In Unit 1 we looked at how ICT can support Didactic teaching methods. We also looked at a number of different ways a teacher could present information and data to the students. The aim here is to put ICT tools in the hands of the students. How might these tools be used for them to learn and/or demonstrate that they have learnt something?

Recap: Didactic structure and activities
In Unit 1 we looked at how a typical Didactic lesson might be structured. We’ll review this here:

Step 1: The ‘Hook’, provided by the teacher, is designed to engage interest.
Step 2:
The lesson’s objectives are shared with the students.
Step 3: The teacher input is usually as exposition on content or skills demonstration Step 4: Students engage with the content/skills, through a set of activities.
Step 5: Learning against the objectives is checked with formative assessment.

Step 6: Students and teacher summarise the important points of the lesson.

Teachers should be able to incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans so as to support students’ acquisition of school subject matter knowledge. (TL.3.)
60 minutes
Total 4.5 hrs
Technology Literacy