Why is using technology in the classroom important?

It is important to use technology in the early childhood and primary classroom for several reasons:

  1. Young children need to learn about the technology that surrounds them.
  2. Technology supports and enhances subject learning
  3. ICT use in the classroom develops student ICT capability through evidence-based strategies.
  4. The integration of digital technologies such as ICT is a key part of Early Learning and the national curriculum.

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Teacher Testimonials

Comprehensive Course

Amanda

"I consider myself to be highly confident in ICT, however, through this comprehensive course I learned things that I never knew about. I honestly feel so much more empowered as a Primary teacher when teaching and assessing ICT capability as a result of completing this course."

Great course

Genevieve

"This was a great course because I now feel more confident that I was on the right track with my knowledge of ICT in the classroom. I feel better prepared to assist my students to achieve their goals within the ICT component of the curriculum."

Very beneficial

Kerrie

"This course has been beneficial. I have learned more about how to integrate ICT in the classroom and how to support the students who struggle in this area. The readings have been particularly useful and it has been great to see other professionals and their use of ICT in the classroom.”

Enjoyable course

Dominique

"I really enjoyed this course! It was very informative and well researched.  It gave detailed descriptions regarding all areas outlined in the objectives.  The videos made the learning seem more interactive! The tasks were very beneficial and applicable to my future teaching practices!"

Thoroughly enjoyable

Louise

"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. I have learned the importance of ICT in all schools. This course has enhanced my ideas of classroom practice by giving me confidence in knowing that I was on the right track."

A great experience

Jasmine

"It was a great experience. I learned a lot."

Opened my eyes

Kristen

"Thanks. This course has opened my eyes and helped me to understand the importance of ICT in all curriculum areas and how to make my ICT teaching more effective."