So for the past couple of months I have gone from blog novice to blog advanced beginner. Although I am a far way off becoming an expert blogger, I do believe that it is a great skill to have and think that students could benefit greatly from sharing their thoughts on a blog where they […]Read more "Bloggin away"
A burning question … how can ICTs help students learn? My thoughts are that ICTs can help a broad range of learners within the classroom environment. If you have students that are visual learners – ICTs can help If you have students that are kinesthetic learners – ICTs can help If you have students require […]Read more "How can ICTs help???"
When I first began learning about how to create an ICT rich unit with various ICTs integrated throughout learning experiences, I felt way out of my depth. I thought, I can’t do this I don’t have enough knowledge to understand what constitutes and effective ICT or even have the knowledge of what ICTs were out […]Read more "My Growing Mindset"
After visiting my mentors class again today, I discovered the application of SeeSaw – an online journaling tool that enables the teacher to connect with her students and parents outside of school hours. I must admit, I had never heard of SeeSaw before and didn’t even know what it was. However, after being shown the […]Read more "SeeSaw Up & Down…"
Wang (2008) states it perfectly ‘Effective integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning is becoming an essential competency for teachers’. So how do we know if we’re on the right track? Check out Wang’s (2008) article here to view a model for guiding ICT implementation into teaching and learning.Read more "Guiding us through it all"
Why should we use ICTs … to say it only in a few words … it is needed for life in the 21st century. Check out this article that delves a little deeper into why we should use ICTs in education and this other article which give us 15 reasons why we need to implement […]Read more "Hmm … interesting … you ask why?"
Upon finding this article and reading through some of it … I know I should read the whole thing but due to limited time I didn’t… However the author Jamieson-Proctor, Burnett and Watson (2006) make some very valid points. The one that intrigued me the most was what influences the teachers success on using ICTs […]Read more "Influences of ICT"