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When you decide as the adult or educator to integrate digital technology into the inquiry based learning approach that you are implementing, there are specific early childhood pedagogies that you can apply. It is not about restricting access, but giving young children the skill set that they need to get around this so that they use digital technology as a tool for inquiry based learning today in the most effective way.
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Accredited Online Professional Development for Teachers - Assessing Student ICT Capability
Linking digital play to EYLF outcome 5 activities is an important part of your capacity as an educator to ensure that all children learn and develop appropriately. In this article, you will learn the connections between the EYLF, play-based learning and with over 20 ideas to get you started, ensure that digital play is threaded imaginatively throughout the curriculum today. Use these as your early childhood educator goals now.
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As preschools move forward in the 21st century, what was once the focus on ICT in early childhood education has now changed to distinguishing between digital technology in early childhood education and non-digital resources. Despite this, you will learn in this article how ICT supports children's learning as ICT is a form of digital technology. It is the basis for our new online pd for early childhood teachers.
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As part of my NEW online pd for early childhood teachers about how ICT supports children's learning, I have discussed early childhood pedagogies in relation to media literacy education. This research comes from Dr Faith Rogow who I had the pleasure of co-hosting a webinar (you can the replay in the Academy).
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Professor Michael Dezuanni from QUT is the Associate Director of the Digital Media Research Centre. He has researched in early childhood learning environments how the use of the iPad can be used creatively and for the development of literacy purposes. In this transcript from one of our free webinar for teachers, you will learn early childhood pedagogies that can be applied today.
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ICT Teaching Strategies
Here is a list of a number of ICT tools for teachers in early childhood and primary education. They may be basis but if you want to start somewhere it is best to choose something that you are familiar with and then master it. After you have done this to ALL available ICT tools then you can move onto more sophisticated ones.
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At a first glance, digital technology and the outdoors do not appear to go well together. However, the outdoor is where some children learn best and can offer motivating, captivating and new ways to that learning. The examples of outdoor play in early childhood education that you will learn will show you that digital technology enhances and adds to children's traditional forms of learning outdoors.
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Early Childhood Pedagogies
In this extract from my online pd for early childhood teachers about digital play based learning, you will learn about how to implement early childhood pedagogies that will make an impact and support children's learning when using iPads in the preschool classroom. These are research-based strategies derived from past studies so check them out today.
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In this video transcript from our latest expert on integrating ICT in education, adjunct associate professor Rosemary Callingham presents a discussion on the best way to learn how to integrate ICT in teaching maths in the primary classroom. This is part of our ICT in Education Teacher Academy.
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Digital storytelling in early childhood education is a great way to engage and immerse young children into literacy development. Through images, animation and sound, just as an example, those without a voice can begin to progress in their learning needs. This article highlights the benefits as well as the start as to what you can do when integrating digital play in the early years.
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In a digitally-dominated society, digital technology is having a profound effect on all aspects of children’s lives. Many of us, including young children, do take technology for granted. Learning how to teach digital literacy in early childhood education is, therefore, significant if the digital divide is to close and the workforce of the future is prepared for an ever-increasing digital-dominated workplace.
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ICT in Early Childhood Education - Digital Play
Viewing, Listening and Engaging - Being a responsive early childhood educator when it comes to digital play in early years education setting is important. In this article, we look at how you can begin to use digital technology in early childhood education settings in a way that will respond to young children's learning needs in the 21st century.
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Digital play is the best form of technology integration in early childhood education and so it makes sense that you ensure that the best pedagogical practices are implemented. In this article, you will learn more about digital play based pedagogy in early childhood education so that you can support technological learning and development in your early learning environment today.
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Accredited Online Professional Development for Teachers - Assessing Student ICT Capability
Dr Amanda Sullivan is a leading scholar and researcher in STEM in early childhood education. She has published a book on how you can break the stereotype of boys only using technology in early childhood education and reaching out to girls by embracing STEAM. Read the full transcript here.
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Last week I had the pleasure to listen to a webinar with my co-host Dr Faith Rogow who agreed to do a presenation in relation to inquiry based learning in early childhood education. She discussed some wonderful practical ideas and the video is worth watching. Read the transcript or watch the full video here.
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When integrating digital technology in early childhood education the most important way for young children to learn is through play. Digital play in the early years is considered the best form of digital technology integration in early childhood education and in this article, you will learn more about it and how you can facilitate it with ease in your early learning environment today.
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Robotics in Early Childhood Education
Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michele Miller and Melissa Clark from RoboKids to explain how they can help promote robotics in education. RoboKids is an award-winning business and I am sure you will find what they can offer benefiical. Learn about how you can maximse robotics in early childhood education today.
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Dr Chip Donohue is the foremost expert on technology integration in early childhood education and recently I had the privilege and pleasure to present one of his presentations. In it, he discussed how the Covid pandemic changed and exposed new concerns about screentime in early childhood. He then provide practical and immediately actionable advice on what you can as an early childhood practitioner to take advantage of what is happening and enhance learning and embrace technology positively today. Read the whole transcript here today.
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Creative play in early childhood education is about discovering and making new connections. It literally fits right into the mold of learning through play and as you might already know, play is one of the key ways that young children learn and develop. In this article, I will show you how to enhance this through the use of digital technology in the learning environment today.
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Teaching Strategies
In the early childhood learning environment, learning through play is one of the most important ways for young children to learn and develop. It’s an activity where young children can explore, imagine and make decisions, and this changes over the course of childhood from infancy to adolescence. In this article, you will learn the importance of learning through play when integrating digital technology in early childhood education today.
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Accredited Online Professional Development for Teachers - Assessing Student ICT Capability
Integrating technology in early childhood education doesn't have to be hard. It can start with just one computer or digital camera in order to be successful in your goals. Time is a constraint, however, that many teachers face and in this article I have given you a number of inspirational ideas to integrate ICT activities for preschoolers. Apply them today or adapt them to suit your needs.
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Robotics in Early Childhood Education
Not long ago, I had the privilege of interviewing and hearing a presentation from Dr Kate Highfield. She is a senior lecturer at the Australian Catholic University and she spoke on STEM in early childhood education and robotics. I found it very informative and I am sure that you will too.
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Free webinars for teachers
Next month (April) we will be continuing our free webinar for preschool teachers series with a well-renowned scholar of technology in early childhood education, Dr Chip Donohue. We are delighted to bring you such knowledge, experience and expertise and we hope that you can join us 13th April 9am AEST. Find the link to this free webinar in this article today.
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How to set learning goals for students
Technology integration is not straightforward! The learning intentions that are involved will shape how you support the development of ICT capability. In this article, you will learn how to set learning goals for students in early childhood education when planning to successfully integrate technology in early childhood education.
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Integrating ICT in preschool learning activities can be successfully achieved by using simple robotics. Join me on 15th March for a free webinar for teachers in early childhood education, as I interview Dr Kate Highfield on her research and learn from this renowned expert on how to successfully integrate robotics in early childhood education.
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Do you teach technology in preschool? This article will take you beyond just being able to teach basic computer skills for preschoolers with step-by-step instructions that will develop 21st century skills in meaningful contexts in the EYLF curriculum.
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There are many ways in which Information and Communication Technology in preschool activities can be integrated successfully. In this article, you will learn 5 ways to get you started on the right track to being more responsive towards a child's learning needs today.
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Integrating technology in the kindergarten classroom goes beyond just teaching basic computer skills for kindergarten children. In this article, you will learn what these are and how you can teach technology in kindergarten with ease today using these simple instructional strategies in your teaching and learning. We can help you maximise the use of technology in kindergarten!
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Teaching Strategies
Computers in early childhood education play a crucial role in enhancing learning in preschool and kindergarten. In this article, you will learn practical and immediately actionable advice as to how you can support the use of computers in your early learning environment now.
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Teaching strategies in early childhood - technology integration
Mobile technologies are continuing to become a key part of young children’s lives. Today, it is used for communication, socialising, and entertainment but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their capabilities. Learn today about the key benefits and strategies when using iPads in early childhood education.
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Teaching Strategies
When planning to integrate ICT in Primary science, it is important that your lesson plan structure is appropriate so that all children benefit from the curriculum. In this article, we will show you how to structure your lesson effectively so that you will ensure that children will learn the outcomes you intend.
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ICT in Primary Maths
The integration of ICT must always take place in a meaningful learning context. Teachers who integrate ICT in Primary Maths achieve this and in this article, I will explain why this is important for all teachers to do this through the connection between ICT and mathematics learning today.
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When using ICT in Primary Science lessons, it is important to understand the basics as to what you need to know in order to not only enhance science learning but successfully integrate ICT and develop student ICT capability. In this article, read on as you understand what this is and how far it will boost primary science today.
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Understanding how to integrate technology in the science classroom is important as the role that technology plays in science education continues to grow in a world where technology in education is increasingly needed. Through our online professional development for science teachers, we provide practical and immediate advice on strategies that you can use such as the ones in this article.
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With the pandemic amongst us, it is important to learn how can we use ICT in education today to provide the learning that our students require in order to thrive and survive in an uncertain world that may occur in the future. Learn how the effective use of ICT in education can enable goals to be achieved now.
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Here is the best way that you can promote creativity in early childhood education with technology today. Follow this advice to get started in your early learning environment.
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Developing student ICT capability - Accredited online professional development for teachers
Successful technology integration must begin with evidence based professional development for teachers using the classroom that lays the foundation in the early years and builds your capacity as a teacher to continue to support the use of technology throughout primary education and beyond. In our online PD courses for teachers, experience professional learning continually as we help you to ensure that technology integration is transparent in subject learning today.
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Teaching Strategies
The Early Years Learning Framework emphasises building and maintaining strong relationships in early childhood education and care. Technology is an enabler in the development of relationships and in this first look in this toolkit for the online PD for early childhood educators, we will show you what you can do to support the roles of technology in early childhood education to promote child technology learning through relationships.
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As a primary teacher, your ICT teaching and learning strategies should work towards the facilitation of ICT capability in subject learning. From planning to evidence based ICT teaching strategies, this article should help you to straighten up and fly right in terms of preparing your students for an integrated society as ICT literate citizens. Apply these ICT strategies in your classroom learning today.
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Formative assessment in Preschool
When it comes to technology integration planning, early childhood education parent involvement is essential in establishing a starting point for learning for every generation of digital natives that comes into your learning environment. Learn what you can do help parents and families understand what you do and why today. Embrace parent involvement in early childhood education today.
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Accredited Online Professional Development for Teachers - Assessing Student ICT Capability
Exposing your students to digital technology is not enough to develop their technological literacy in an ICT integrated society. High impact ICT teaching strategies proven to have an impact on student learning is crucial in ensuring that students continue to learn Information and Communication Technologies as a tool for learning. Employing ICT teaching strategies is your start make sound instructional decisions that will make a different now. Start now with this list today.
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Integrating technology in the kindergarten classroom is more than just teaching ICT skills and exposing young children to technology. In our online courses for kindergarten teachers, we will support you with evidence based teaching strategies for early childhood education and care that will enable you to facilitate the development of ICT capability in the Early Years curriculum so that your children can reap the benefits of technology in the kindergarten classroom today.
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Accredited Online Professional Learning for Teachers - Early Childhood Education
Join over 40 early childhood teachers in this NESA and TQI registered online PD for early childhood educators as they learn how to build on children's technology experiences at home. We can help you employ technology teaching strategies in early childhood once you have established a started point for their learning journey without knowing everything about technology today. Let us show you how your peers have achieved technology literacy in early childhood education today. We can help.
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Introducing on my TPT best sellers at my TPT store. Record keeping for teachers is very important for all subjects as it allows you to track student progress and they are great for planning not to mention discussing things with parents and carers. Technology use in the classroom is also very important and this student progress tracker will save you time and money. Check it out. Teachers Pay Teachers Australian Curriculum.
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CPD for teachers
Melbourne teachers, get your online workshop discount and join our online PD for teachers Melbourne today. We can help you accrue valuable CPD hours this year online whilst overcoming restrictions. Gain further expertise in ICT teaching strategies that will support your reporting on the capability of ICT in your classroom. Our low cost online workshops are fully registered by NESA and TQI guaranteeing you Melbourne teacher quality research based content. We understand your difficulties as we are teachers too. Join your colleagues today.
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Pedagogy in Early Childhood
Technology pedagogical practices in childcare and education have a tremendous influence on the beliefs and values of young children on technology use. With these 12 questions, you can resolve the 'why' in relation to individual differences in beliefs at your centre or school today. Learn to overcome the barriers to working together in synergy with us now. We can help you.
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Accredited Online Professional Development for Teachers - Assessing Student ICT Capability
In a time where we have rediscovered the need for digital capabilities, you will learn in this online workshop for primary school teachers all you need to know about teaching and learning with ICT in the primary school today. Using our easy to follow lessons and videos, watch your students transform into their capabilities in ICT as you apply our researched based theories into your classroom practice. We can help you.
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Integrating technology into the classroom can be an issue for primary school teachers. Another subject to teach! However, by using these ICT teaching methods for primary school technology integrators, planning will be much easier and student attainment levels a lot better as these teaching methods for primary school teachers come from teacher-tested classrooms.
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As a primary teacher, there are four levels of progression in student ICT capability that you must support in teaching. For this reason, scaffolding in primary education when it comes to ICT integration must be adequate and effective. In this article, you can use these easy steps to support your teaching to ensure effective scaffolding in primary education today.
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Teaching Strategies
When teaching and learning with ICT in the primary school, you would want to embed the best strategies for teaching with technology. The ICT teaching and learning strategies that you will learn in this accredited online workshop for primary school teachers will build your capacity as a teacher and develop student 21st century skills.
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When scaffolding in early childhood education during times of technology integration that might be in role plays or not, the level of adjustment you provide to support each child is vital if they are to develop their ICT capability. Here are ways you can scaffold children's learning in your preschool, childcare, or kindergarten classroom today.
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Scaffolding in the classroom ensures that you facilitate the development of 21st century skills such as ICT capability when you integrate technology in the classroom. Scaffolding learning, however, is different when it comes to using ICT so how can you make improvements in your teacher interventions? Read more about top strategies for teaching with technology and boost children's attainment levels in ICT.
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Accredited Online Professional Learning for Teachers - Early Childhood Education
The development of fine motor skills for preschoolers is very important as it lays the foundation for life skills. Technology when used as a tool can further develop fine motor skills after you have make the right instructional decisions and applied the right teaching strategies in preschool. Here are 10 ways for you to try today.
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Teaching Strategies
Formative assessment in primary school is important today as it helps teachers personal learning experiences in ICT. By examining the processes that a child went through to complete a finished product or work sample, you will be able to determine their capabilities in ICT and plot a path for learning progression today.
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Teaching strategies in early childhood - technology integration
To build on a child's home experiences of technology in early childhood education. Then through technology observation in early childhood, you monitor and assess their ICT capabilities in order to plan for learning progression. Understand what to observe in preschool and kindergarten use of tech in early childhood today.
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Tech use in Outdoor Classroom Day
Outdoor Classroom Day is coming soon! With technology being as much a part of a child's world as literacy and numeracy, here are some helpful tips to help you stress less and be able to optimise the use of tech in outdoors today.
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Vision statement for a school
Vision statements for schools should contain information about how ICT will be used and ICT capability developed. The trick is effectively sharing the vision with staff. Find out how here.
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ICT Teaching Strategies
Planning in early childhood education is essential for many reasons all of which to do with ensuring that children learn from an integrated curriculum. When using technology, it gets bit more complex and there various things which you need to consider. Want to know what they are?
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Accredited Online professional development for teachers - ICT Teaching Strategies
Intentional teaching strategies in early childhood can contribute a lot to children's learning. With the use of technology, things may vary and get a bit more complex, however, with these outlined for you using technology in early childhood education is a breeze.
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Teaching Strategies
Today, new literacies brings the learning of new technologies which are essential for students to master if they are to be literate for the 21st century. New technologies can be used to do traditional things in a different, more motivating way.
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Teaching Strategies
Learn how to enhance literacy with ICT in our NEW online professional development for teachers. This online course will boost your competence and confidence in Literacy-ICT integration - a key factor in the effectiveness of ICT in Literacy lessons today.
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Accredited Online professional development for teachers - ICT Teaching Strategies
With over 1,000 LinkedIn views, we thought this article is worth the mention again. Enjoy! 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.
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ICT Teaching Strategies
Understanding how to select and use assessment strategies in the primary grades is an important aspect of Pedagogical Content Knowledge for English teachers. It will be important that you modify your assessments to account for students’ vast differences in individual development, even within a grade.
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Teaching Strategies: Classroom management in Literacy lessons
With students being tech-savvy, it is quite easy for them to become distracted with the ICT they are using whilst learning literacy. Learn classroom management strategies to help you capitalise on student use of ICT in lessons.
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Technology Integration - 10 Tips to enhance its use today
It's not the technology that will help support the context of subjects in your classroom, but the strategies that you use to support and enhance the use of technology in the classroom. Here are 10 tips to get you started.
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Teaching Strategies
Reflection plays a big part in the development of student ICT capability. So to must teachers reflect on their teaching and learning with ICT to improve their own capabilities in ICT. Find out what questions you should ask yourself today.
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ICT Policy for Schools
The ICT policy in schools forms the backbone of a schools ICT culture. They highlight for teachers how to use ICT in the classroom and most importantly, how to develop ICT capability. Use these steps to structure yours appropriately.
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Teaching Strategies
Content-free software allows students to develop their ICT capability. By understanding their educational purposes you will be able to decide which is right for the ICT solutions your students are going to generate.
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Teaching Strategies
There are many factors that influence the development of ICT capability. In addition to the school’s ICT policy, a school’s culture must be one that has a strong belief that using ICT can promote teaching and learning. The strength of an ICT culture within a school is a very powerful force in determining the direction of a school.
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ICT Teaching Strategies: Maximising student capabilities with beebots
Learn by example how to teach ICT capability in the classroom by demonstrating coding skills using bee bots proficiently today.
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Teaching Strategies
The Heads of Departments and other senior management like Deputy Principals play an important role in building a professional culture which is responsive to change. They set values for all and have attributes such as commitment and hard work that set great examples for other staff in the school community. Find out how to inspire change towards ICT at your school.
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ICT Teaching Strategies
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 their planning if they are to prepare students for life in an ICT-integrated society.
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Accredited Online professional development for teachers - ICT Teaching Strategies
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 – ICT 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.
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Accredited online professional development for teachers
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.
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Teaching Strategies: Classroom management in Literacy lessons
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.
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Teaching Strategies
An ICT capable teacher needs to comprehend the significance of how students learn 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.
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