When selecting and using resources within the classroom, care needs to be taken to ensure that they are age/stage appropriate, engaging and connected to learning outcomes for all students. When using ICT in the classroom, teachers need to be aware that the most appropriate technologies are being utilised to maximise learning.
I believe that I have met the criteria of standard 3.4 Select and use resources by doing the following:
- In Foundation, year 1 and year 2 classrooms, I planned and implemented integrated Visual Art/Literature/Literacy lessons based around the book ‘Where the Wild Things are’ by Maurice Sendak. Students were introduced to the ideas of ‘imagination’ and ‘dream scape’ as they were taken to the land of ‘Where the Wild Things are’. After reading the story to the children and discussing the key ideas long the way, Students were asked to create their own ‘Wild Thing’ by drawing with pencils. The results were wonderful. Students who were able to also labeled their ‘Wild Things’ features.
The images above show examples of students drawing of ‘Wild Things’.
Where to next?
In order to meet the growing and changing needs of children today in this digital age, I will seek appropriate professional development. I aim to further develop understanding of the most appropriate and beneficial use of digital technologies and associated Apps and programs within the classroom. I will connect with fellow teachers in person and online in order to share knowledge and resources to aid my development as a teacher and use ICT to maximise learning within the classroom.