In my school, there is noticeable effort by all members of staff in using ICT in the classroom. Although the school is small and lack the necessary space, we are privilege to have broadband internet connection which has allowed us to create a network where teachers can print from the same printer without leaving their classrooms. Teachers utilize the internet and the projector in presenting the lessons to their students.
That being said, every area in the whole school framework would need improvement in my school. Everything is still being done manually. Students academic progress is still being tracked using their report cards. Administration records are still being hand written. There is access to a software that will keep track of funds but it is not in use. Teachers recently have started to email their extents so that a master document can be created rather than writing in books.
The physical resource is much needed as we are desiring to have more classrooms where we can have at least one classroom that will be equipped or outfitted as an ICT classroom.
Monday, April 15, 2013
This activity was very insightful. It draws attention to the good and bad of using ICT in school. It also shows that good planning is needed in order to accommodate the ICT equipment and training is needed in order to eliminate the fear that staff may having in using and teaching their students.
Friday, February 8, 2013
From the online collaboration discussion, it is noted that there are a lot of skills that students need to be taught in the 21st Century. These include, life and career skills, organizational skills, higher order thinking skills and creative skills. As teachers the onus is on us to expose and give our students as much opportunity as possible in the classroom.