Communication technology has become one of the most important ways to engage with students in an educational setting. Students often respond to technology and high-tech presentations in a way that old-fashioned lectures or reading books just can't manage anymore. The fact is that information and communication technology or ICT has developed into one of the most important aspects and one of the most promising frontiers of future educational success.
If you're a teacher struggling with ICT or who is interested in integrating it into your classroom, this DVD is a great first step. In just under half an hour, you will learn how ICT enhances the educational process. You will also learn about some of its downsides, including its expensive price tag and the difficulties some teachers have integrating it into their everyday work.
The format of the DVD is simple: interviews with educational and ICT experts will highlight various case studies that have showcased where ICT succeeds and where it struggles. You will also learn about ways to integrate it into elementary and secondary school classrooms. While by no means completely comprehensive, it serves as a great primer for engaged teachers who want to make a difference.
If you are interested in teaching your students about ICT to help them further engage with it in their learning process, you can print off the included online worksheet. This helps track your students' understanding of the DVD's lessons and gauge how successfully you think ICT would be if integrated in your classroom.