ICT in Everyday Learning: A Toolkit for Teachers

Description

This website illustrates how pedagogy, content and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. A series of activities across year levels F-10 in English, mathematics, science and history suggest practical approaches using the Australian Curriculum to integrate technology into the classroom. In filmed interviews, leaders in schools discuss theoretical and practical approaches to technological change and the ways technology has affected teaching and learning. They offer insights into understanding and implementing innovative teaching practices in education.

Educational value



  • These are valuable resources for school leaders and teachers across the Australian Curriculum subject areas of English, mathematics, history and science in years F-10 who are looking for teaching and learning activities that are pedagogically sound, address the Australian Curriculum and use a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware) for implementation in the classroom.
  • Each learning activity has been written to explicitly support specific strands and descriptors in the Australian Curriculum subject areas. In most cases an activity covers a number of descriptors. The educational content of the activities is current and relevant to the needs of Australian teachers and students.
  • These are useful learning activities that cater for a broad range of abilities. A number of the activities are short and focused, using few resources and tools; these tend to be more teacher-centred and allow for greater teacher guidance of student learning. Other activities include more student-centred learning and incorporate a diverse set of online tools; less experienced teachers undertaking these activities might benefit from a team-teaching approach.
  • The learning and teaching of the content is supported by a focus on sound pedagogies and descriptions of the effective use of technological devices. The selection of the tools and devices reflects considerations such as accessibility and ease of implementation as well as their relevance to content knowledge.
  • This resource assists educational leaders and teachers who wish to gain insight into leadership through a time of great change in education. The Leadership and technology section frames Fullan, Cuttress and Kilcher's '8 Forces for leaders of change' (2005) for school's today and incorporates a number of interviews with key thinkers and leaders in this dynamic field.