Ten day ICT integration course BEd students

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Introduction

This is an introductory ten day course for students in B.Ed programme. The objectives of this course are to introduce students to the possibilities of ICTs for their personal enrichment and professional development and building an awareness of the transformatory power of ICTs in the way social processes and structures are organized through various applications on the Internet. The course will also focus on the pedagogic possibilities of using ICTs and explore how technology can be integrated meaningfully in teaching learning practices.

The course is organized into three units:

  1. Unit 1: Learning by connecting
  2. Unit 2: Creating using ICTs
  3. Unit 3: ICTs for teaching learning

Unit 1: Learning by connecting

Objectives of this course

  1. To develop capacities for interacting with each other; for upload and download of resources
  2. An awareness that ICTs allow connectivity possibilities, in multiple ways and hence multiple methods of interacting with one another for sharing, seeking and learning
  3. ICTs allow for easier and quicker access and sharing of information and resources

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to the Internet and information repositories on the Internet
  2. Working with a browser and navigation
  3. Downloading and organizing information; various formats of information, file folders, etc
  4. Basics of networking, connectivity, operating system, etc
  5. Emailing and mailing-list
  6. Email as a method learning; participation in forums

Unit 2: Creating resources with ICTs

Objectives of this course

  • To recognize that teachers are creators and not just consumers
  • Resources can be created using and combining different applications/ formats

Syllabus

  • Concept Mapping
  • Typing and formatting text documents (local language typing)
  • Simple data analysis using spreadsheet s
  • Simple image editing using GIMP
  • Creating presentations and sharing
  • Creating image repositories (photo albums) and sharing

Unit 3: ICT in teaching learning

Objectives of this course

  • Possibilities in integrating ICTs in education
  • Integrating in teaching learning (another TLM at the teacher's disposal)
  • Creating TLMs using ICT tools

Syllabus

  • Introduction and use of Geogebra (Mathematics tools)
  • Introduction to PhET , Stellarium (Science tools)
  • Introduction to Open Street Map, Marble (Geography)
  • Model lesson plan developed integrating multiple tools and materials

Ten Day transaction plan