The Parrot Of Purpose Sits On My Shoulder -

A Journey With ICT In A Junior Classroom.

www.slideshare.net/tinad View this slide share for additional ideas and thoughts.




Tina Donnell http://room2kaiparaflats.blogspot.com

Integrating ICT throughout the class programme. (see slides in slide share presentation above)
It's all about the learning- not the tools.
What ever you choose to use must advance and be intrinsic to student learning- not be an "add on".
Use data projector/ interactive whiteboard etc.
Art- find examples of line drawings- project on to screen- children trace over with whiteboard pens to explore line/shape etc
Beginning of day- put up daily programme with children on screen.
Highlight significant events etc- good for reflection and inquiry.
Habits of Mind Habbits of Reflection
Projecting on to whiteboard/interactive white board with data projector- allows children to see work being modelledand changed as necessary- interactive and collaborative.
Put up weather chart- child add details.
Talking buddies- ice block sticks- names on to sort childrne for activities.
Children in class use Blog for several activities throughout day.
Games: http://www.ictgames.com/
maths Games
writing http://www.writingfun.com/ Children have writing blogs
Also used reguarly throughout the day:
Kidpix
Music- itunes- down load for fast access
Animoto- Art- Kadinski Circles (see blog)
Utube- used for introdcing topisc- discussion- creative ideas- inquiry
The blog helps children to be aware of their learing goals/ be reflective and share their learning with the worls.
parents are emailed to inform them of new postings.
Links on blog inform children and parents of internet safety.
www.netsafe.org.nz http://www.ikeepsafe.org/iksc_kids/
Wordle used for presenting key words etc http://www.wordle.net/
Voicethread- http://voicethread.com/ used for oral language, getting feed back about learning, collaborating with others, sharing.
Wallwisher - for sharing ideas. www.wallwisher.com
Photopeach- slideshows to present learning activities. www.photopeach.com
Kidspiration- for organising ideas.
When children write outside on concrete- photos taken- posted in blog- evidence of learning.

Tina's next learning goals-
Investigate and develop eportfolios / use google docs / increase her PLN for further collaboration.