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Just in time ICT Teaching versus just in case. How much time should you spend on skills versus curriculum? Can you always teach skills in context?
Skills not used/ practised are forgotten.
Meet kids needs as they arrive.
Kids need to see a purpose for the skill.
It can be good to cover some general skills that cover a lot of different programs.
Some of these general skills could be typing, internet safety, and file management.
Don't focus on bells and whistles - think about the content.
How can you avoid 'busy work' and encourage higher level thinking?
Be well planned and have reviewed appropriate resources/ sites etc
Knowing where you are planning to head with activities
Use ICT as a tool as part of the curriculum rather than a stand alone.
Tie it in with your current inquiry topic.
Having an authentic context for the work.
Be responsive to student questions - don't place limits on them.
Provide high expectations/ models of where you can go and what you can do with ICT.
Allow the kids to be experts (teacher doesn't always have to know more)
Have an awareness of what is out there.
Know your students and what their needs are.
Find user-friendly apps that help children focus on the content not the look/ format.
How do you plan for the use of ICT? Do you start from the curriculum or the needs of the children?
Children's needs should be the centre of education: school plan, curriculum, professional development, and software/ ICT.
Start from the curriculum in school plan and tie into the current topic and then work out how to meet the needs of the children within this context.
Adapt the programme to the needs of the children.
Combine the curriculum with the needs of children.
How can you manage equipment/ network failures?
Turn it off and go out for PE!
Find your ICT geek (unless they are teaching right then :)
Go back to it later
Go home and have a cold beer
Save websites to the computer so you can use them offline
Make sure work is saved to the desktop/ server regularly
Try refreshing the page.
Throw the equipment out the window!
Have a back up plan
Know the basics of how to troubleshoot.
One/ two computer classrooms - how to manage?
Use a portable data projector.
Set up a roster
Send kids around other classes
Buy more computers on TradeMe (like Nigel does!)
Use kids as experts to teach other kids.
Have longer time frame to computer or shorter tasks.
Have cooperative groups/ buddies on computer
Not every child has to do every activity.
Ideas for managing suite/ pod?
Have a school timetable
Children paired/ shared
Blank booking form for pod
Have lesson well planned in advance
Have a buddy classroom to support programme
Be flexible with your class timetable
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"