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How have you successfully used ICT to cater for your GATE students?

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Started by Suzie Vesper 22 May 2012 1:15pm () Replies (3)

What have you tried with your students that you think worked well?  It would be great to share some ideas and stories here.

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  • Mary St George (View all users posts) 22 May 2012 2:12pm ()

    With Gifted Online, ICT is the medium for putting differentiated curriculum in reach of the students and their local teachers. While they are new, the technology is also challenging in itself, but from that point on, the students choose their learning projects from a selection that is available, and choose their own goals within them. Some will be choosing ICT related goals, and some won't, even if they choose the same task. So one student working on a history task may choose to learn to use a graphics tool to make a 3D model of a historical place and may set and reflect upon goals related to ICT. Another may write a semi-fictional diary in the voice of someone from the past, and may have literary goals while the ICT is just a vehicle. A third may make a sound recording about a wiser course of action for an historical figure, and have goals related to higher order thinking; for this child the ICT may be not only a vehicle, but also an appropriate support in expressing ideas clearly despite dyslexia.

  • Suzie Vesper (View all users posts) 24 May 2012 9:32pm ()

    Thanks for sharing your perspectives on the use of ICT in gifted education. This reminds me of the phases of the eLearning Planning Framework where teachers initially spend time and energy on the tools themselves before moving the focus to the curriculum using ICT as a vehicle. Obviously this can also be applied to the ways students approach the use of ICT when setting their own goals.

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