Professional Experience Time…

Week 12, my final week of the course before heading off to professional experience and my goodness I am drowning. Since meeting with my mentor I have a strong feeling this experience is going to be a positive one, hopefully that will make the next few weeks filled with life’s commitments a lot easier! I am frantically studying up on content that I will be teaching, considering the ICT integrations I can employ as well as juggling the demands of assessment, sporting commitments and general life. I hope I am not alone in this feeling?!

In saying all of this, I am still thoroughly enjoying this course as I continue to work on my website development for my 3rd assignment. I enjoy the creativity that I m able to utilise to make an engaging and worthwhile resource for my hypothetical year 7 English class. As I nervously await my assignment 2 marks, I am adding as much information as I can, avoiding putting too much time yet into elements that may require adjustments once receiving my marks. However, all in all I am already proud of what I have been able to achieve.  For this reason I wish to share with you my website link which is a working process in the hope that feedback between peers can occur.

https://u1074144.wixsite.com/missingram 

Finally, I wish everyone an enjoyable and successful professional experience period in which you are able to reach into your new and developing ICT toolbox of tricks. Let’s hope we all leave happy with our time spent at the schools, yet sad to leave.

Enjoy,

Miss Ingram – Signing out

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Cybersafety

Week 10 and we have now reached the same month as professional experience. I always love my time spent at professional experience, however I am nervous about this one! This time round I have extra commitments and I worry I won’t perform at my best. In saying this, I have a few more weeks to get my head around it.

This week whilst examining the eBooks I came across the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT. This content brings with it another element to ICT within education. Although the integration of technology in our schools and classrooms are important, explicitly teaching how to use it safely and ethically is vital.

Cybersafety is an area of education that should forever be revised through the years of schooling. This is supported by the Australian Government’s Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner who provide a substantial amount of resources for both teachers and students regarding this important area of learning. Although it is said that this is taught throughout schooling, it was only last year when teaching students about cybersafety myself, the lack of knowledge the student in junior secondary held. As a result, I will ensure that just like the embedding of literacy and numeracy across my subject areas, that I will also integrate important cybersafety elements into my teaching. This will in turn prevent the little red riding hoods being intercepted by the wolves of the world.

See you in a weeks time,

Miss Ingram – Signing out