This week we started to work on assignment 2. We are to design a unit that incorporates ICT and transforms student learning.
For the assignment I have chosen to design a unit for Year 4 – The First Fleet. Some might say this has been done over and over again. I agree. However, I will be implementing ICT into the unit to ensure it is more engaging for the students and authentic. The new generation are referred to as Digital Natives (Prensky, 2001 as cited in Carroll, 2011) and it would be harmful to students’ progressive learning not to include transformative ICT into the unit.
One of the ICT tools I will be incorporating into the unit is an interactive timeline. This is a timeline where students can graphically represent their data using pictures. The use of interactive timelines engages the students and enhances their learning. See below for the link the the Read Write Think website. This website has so many interactive learning tools for students.
Figure 1. Developing your context (Dann, 2017)
Carrroll, J. (2011). From encyclopaedias to search engines: technological change and its impact on literacy learning. Literacy Learning: the middle years, 19(2). 27-34. Retrieved from https://www.alea.edu.au/documents/item/180
Dann, C. (2017). EDX3100 ICT and Pedagogy. Retrieved from https://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/course/view.php?id=10924
ReadWriteThink. (2017). Timeline. Retrieved from http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline_2/