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