It is amazing that the end of the semester already. I have still the last part of my Assignment 3 PartD. I have confidence to complete it and here I want something time to write this blog and thank you all teachers and colleagues who help me during my study. I am an international student in USQ in studying Bachelor of Early Childhood. In this three years, I have worked hard and very very hard for me to study.I ever thought to give up my study, ecpecially I failed the ICTs placement experience, I was very upsad and did not understand why other people can pass but not me. Through thinking and never ever give up, I restood with my mind and said to myself, ‘Annie, I can do it. Trust yourself’ . In this semester, I really complete the last placement and gained very good comments with my mentor. I have confident demonstrated that I have not wast time these four years.
In the EDC3100, utilising ICTs, such as twitter, facebook, and evernote throughout the semester has enabled me to collaborate with my group member that I have more time to connect. It has been a wonderful experience to share this learning journey with all. Hopefully we cross paths in other subjects in the future. Good luck and love you all.
The planning comes directly from observations. We include ‘Continuous Provision’ within the children’s learning environment so that the children are freely and independently able to access resources they call on to play and develop. Continuous provision means just that, set resources are in the learning environments and children know where they are and where to return them to. ICT is an embedded part of this. See the Continuous Provision document for ICT resources that we have out and available to children at all times.
Planning also includes ideas and stimulus that adults may choose to introduce for a number of reasons. For example to celebrate festivals. This planning pulls on ‘Enhanced Resources’, resources that are not kept within the learning environments most of the time but are bought in to stimulate or support a particular area of planning.
Let me share with you about my reflection on one of my lesson plan in week 3. I implemented this lesson by allowing children to record the online signt word game using IWB. Once everything completed, children were asked to draw maths 2D AND 3D shape by using laptop; they were also need to do it in a small group and make comparison about the four weather conditions (sunny, rainy, cloudy and windy). I explained what bar graph is all about with the children before they make the bar graph.
During the preschool years, young children are developing a sense of initiative and creativity. They are curious about the world around them and about learning. They are exploring their ability to create and communicate using a variety of media (crayons, felt-tip markers, paints and other art materials, blocks, dramatic play materials, miniature life figures) and through creative movement, singing, dancing, and using their bodies to represent ideas and experiences. Digital technologies provide one more outlet for them to demonstrate their creativity and learning.
When I prepare the Assignment 3 Part B, Part C and Part D, there are a checklist provide a range of questions, we may ask .
I have read this in connection with the Pragmatic Advice on Assignment 3 provded on the learning path. First, I have received and checked the draft learning journal report and identified any shortfalls in terms of blog posts and activity completion.
In Part B, the context for Professional Experience (PE) and the Approach to planning ICT integration. The assignment specification advises that the above can be provided in the form of prose, dot points, tables. The aim is to provide a simple and clear explanation of how you will approach the planning of ICT integration into the lessons in ways that are appropriate to your context. More details to the advice on the planning description.
In the other important part, Evaluation and Lessons Learned. I will evaluate the integration of ICT during in Professional Experience and identify lessons that need to apply for the future teaching. In doing so, we need address two parts: Evaluation and Lessons learned. In ‘Evaluation’ contain into successes, not so successful and factors. Also, the lessons learned is focused on how future practice is using ICTs to enhance students learning will change.
The Score A- Preschool is an online kindergarten designed for children between 4-5 years old. The learning activities consis of animations of learning contents, fun interactive learning activities and educational games.
All the learning activities are meticulously designed to conform to Malaysian Ministry of Education National Preschool Curriculum which embraced integrated and holistic approaches in the development of potential in children. The learning designs also take into account the developing stages of children, their growing ages and their increasingly interest in Information and communication technology (ICT).
The 5E’s Instructional Model was launched in 2009. It is a reference point of school leaders and teachers to develop a deeper understanding of what constitutes high quality teacher practice in the classroom (Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2013).
The purpose of the 5E’s Model is to demonstrate how teachers use what they know in the classroom. Defining what high quality teaching and learning looks like in the classroom allows us to describe how teachers use what they know in their interactions with students.
The e5 Instructional Model emphasises what the teacher is doing, not what students are doing in the classroom or what students are capable of doing when they leave the classroom.The printed e5 publication includes a full discussion of its context, addressing:
Curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting
Research, theory and practice
The imperative for a shared view of quality instruction
Today, I went to the sounthen primary school to meet my mentor. I will have a placement next week in the pre class. I am so excited with work with this multculturnal class. Through using the ICTs equipment in class, I will make a connection with the background of children. In my opinion, I need to know what is an IWB? which IWB use in my class? Now introduce a combination of 5 components as an IWB.
1. A touch screen/ board. This is the bit that looks like a whitboard but acts like a really big iPad. It is the main interface with the computer that is connected to the IWB. This is a normal screen in ICTs equipment.Some IWBs allow this interaction to occur by direct touch, others require the use of special pen-shaped devices.
2. Computer or similar device.such as laptop, a desktop computer. It’s this device that does all the work.
3. Data projector. The output from the computer needs to be displayed onto the touch screen/board, that’s what the data projector is for.
a. Device driver software. Most computers wont know how to communicate with the interactive touch screen. It’s the device driver sofeware that provides this knowledge and enables the computer to understand your use of the touch screen.
The other sofeware is on the computer can be displayed and interacted with via the IWB. Beyond standard sofeware some IWB manufacturer also provide software that has special features are designed to make full use of the touch screen.
The last IWB is peripherals. These are the collection of additional device and hardware we can connect to the IWB or the computer connected to it.
Here is the Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_whiteboard on Interactive Whiteboards provides a useful description
Smart Board interactive whiteboards can be used to differentiate intruction to support a variety of learning styles in fun and engaging ways. These are enable young learners to learn together as naturally as they play and learn together, which makes it easy for teachers to foster collaborative learning environments that nourish creativity and teamwork. Whether you have young learnrs in prepschool, SMART board in early years education can help you to ensure that every student has the chance to suceed.