A unit of study where participants should develop an understanding of the role rubrics play as an assessment tool as well as when and how they should be used. The objective is for participants to recognise the difference between low and high quality rubrics but also feel adequately prepared to begin creating rubrics.
Teachers can integrate ICT across subject content, teaching and assessment processes, and grade levels, and create a conducive ICT-enhanced learning environment where students, supported by ICT, demonstrate mastery of curriculum standards.
This is a unit of study whose competency is to demonstrate how various ICT can be used in the curriculum and be used to improve assessment. The objectives are: Identify and understand the use of ICT to improve assessment and appreciate the support of digital tools to support assessment. Select digital resources and tools to support assessment.
This course has been developed to support the training of teachers to integrate ICT into their teaching practices. The materials, guides and activities are strongly aligned with the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT).
While the course embraces the role ICT can bring to the classroom it is also not held prisoner by the need for high end or sophisticated technology platforms. The course can be deployed in areas of limited or no connectivity via CD ROM or memory stick as most of the resources have been previously downloaded and collected. There are also web and paper based versions of the lessons and guides.
This course uses materials that are Open Education Resources (OER) or free to use for educational purposes, allowing the use and distribution, and in some instances the repurposing of the materials, at no additional cost. (See the Open License tab for more information).
But most importantly we hope the lessons are fun and engaging enough to introduce new possibilities and refresh the participant's passion for teaching and learning.
By the end of this unit, teachers should be able to:
Technology Literacy 2- (a) Matching a specific set of curriculum standards to a specific set of computer programs and applications and demonstrating how those standards are supported by those applications.
Deepening knowledge 2- (a) Identifying the main concepts and processes in the field of specialization of teachers, clarifying the function and purpose of the tools for the subject and how these tools can support students’ understanding of these main processes and concepts and their application in real life away from the classroom studying.
نهاية هذه الوحدة ، يجب أن يكون المعلمون قادرين على:
محو الأمية التكنولوجية 2- (أ) مطابقة مجموعة محددة من معايير المناهج مع مجموعة محددة من برامج وتطبيقات الكمبيوتر وإظهار كيفية دعم هذه المعايير بواسطة تلك التطبيقات.
تعميق المعرفة 2- (أ) تحديد المفاهيم والعمليات الرئيسية في مجال تخصص المعلمين ، وتوضيح وظيفة والغرض من أدوات الموضوع وكيف يمكن لهذه الأدوات أن تدعم فهم الطلاب لهذه العمليات والمفاهيم الرئيسية وتطبيقها في الحياة الواقعية بعيدًا عن الدراسة في الفصل الدراسي.
KICTCFT - The teacher must have deep knowledge of their subject's syllabus and the ability to apply it flexibly using ICT tools and resources. Specific Objectives: By the end of the unit you should be able to, 1] Access digital resources and use them to support learning 2] Evaluate a selection of digital teaching and learning resources in line with the set curriculum standards, 3] Use ICT Tools to develop lesson plans that align the digital resources to the teaching and learning goals as articulated in the set curriculum standards.
KICTCFT: The teacher to develop and apply knowledge of rubrics in assessing the syllabus. Specific Objectives: By the end of this unit you should be able to 1] Create rubrics and 2] Use rubrics in assessing the syllabus.
A unit of study for teachers to identify key concepts in specific subjects/learning areas that naturally align with personal development and provide examples for learners.
By the end of this unit teachers should be able to:
Deepening Knowledge 2. (b) Develop and apply knowledge-based and performance-based assessment standards that allow teachers to assess students' understanding of the major processes, skills, and concepts related to the subject matter.
بحلول نهاية هذه الوحدة ، يجب أن يكون المعلمون قادرين على:
تعميق المعرفة 2. (ب) تطوير وتطبيق معايير تقييم قائمة على المعرفة والأداء تسمح للمعلمين بتقييم فهم الطلاب للعمليات والمهارات والمفاهيم الرئيسية المتعلقة بالموضوع.
A unit of study for teachers to create their own rubrics using tables in Microsoft Word and find relevant rubrics and customise them so that they suitably align to specific topics and teaching areas and levels.
The Zimbabwe ICT Essentials for Teachers Course is avaiable as an App for Android phones and tablets. The original course has been reformated to fit on screens of different sizes! The full course is available.