Importance Of Ict
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is no longer an instructional tool in education. Constructivist learning has led to ICT as a cognitive tool to promote meaningful learning (Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, 1999). Education today must to demonstrate the effectiveness of their educational effort and improving learning through effective instruction, which will strengthen the individual learning. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) identify the authentic use of ICT across their standards. Standards 2.6 and 3.4 make particular reference to the use of ICT in the planning and implementation of effective lessons and standard 4.5 outlines the importance of responsible and ethical use of ICT (AITSL, 2011). The use of technology means in schools today students have the opportunity to be self-motivated and proactive active learners (Reychav & Wu, 2015). It is paramount the todays students are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to navigate the rapidly changing advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) with confidence. Therefore, educational goals for all young Australians is to have essential skills in literacy and numeracy and creative and productive users of technology, especially ICT (ACARA, 2014; MCEETYA, 2008).
For this task, I will use a Year 9B Science lesson I observed during my first practicum at Bundaberg State High school. The lesson was a preamble into a frog dissection…