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7 Ways to use ICT in Your Classroom Effectively Today 7 Ways to use ICT in Your Classroom Effectively Today October 23, 2017

Teachers often ask me the best way to use ICT in the classroom. Here are my seven steps to successful integration of ICT. Get a glimpse of this teaching resource today.


How should you use the Learning Continuum in the Australian Curriculum? How should you use the Learning Continuum in the Australian Curriculum? October 09, 2017

The Learning Continuum in the Australian Curriculum ensures that teachers have a way to map a common path in order to plan for appropriate learning activities. Here you will recognise the key attributes to look for in terms of ICT capability.


The 11 Traits of a Technically Competent Teacher The 11 Traits of a Technically Competent Teacher September 29, 2017

Did you know that the level of capability in ICT you have reflects just how far a student can progress? In this FREE preview to our online course, learn what you need to do.


How to Assess a Child's ICT Capability in Early Childhood Education How to Assess a Child's ICT Capability in Early Childhood Education September 25, 2017

Course Preview: It is essential that assessment of ICT capability is effectively conducted in Early Childhood Education. Begin by deciding on the right time to use ICT in the Early Years Foundation setting. Learn more here.


Assessing the General Capability of ICT Assessing the General Capability of ICT September 12, 2017

The assessment of ICT capability is vital as it will allow you to track progress and to plan appropriately for students to achieve their capabilities. Proper assessment will provide you with real evidence and knowledge of where the students are up to.


How to Ensure Progression of General Capabilities across the Learning Areas How to Ensure Progression of General Capabilities across the Learning Areas September 04, 2017

It is vital to keep track of the progress students make in terms of their ICT capability. Learn the steps you can take to create and keep effective records at your school.


Most Clicked LinkedIn Blogs - Effective Online Learning for Teachers Most Clicked LinkedIn Blogs - Effective Online Learning for Teachers August 07, 2017

FREE online learning for teachers on how to integrate technology and teach ICT capability. Enjoy our most clicked articles to date.


How to be an ICT Literate Teacher How to be an ICT Literate Teacher July 31, 2017

For students, being ICT capable is about not only knowing the ICT skills but also knowing that they know it and be able to decide if it is appropriate to use for a solution to a problem. The same concept can be applied helpfully to your own understanding of how to use ICT in your teaching profession.


Laying the foundations to child ICT Capability in Early Childhood Education Laying the foundations to child ICT Capability in Early Childhood Education July 17, 2017

The Australian Curriculum has embedded the 21st century skill - ICT capability - in all Learning Areas of its curriculum. For teachers to be able to effectively develop ICT capability, early childhood educators must lay the foundations for proficient ICT capabilities with their children.


Developing Student Autonomy with ICT Developing Student Autonomy with ICT July 03, 2017

The development of higher order skills whilst teaching ICT capability is what makes it stand out from just teaching ICT skills and techniques. Find out what to do here.


Organising an appropriate Learning Environment Organising an appropriate Learning Environment June 26, 2017

Learning environments form a crucial part in the development of student ICT capability. Find out what you can do to provide for students of ESL and SEN.


Stretching More Capable Students Stretching More Capable Students June 19, 2017

It is important to provide an inclusive classroom environment and with the help of ICT you can ensure that even the most capable students are stretched with this advice.


Can't embrace classroom technology? Learn to overcome this today and teach ICT capability. Can't embrace classroom technology? Learn to overcome this today and teach ICT capability. June 05, 2017

Can't embrace classroom technology? Learn how to be an ICT literate and technology integrator today with this advice.


ICT Capability in Literacy Lessons ICT Capability in Literacy Lessons May 15, 2017

Learn how to teach ICT capability in Literacy lessons using effective and successful teaching strategies and tools.


Introducing Software to Students Introducing Software to Students May 01, 2017

Learning about new software is at the heart of developing every students’ capabilities whether it will be in the new Digital Technologies curriculum or across the curriculum in various Learning Areas (General Capability – IC T Capability). No matter if it is animation, generic, graphic or even subject-specific software the best practices need to be implemented in order for students to be able to make effective decisions about what software to use so to create a solution to a problem situation.


How to help children develop ICT capability in ECE How to help children develop ICT capability in ECE April 24, 2017

Learn how to develop student capabilities in Early Childhood Education today.


How can ICT enrich the ECE learning environment How can ICT enrich the ECE learning environment April 17, 2017

How can ICT enrich the early childhood education learning environment?


Make IT Count: Effective Professional Development for Teachers in ICT Make IT Count: Effective Professional Development for Teachers in ICT April 10, 2017

Make IT count! Learn how you can develop effective professional development for teachers in ICT.


How to Organise ICT Resources at Your School How to Organise ICT Resources at Your School April 03, 2017

The level of ICT resources and tools varies from school to school having a considerable impact on the development of student ICT capability. Regardless of this, the effectiveness of an ICT based unit of work depends on how you plan and organise ICT resources at your school. Find out how you can maximise learning opportunities in the curriculum using your available resources.


Benefits of Online Learning for Teachers Benefits of Online Learning for Teachers March 21, 2017

Save time and money by enrolling in our online professional development for teachers. Self-paced and unlimited resources to name just a few benefits. Find out more here.


Beebot Bootcamp Beebot Bootcamp March 20, 2017

Learn by example how to teach ICT capability in the classroom by demonstrating coding skills using bee bots proficiently today.


How students learn with ICT How students learn with ICT March 07, 2017

An ICT capable teacher needs to comprehend the significance of how students learn today with ICT if they are to teach ICT capability effectively. Accounting for the various ways students learn with ICT is vital and initiates a proactive start for teachers. Get more insight into this course preview here.


Key ICT skills in the Primary Classroom Key ICT skills in the Primary Classroom March 06, 2017

The ICT capability of primary students cannot begin without the effective teaching of key ICT skills. Find out what they and what you can do in this article.


Adapting Resources to Suit the Needs of Learners Adapting Resources to Suit the Needs of Learners February 23, 2017

In the 21st century, being included as part of society is vital if you are survive and thrive. Teachers being the catalysts of change have to ensure that they provide an inclusive classroom for all students through the effective use of ICT. Differentiation is therefore, a practice that teachers need to consider in thier planning if they are to prepare students for life in an ICT-integrated society.


ICT Capability Across Learning Areas in the Australian Curriculum ICT Capability Across Learning Areas in the Australian Curriculum January 17, 2017

Find out how ICT capability effects your Learning Area in the Australian Curriculum.


Why does ICT matter in Early Childhood Education? Why does ICT matter in Early Childhood Education? December 16, 2016

Learn why it is important to develop ICT skills in the early childhood classroom today.


Motivating Teachers to Use Technology in the Classroom Motivating Teachers to Use Technology in the Classroom November 16, 2016

Investing in the benefits of technology in education can be difficult at times especially when your staff aren't motivated to use it. Find out you can motivate your staff to get the most out of technology in the classroom.


Why schools should invest in ICT Why schools should invest in ICT November 01, 2016

Discover the reasons why schools and educational institutions should invest in ICT and the role it plays today in teaching and learning.


Challenging students with ICT Challenging students with ICT October 16, 2016

How can you as a teacher continue to challenge students with technology even when the students knows more about it than you do? Find out how here.


Teaching the ICT General Capability in your Curriculum Teaching the ICT General Capability in your Curriculum September 19, 2016

Online Course Content: Learn the best practices to effectively facilitate the Australian Curriculum ICT General Capability in your classroom today.


The Art of Integrating Technology The Art of Integrating Technology September 16, 2016

Learn key teaching strategies to capitalise on the use of ICT in the classroom and develop student ICT capability.


Apps that develop student creativity Apps that develop student creativity September 02, 2016

Looking for some great apps? Here is a list of apps that will help your students' creativity flow.


Generic Software and 21st century skills Generic Software and 21st century skills August 22, 2016

In this blog, learn why it is best to integrate the technology you have got readily available and develop student capabilities with it.


Whole class teaching: ICT and Literacy Whole class teaching: ICT and Literacy August 09, 2016

Discover how you can develop 21st century skills in the literacy lessons of your classroom.


iPads in the Classroom: How to maximise their potential iPads in the Classroom: How to maximise their potential August 07, 2016

Having trouble deciding on the right apps to use in your classroom? Here is some good advice on how you double the benefits of apps for your students.


Claiming tax deductions for professional learning Claiming tax deductions for professional learning August 05, 2016

School funds for professional development for teachers is hard to come by these days. You might need to take professional learning into your own hands. Here is some advice on claiming it for tax.


Research in Primary ICT Research in Primary ICT August 02, 2016

Are you a Primary teacher teaching ICT? This page has a list of various types of websites that may have important information for your professional learning needs.


Classroom management strategies for laptops Classroom management strategies for laptops July 25, 2016

How do you manage laptop use in the classroom? In this article you will find four steps to help get you started towards controlling laptop use in your lessons.


Overcome technical issues with technology in the classroom Overcome technical issues with technology in the classroom July 20, 2016

Let's face it. Just about every teacher who has used technology in the classroom faces the fear of any breakdown in technology. In this article you will learn how to overcome this barrier to allow you confidently use integrate technology in the classroom.


How intervening develops 21st century skills How intervening develops 21st century skills July 12, 2016

The use of ICT in the classroom demands students' autonomy and confidence to come from their ability to make good decisions about its use. Teachers through their guidance can help in their development of higher order skills and this can promote the growth of ICT capability within the classroom. Find out effective ways to intervene as a teacher in order to develop 21st century skills.


Optimising opportunities in the Australian Curriculum with ICT Optimising opportunities in the Australian Curriculum with ICT June 29, 2016

How do you use ICT in the Australian Curriculum? And what is your understanding of the 21st century skills involved? In this article, learn how research opened the eyes of a teacher and led him to go beyond just using technology in the classroom and develop student ICT capability.


Keeping students focused on IT Keeping students focused on IT June 21, 2016

Distractions in lessons as a result of using ICT is of major concern to many teachers. Learn the steps you can take to keep your students on track and focussed on their work.


Exploiting technology in the classroom Exploiting technology in the classroom June 07, 2016

Learn the four steps you can take to start integrating technology in the classroom tomorrow.


4 ways to overcome ICT group work problems 4 ways to overcome ICT group work problems June 03, 2016

What are the issues when students collaborate on ICT work in the classroom? Learn what they are and four ways to overcome them.


Microsoft Office: How teachers are missing opportunities Microsoft Office: How teachers are missing opportunities May 11, 2016

Content-free software like MS Office is widely used throughout all curriculum areas by teachers in the classroom. Yet, despite being a key tool in the development of student ICT capability, teachers are not employing strategies to capitalise on its use. A fact supported by the 2014 NAPLAN ICT literacy results.


Developing Primary student ICT capability - A Case Study Part 2 Developing Primary student ICT capability - A Case Study Part 2 May 09, 2016

The development of ICT capability is a continous process that can be achieved by emphasising the use of higher order skills. Learn in this case study how you can start taking the right steps to facilitating this also in your classroom.


Reporting to Parents: Tips on writing about student ICT capability Reporting to Parents: Tips on writing about student ICT capability May 06, 2016

What are the points to consider when writing about student ICT capability in reports? Discover and learn how to effectively inform parents about their child's ICT capability.


Developing Primary student ICT capability - A Case Study Developing Primary student ICT capability - A Case Study April 19, 2016

After researching how primary teachers can develop student ICT capability, it is time to put it into action. Michael Hilkemeijer, director of ICTE Solutions Australia, will be a Technology teacher at a local primary school for Term 2. Follow blogs to learn about his experiences and steps and use the resources to join in the journey.


Planning for progression in ICT capability (primary) Planning for progression in ICT capability (primary) April 18, 2016

To ensure progression and continuity in student ICT capability, planning is essential. Here is some helpful information to get you started.


The skills of an effective teacher in the 21st century The skills of an effective teacher in the 21st century April 13, 2016

There are three skills that an effective teacher needs to have in the 21st century. These include being able to promote deep cognitive learning.


ICT Literacy: What do businesses expect? ICT Literacy: What do businesses expect? April 06, 2016

It is time for educators to step up their game and develop ICT literate students. With the decline in the ICT literacy skills of Australian students, educators need to be aware of the ICT literacy skills the businesses of today and tomorrow seek.


Sydney schools banning technology in the classroom Sydney schools banning technology in the classroom April 01, 2016

Lack of funding by the Australian government for professional ICT development for teachers has made some schools in Sydney pull the plug on technology in the classroom. What are your thoughts?


When is it appropriate to use ICT When is it appropriate to use ICT March 21, 2016

When is it appropriate to use ICT in the classroom? Here are seven reasons to help you decide.


Top 5 reasons to invest in ICT in education Top 5 reasons to invest in ICT in education March 07, 2016

Here are the top 5 reasons why we should have ICT in education.


How to determine if your students are ICT capable? How to determine if your students are ICT capable? February 24, 2016

Are your students ICT capable? Here are top points to look for.


How to become an ICT capable school today How to become an ICT capable school today February 18, 2016

Progression in any subject is about ensuring that a student's skills and knowledge continue to grow and develop systematically. Here are 10 steps that will help you foster a culture of progression and continuity at your school/organisation.


The Importance of Progression in ICT Capability The Importance of Progression in ICT Capability February 17, 2016

Professional learning for teachers about progression and continuity in student ICT capability development.


Planning on using ICT in Early Childhood settings Planning on using ICT in Early Childhood settings February 16, 2016

To ensure that there is progression in ICT capability for children in Early Childhood Education, effective planning needs to be carried out. Use these guidelines to help you get started.


Student ICT Capability Vs. ICT skills Student ICT Capability Vs. ICT skills February 01, 2016

Should teachers teach ICT capability or ICT skills? Find out why it is better to have ICT capable students than just a good knowledge of ICT software and hardware.


How to help children develop ICT capability in Early Childhood Education How to help children develop ICT capability in Early Childhood Education January 19, 2016

Helping children to develop their ICT capability at an early age is important if there is to effective progression and continuity in their learning.


Key Issues in the use of ICT in Early Childhood Education Key Issues in the use of ICT in Early Childhood Education November 19, 2015

What are the key issues when it comes to using ICT in Early Childhood Education? A report conducted by the New Zealand government (Bolstad, 2004) reveals a number of issues that practitioners need to aware of when choosing to use ICT in the learning setting.