You will learn how to implement open-minded and meaningful ICT experiences that support your pedagogy and understanding by exploring creative opportunities in your learning environment and developing a hands-on learning approach.
In this course, you will go beyond just teaching ICT skills by employing evidence based teaching strategies that will support the development of technological literacy and ensure that you are responding to their interests, skills, abilities, and knowledge.
Throughout this course you will need to refer to your own early years curriculum to find specific examples of how you can apply graphics programs such as DAP drawing and painting software in meaningful and purpose-driven subject-related contexts.
The software that I will be using will that of MS Paint, Paint 3D or any other DAP programs that you have on your Apple computer or iPad.
You can use your desktop, laptop or tablet computer i.e. iPad.
Complex and continuous professional development of ECE teachers is a key requirement of the productive integration of ICT into the learning processes of children. This course build and develop your basic ICT competencies, committed to local personal skills.
You will to apply basic tools of a graphics editor to create their own drawings and paintings, use mouse and tablet to draw simple pictures; customize the environment of the graphics editor to meet the needs of the users; recognize most common formats of the graphics files; and understand the differences and usual purposes.
Contents of course as recommended by UNESCO:
- Evidence based ICT teaching strategies for classroom practices of:
Basic tools, first attempts in a bitmap drawing software application;
Images and files, Open and Save; Save As;
More tools in step by step activities;
Selection; Copy and Paste;
Applying the Symmetry tool; Adding texts;
Working with stamps, Stamp Browser;
Customizing the environment (different interfaces );
Drawings, paintings, images and photographs. Different file formats.