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1 A Tutorial for teachers by Lories Slockbower

2 What are ICTs? ICT is an acronym which stands for information and communication technologies Includes any communication device or application encompassing: radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and applications associated with them, such as videoconferencing and distance learning. In a school, these might include : Computer Radio and television Overhead projector Interactive white board Document reader Mobile phone iPod Digital camera

3 How are ICTs used in education? To teach Support assessment and manage the educational process Support student needs Support teachers’ professional development Enhance students’ ICT and information literacy skills

4 Using ICTs in TEACHING Technology enhances your lessons by directly involving the student in the learning Here are some ways students can use a computer in the classroom and resources to help you get started: Access the Internet to conduct research Follow a Web quest to discover specific information

5 More ways to use a computer Use word processing to type assignments Create charts or graphs for presentations Make a blog (an online journal) to share their research information with other children plans/creating-character-blogs-1169.html?tab=4 Create a podcast to develop oral and writing skills

6 Television instruction Television provides instruction and specialized subject areas when teachers are not available. In Telescundaria in Mexico, ITV provides distance learning and in-school support of teachers. Improves achievement – Students who lagged behind initially caught up completely and cut their math and language deficit by half. (Click on site at right and scroll to page 11) http://www.knowledgeenterpris 3.pdf http://www.knowledgeenterpris 3.pdf Interactive television illustrates applications, describes context, and generates student interest /tvforlearning/usingtv/educator s_usingtv.html /tvforlearning/usingtv/educator s_usingtv.html

7 Radio instruction Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) is the use of radio to bring curriculum and teacher training to classrooms Requires a radio and an adult facilitator Reaches large numbers of teachers and learners who are isolated by distance, disease, poor infrastructure. Can be used almost anywhere, Example: In Zambia, radio instruction has helped children who lacked instructors due to the AIDS epidemic. For details, see ations/zambia-interactive-radio- instruction ations/zambia-interactive-radio- instruction

8 Using an overhead projector An overhead projector is a type of slide projector that is used to display images to the class. Use it to post the class starter for the day & agenda, demonstrations/Internet displays, student work formatting for essays, etc. For a lesson idea, see http://www.teachervision.fen.c om/graphic-organizers/skill- builder/48615.html

9 Using an Interactive White Board What is a white board? Show streamed or downloaded video clips. You can pause, circle, underline, highlight text. You can connect a DVD or VHS player to the projector. Print and save notes. You can put notes in a file on a shared server for students to download or post notes on a Web page or blog. It’s a large interactive display that connects to a computer and projector which shows the computer’s desktop on the board’s surface You can use it to - Present multimedia projects

10 Encourage Critical Thinking. Students' ideas can be written directly on the whiteboard; if you switch to outline view, the class can brainstorm together. Helpful to special needs students. The large fonts and bright colors may be helpful for both visually impaired students and those who are easily distracted. For suggested lesson plans, go to: capps.htm,index

11 Using a document reader Document readers, sometimes called DigiCams or Elmos, are digital cameras positioned so that documents can be placed under them and the documents are then displayed on the classroom's projector. They are similar to old transparency viewers with the added advantage of being able to show non-transparent items as well as pages of a book, DVD cases, small prints, etc. For ideas on how to use these in your classroom, check this website:

12 Mobile phones Use sites like Gabcast or Evoca to make ‘instant’ podcasts straight from a mobile phone Set up audio tours Access podcasts Create mini- documentaries using the camera in a phone Record field trips – use photos or voice or text back observations to other pupils Record science experiments and include the pictures /video with their written reports

13 Ideas for mobile phone use Check out this website: phlogs/SimonEnsor/2010 /9/25/Telephones-In- The-Classroom

14 Using iPods or MP3 players Portable, pocket-sized devices for storing and playing audio, text and video files, Use to share files with a class and for assessment. See site below: http://www.educationwo s070.shtml http://www.educationwo s070.shtml

15 Use a digital camera Students can use photography to develop their art and technology skills. A digital camera can be used for: PowerPoint presentations Slide show presentations Displays and class projects Web pages Bulletin boards Screensavers Journal writing School publications For some interesting classroom ideas, check out: ~toh/image/DigitalCameraUs es.htm ~toh/image/DigitalCameraUs es.htm estern/pix.html estern/pix.html http://www.onekama.k12.mi. us/onekama97- 98/hyperstudio.htm http://www.onekama.k12.mi. us/onekama97- 98/hyperstudio.htm

16 ICTs support students needs Assistive technology includes devices which help learners with disabilities such as voice synthesizers, navigators, scanners, text enlargement software, and alternative keyboards. iPods can also help the visually impaired by providing audios of lessons. For more ideas, visit: ered/ATBasics/Foundation/i ntro/introbasic.php ered/ATBasics/Foundation/i ntro/introbasic.php

17 ICTs in ASSESSMENT Simulators and gaming devices are used to test learners’ abilities, for instance, in driving skills Computer software helps teachers create a variety of assessments with ease and maintain student records. For details, see t/pages/staff/AssessIT t/pages/staff/AssessIT

18 ICTs in professional development Teachers can access professional development at school or in their home through: Computers and the Internet Interactive Radio Television Video recording Online distance learning See how other teachers view professional development at: http://www.ictineducati page/2010/7/7/professio nal-development-in- technology.html http://www.ictineducati page/2010/7/7/professio nal-development-in- technology.html

19 Enhancing students’ ICT literacy skills Using technology prepares students for the following 21 st workforce skills Communicate effectively: in audio, video, animation, design software, e-mail, Web sites, message boards, blogs, streaming media, etc. Analyze and interpret data: Web-based and other electronic formats. Understand various data representation systems, such as computational models and simulations Manage and prioritize tasks: Students must be able to manage various technologies. Engage in problem solving: Students must have an understanding of how to apply what they know and can do to new situations. Ensure security and safety: Students must know how to ethically use technology. /issues/methods/technlgy/te80 0.htm#context /issues/methods/technlgy/te80 0.htm#context

20 Let’s review… Read the question on the left and click at right for the answer 1. How can ICTs be used in education? 2. Name some common types of technology found in a classroom. 1. To teach, support assessment and manage the educational process, support student needs, support teachers’ professional development and enhance students’ ICT and information literacy skills 2. Computers, overhead projector, interactive white board, document reader, mobile phone, iPod, digital camera

21 More questions 3. What two devices can be used to project information on to a screen? 4. Name three ways to use an interactive white board. 5. How can you use computers in the classroom? 6. What technology is effective for distant learners? 7. Name ways ICTs are used in assessments 3. Overhead project and document reader 4. Present multi-media presentations, video clips, print and save notes 5. Use the Internet for research, Web quests, word processing, blog, podcast, charts and graphs 6. Interactive radio and television, computer 7. Simulations, grade books, standardize tests, data reports

22 8. Give an example of using a mobile phone in a lesson 9. How can an iPod be used academically? 10. How could you use adaptive technology to assist a visually impaired student? 11. Aside from the PowerPoint software itself, what other technology would enhance the presentation? 8. Record a science experiment with picture and video 9. Students can access hundreds of educational Web sites to hear lectures. Teachers can record their lessons for students to hear. 10. Equip the computer with a special keyboard designed with larger keys, and a magnifier 11. A digital camera to take photos

23 11. How do ICTs enhance professional development? 12. Name some ways that technology literacy skills prepare students for the 21 st century workforce. 11. With the availability of computers, videos, and online classes, teachers can pursue professional development when it fits into their schedule. 12. Technology training helps students communicate effectively, analyze and interpret data, understand various data representation systems, and learn how to use technology ethically.

24 Work cited Basic Technologies. (2005) Retrieved September 25, 2010, from School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York Web site: Birmingham City Council. (2010). Birmingham grid for learning. Retrieved September 25, 2010 from,index,index Duncan, Deborah. Neshoba Central High School, Philadelphia, MS. (n.d.) Using a digital camera in a classroom. Retrieved September 23, 2010 from Education World Inc. (2010). Sites to see: iPod resources. Retrieved September 25, 2010 from Eldridge, Barbara. (2010). Onekama Elementary School, Onekama, MI. Teaching students to use HyperStudio for their projects. Retrieved September 25, 2010 from Elmo Company Ltd. (2010). What is a document camera? Retrieved September 24, 2010 from Ensor, Simon. (2010) Telephones in the classroom. Retrieved September 25, 2010 from Freedman, Terry. (2010). Professional Development in Technology. Retrieved September 26, 2010 from technology.html technology.html

25 Works cited continued Haddad, Wadi D. (1999). ICTs for Education, A Reference Handbook (11). Retrieved September 22, 2010 from website of Knowledge Enterprise, Ltd. at: How to use Web quests in a classroom. (2010). Retrieved September 20, 2010 from International Development Division of Education Development Center. (2010). Zambia interactive radio instruction. Retrieved September 21, 2010 from National Center for Education Statistics. (n.d.). Create a graph. Retrieved September 20, 2010 from North Central Regional Educational Library. (2005). Critical issue: using technology to improve student achievement. Retrieved September 24, 2010 from Potash, Elizabeth. (2010). Creating character blogs. Retrieved September 21, 2010 from ReadWriteThink International Reading Association web site: 1169.html?tab=4 1169.html?tab=4 Reeves, Elizabeth. (n.d.) 7-step lesson plan for using instructional TV in the classroom. Retrieved September 23, 2010 from UNC-TV at Shelley, Nathan. (2010). Podcasting in the classroom. Retrieved September 20, 2010, from the School of the Epiphany, Archdiocese of San Francisco, San Francisco, California web site: Smith, Chris. (n.d.) Assessment and ICT. Retrieved September 21, 2010 from

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