So I have been struggling trying to find ways to implement ICT in the Physical education on professional experience. My mentor had suggested to me to find a dance video via YouTube and during lunch times gather some students to come to the gymnasium where I can use data projector to present the dance video on the big screen and allow students to dance along. So after days and days of trying to find a good dance along video, I have found snippets of a Dance video called ‘The Learning Place’. From here I had converted all the small videos onto movie maker and created a movie that students could dance along too. I am very proud of what I am capable of doing through using ICT since starting this class.
Does anyone know if there is a way to post a movie maker onto my blog post?
I would like to share it with you 🙂
Wow what a week!!
My Professional Experience has been taken place at a primary state school located in Hervey Bay, where I will be teaching Preps to grade 7 in the context of Physical Education. The school context is populated with an approximate of 455 students from low to high socio-economic backgrounds. The student population is extremely culturally diverse including students from Asia, New Zealand and other Pacific Island nations. A large percentage of the student population are Indigenous, where there is Indigenous Dance Programs that are available for the indigenous students. There are also a number of students for whom English is a second language. The school Physical Education department also supports a number of students with special needs through the Special Education and Early Childhood Department called ‘Perceptual-Motor Development’ program which works to improve student’s physical and academic performance.
Class and school ICT environment and processes
The school has a number of ICT resources shared among the whole school including, 4 IPads, 15 tablets, up to 4 computers in each classroom and a computer lab with approximately 20 to 30 computers and each classroom is also provided with an Interactive Whiteboard. Within the school is an ICT coordinator, who is in charge of all the ICT resources and deals with any ICT technical issues. The school also designates a technology class for a composite class of year 6/7 which offer students the opportunity to learn more with ICTs.
However, in the Physical Education Department ICT’s are very limited and my mentor is not a comfortable or proficient ICT user, and therefore when approached about ICT capacity for practicum lesson planning, my mentor was somewhat reluctant to allow use of ICT’s. Therefore as a result of this, we had come to an agreement that in our Non-contact time I would take small groups of students out and do activities, in which revolved around integrating ICTs into lessons based on physical activities/ games or would use simple ICT tools that would not interfere with the lesson such as using an iPad as a timer or recording students’ performances.
Topics/ lessons we are focusing on;
What we will be focusing on over the three weeks;
• Grades Prep to 2 will be focusing on a ‘Perceptual-Motor Development’ program
• Grades 3 to 7 will be focusing on athletics practice of rotations and activities (e.g. Long jump, high jump, shot put, relays)
• During Non-Contact time, we sometimes take students out to do some fun games and activities.
Here is a few resources our lecturer Joe had shared on diigo. For those who did not see this, I thought I would share it on my blog.
This website Education Technology and mobile learning shares some great ICT resources you can use in the classroom. However, this page specifically explores ‘Great research tools for teachers and students’. The webpage provides the viewer with some great resources you can use in your classroom to provide the learner with research skills. It is known that knowing how to research and find information is apart of important skills students need to develop. Yet, the internet illustrate a lot of information and is sometimes difficult and time consuming to find the right information and tools. Therefore, the following resources/ tools can be used to help the teacher and students find and scaffold appropriate information and researching skills.
I know it’s not long now until we are all on professional experience, so this could be a great tool to incorporate into your pedagogy 🙂
Here is a video I had utilised within one of my assignments. I found this a great resource that establishes the difference between traditional teaching pedagogy and the 21st century teaching. The video explores how students use ICT tools integrated within their subjects, in order to enhance and engage students in their learning. It illustrates students reaction to using ICT in comparison traditional teaching practices (learning off a blackboard). The video names off the letters of the alphabet examining different ICT tools and resources. From watching this video expands my knowledge on how many ICT resources there are in order to develop an authentic pedagogy and lessons.
Take a moment to watch this video and gather some ideas of ICT resources you can use in your classrooms.
This is a humours short video of how kids react to a Walkman. In this video are several kids from all ages that are introduced to a Walkman and a cassette for the very first time. First students react, making judgement of what this weird chunky device maybe. They are then told what it is, but how does it work? What goes inside of it? What’s its purpose? etc. One students response was my grandpa had one of these. To think back as if it only felt like yesterday when we use to listen to our Walkman’s as kids feels so strange that we can now say, ‘Back in the Day’ …
As we now enter the 21st century, technology has changed, not only with new and improved devices but how we live. If we look back in the day when we use to use Walkman’s to now when we are using, Mp3 players, IPod touches, IPhones and IPads as a portable music player.
Watching this video made me wonder what it will be like in the next ten to twenty years, how will technology change? This video goes to show the importance of the ever evolving technological world we live in and the importance it is for we as educators to prepare students with the skills used to function and live in the future years.
Okay, so it’s not long now until most of us are on professional experience, so it is important to make a good impression and the best way to do this could be gathering a few resources to share and use in your teaching. As I was looking on Diigo the other night I found a link called iTeach Hub that illustrates some great online resources for teachers to use in the classroom. These resources include some enrich learning activities and games that range in all different subjects, from Mathematics and English. For those who need online ICT resources for their assignment this is also a great resource for you to use. iTeach Hub is a new website, and is usually updated with news and online resources every day. The aim of this website is to encourage and support people with links to quality educational resources. This website also allows people to engage and collaborate with others and share resources, comments and suggestions. The webpage illustrates and provides people with apps, ‘reading corner’ that offer people different books that can use for teaching, online web activities and many other teaching resources, including catering for students with special needs.
Take the time to check it out 🙂