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?
Blaxland, Wentworth, Lawson et al crossed the Great Divide in 1813, and they thought they had it tough! Generally speaking, most students today possess IT skills well above those of most teachers - the Digital Divide. How do we cope with that yet provide meaningful learning experiences for those students in our classrooms? This session will explore what students of today are doing with technology, with examples from schools that are getting IT right. We will examine current and emerging technologies and how all this relates to the effective use of digital technologies in our classrooms.
Teachers will be provided with the opportunity to use the Notebook Software to create a lesson that can be used within their own classroom. No experience is required for attendees. They will be guided through this process step by step. Topics covered will include Touch, Write & Save as well as other features that are available in Notebook such as Area Capture, Cloning & Ink Aware. This workshop is designed for teachers to be introduced to the Notebook software so they can create a lesson of their own.
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
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