Using ICT in Education 'Big' Takeaways

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1. The 6 C's

1.1. Curation

1.1.1. According to Tech Target, Digital Curation is defined as the management of any kind of digital data, through the use of software and other digital technology.

1.1.2. Curation Ideas

1.1.2.1. Getpocket.com

1.1.2.2. Diigo (collects sites)

1.1.2.3. Edu.symbaloo.com

1.1.2.4. Scholastic.ca

1.1.2.5. Google docs

1.1.2.5.1. In many of my classes (including this one) Google docs is where we share resources. Since google docs doesn't kick students out at the end of the term the resources posted on it will help me throughout my whole career.

1.1.2.6. Teacher pays Teachers

1.1.2.7. Bookmarking

1.2. Collaboration

1.2.1. Google docs has proven an invaluable resource already in my education career. It has allowed me to collaboratively work with classmates, even when we can't physically be in the same location.

1.3. Citizenship

1.4. Communication

1.5. Critical Thinking

1.6. Creativity

1.6.1. In my opinion ICT can both help and hinder creativity. ICT makes it possible for anyone to create and share information, however, it also makes it easy for individuals to take other people's work and pass it off for their own.

2. Digital Citizenship

2.1. What is digital citizenship?

2.1.1. To me good citizens participate respectfully and safely within their communities. Good digital citizens display these same qualities in online communities.

2.2. Privacy and Safety

2.2.1. I will teach my students how to create strong passwords and protect their private information. My students will learn that it is important to look at a website's privacy policies. I will also get my students to ask for permission before creating accounts or downloading files off of the internet.

2.3. Appropriate Use

2.3.1. I believe appropriate internet use can change depending on your age and job. Teachers are held to a high standard and shouldn't post anything online that they wouldn't want their students to see.

3. Creating A Web Presence

3.1. For Students

3.1.1. An Assessment Tool

3.1.1.1. Kahoot is one of my personal favourite formative assessment tools. Because its game based many students don't even realize that they are being assessed. On my first student teaching placement students even asked to retake quizzes to try to beat their previous scores.

3.2. For Parents

3.2.1. Means of Communication

3.2.1.1. I am a firm believer that frequent communication between parents and teachers increases students' learning. Apps such as ClassDojo make communication easy. My struggle as a new teacher will be finding the right level of communication and establishing a work/life balance.

3.3. For Educators

3.3.1. Teaching Portfolios

3.3.1.1. On Wix I was able to easily create a professional portfolio. Because it is online it can easily be updated and shared. I don't have to reprint the portfolio every time I make a change or share it with possible employers.

3.3.2. Being Connected

3.3.2.1. PLE

3.3.2.1.1. Van Harmelen describes Personal Learning Environments as “systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning".

3.3.2.2. PLN

3.3.2.2.1. A Personal learning network is “a network of trusted connections with whom an individual interacts (and learns from) on a regular basis.” - Jane Hart.

4. Classroom Tools

4.1. Apps and Sites

4.1.1. Quizlet Desmos Google Earth NoRedInk Class Craft Wolfram Alpha Garage Band

4.2. Possible Problems

4.2.1. Technology Crashes

4.2.1.1. When teachers over rely on technology tools to teach with, a simple WiFi crash can cause major problems. On days that I am using technology in the classroom, I will always have a back up plan. This will insure that my students don't lose a whole day of instruction.

4.2.2. Cheating

4.2.2.1. Tools like Wolfram Alpha make it easy for students to find answers to problems they should be thinking through by themselves. As a teacher, I will always be on the look-out for work that does not look original.

5. Literacy with ICT

5.1. What is LwICT?

5.1.1. Definition: thinking critically and creatively, about information and about communication, as citizens of the global community, while using ICT safely, responsibly and ethically.

5.2. Manitoba Continum

5.2.1. ICT is infused across all subjects and across all grades K-12.

5.2.2. LwICT is the responsibility of every teacher.

5.2.3. SY Framework for ICT

5.2.3.1. There are 3 implementation models described in the framework: stand-alone model, complementary model, and the integrated model.

5.2.3.1.1. At this point I don't plan teaching any of the senior years courses as stand alone courses. However, it is important for me to become familiar with the outcomes in case I teach at a school that uses the complementary or integrated model.

5.3. Infusing Technology

5.3.1. TPACK

5.3.1.1. Technology is often treated separately from teaching and learning. TPACK is a theory that integrates technology and education. According to Mc Graw Hill the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) theory was developed "to explain the set of knowledge that teachers need to teach their students a subject, teach effectively, and use technology".

5.4. Evaluating Content

5.4.1. Students need to be taught how to evaluate the information they find online. Unlike information found in newspaper, online information is not verified. Anyone can post online!

5.4.2. Safe search engines like Kiddle can be used to ensure that information students find is 'kid friendly'.