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In this post, I’ll share the top ten wishlist for an ICT classroom.
First and foremost, one pupil one netbook.
One of the problems faced by teachers in applying ICT in the classroom is that they had to wait for turns to use the computer lab. If it happens to be that each pupil owns a netbook, it will solve the problem as teachers can use it in their owns classroom.
Second, well-trained teachers in using ICT.
It has always been a dilemma for teachers to make use of the ICT in the classroom due to the fact that they are not well-trained. It makes them feel either less in confidence or worried to use it since they do not have the skills needed.
Third, wireless internet connection for the entire school compound.
What is the use of having netbook without the internet? Full wireless internet coverage in the school area gives unlimited access to the teachers and pupils to easily access to the internet regardless where they are in the school compound.
Fourth, enough number of assistants and technician in school.
This is one of the crucial parts to ensure the success of using ICT in the classroom. It will only be great if the tools are in good working condition with the help of assistants or technician to help in the maintenance part. Enough numbers of them increase the efficiency of their work in schools.
Fifth, one smart board for each classroom.
Smart board allows students-teachers’ interactions to takes place more in an ICT classroom which has always been the thing needed to develop learning processes. The pupils will enjoy the class more because they have the chances to show their capability in learning in front of the class.
Sixth, sound proof ICT classroom.
Sound proof ICT classroom enhanced the level of success in learning because the pupils are able to listen well to the sound from audio or video used by teachers. At times, pupils were having difficulties to continue in the later part of teaching in result of disturbance from the other classes while listening to the materials shown by teachers.
Seventh, one teacher, one netbook, one LCD projector.
This works as the ‘plan B’ when it happens to be that the computer or LCD projector provided is not available for the teacher to use. Therefore, the teacher can save up time because there is no need to wait for the tools to be repaired or replaced.
Eighth, proper syllabus for ICT usage in the classroom.
A guidance for teachers to make use f the ICT in the classroom in the rightful way. It equals to greater success.
Ninth, implement the ‘ICT culture’ in school.
‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink’. No matter how great the ICT facilities in a school, it will be useless if the teachers and the pupils do not have the intention in making use of it. Therefore, implementing the culture to use ICT in teaching and learning processes is a must.
Tenth, e-learning base.
Last but not least, an e-learning base will help teachers to make good preparations in merging ICT with the subjects he or she will be teaching. Compilation of pictures, audio and video files which related to teaching and learning processes; everything can be grabbed from here. As for the pupils, they can access the information easily with this e-learning base to help them in revising the subjects learned.
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