements, I used a limited range of […]Read More ICT and Me
Well I have just finished my first week of professional experience placement and I have loved every minute of it so far! I am completing my placement in a kindergarten classroom at Henschke Primary School in Wagga Wagga NSW. We have access to a range of technologies in the classroom including an IWB, six computers, […]Read More Integrating Technology With Classroom Pedagogy
Introduction Over the past few weeks I have read numerous articles about the impact of technology on teaching and learning. All of these articles advocate that technology can have a transformative impact on teaching and learning. However, these articles also recognise that technology is often used to replace traditional forms of teaching and learning rather […]Read More 3 Ways to Engage Students With Technology in the Classroom
Description of an Experience Today I read an article titled ‘ICT in English Schools: Transforming Education?’ In this article, Yang (2012) argues that ICT use in schools has not had a transformative impact on teaching and learning. The use of ICT as a learning tool has long been acclaimed as a catalyst for educational transformation, […]Read More The Sabre-Tooth Curriculum
Description of an Experience Today I read an article titled ‘The Transformation of Learning with Technology’ (Bush & Mott, 2009). In this article Bush and Mott argue that teachers are failing to use technology to transform teaching and learning. Despite predictions of “a significant transformation of teaching and learning that would be facilitated by technology” […]Read More Dude, Where’s My Flying Car?!
Description of an Experience Today I read an article titled ‘ICT in Education: A Critical Literature Review and Its Implications’ (Fu, 2013). In this article, Fu critiques the use of ICT in education. Fu begins by examining the benefits of ICT integration in education, stating that ICT is “a powerful tool for educational change and […]Read More Benefits and Barriers to Using ICT in Education
Introduction What does it mean to be literate in the 21st Century? What is the place of ‘traditional literacies’? What are ‘multiliteracies’ or ‘new literacies’? This blog post will address these key questions around what it means to be literate in the 21st Century and how digital technologies have influenced traditional definitions of literacy resulting […]Read More ICT and Literacy