ICT project-based learning

Our model for ICT integration into the primary school curriculum formalises the nine elements which we believe make up the basis for successful ICT project-based learning. It takes educational pedagogy and proven theory and exemplifies it with student worksamples. Its adaptability enables any teacher to take it and apply it to any subject area, be it at K-12 or tertiary level.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Element 1: Sophisticated Multimedia tools


Our school commits a generous proportion of its budget to technology. Having a very sophisticated network means that we can utilise the most current multimedia tools and run them efficiently. With our high level of technical support, our teachers are able to do what they do best which is work with their students in an environment where technology is reliable ... well, as reliable as technology is prone to be.
In the Junior School, we aim to challenge students with ICT-related projects which will allow them opportunities to use a wide range of multimedia tools. There is not a set outline of what software should be used in what year .. but rather what software suits the project the class is working on.
Over the years, multimedia software has become more refined and user-friendly. PhotoStory is a perfect example and is a huge hit across the school. Whether it be writing a recount or narrative, describing an event in history, some aspect of Science or creating an advertisement, this application provides a simple to learn yet rich environment for children and adults. The opportunity to work with graphics, text and music as well as recording a narration means multiple learning outcomes are consolidated.

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