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Final Year 2 Post

This is my final Year 2 Post for my Blogfolio before I send it off for marking.

The three ICT sessions I have had this year have been really beneficial to me, as well as the articles available for extra reading. Everything I have discovered over these sessions will help me develop my practice when using ICT within the Early Years and Key Stage One. I have really enjoyed the hands on element, as we were given a task during the first session, and by the end of the third session we had completed everything and had the chance to share within our groups. From this, I feel I have learnt more than I may have done if we were just taking down notes, as we were also given the chance to work within groups, but sharing out the responsibilities to ensure everyone had at least one individual job to do throughout.

At the end of February, I will be beginning my 2a school experience in the Foundation Stage, and I am going to try and fit at least one element of my Year 2 ICT into this to discover if they are as successful with the children as they were with me. I will also take into consideration everything I have read from the online articles, to ensure I am using ICT to benefit the children completely, rather than making my lesson plans more cross-curricular.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you have enjoyed my blog as much as I have making it!

I thought I would leave you with a video which I think is a really nice idea for using QR Codes in the classroom with iPads.
QR Codes are scannable codes for smart phones that anybody can make and can be used for almost anything. Click here for more information on what a QR code is.

Goodbye for now!

Final Post

This is my final post before I submit my blog for marking.

Firstly, I would like to comment on the idea of blogging. When we first started ICT, and I was told that we were going to have to blog every week for our assignment, i wasn’t too impressed, however as the weeks went on, I found the whole process a lot easier and actually started to enjoy it. I have gained a lot of confidence in blogging in general, as well as improving my knowledge on the subject, for example using things such as Popplet which are online, as well as learning how to embed things to add them on to my site. Now i have carried out blogging for one assignment, I would love it if all assignments could be done in this way!

As well as blogging, I have learnt a lot within the session of how ICT is completely cross-curricular and how different resources can be used in different ways, for example Smart NoteBook and Monkey Jam. I will take everything I have learnt from the sessions and use them in my own way when I qualify and have my own classes as a teacher.

One of the main things I will take away will be the impact that Internet safety has on the lives of children. Before this course, I knew that the Internet could be dangerous for children in a number of ways, but now i know the severity of the situation and it is a lot worse than I origonally thought. In my future career I will be taking this very seriously, and be doing everything I can to protect the children I teach.

As well as my own blog, I have found it extremely interesting to look at the blogs of other members of my class and how they have interpreted the sessions as well as any extra information they have found around the sessions. Seeing the comments that other members have put on my blog with their thoughts and feelings has also helped me to feel confident with my blog.

From what I have seen during my time blogging, I feel it would be a valuable resource in the classroom to communicate with the children and the parents, for example letting them know about the topics we will be doing, extra activities the children could be doing at home to help learning, and any websites etc which are useful for the children.

I am looking forward to learning a lot more about ICT in the future and using it in my career, as well as carrying on my blog. But for now it is goodbye from me!

I would just like to leave you with a video about the history of technology in education…