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When I think of why ICTs should be used in the classroom I immediately think of the growing emphasis that our world has on technology and the increasing reliance that we as a society have on a number of varying technologies. High schools particularly have an obligation to provide students with the knowledge to be better prepared for success in the 21st century, being able to meet the demands of a tech-savvy, globalised and highly competitive work force. This report provides a resource for teachers about this topic, referring to ‘the four Cs’;

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation

This guide also provides some tasks to integrate into lessons to help facilitate and teach these skills.

Technology is an important part of our lives and lessons will inevitably become more meaningful and relevant to students if the potential that ICTs have in the classroom is unlocked. In EDC3100 I have already learnt so much about different programs that exist and that are available to me, had I never been able to participate in this course I probably still would be oblivious to these different technologies. In the same way, students are able to interact and utilise a number of different programs that they may not even realise has such a benefit to their learning. Technology really does open up a world of possibilities and so it’s important that students are able to really take advantage and recognise the benefits that ICTs can have on their lives.

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