Primary Classroom Strategies: Develop Student ICT Capability
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Primary Classroom Strategies: Develop Student ICT Capability

NESA Accredited Course: Teach Primary student ICT capability across the curriculum today.
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Last updated 6/2017
Price: $90
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 35 Articles
  • 40 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Investigate the key skills needed for students;
  • Understand how students learn with ICT;
  • Optimise opportunities for development;
  • Determine your own capabilities & understand its role in the development of others;
  • Develop the ICT capable classroom: Classroom Practices;
  • Initiate a whole-school approach;
  • Manage school transitions;
  • Effectively facilitate student capabilities;
  • Select the appropriate tools for learning;
  • Progress student capabilities;
  • Create an Inclusive classroom environment.
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Completing this course will contribute 4 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing  2.6.2 & 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Why enroll in this course?

In order to exploit ICT effectively in your classroom, you will need to develop your own ICT capability as well as appreciate what level of ICT capability certain groups of Primary students are performing at.  You will also  need to know how to improve your students' ICT skills further when appropriate in your lessons!

You'll learn how to maximise outcomes and capabilities in an inclusive environment for your students throughout your Curriculum learning areas at your school. In addition, I will give you the expertise you need to stimulate learning and to track the functioning levels of students so that they will continue to expand their potential throughout their schooling career.

This course will explain and exemplify what is involved in Developing Student ICT Capability!!! It build on your own understanding of ICT skills and concepts.

It will deliver practical and immediately actionable advice derived from the most ICT capable schools today.

Australian Curriculum Reference

If you are an Australian teacher, it is a requirement of the Australian Curriculum that teachers are able to teach and assess General Capabilities. As ICT Capability is one of those, this course will be perfect for you to achieve this goal.

This course will deliver practical and immediately actionable advice that comes from comprehensive pedagogical research proven to be successful in developing student ICT capability.

While this forms the basis for our examples, the principles and practices involved in developing ICT capability remain the same no matter which curriculum you teach and belong to.

What is the course about?

ICT capability is a 21st century skill that students require in order to actively participate in a knowledge-based society and be empowered by Information and Communication Technology. 

Opportunities in all curriculums await teachers to develop student ICT capability whenever they use software where the level of control and decision-making by students is high such as MS Word.

Materials in this course

This course contains real handouts of supportive material and reflective tasks to help you bring you back to your own practices in your classroom. It will also contain quizzes in the form of multiple choice questions to help test your knowledge and reflect on your current practices in the classroom.

Who is the target audience?
  • Primary teachers
  • Elementary teachers
  • Teachers who use ICT in the classroom
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Curriculum For This Course
58 Lectures
Welcome and Introduction
6 Lectures 13:36


ICT capability is a key component of all curriculums around the world. In the Australian Curriculum Primary educators are charged with the role of developing the first four levels of student progression in capabilities.

Much of this course is focused around the Australian Curriculum as it uses it as an example. However, the principles and practices you will find can also be applied to your classrooms no matter where you are.

In this section, I will introduce myself to you and give you breakdown of the structure and purpose of this course.

Please take the time to go through each section and I will hope you enjoy it and find it worthwhile.

Preview 04:50

Spend 30 seconds to list the top 3 ways to develop student ICT capabiilty in your classroom today?

Activity One: Test your Knowledge

Student skills in Australia

What are the skills needed for Primary students?

Reflective Learning
How Students Learn with ICT
1 Lecture 04:47
ICT and Student Learning
Optimise opportunities for development
6 Lectures 08:59

What does ICT capability consists of and why is it so important to learn. Understand the context of ICT capability in the Australian Curriculum.

What is ICT Capability?

Building blocks to capabilities Part 1

Understand the role of concepts and processes when developing student ICT capability.

Building blocks to capabilities Part 2

The Key Ingredient

Example 1: The Relationship between the Components

Example 2: How the components combine?

A test of your knowlege about ICT capabiity.

Understand ICT Capability Development
7 questions
Determining your own capability and Understanding its Role
2 Lectures 03:42

Reflective Task: How ICT Capable are you?
Classroom practices - Developing the ICT capable classrooms
9 Lectures 18:57

Discover key strategies when planning to ensure progression and continuity in student ICT capability.

Preview 03:20

Find out here when is it the best time to use ICT for teaching and learning.

When to use ICT in the Classroom?

Classroom Foundations Tip 1

Learn the optimal points in a lesson to intervene as a teacher and how to determine them.

Classroom Foundations Tip 2

Assessment is a vital part of your planning cycle. It is seen as a complex thing to do with ICT. However, it is achievable if activities are planned to include opportunities for assessment. Find out what you can do here.

Classroom Foundation Tip 3

You will learn how to plan for differentiation by determining student learning styles and understanding how students learn with ICT.

Classroom Foundation Tip 4

How to plan to ensure motivation and progression in ICT capability

Analyse the Situation

Learn from additional information and links about planning for progression in student ICT Capability.

Other points to consider
Whole-School Approach
1 Lecture 04:03
Building on foundations - how to develop a whole-school approach
Managing Student School Transitions
6 Lectures 18:15
The Importance of Progression and Continuity

Effective Transitions for Progression and Continuity

Planning Liaisons

Solving Discontinuity

Reflecting Task - Transitions and Liaisons

Using Assessment Effectively
Effectively Facilitate Capabilities
6 Lectures 29:14
Plan and seek opportunities to develop every component of student capabilities.

Learn about the affordances and scaffolding to use.

Providing effective support

How to structure and stimulate learning

How to Develop Student Autonomy

Grouping Students

Other Strategies
Select the appropriate tools for learning
8 Lectures 19:44

There is so much technology out there sometimes it is difficult to decide what to use. By learning which ones don't develop student ICT capability you can make the right start.

Resources to Avoid

Evaluate the best ICT tools to use

Not every ICT tool will help you develop student ICT capability. Learn here what really makes a difference.

ICT Tools in the Primary Classroom that support ICT capability development

Understand the best practices to plan for technology-literacy integration, providing the ideal learning environment and learning the best ICT tools and resources to use for literacy teaching.

ICT Capability and Literacy in the National Curriculum Prt 1

Learn how you can become tech-savvy in literacy lessons.

Effective Teaching in a Literacy-Technology Learning Environment

Choose the desirable Year level and discover the best practices to Teach ICT capability in Primary Literacy today.

Literacy Tools to Teach ICT Capabiity

Read the background information of this lecture and then download the appropriate year level teacher resource to teach ICT capability in Primary numeracy today.

ICT Capability and Numeracy Tools in the Classroom

Reflective Activity
Progressing Capabilities
6 Lectures 18:54
Learning how to progress capabilities

Identify progression in Capabilities

Research has provided a great example from your peers about having a whole-school approach to developing student ICT capability through effective progression.

Example of Progression in ICT capability in a School

Monitor and Intervene in ICT Activities

Assess ICT capability

Reflective Activity: Assessing Student ICT capability
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About the Instructor
Michael Hilkemeijer
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Online Professional development for teachers

With over 10 years experience as an ICT teacher, I have taught and learnt how to effectively develop student ICT skills in the classroom. I facilitate teacher workshops and online courses that deliver practical and immediately actionable advice on teachers from early childhood to Primary can develop student ICT capability in their lessons. My website hosts a number of articles and teacher resources that expand on my courses and further develop your teacher professional learning in these areas. I will continue to create more courses to ensure that our students are prepared for the 21st century.