Why should we integrate technology?

Integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into the classroom provides students with opportunities to engage in learning with ICT and therefore develop competence in using (ICT). Students learn how to“… access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school…” Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (2016).

I subscribed to Simon Haughton’s website today as another pre-service educator recommended Simon’s website in our University Diigo group. Simon’s post – Thoughts on creating a child-led ICT/Computing curriculum is very informative in regards to implementing independent projects in the classroom. Thanks for the tips! I look forward to learning more from your website Simon.

While the rest of us may feel like we are still catching up with technology, the big wide world of ICT continues to advance at a rapid rate. Now is not the time to be stuck with a fixed mindset. How do we keep up? It has to start with education. As educators, we will guide students in learning and contribute to preparing them for a future where they will inevitably continue to be immersed in technology all the way through their further education and employment.

With nineteen months of University studies to go, three more practicum placements, and a four-week internship… I am excited about the journey ahead.

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Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (2016). Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability. Retrieved April 26, 2016, from http://v7-5.australiancurriculum.edu.au/generalcapabilities/information-and-communication-technology-capability/introduction/introduction

[Image] retrieved April 26, 2016 from http://www.easyassistmedia.com/how-to-integrate-your-marketing-channels/

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