'This course will introduce participants to a range of practical ways in which they can use the Interactive Whiteboard as a learning tool to develop pupils’ literacy skills and integrate the IWB into their existing literacy activities. The course will provide participants will a wide range of exemplar activities and practical step-by-step tutorials to create sample literacy materials themselves.'
1. Introduction to ICT and Literacy
2. IWB Tools for Literacy
3. The Writing Process & ICT
4. Creating Simple Digital Stories
5. Web 2.0 Tools to enhance Literacy Development
All our courses require broadband Internet access (Min of 1mb recommended) and participants need to be familiar with using the internet, downloading and installing software
The course objective is for teachers to have a fuller understanding of how ICT can be integrated into their literacy activities and to provide them with the skill-set to implement some of these activities on their return to school.
Participants will have a fuller understanding of how the IWB can support literacy in their classrooms and will be aware of new definitions of literacy. They will be able to support the writing process using the IWB in their classrooms and support pupils in creating digital stories. They will be able to support pupil acquisition of oral fluency using ICT and support pupil reading through the use of ICT.
Delivered online, this course can be taken anytime, anywhere between July 1st and Friday 23rd August, 2013. Participants will be encouraged to engage meaningfully with course content for approximately 20 hours. Whilst engagement with the course content will be primarily judged on the quality of their contributions, a log of their time spent working on the course will be kept