What ICT’s did I use on Placement?


ICT can be defined as “anything which allows us to get information, to communicate with each other, or to have an effect on the environment using electronic or digital equipment” (Siraj-Blatchford & Siraj-Blatchford, 2003, p. 4).

The following ICT’s I reflected on that I have been using on Professional Experience Placement in an Early Years classroom are as follows:


  • computers (including desktop, laptop, and handheld computers);
  • digital cameras and digital video cameras;
  • creativity and communication software and tools;
  • the Internet;
  • interactive stories, simulated environments, and computer games;
  • programmable toys and “control” technologies;
  • electronic whiteboards

I have begun to reflect on the roles for ICT and some examples that I saw or facilitated while on placement.


Roles for ICT

Some Examples

Children using ICT in their play or learning (alone, with peers, or with adults).

Children using computers to play games, listen to stories, or draw pictures.

Children using ICT equipment in games or role-play activities.

Children and teacher using ICT together to scaffold children’s learning.

Using the Internet to locate information or resources, sparked by children’s interest in a particular topic or idea.

Children and teacher using ICT together to document and reflect on children’s learning, or to share children’s learning with parents, or other practitioners.

Taking digital photos, videos, of tasks during teaching and learning

PowerPoint presentations on topics related to English or Inquiry

Reviewing these together, with classmates or sharing them with parents

 I have been reading other blogs to find out what ICT’s my fellow EDC3100 students have been using while on Professional experience. Kirsten highlights a great way she odserved in incorporating ICT and Spelling in a Year 2 class! http://kirstiewilladsen.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/spelling-icts/




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