Pupils will be taught and given opportunities to consolidate skills through highly motivating cross-curricular activities. This will be achieved by incorporated it in the planning of each topic where possible. Key Stage 1 Pupils should be taught to become familiar with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hardware and software. They learn to use ICT confidently and purposefully to achieve specific outcomes. They start to use ICT to develop their ideas and record their creative work.
There are many reasons why displays in school are important; they show the children’s creativity, effort put into their work, gives the classroom character. If the children’s work is presented around the classroom, it can stimulate them to produce better presentable work, with more creativity possibly. There are different types of displays that can be used around a school or a classroom, displays can be used to inform, show off the class’s creativity/work and working displays. Using displays to inform the children in class like when working a current topic in thematic subject like electricity, the display can show how electricity can be used, how renewable energy can be made in the form of electricity, keywords and so on. Working displays are used for subjects of Literacy or numeracy mainly
During the lesson, students can utilize graphic organizers to identify, organize and assimilate key concepts and related details. A graphic organizer encourages students to actively seek out important details and helps filter out the non-crucial information. Students are forced to focus in on the areas of information that are important and in the process of filling out the organizer students are then able to make important connections between details. It also provides an outline that organizes the lesson information into a logical pattern making even more sense of the content increasing the student’s comprehension. Another benefit of utilizing a graphic organizer during a lesson is that it gives the
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Including a basket of items, which engage the five senses, can be handled and are catalyst for discussion might be considered. Providing large font posters of common expressions and quotes, which are familiar to students, could be helpful. Symbols, metaphors and similes in literature, would be good for small group discussion could be circulated. In small groups, students can write together sentences using similes and metaphors for each sentence, which the teacher offers topics. Allowing students to work in groups with magnetic words that are good words for similes and metaphors that students can choose from to help them in sentence assembly and improvement could be fun and educational.
Standards: o Language Arts-Writing: Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process; Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing o Language Arts-Viewing: Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media o Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes. o Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purpose 4. Procedures and Activities: guided practice Before we get started we will discuss the writing process: Prewriting Drafting Kerns page 8 Lesson Plans Revising Editing
It means that students can take responsibility for some of their own progression. Students can ask themselves what am I learning and how can I do it better. Giving students constructive feedback will allow them to recognise how they can progress and achieve the next step in their learning. Having confidence that all students can improve. Both the teacher and student are involved in the reviewing process and can reflect on the assessment information.
Since, I have been thinking of different ways of creating environments, seeing children’s strengths, abilities, and communicating with families during this class, I am going to briefly discuss two things I plan to implant in my professional experience. First, I would have a discussion with my supervisor and staff to come together to help enforce more universal design learning our facility. UDL is As I read the statement in “Early Childhood Inclusion: A Summary”, I came up with the conclusion of what the creation of a sense of belonging and membership, positive relationships and reaching full potential means when working with all young children and families. First, I would make sure that my classroom environment accommodates all my students and the parents feel comfortable with their child in the environment also. Throughout my teaching career and working with all children and families I have discovered that the best
Seeing as a number of our students prefer to use computers to produce work I take the opportunity to add in the ICT functional skill into the work and tasks they have to complete. It also gives the learners a chance to improve on their ICT skills in general. On occasions during the course I will ask the learners to do a number of research tasks which includes looking things up on the internet and pulling off the relevant information that is needed. Another way of including ICT skills into my lesson is presentations. For certain tasks I will ask the learners to produce a PowerPoint presentation.
-Teachers can collaborate to share their ideas and resources online -Students can develop valuable research skills at a young age -Students and teachers have access to an expanse of material -It engages and challenges students with brand new and interactive methods -Helps in protecting the environment -Technology makes education enjoyable -It makes students more excited to learn -It enables students to learn at their own pace -It prepares students for the future -Computers can assist teachers and act as a tutor for the students who are falling behind. -Promotes independent learning Cons: -Child Predators and Cyber Bullying -Distraction to the Students -Cheating -Negative effect on students' writing, such as the use of shortcuts -Many professors will require re-training in how to apply technology. -Financial problems may prohibit some students from owning a computer, placing them at a disadvantage. -Lack of IT skills (both students and teachers) Sources: http://teaching.about.com/od/tech/ http://www.mathopenref.com/site/techreasons.html http://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/tech-ed/pros-and-cons-of-allowing-digital-devices-in-the-classroom/ http://www.edudemic.com/education-technology-pros-cons/