This post is a quick intro into how you could start using more ICT in your classroom cross curriculum. With the digital age we live in and with technology usage growing daily why can’t we start using technology more throughout our lessons.
In this post I want to ask 3 questions to get the ideas following and to empower staff to start using technology more and more in classrooms.
QUESTION 1 – DO WE NEED TO HAND OUT RESEARCH FOR A LESSON?
If we are doing a history lesson based on a specific part of the Tudors for example? For me the answer would be no, why can’t we allow our students to grab an iPad or laptop and research the topic for themselves? With only a couple of instructions you can greater engage pupils into their learning.
QUESTION 2 – DO WE ALWAYS NEED TO WRITE IN OUR BOOKS FOR EVIDENCE?
Possibly a split decision point but do we always need to get our students to write their reports/answers in their books? For me the question would be, why can’t we get our students to login and create a PowerPoint on their science project or on their story telling unit. Let’s let our students be creative and adapt their learning to engage them further in their own education.
QUESTION 3 – IS THERE SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH CREATIVITY?
A theme through the past two questions is not to limit our students creativity and use technology to enhance that. Cross curriculum use of technology is an opportunity for students to become more creative and showcase their skills through their learning. There will always be pupils that perform better when writing and those students should always be supported to improve and develop further. Never limit creativity and allow your students to explore through safe use of technology.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
I’m currently working on some further in-depth training on using technology to further enhance your curriculum. To learn more keep an eye out on my social media and under the training & events page.
SHARE YOUR USE
Using technology more in your classrooms. Reach out and let me know how your using it and I’ll showcase it on my social media @mrjsmithson_edu