torsdag 7. mars 2013

ICT in school


      This photo was taken on January 30, 2013 inTurku, Western Finland, FI                                

The human is born with a brain who needs to be stimulated. Not only by reading theory The best way to learn is to stimulate both parts of the brain at the same time. The left side works with language, details ,analysis, mathematics and logical thinking.The right side of  
the brain works with pictures, visualization , colours ,overview and feelings.The learning prosess is better when we can see, hear and touch at the same time.To use PC in school is derfor a brilliant way to learn .We stimulate the right side of the brain at same time as we learn theory by using the left side. We look at pictures/video on the screen and we get stimulated of sounds from the speaker and we touch the keyboard.

Several schools have chose to give their students a PC to use for their schoolwork and the teacher use it in all school subjects. A school who use ICT in a positive way will not have more problems with students who is using their PC on social networks during the school day , than common unrest in class without the PC.        

Working at home have more benefits than homemade coffee             

People like to work at different times of  day.Some likes  work at the morning, others at evenings or at night. We are all different and like different ways to do our job or schoolwork. To do work by using IKT  with  amazing opportunities to communicate in different areas, is a flexible way to meet students and employees.To let them do the work at the time at day when they are most able to do a good job.It also open a opportunity to work  in groups , two people together or on their own .Some people works best on their own and some  works best in groups with others. Some works best at the office and others works best at home.
Some like to listen to  music or a radio  when they work and some like the silence. During the last years it has became more and more common for schools to mix theoretical teaching, practical lessons ,web lessons and study on their own.This follows the trend about getting a more flexible way of living, working and educating students.

1 kommentar:

  1. This is so true! Think about how many opportunities we have to give students better options in education when it comes to flexibility. You say that some learn best in the morning some in the evening, and by giving students options to a more flexible study, they might do better in school.

    Have you thought about how we could have less school each day? 8 hours school days isn't really very effective. We can't be concentrated for such long periods at a time. Two-three hours of lecturing each day and then individual tasks or group work to work with in between these sessions. Everybody needs practice in both individual and group work. And the use of ICT can make this possible. You can use the computer and attend a lecture from your home or together with someone at a video conferance room. In this way you will have an options everybody can be satisfied with.

    So, thumbs up for ICT!