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ICT with Year 3/4, incorporating the Australian Curriculum



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. Why is the sky blue?

Step 2: Investigate

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


Instagrok is a new way of organising and accessing information.Encourage students to refine their searching using the ‘arms’.

Effective Google Searches:   Louise Cimetta has made a series of videos on how to search effectively.

Refining a Web Search

Refining an Image Search

Refining a Video Search

Refining a Book Search

Refining an App Search

 Step 3:  Communicate with ICT

Some online tools provide the perfect way for students to communicate (and often create) with each other and with the wider community.
Tagxedo is a like Wordle but allows for the word clouds to be created in shapes.  Great for summaries, brainstorms, collections of ideas, etc.
Prezi is an online presentation tool.  It allows collaboration and creation within the one tool.

 Step 4: Create with ICT

Using iPads, online tools or standalone software students are able to create and collaborate using ICT.






Keynote ($10.49) is a simple way for students to collate and present information.



iMovie ($5.49)  allows students to put together images, video and audio into one movie file.





Creative Book Builder ($4.49) allows students to make a multimodal text that will read in iBooks.




Epub Bud allows students to create simple books and share them with family and friends.