It has been a long time, since I have been able to get to this course, but finally having the time.
Combining English and Digital Technology has been something fun that has a growing and developing ability to have students create something with a range of less and more digital solutions. I teach Digital Tech across grades 1 to 6 so I see a progression and plan similar themed ideas for each group with different context and application. Lower grades drew a character with a the basic art shapes in Word and then added a story. This builds ICT skills which are critical for more in depth digital processes. Middle grades create a Word doc for the purpose of defining key terms used to understand ICT, then the base is set for what I want them to do in the top end of Primary School.
In their class students created an advert. As a school we got a Powtoon account and students have been asked to use Powtoon to turn their poster into a real ad. This takes their persuasive writing and gives it a digital platform. This is made easier by students practicing skills in a ICT environment. Students can learn that when using Digital tools, they can express information in new ways and all of this builds confidence for other digital solutions.
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