I have never really thought about the specific reasons for including ICT in my lessons. I believe it’s just a given. As a part of this weeks learning path we were asked to think about, and write down the reasons we believe ICT should be included in the classroom. These reasons were then turned into a mind map or concept map.
It was a very interesting task for me to actually put down some solid reasons for using ICT in lessons. I didn’t actually realise there would be so many different motives – and not just for the benefit of the students, but also for me as a teacher! If it wasn’t built in to your everyday planning as a teacher, what a wasted resource!
Here is my concept map answering the question: “Why use ICT in your pedagogy?”. It was created using a handy little website called Text 2 Mind Map.