Prac is coming up fast with only 6 days to go before I return to my placement and as this approaches I feel more at east about this placement as I am returning to a school I have previously been to. I enjoyed my time last year at this school and it is lovely to know that they are happy for me to return.
As it is school holidays at the moment and prac starts at the beginning of a new term, my mentor has emailed me a layout of her planning for the first 3 weeks giving me a heads up on what to expect and also so I can start my own planning on how and what I will implement including the use ICT as well.
The prep class will be working on a book each week as part of their English learning, so I have planned to utilize that as my initial starting point. I have created a few learning experiences with play based activities around the book and now I am researching how I can incorporate the use of ICT into these experiences. I wish to use the RAT model (Hughes, Thomas and Scharber, 2006) in order to amplify and transform the students learning and I believe my teaching methods will be modified with the use of the interactive whiteboard and computers to enable the students learning. The school I am returning to is fortunate enough to have their own computer lab where the students have access to the computers weekly which is something that I can keep in mind when using throughout my placement.
Time to start planning the next 3 weeks!
Hughes, J., Thomas, R., Scharber, C. (2006). Assessing Technology Integration: The RAT- Replacement, Amplification and Transformation Framework. Retrieved 6th August, 2017, from, http://techedges.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Hughes_ScharberSITE2006.pdf