10 Teaching Strategies with technology tips

Technology Integration - 10 Tips to enhance its use today

By Michael Hilkemeijer

 

 

Recently, I sent out a survey to my subscribers asking them what they would like to know about using ICT in their classroom. Being able to enhance your classroom with hands on stuff to do with ICT was an important question to answer. Here is what I said....

 

As a teacher, your aim should be to ensure that students do understand the ICT potential of situations. They need to know not only of and how to use the ICT technique of evaluating websites and searching for information, but also they need to be aware of this fact and thus be able to decide when it is appropriate to use this technique for the desired ICT solution. The end result should be a student who can use this ICT technique throughout any context in the curriculum – an ICT capable student!

When primary students are learning with technology in the classroom, it would then be important to ensure that they are able to reach the stage where the technology that they are using becomes sufficiently transparent to the extent that they are almost unaware of its existence. They should become so focused on technology as a tool to achieve other learning outcomes. This, after all, is the ultimate aim of developing student ICT capability.

 

Learning with technology

My top ten teaching strategies with technology tips!

 

Tip 1

Ensure that the student is able to find, and overcome, difficulties in their ability to evaluate websites and search effectively on the Internet for information using search engine techniques.

 

Tip 2

Maintain an appropriate balance between the factors according the objectives of the activity.

 

Tip 3

Leave a learning gap to bridge between the student’s abilities and the requirements of the problem situation. Reduce this gap by adding the affordances of the environment e.g. provide an information sheet to assist in the use of Internet, or providing a clear demonstration on a big screen of the actions to be followed, by asking a series of structured leading questions, or by organising a class discussion of results.

 

Tip 4

Manipulate the contexts and affordances in relation to the student’s existing abilities to facilitate learning. A manageable gap between affordances and abilities in areas of techniques and processes is likely to enhance learning. This manipulation of affordances is central to your role as a teacher.

 

Tip 5

Question the whole class or group prior to the activity using ICT to clarify your expectations, focus students on what they are going to do and generate ideas on how they might go about it.

 

Tip 6

Help students to understand why it would be better for them to plan their search terms and questions on paper so that they would have a clear view of what they need to find the answers to.

 

Tip 7

Provide a workshop environment for extended tasks once students are familiar with the ICT technique to search for information on the web and evaluate websites for trustworthiness.

 

Tip 8

Build on student’s knowledge of computers by making the activity interesting and structured in a way as to engender understanding that may be difficult for them to achieve unaided. When planning these activities, ensure that you appreciate the extent and the nature of student’s computer work at home.

 

Tip 9

Information literacy is very important so begin your lesson on it by explaining to the students what it is, question their knowledge and then conclude by further questioning and a clear summary of what has been learned.

 

Tip 10

 

Group students in pairs for this activity. To do this, ensure to account for the following factors: differences in ICT capability, personalities, sex, and nature of task.

 

 

 

 

Learning with technology

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Online Professional Development for Teachers using technology in the classroom

 

Learning with technology in the Early Childhood and Primary Classroom is a significant part of a child's education in the 21st century. As more and more young children are exposed to digital technologies or ICT at an earlier age than the previous generations, teachers need to apply and embed teaching strategies with technology that will inevitably rub out the human tendency to take technology for granted.

Meaningful learning with technology to us is about building the foundations of ICT capability development that will continue and ensure progression in learning throughout their school career.

We ensure that young children have the opportunity to build on their knowledge and skills of technology in their learning environments through the effective technology teaching strategies that Early Childhood and Primary teachers gain from our learning with technology professional development courses for teachers online.

 

Research has indicated that schools must change from a technology-as-teacher partnership to a technology-as-partner in the learning process. This involves technologies becoming intellectual partners in learning.

This is why the development of student ICT capability focuses on this type of learning with technology to occur. ICT capability can only be achieved when teachers integrate technology in the classroom that does challenge students intellectually and through our online workshops for teachers, we place considerable emphasis on the use of this technology in the classroom.

 

Our learning with technology online PD for teachers includes the following:

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In this learning with technology professional development, I will show how to make sound instructional decisions on teaching strategies with technology by applying researched based methods that will increase the attainment level in student ICT capability at your primary school today.

Completing this learning with technology PD for teachers will contribute to 4 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.2 and 3.4.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

“This course has been beneficial. I have learned more about how to integrate ICT in the classroom and how to support the students who struggle in this area. The readings have been particularly useful and it has been great to see other professionals and their use of ICT in the classroom.”

- Kerrie 

"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. I have learned the importance of ICT in all schools. This course has enhanced my ideas of classroom practice by giving me confidence in knowing that I was on the right track."

- Louise 

 

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I will show you how when children are learning with technology in the primary classroom how you can embed formative assessment strategies which will enable you to effectively and efficiently plan for the progress of capabilities in ICT throughout the ICT learning continuum of the national curriculum.

Completing this learning with technology PD for teachers will contribute to 5 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.2 and 5.1.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

"I consider myself to be highly confident in ICT, however, through this comprehensive course I learned things which I never knew about."

- Amanda

 

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Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 5 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.42, and 3.5.2 (TQI) towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

 

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Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 5 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.2 and 4.5.2 and 5.1.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

"I really enjoyed this course! It was very informative and well researched.  It gave detailed descriptions regarding all areas outlined in the objectives.  The videos made the learning seem more interactive! The tasks were very beneficial and applicable to my future teaching practices!"

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The following online PD courses for teachers are for Highly Accomplished accreditation:

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