The topic I learnt in week 1 was understanding ICT as well as setting up the blog. I understand there are five stages of teacher development using ICTs: 1. Inaction, 2. Investigation, 3.Application, 4. Integration, 5. Transformation (Finger, 2007 as cited in Dann, 2017). The description of each stage helps me understand different stages when applying ICTs in teaching to assist students learn effectively. ‘Integration’ and ‘transformation’ are two stages that I will focus on to create an ICT- enriched unit plan. I would use ICTs such as PowerPoint presentation embedded with educational videos or educational games
to provide students with opportunities to achieve learning outcomes through the learning experience provided. I would organize learning activities which help students learn with ICTs to transform the knowledge they learnt.
|Stage||Description of key difference(s)|
|Inaction||There is a general lack of action and/or interest|
|Investigation||The teacher has developed an interest in using ICT with students and is beginning to act on this interest.|
|Application||The teacher is regularly using ICT with students and knows how to do so competently and confidently|
|CRITICAL USE BORDER|
|Integration||The use of ICT becomes critical to the support of the learning environment and the opportunity for students to achieve learning outcomes through the learning experiences provided.|
|Transformation||The teacher is able to take on leadership roles (formal and informal) in the use of ICT and be knowledgeably reflective on its integration by his/herself and others|
Dann, C. (2017). EDC3100- Week 1: First tutorial – PowerPoint presentation. University of Southern Queensland. Retrieved from https://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/course/view.php?id=10924.