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 can you smell a bar-be-que from across the park?, or What causes a Tsunami?
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
Wikis provide the perfect communication (and collaboration) tool.
Use wikis to organise work, display work, collaborate and contribute ideas and share with others.
Posterous is another way to share information in an online space. Join up and create your space.
Step 4 : Create
GlogsterEdu is a fabulous way for students to showcase their learning in an interactive poster. Make sure you sign up as a school.
is an online presentation tool. It allows collaboration and creation within the one tool.
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.