As our practicum was ICT based it was important that I took careful note of the ICT’s being used/ implemented over the past 3 weeks. ICT throughout the practicum, included:
- Interactive whiteboard use – to demonstrate examples, show working, record results, keep students on task (students would have to submit the parts of their assessment they would complete each lesson so the teacher could look a them and provide feedback – exit ticket form class to see name on board: excellent use for formative assessment)
- Power Point presentations
- YouTube videos
- Video scribe – A great way to engage students/ 15% better to have your message remembered (This was used by Yvana Jones in her presentations for PD)
- Apps on phone
By using a variety of these ICT’s in a lesson with students or even in the staff meetings it was evident that it assisted the engagement of the students and other educators, as well as reinforced the importance of ICT’s in enhancing teaching and learning.
I would definitely recommend taking notice and applying Yvana Jones High Impact Teaching Strategies if you ever get a chance because these were what challenged me to change my thinking of strategies that I used to engage the students. Gaby’s Blog is fantastic and useful to revisit as we were both placed at the same school, so its interesting to hear her experiences also.