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How can these Teaching Resources help you?

Arm yourself with practical and immediately actionable advice on teaching strategies that are "teacher-tested" and proven to successful in the development of student ICT capability through the use of technology in the classroom.

You already have the technology you need, now learn to optimise their use in the classroom with these strategies. 

Use the below list of effective teaching strategies and tools to help you prepare students with 21st century skills. 

What methods can be used to capture the application of student’s ICT capabilities?

It is important that the approach you choose for assessment fits in well with your teaching approach. Your understanding of what constitutes as progression in ICT capability should form part of this approach as it not only lays the foundations for effective and efficient assessment but will result in significant gains in attainment.


Summative or Formative methods? Which is best?

There are two different categories of assessment practices: summative and formative. Summative assessment is to do with representing students’ knowledge, skills and understanding over a long period of time. A good example of this would be the end-of-year tests. They are useful for making broad comparisons of performance between individual students within a year. Despite this, research indicates that the main disadvantage is that they “aggregate too many quite different facets of attainment to provide students and teachers with information concerning how they might improve attainment” (Kennewell, 2004, p. 161).


Ideally, it is formative assessment practices that cater to the needs of an effective and efficient assessment of ICT capability as it involves a more detailed and qualitative evaluation of students’ ability and progress. It also provides more benefits for the day-to-day teaching and learning. Formative practices must occur continuously if there is to be improved standards of achievement through maximised learning and student progress. It is assessment for learning as opposed to assessment of learning and is “vital because of its role in individualising learning for individual students and groups” (Finger, Russell, Jaimeson-Proctor, & Russell, 2007, p. 222).


Assessment for Learning: Why assess a student’s ICT capability?

As discussed, this approach enables you to pitch your teaching appropriately. The key assumptions about it are highlighted below (Kennewell S. , 2004, p. 162). Assessment for learning:


  • Is embedded in the teaching and learning process of which it is an essential part;
  • Shares learning goals with students;
  • Helps students to know and to recognise the standards to aim for;
  • Provides feedback, which leads students identify what they should do next to improve;
  • Has a commitment that every student can improve;
  • Involves both teacher and student reviewing and reflecting on students’  performances and progress;
  • Involves students in self-assessment.


Professional Learning for Teachers (News and Information from other Sources)


Coding in the Classroom

Technology in the classroom

Australian Curriculum - Digital Technologies

iPads in the Classroom

Apps for teachers and students

Want to Flip your classroom?

Technology in Early Childhood Education


Planning- teacher resources

Planning on developing student ICT capability 

Primary ICT Lesson Pro Forma - use this also for planning to use ICT in other subjects.

Planning for Motivation and Progression

Planning on using ICT in ECE


Australian Curriculum - online professional development for teachers

Australian Curriculum ICT Capability (ACARA)

Optimising opportunities with Technology 

ICT Capability in Austrralian Curriculum Learning Areas

Learning how to Teach ICT Capability

Scootle Resources

Classroom Management - professional learning for teachers

Group work strategies

Off-task students? - strategies to keep students focused.

Managing laptops in the classroom

Challenging students with ICT

Teacher intervention strategies


Teacher Resources -Technology In The Classroom

Microsoft Office

MS Office - Optimising opportunities

Four steps to exploiting technology in the classroom

Using generic software in the classroom for the development of 21st century skills

Word processing activities with MS Word for Literacy learning

Finding out what can you with word processors like MS Word




iPads in the Classroom

How to optimise their use in the classroom

Apps for different subjects

Apps for Creativity

Managing mobile technology in the classroom


Key ICT skills in Primary education

How students learn with ICT

The Art of Integrating Technology in the Classroom

BeeBot Bootcamp

Introducing new software and techniques to students

Monitoring student capabilities

iPad Skills checklists:List 1List 2List 3List 4List 5List 6

Student self-assessment






Assess general capability ICT

Assessing student ICT capability

ICT and Assessment (Primary) - ways in which ICT can be used to support assessment in the classroom. 

Online PD on assessing student ICT capability


Ict In Maths

Practical ideas for Teachers

Primary mathematics with ICT: A pupil's entitlement to ICT in primary mathematics


The Arts

ICT in Primary Art and Design: A pupil's entitlement






Primary English and ICT: A pupil's entitlement to ICT in primary English

Whole-class teaching strategies for teaching literacy and ICT capability.

Ideas for using word processors like MS Word for literacy development.



Primary science with ICT: Pupil's entitlement to ICT in primary science




ICT in History

Primary History and ICT: A pupil's entitlement to ICT in primary History






ICT in Geography

Primary Geography with ICT: A pupil's entitlement at Key stages 1 and 2