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Helping those who are amazing teachers but "don't have time" to learn ICT

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Started by Andrew 13 Jun 2011 1:34pm () Replies (5)

Teachers among us who find ICT a challenge need someone (doesn't matter who...could be another teacher that they choose, or a teacher's aide or the caretaker,or....) that they feel they can ask over and over and over again the same old questions.

The helper must be calm (not like me), positive, not too clever... or fast, they must be patient (not like me) and persistant.

Also helps if you buy iPads and let the kids get into it. Then teachers have to have them. ANd they don't require as much work.

Hmmm, also those (reluctant ICT) teachers have to be prepared to give up some control of the universe and let there be exploration .... yes that is a hard thing to give up.


Experince with ICT does take time and play and frustration and exploration and being prepared to get it all wrong!


  • Karen Mills (View all users posts) 14 Jun 2011 11:43am ()

    Julia also refers to the 'Guru loop' which is pertinent to this discussion especially as many 'technophobes' are in this loop. Basically, she says that at the lowest level, learners think that someone else has the answer so they are constantly asking an 'expert' to show them. They never try and figure things out for themselves and when they are shown something they don't see how this can relate to something else. Moving teachers out of this 'Guru loop' is very difficult.


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