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Teaching with ICT : Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration & Creativity - Jennifer Howell

Teaching with ICT

Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration & Creativity


Published: 25th September 2012
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Teaching with ICT prepares pre-service teachers across the three phases of learning to understand the role technology can play in teaching and learning. The book discusses national and social influences on the availability of technology in different classrooms, allowing the reader to reflect on the various ICT possibilities in their teaching. With practical examples of ICT use in the classroom, this book is a valuable resource for both pre-service teachers and teachers.

Key features:

  • Provides frameworks for thinking about the role of ICT in classroom teaching, as well as principles, guidelines and examples of application
  • Pedagogy encourages critical reflection about how to get the best out of using technology to achieve best teaching practices
  • Practical examples, including personal anecdotes, demonstrate how ICT may be used in schools Discusses national and social influences as to the use of technologies or ICTs within the various sectors of Australasian schooling.
About the Author

Dr Jennifer Howell joined ACU in 2010 as Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies. Previously Dr Howell was a lecturer in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and teacher education at Queensland University of Technology. Dr Howell has been teaching for over 16 years, having originally starting out as a Secondary English and History teacher. Her research focuses on online communities, teacher professional development, elearning, mlearning, Web 2.0 technologies and electronic research methodology.


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    Part 1: Digital Pedagogy
    1. What Is a Digital Pedagogy and Why Do We Need One?
    What is a digital pedagogy?
    Why do we need a digital pedagogy?
    How do we develop a digital pedagogy?
    Why bother? I know how to use a computer!

    2. Theoretical Underpinnings
    Social constructivism
    Distributed cognition
    Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
    Technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK)
    Community of practice (CoP)

    3. Policy and Trends: Preparing Lifelong Learners
    Rest of the world
    Research organisations and reports

    4. Digital Expectancy: It’s All about Behaviour
    Students in Australia
    Digital expectancy
    How digital expectancy will change teaching
    The impact of the internet on digital

    Part 2: Creative Technologies and Learning
    5. The Role of Technology in Emerging Literacy and Numeracy
    Emerging literacy and numeracy
    Defining emerging literacy and numeracy
    A closer look at literacy
    A closer look at numeracy
    The role of technology in developing literacy and numeracy

    6. Creative Technologies and Play
    What is a ‘creative technology’?
    Technology and play
    Creative technologies for the early and primary years

    7. Developing a Digital Pedagogy for Creative Technologies
    What does digital fluency look like in the early years of schooling?
    Developing a digital pedagogy for early years teachers
    A digital pedagogy for creative technologies
    Creative activity: The use of creative technologies
    Experimental activity: Technology and play
    Purposeful activity: The use of technology to acquire specific skills

    Part 3: Creative, Purposeful and Experimental Learning with Technology
    8. The Role of Technology in the Primary and Early Secondary Classroom
    The primary classroom
    Starting grade 4: The technology neophyte
    Technology in the primary and early secondary classroom
    Digital content creators
    Technology innovators
    Digital fluency
    Technology terms

    9. Developing Digital Fluency in Learners
    Technology for primary schools
    Word processing (Word)
    Spreadsheets (Excel)
    Advanced web-searching skills
    Animation: clay, drawing
    Presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi)
    Web 2.0 (social networking)
    Making a video or movie
    Web design

    10. Developing a Digital Pedagogy for Creative, Purposeful and Experimental Learning with Technology
    The primary classroom
    Developing your digital pedagogy: Creating digital content creators
    Developing your digital pedagogy: Encouraging technological innovations
    The four steps to innovation
    Developing your digital pedagogy: Developing digital fluency
    A digital pedagogy for the primary classroom

    Part 4: Digital Technologies for All Subject Areas
    11. The Role of Technology across All Subject Areas
    The secondary classroom
    Starting grade 8: The digitally experienced learner
    Technology in the secondary classroom: Across discipline areas
    An aptitude for emerging technologies

    12. Scaffolding Digital Fluency in Learners
    Technology for upper primary and secondary schools
    Digital portfolios (ePortfolios)
    Virtual worlds
    Multimedia and mashups
    Cloud computing
    A different look at online communities
    Gaming consoles

    13. Developing a Digital Pedagogy for Digitally Fluent Learners
    The secondary classroom
    A digital pedagogy for digitally fluent learners
    A digital pedagogy for the secondary classroom
    A significant difference
    Putting it all together

    ISBN: 9780195578430
    ISBN-10: 0195578430
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 332
    Published: 25th September 2012
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.3  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.75