Why enrol 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.
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.
Spend 30 seconds to list the top 3 ways to develop student ICT capabiilty in your classroom today?
What does ICT capability consists of and why is it so important to learn. Understand the context of ICT capability in the Australian Curriculum.
Understand the role of concepts and processes when developing student ICT capability.
A test of your knowlege about ICT capabiity.
Discover key strategies when planning to ensure progression and continuity in student ICT capability.
Find out here when is it the best time to use ICT for teaching and learning.
Learn the optimal points in a lesson to intervene as a teacher and how to determine them.
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.
You will learn how to plan for differentiation by determining student learning styles and understanding how students learn with ICT.
Learn from additional information and links about planning for progression in student ICT Capability.
Learn about the affordances and scaffolding to use.
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.
Not every ICT tool will help you develop student ICT capability. Learn here what really makes a difference.
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.
Learn how you can become tech-savvy in literacy lessons.
Choose the desirable Year level and discover the best practices to Teach ICT capability in Primary Literacy today.
Research has provided a great example from your peers about having a whole-school approach to developing student ICT capability through effective progression.
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.