I am again wondering if teaching ICT is the best way to educate our learners at Hamble College and the best way to seep ICT into learning. In the past two cover lessons I have been able to introduce a range of ICT tools that the students have, and will continue to benefit from. I was quiet surprised by their response if I am honest. My second thought is how do I share these resources effectively, I am not sure the College delicious account and news letter are kicking it!
Today in Year 8 French I introduced google translate, Oddcast’s audio translator and taught a handful of students how to create Polaroids in Powerpoint. The student were genuinely impressed with the translator and a few expected to use it at home. Finally today, I used picnik an online photo editing tool to help modify some images, now there is a lot more that can be achieved with that tool and the instant Polaroids look neat.
So back to the original thinking… how can best can ICT / E-Learning Director best effect and encourage the uptake of ICT skills for learning? In an ICT context or out in the trenches in the wider educational environment. Just image what could be achieved if we had a mobile IT learning unit! Eeeepck.