This was a different kind of experience I got to participate during the Professional Practice.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday assemblies are held for the children. Before the assembly, children will get time for their “Fun Stations” where teachers set 4 different stations for children to participate and explore four different varieties of activities. As we were assigned for the fun stations, we came up with activities where different ICT tools were used as an entry/ exit for the next station where children need to complete the task on the digital tool.
It was surprising to find this approach or “trick” not only allowed children to explore and learn from technological varieties but also let the children obey and corporate with we “novice teachers” throughout the given time frame. It worked very well.
Like my colleague SingYing has mentioned, ICT does play a role to handle and control children’s behavior. The reason for that I believe is, as ICT comes with creative and innovative features in it where children love to explore, feel, touch and learn they will never want to sacrifice their chance at any cost or risk. Children best learn through exploration. Hence, as we teachers applied this strategy, it worked outstandingly.
“Practice Makes Perfect” This is an opportunity where we learnt to rebuild our activities through the errors encountered and for the children to practice more and more on different digital tools.