ICT in curriculum and pedagogical transformation

There are now some exciting new and free programming languages for teachers to use and explore in the classroom. This session will give teachers some hands-on experience and wet their appetite. Scratch is a tile-based visual programming environment that lets kids make games, animated stories and interactive art. It is very easy language to start students off with. Alice is an open-source, graphical software program that allows users to learn the very basics of programming concepts while making 3-D animations.
Use Crickets (from MIT Media Lab) to create musical sculptures, interactive jewellery, and other artistic inventions - and learn important science/engineering ideas in the process. Workshop participants will create projects with Crickets - small programmable devices that can make things spin, light up, and play music. You can plug lights, motors, and sensors into a Cricket, then write computer programs to tell them how to react and behave.
The new ACT Curriculum framework
Technologies have long been a catalyst to innovation and change in society, yet in schools the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has been slow to achieve transformation in how teachers work and what students do as learning. Why? Lack of vision? Lack of in-school support? Lack of buy-in by parents and conservatism of student expectations and understandings about learning? Mostly it has been in the fact that the technology has been grafted on to the existing structures and models.
ACCE Partners
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