Outline the benefit and limitation of using ICT to support teaching and pupils learning Information and communication technology (ICT) covers a wide range of technologies. Young people are very captivated by technology and find it interesting. ICT can be used as a motivating tool for pupils learning. Teachers must take advantage of ICT for the purpose of enhancing learning. ICT allows educators to provide pupils learning with additional leaning activities which may not be available in the classroom.
Some pros that I could see in implementing this in the classroom is that students are getting early exposure to differences in color, language, gender and physical ability of people different from themselves. Students are also being exposed in a safe environment where they can continue to grow their knowledge on diversity. Along with exposure teachers are also able to share teachable moments with students through questioning and different activities. In contrast there are also some cons. One significant con that I can think of is that some of the topics may be sensitive and be too deep for students of such a young age to comprehend.
Children are going to have varying degrees of challenges with the common areas considered part of autism including, communication, behavior, social awareness, and sensory integration.” (Greene, K.). About 40 percent have average to above average intellectual abilities (About Autism). School districts are required to educate students with disabilities in regular classrooms with non-disabled peers, in the school they would attend if not disabled, to the maximum extent appropriate, supported with the aids and services required to make this possible, and the objective is to place students in as natural a learning environment as possible, within their home community, as much as possible (Educating). IDEA specifies that children with various disabilities, including autism, be entitled to early intervention services and special education. The IDEA legislation has established an important team approach and a
One of the most talked about issues of students with Learning Disabilities is about the inclusion. Whether they should spend their education time in schools in General Education or be driven away from it, and into a more specific and restrictive field of education often called ‘inclusion’. This very question was first brought up in 1968 by Lloyd Dunn, and again, 7 years later by IDEA in the USA in which they mention “students with disabilities are educated along with students without disabilities to the maximum extend possible, and only in cases of very severe disability that education in regular classes with the use of supplemental aids and services cannot be achieved properly” (Part B, Section 612) “Inclusion, is seen as a process of addressing
These support services could help and assist children with learning difficulties and underachievers in their learning and in removing barriers to the good of the society. All people reach their full potential when provided support in some aspects of life. Figure 1 on page 6 presents the types of learning support services. Fig. 1.
1. Defining students with special needs (p. 4-5) What does it mean to be a child with a disability? A child with a disability is one which needs to be taken into consideration individually based on their strengths and weaknesses. Such child must be addressed by the teaching staff in order to meet their needs by identifying such disability and developing an effective program in which they can succeed effectively. 2.
Eventually, depending on the type of disability, that child will go out in the world and be able to function like everyone else. Again, going back to learning disabilities, those children need a little extra help from people who are educated to deal their type of special need. The schooling they receive will help them reach their full potential which they may not reach in a regular school. In order to sustain these kind of programs people need to see the gratifying effect they can have on a child. These programs need to be advertised and stories need to be shared about the amazing things it can do for a
As a result of the development of information and communications technology (ICT) within our schools in recent years; the teaching and learning process has moved from one of instructivism to constructivism within the classroom (Cohen, et. al, 2004). In recent times, teachers have embraced constructivist-based pedagogy, in order to prioritise the learning needs of each of their pupils (Brader-Araje, 2002). As stated by Ng’ambi & Johnston (2006), the use of ICT is where constructivist learning can take place, as it provides access to rich sources of information, as well as bringing pupils together to challenge, support and respond to each other effectively. Therefore, ICT can undoubtedly help to promote a positive learning environment for primary school-going pupils
Some types of ICTs, such as teleconferencing technologies, make it possible for multiple, geographically dispersed learners to receive instruction simultaneously. The Internet and the World Wide Web also provide access to learning materials in almost every subject and in a variety of media anywhere at any time of the day and to an unlimited number of people. One of the most commonly cited reason for using ICTs in education has been to better prepare students for a workplace where ICTs are becoming more and more ubiquitous. In addition, ICTs can improve the quality of education by increasing learner engagement and motivation, by facilitating the acquisition of basic skills and by enhancing teacher training. However, there is lack of good monitoring and evaluation tools and processes for the use of ICTs in education.
Accommodations and Modifications Accommodations Accommodations mean the services which we present to the learners to help them to access the education curriculum Modifications They mean the changes in the curriculum. Modifications are very important for the learners with disabilities who do not have the ability to understand all the content. This means that both the accommodations and modifications are methods or ways the teacher can use to serve the needs of disabilities students, so they are very im-portant and useful to reach to our goals. Accommodations and modifications make our work easier. The ASD students are very special students so they will need many accommodations and modifications to help them.