ICT in curriculum and pedagogical transformation

This presentation will address the benefits of using IWBs for teaching and learning. An overview of the benefits of using IWBs are: better time management, faster lesson preparation, access to many resources, different learning styles, resources can be modified and improved, lessons can be easily prepared and managed, exchangeable resources with other teachers, new techniques of lesson delivery, student motivation & engagement, increased student participation, easier to control student behavior, ability to learn more in a shorter time, and better interaction and communication.
Online communities and technologies are providing opportunities for new ways of learning and working which are more collaborative. Collaboration in open communities involves contention between different perspectives. This requires new approaches to finding signal in noise. It is important to have a clear and public process for developing and checking against a goal to give context and 'fit for purpose' criteria for community contributions.
The community in this context is a multicultural secondary school where students come from diverse socio-economic background and family structures. The study was prompted through close observation over many years on how some students use computers to support their writing while others make just as much use of computers but struggle to read and write in English.
Daramalan College in the ACT is engaged in significant experimentation in the use of computers to increase both teacher efficiency and student productivity in mathematics. In conjunction with Red-Back Spider Publishing Pty Ltd (RBSP), developers of Arithmetika and Cheetah, a fully operational multi-user installation has been established. RBSP is developing assessment material covering years 6 to 12 mathematics curricula. Teachers select sets of questions and assign them to classes of students. Students work on the sets of questions over a stipulated time frame.
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