Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A TRIP TO THE ICT ISLAND

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A TRIP TO THE ICT ISLAND
By Pablo A, Nuria G and Tszying L
All of us heard many times of ICTs and its importance in education, however, we never thought of all the possibilities that we can find in the internet which can be applied in the classroom. In fact we were scared by the time that we had to do a digital project because it was the first time we were involved in such a complex and demanding work.
Nevertheless, though we have cultural and personal differences, we have something in common. We love teaching, we all love stories and we are always willing to have new experience and keep learning. So we embarked into this adventure to the ICT island where we would find all kind of resources we would need to carry out this challenging e-project.
To start with, we brainstormed and decided to find out any kind of possible useful resources such as images, sounds, videos and so on. Then, we had to move into the most challenging step of the project: Creating a mindmap. It was a challenging task because in order to design it we needed to agree to the objectives, the stories we would like to work on and the assessment criteria we were going to follow. After a long time discussing, we finally came up with a mindmap with all the key ideas we collected that would support it.
Later on, we created a common webmix with a bunch of online resources we had found in order to organize the links we were going to use henceforth. Once we had organized all the materials, we opened a blog where we gave more information about ourselves and some useful links that our readers might use for their own projects. Our blog also held a creative common license because we considered that any educational material must be free and not being under commercial purposes for others.
Hence, we really hope all our readers enjoy this adventure as much as we are doing and to start their own projects to improve their lessons and encourage their students to use ICTs in a useful and responsible way.
We will keep posting more resources and materials and you will see our final project as soon as possible. Please be patient, because the best adventure usually takes a long way.



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