By God’s will, I’m pushing my students learning with ICT next year, by lending my Laptop (not my macbook; hehhe but this laptop used to cost $4K+!!) to each student for a night; to use at home. This will focus on literacy activities and maybe get a new economy digital camera for them to use at home. I understand who my students are; but let just say I’m trying my best effort for them to give them the same experience like most modern and fortunate children in Brunei these days. I think I should get a Netbook, it will be convenient for little kids to carry it at home. Technically, my laptop is heavy :S
How does flexibility in learning through ICT affect the structure of a lesson? How can we continue the learning beyond the classroom and beyond the school day?
Lesson plan at home?
I had a great discussion with e-Hijrah MOE on Facebook, talking on flexibility and the effect of a lesson structure through Teaching and Learning using ICT. And what if learning is to be continued outside the school borders. I like the idea, it somehow motivated me to do it practically. Not for me, but it focus on students centered and how they can be independent learners at home, while using ICT as their learning partner. I want to give them opportunity, a different learning opportunity, a cutting edge in innovative style; beyond creativity.
helps me to think critical. What if you provide lesson plans (instructional) for parents, when the students have homework, reports or project involving ICT usage at home. This will ensure a well managed informal lesson outside the school; parents can monitor and support their child learning, and ALSO it will create a strong bond between parents and child. However parents commitment and time are essential and the ICT tools requires availability at home.
As advice by E-Hijrah, calling it “Lesson plan at home for parents” won’t be a nice name. So let just call it Project guided parents? or Students-Parent Project check list? This will ensure a structured well organised learning which enables a focus lesson at home. E-Hijrah also reminded me, Lesson plan is still crucial, especially when ICT is involved.
Great points! Project guided parents?; Students-parent Project check list? This is a good start. True, Home-work degree was meant to establish practice and independent. From introduction and through level of maturity and guided development,I’m sure someday it will help these students of ours to reach to the point of (cognitive) field independent. In flexibility, more patience in time need to be acknowledge; but having said that, the journey still need to have its destination too, to acquired the objective and learning goals.
Why I believe this will work.
I trust my kids very much, I only have like less than 5 students per class. And they live closely in school. So, I have faith. So with this no. of students, it will takes around a week for my students to have the complete cycle of learning/project.
What am I waiting for?
Well, I’m still looking at the possibilities of what theme, topic and activities suitable for this kind of project. And again, by God will’s.