ICT in curriculum and pedagogical transformation

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?
This paper describes SmartBots, an online robotics extension program for middle school students (aged 10 to 14 years). This successful initiative ran for the first time in Tasmania in 2007, and was the result of collaboration between the federally funded SiMERR project (Science, Information and Communication Technology and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia) and CELO (The Tasmanian Department of Education
This presentation will focus on introducing participants to The 21st Century Learning Institute a global program to help educators to teach these 21st Century skills in the context of existing classroom activities, in order to give students a head start in their future careers.
You will not be bored during this 90 minute hands-on session. Laurie Heikkila, former classroom teacher and international workshop leader, will share her experience and enthusiasm as she leads you through fun and innovate ways to infuse technology in the classroom. This workshop is committed to the philosophy that providing learners with self-directed meaningful experiences leads to improved problem-solving skills and higher-order thinking. She will introduce the Pro-Bot, a new tool for the classroom that takes advantage of LOGO technology.
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners