Well I have been working on my EDC3100 work for quit a few hours tonight and I came to the reading ICT transforming Education Written by Johnathan Anderson (2010). It talked about how ICT started off being called IT, when the internet came on board it was then renamed to ICT. This really interested me as I remember when we only had computers and floopy disks in our classroom and then one day pop we had the internet. I stayed away from the internet for quit some time as it did not really interest me and I liked reading books. This then lead me to look around my house to notice that we have 2 laptops, 2 desktops, 3 iPads, 3 iPhones, 2 printers, WIFI capable TV’s and 3 gaming stations. All of the ICT’s take over our lives now. My books are now all on my iPad, the only books in this house are our children’s books. I feel it is a little sad to see us moving on from one form of information to another but at the same time I enjoy the use of these ICT. I feel without these living in the 21st century would be very difficult.
The next thing I noticed was that my children 3 and 6 years can use these ICT almost better then me. It is crazy to see how different things are to when I was a child. I decided to ask my daughter what an encyclopaedia was she had no idea but said “Ask google mummy”. This made me laugh as my mum would tell me to look things up in a dictionary or encyclopaedia.
So this leads me to a question is all this ICT good for our children and what are the best ways to teach them about all the ICT available to them?