Professional Experience provided me with a huge insight into how ICTs can be incorporated into student learning along with teaching to ensure effective and enhanced student learning experiences.
I faced challenges and successes throughout the experience which taught me a lot about the effectiveness of ICTs in learning for not only students but teachers as well.
The incorporation of ICTs in the Prep students learning experiences truly showed me how much ICTs can assist and develop student learning.
I particularly learnt how to incorporate ICTs to cater for the diverse range of abilities and styles evident in classroom environments.
The Prep students were able to use ICTs to develop and continually practise new learned knowledge.
For example: The students were learning about Indigenous History and just by using Powerpoints of pictures and YouTube vides of Indigenous life, the students were able to see and understand how the Indigenous people lived and still live today.
Without this, the students would not have had that visual learning.
We also used music and students were dancing and singing like Indigenous people. They loved it so much that they were asking to do it everyday.
Just from a small incorporation of the available ICTs, students grew in their behaviour, their engagement with their learning and their knowledge in all learning areas.
ICT is a must, as it provides numerous opportunities for students to experience learning in different ways and it prepares students for the future.