My Perceptions of using ICT in the classroom

While conducting my course, I have been asked to note down my prceptions of how ICT should/shouldn’t be used in the classroom.

The question asks:

What are your main reasons for thinking ICT should or should not be used in primary education?

To which I responded:

  • Overuse of ICT makes learning to easy (Students need a challenge when learning)
  • Example included looking up words in a dictionary vs. looking them up in Google
  • Other examples included reading menus, referring to telephone books and general research skills
  • Ultimately I do not support using ICT to teach from first principles, however, I think it’s something that should be used to reinforce and consolidate teaching and learning.

Lets see if I think differently at the end of the course?

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