I began this blog back in December 2009. I think it might hold some sort of record for the “Slowest to get going” category in Blog History. I have come a long way in my ICT journey since I rushed into making it in a fit of frustration so long ago. I have maintained our original Visual Arts @Taylors Lakes Primary School Blog which has had over 50,000 visitors. I have tried various incentives to encourage students to visit the blog , play the games and make blog comments but it seems to be a slow road to travel. If we further developed encouragement for the use of Learning Technologies in all classrooms throughout our school I predict we would find our students and School Community would become increasingly engaged in their learning and develop increased Global awareness.
How can we help develop Global awareness in our Primary students?
– Staff Professional Development – Read such articles as this one from The Guardian.
– Whole School Theme – e.g. “Where on Earth are we?” for a Semester running as a background to the AusVELS themes we need to cover.
– Cultural/ International Day – dress up, international foods, games, displays of student projects, decorated classrooms etc.
We say we should raise Global awareness in our students at the start of each school year. In 2014 let’s ” Just Do It”.