australian curriculum

ICT with Kindy and Pre-Primary incorporating the Australian Curriculum

Students, even those in Kindy or Pre-Primary, can operate ICT effectively and teachers can start to use various tools with the students.  Most activities will need teacher guidance and support but some can be completed independently.

The three key things we look at integrating into planning our teaching and learning activities are Creating, Communicating, and Investigating using ICT.

Step 1:

Start with an open-ended guiding question, Eg. What is Rain?

Step 2: Investigate  – Locate Information

Use a variety of teacher tools and student tools to develop the skills of investigating, ie Define, Locate, Access, Plan, Select and Evaluate Data.

 

 

Download a QR reader for your ipad/ipod.  Simple one for ipad/ipod is QR Reader (free).

 

Create QR codes, print them out, and attach them to various objects around the room/school.  The students will scan the code and use these to find out more information. Where possible link these to videos or pictures.

The simplest online QR code creator is here.

(N.B. Scanning QR codes requires an active internet connection)

 

Step 3:  Communicate – Orally

 

Ways to communicate orally – Online

Use Vocaroo (example recording)

Audio recording and upload >>

Orally – Via iPad

 

Use a voice recoding app like QuickVoice Recorder (free)

Students can record and share directly from the app.

Step 4:  Create

 

Create with the iPad/iPod

 

   SonicPics ($2.99)

 

Take photos, swipe and record audio to match each photo, export as a movie.

 

Scribble Press (Free)

Create an epub book, students draw images and type matching text

 

 

‘Create’ on a PC/Mac

 

Tux Paint (free)

 

Draw, stamp and add text to demonstrate understanding.

 

 

PowerPoint

Simple text and inserting of pictures makes for a great book.