Monthly Archives: June 2014

ICT’s in the classroom

I was reading a post from Sharnel regarding ABC Reading Eggs and Mathletics.  I have found the same thing on my prac with year 2.  The teacher is just introducing the class to these two fabulous resources. Here we are half way through the year and they are just being introduced to them.  You can tell if a child has never used the programme before because you need to create your avatar.  The class I am in has 5 notebooks to use and they vary rarely get used and this teacher is not long out of University either.

It just proves that if a teacher is not confident using ICT the students suffer.  This class had no idea how to log in or get into Google to research except for a couple of students who obviously had prior knowledge from home use.  We need to make sure out students get the full benefit from any ICT’s we have access to.

I have not been able to use anywhere near as much ICT’s as I had hoped to because the teacher only uses her IWB as a white background for marking the roll.  Considering how much money has gone into purchasing these ICT’s teacher should use them.

 

 

 

Animoto

 

The post from Belinda who talked about using Microsoft Photostory 3, she is having so much fun with this programme.  I have used this programme several times and it is great.  It show the students step by step what they need to do to make their photostory.  There is another great programme called Animoto which you can put photos into, pick a background that you desire and it makes a wonderful  photo story as well.  There are so many different programmes on the net that can be used to teach the students to make photo stories or movies using their own images.  The only thing with Animoto is that you need to sign up to log in.  Just another username and password to remember.

Animoto

 

The post from Belinda who talked about using Microsoft Photostory 3, she is having so much fun with this programme.  I have used this programme several times and it is great.  It show the students step by step what they need to do to make their photostory.  There is another great programme called Animoto which you can put photos into, pick a background that you desire and it makes a wonderful  photo story as well.  There are so many different programmes on the net that can be used to teach the students to make photo stories or movies using their own images.  The only thing with Animoto is that you need to sign up to log in.  Just another username and password to remember.