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?