Welcome to ‘my world’ for the next few weeks. This is exciting!
I met my mentor teacher yesterday afternoon and I had the opportunity to visit our classroom. This will be my world for three weeks and I cannot wait to meet the little people in Prep that will become our students during this Professional Experience [PE].
During my visit, I was very observant and quick to identify the digital technology that will be available during my PE.
I identified all of the digital technology in the classroom – an interactive whiteboard connected to the teacher’s laptop, two desk top computers and four iPads. The iPads are shared between three classes – the time in each classroom is managed by the iPad timetable.
There is a brand new ICT classroom within the school; however, the teacher has valid concerns about using the ICT classroom as the Prep students are too little to sit at the tall computer desks on the wheelie office chairs (they would be spinning and falling off). The students would also require individual student ID login and passwords. It is highly unlikely that we will be able to access the ICT classroom with these considerations.
I am confident however that I know enough about the digital technology in the classroom. I am also confident that I will be able to design my lesson plans with effective use of digital technology to amplify and transform student learning.
I plan to incorporate ICT into my Mathematics and English rotations due to ICT access and availability; however, I am determined that I can work with this and get the most out of what we have. For “…the true teacher is the learner.” (Elbert Hubbard) and with a positive approach, all things are possible.
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