Archive forMarch, 2013

Overview

March 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Although I was sceptical at first about writing a blog and how easy I would find it to use, I surprised myself in how easily I have become accustomed to using the blogging tools and the Mypad website. I also feel that I have been able to learn a lot about ICT and how I can […]

The use of ICT is common across the curriculum in today’s schools. I was fortunate enough to be able to have an art lesson which focused around the use of ICT in an art session using the Ipad and music to set the scene. The lesson focused on us listening to a piece of music […]

Internet Safety

March 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment

In today’s session we were looking at Internet safety not only for safeguarding children but also ourselves. Firstly we were asked to discuss any horror stories we knew of about children and adults using the Internet. Most of the stories focused around the social networking site Facebook and privacy settings. It has been stressed to the class that we […]

Gaming

March 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Today we talked about, looked at and tried out different games which can be used in the classroom. In today’s school classrooms children are not very familiar with lots of different types of games as they are not commonly used within a classroom situation. We discussed, as a group, the general views about gaming and […]

In today’s session we were able to create 2 resources based around the book Owl Babies. Working collaboratively as a group we were able to discuss the ideas of making a monkey jam and an interactive whiteboard (IWB) resource. We split the group in 2 to work in pairs to create each one. I was working with […]

Today we have been looking at and exploring the interactive whiteboard with particular focus on the programme SmartNotebook. When being in schools I have not personally had that much experience with using the interactive whiteboard as they were not in place when I was in school. However with being on placements I can see that they are […]

Using technology is important for children as it is going to be a major part of society in the future. It is important for them to learn this from a young age sothat they are able to use this technology as it evolves. They will develop new learning skills by playing games on the computer […]