While the principles behind the coding of tasks is beneficial todays task could have been improved with a clearer purpose and a defined conclusion. By the end of the session I was bursting with ideas of how I could change the tasks from a code 1 to a code 4 to make them better!! Coding the tasks was reletaively easy – but at times really depended on your teaching environment and the expectations you have on your students. For me emailing, or typing a document is not using ICT for learning – for other teachers in my group undertaking these tasks were student achievements!
It is always interesting to hear about the different school system in different countries. I know that I live and teach in a world where technology is taken for granted! While every student in our MS has their own devices and technology on the most part is used well, we can always strive to do better! To create new and engaging learning experiences that will help our students to become better citizens and be active participants in the 21st Century. Using technology makes me excited as I am able to see firsthand the educational benefits it has for my students!