Using ICT as an effective Educator

by | May 24, 2022 | Blog

As a teacher using ICT to be an effective educator is paramount to the success of your career and those of your students!

If, as an educator, you are ambitious in your career and ambitious in preparing your students for their futures, equipping oneself with the necessary tools and knowledge to use information and communication technology effectively in the classroom, for lesson preparation, and for general use, is an easy decision.

Use ICT to be a more effective Educator

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Digital Age) is upon us. It is our responsibility as educators to ensure that our students are equipped for the future.

It is the reason why Village Tech created the Support Learning with Technology ™ Educator programme.

Our goal is to ensure that educators are ready and able to use the latest technology effectively to both streamline and improve their own workflow, and by extension the lessons they deliver, but also to ensure that their learners are exposed to technology and informed of its use.

We follow the following protocol to achieve this…

  1. Determine which ICT resource supports a specified educational outcome
  • Evaluate a learning activity; rate the appropriateness of specific ICT resources; address the diverse needs of all learners.
  1. Determine the appropriate pedagogical approach to meet an educational outcome using ICT resources
  • Planned vs. unplanned situations; appropriate performances of understanding; different learning styles.
  1. Select an appropriate ICT resource to reach a professional development goal
  • Improve productivity & time management skills.
  1. Evaluate responses to a scenario involving Digital Citizenship
  • Internet safety; security issues; cyber-bullying; digital footprint; privacy issues; communication forums; acceptable use.

Facilitate Student use of Information and Communication Tools (ICT)

  1. Determine the level to which a learning activity meets the rubric for use of ICT learning
  • Prepare activities that enable students’ use of ICT to support knowledge construction; address the needs of diverse learners.
  1. Fulfil student learning outcomes by using Microsoft technology tools
  • Identify the skills required to implement the resources.
  1. Select the best ICT resource to help resolve or manage the logistical challenges of reaching the desired educational outcome
  • Lab configuration issues; shared computers; BYOD.

Facilitate Skilled Communication

  1. Modify a learning activity to meet the rubric for the highest level of skilled communication
  • Prepare activities that enable students to create product deliverables that convey a set of connected ideas, are multimodal, require supporting evidence, and are designed for a specific audience.
  1. Evaluate student product examples to determine the level to which they meet the skilled communication rubric
  • Evaluate student product examples on the use of connected ideas, multi-modal approach, supporting evidence, and design for a specific audience.

For more information on our Educator Training programme visit here.

Download Support Learning with Technology ™ brochure.