Grant my wishes~~

Hi there..hows life so far? hope everyhting is fine…For this second entry.. I would love to share my 10 wishes regarding the usage of ICT in school. The wishes are more or less based on my practicum teaching experiences in one of the school in Kuala Lumpur…and there goes my 10 wishes..

I wish …..

10.  each of  the students is provided with laptop in their classroom and free laptop for students who cannot afford to won one.

This will ensure that all the students will have the opportunities to learn and use the ICT tools not only in class but also outside of the class.

9. there will be technicians managing all the ICT tools in school and make sure that all the ICT  tools are in good maintenance.

This will help to less the teacher’s burden and to make sure that all the facilities are in good condition.

8. each class is equipped with ICT tools that can support the teaching and learning process. eg: LCD, speakers, laptops for teachers.

This is important since all this tolls are needed to help the success of teaching and learning process in class

7. there is an Wi-Fi internet access in the school

The students and teachers will have the opportunity to make use the internet access for the sake of their teaching and learning.

6. teachers are provided with laptops and training course that can upgrade the teacher’s knowledge about ICT.

Laptops provided can be use for teaching and learning process for the students.Teachers also need to be exposed by the knowledge of ICT as not all teachers have mastered the ICT skills.

5. for the school to have an e-learning platform where all the students and teachers in school gather virtually to discuss anything related to their studies 24 hours.

They will have the chances to contact with each others 24 hours per day and there will be no time and place limit.

4.the school will have a good electrical wiring sytem.

as we all know, all the ICT tools need electrical power, so it is important to have a good electrical wiring system.

3. there will be a subject on ICT perse to the students.

This class will ensure that the students have the knowledge on how to use the ICT provided in school in a right way

2. to have more cooperation with the management and administration of the school.

The cooperation from the school administration is important since there are some school administration who doesnt support the usage of ICT and this will give the problems for teachers who want to use ICT in class.

1. to have a government policy and guidance  related to the usage of ICT that can support the IC T usagein school.

This government policy and guidance will be the standardize guidance and direction for the teachers and school to implement the usage of ICT in school.

and thats the end of my wishes list..

Promises will be done by :

-Wan Zhafirah binti Wan Zainudin-

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first and foremost….

The practical moment was fun..My 3 friends and I was assigned to Sk.Jalan Sg. Besi 1 and I was given 2 classes to be taught. The Year 3 pupils for English and Year 4 pupils for Science.

-me and my practicum members-

-teachers in SK Jalan Sg. Besi 1-

I can say that the classes that I got were the mix ability class and this would be a challenge to be since I need to prepare lessons that can cater all the students regardless of their ability.

Throughout this practicum time, I’ve used lots of methods and teaching aids for my classes. Most of the time, ICT would be my favourite ways to approach the students. I was lucky since the school had quite a number of LCD and there were some rooms that can support the usage of LCD. So, I took the opportunity to use the LCD to the fullest. I had prepared power point slide shows, videos, songs, etc so that I can flash them through the LCD.  I just wan to share some of my experiences of using ICT in my class.

1st experience

Class : 3 Jujur

Level of proficiency: (Average to low proficiency)

Language focus: Personal pronoun.

For this lesson I had use video song  from u-tube as one of my teaching aids. The song that I used to teach personal pronouns was so effective since the song had a very catchy lyrics and melody. The students were able to remember and grab all the personal pronouns stated in the song fast and easy.

The video song that I used for this lesson:

 

2nd Experience

Class : 3 Jujur

Level of proficiency: (Average to low proficiency)

Language focus: Noun (gardening tools)

For this lesson, I had use ICT which was the LCD to flash the pictures related to the words taught to them. The pictures were clear and big enough to be seen by the students. The pictures were also effective since they were able to memorize the words taught by relating them with the pictures shown to them.

Examples of pictures and slide shows shown to the students using the LCD:

In addition, I had use my own laptop to record and play an audio for this lesson. Recording played to the students was clear and the students were able to circle the words required easily while listening to the recording. It is important for me to prepare a good and clear tape recording so that the students will be able to listen to the recording tape without any hindrance and our evaluation on their listening skills will be valid and reliable.

3rd experience

Class : 3 Jujur

Level of proficiency: (Average to low proficiency)

Language focus: Noun (occupation)

For this lesson, I once again used the video from you-tube as set induction for my class. This song was so catchy and the students seemed to be attracted to this song. They were able to grab the words stated in that video song.

The video that I use:

 

By using LCD to flash on the video, songs and slide shows, the students were seem to be more excited compare to the lesson that I did not use those ICT. It is because, by using ICT, the students can listen to the various sounds and see the interesting visual flashed by LCD.  It will make the lesson more interesting and fun.

However, eventhough there were a number of LCD in that school, but the rooms that can support the usage of LCD were only a few. So, I need to book the particular room before for my lesson. It was quite troublesome for me to think not only about how the lesson but also about the venue. I think that it is good to have classes that are equipped with LCD.  Teacher can use the LCD in the class and did not have to bring the LCD to every class that he/she want to teach.

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For this past 14 weeks, I’ve been working on my e-portfolio for this subject. Honestly, this is the first time I heard of e-portfolio an involve into it. It was actually a fun and precious experience since I had learnt a lot during this semester. I had gained lots of knowledge such as creating videos and so on, that will be very useful for me as future teacher.

Through e-portfolio, all my works, data, products, etc can be saved and recorded as one. I will be able to go through all the works easier since everything is there and i will not need to find it anywhere else. my works can be organized easily and I could arranged all my works inside the folder within this e-portfolio. This will ensure all my work is not lost and ready for me everytime i want to do the work.

plus, through this e-portfolio, I had been updated by all sorts of information regarding this subjects. Million thanks to the lecturer and tutors for always reminding and updating us with the information and on the works that we need to do. without their updates and reminder as well as the gudance form the lecturer and tutors, I think we will not be able to complete the tasks easily. 

furthermore, through this e-portfolio, i had learnt how to organize and arrange my things appropriately. my things wont be messy as before and it is easier for me to to access them.  Plus, by organizing and uploading my things, works, etc in this portfolio, i wont be able to bring pendrive anymore. i only need to upload the files to my skydrive and it is ready to be used. My friends can also access to my file and it will be easier for us to exchange information and to gain knowledge from each other. we do not need to waste our time meeting each other outside just to exchange info. The only thing we need to do is just uploading the files into the skydrive and our friend can download it from there.


in a nut shell, this portfolio brings lots of benefit to us as learners. lots of thing can be done. our social communication will be easier and wider. hopefully, it will be a very good experience and skills that can be used especially for the purpose of teaching and learning sessions in the classroom in the future…
 

COP – part B

"Communities of practice are formed by people who engage in a process of
collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor: a tribe learning to
survive, a band of artists seeking new forms of expression, a group of engineers
working on similar problems, a clique of pupils defining their identity in the
school, a network of surgeons exploring novel techniques, a gathering of
first-time managers helping each other cope. (Wenger E, 2001)"


So, based on the definition, if i were a teacher i will engage and encourage in COP since it has lots of advantages that can be benefited by my students. i will firstly rearrange the students’ seating arrangement in class and ask them to seat in group.


By seating in group, the students will be able to communicate and discuss with each other easily. the communication among the students will flow easily and all of the discussion will go on well. they will not need to move around just to be in their group and discuss the work together with their group member since they are already seat together in their group. plus, by doing this, i will be able to enhance the students’ social skills since they will have better chances and opportunities to socialize with each other if they seat in group.

furthermore, i will provide and prepare activities that will involves the students in collaborative activities. this is because based on Vygotsly, the interactionist theorist, students will learn better if they interact in group. they will be able to correct each others’ mistakes as well as imrpoving themselves with the help of each others. students will be able to get scaffolding from their peers and by doing this, they will learn and explore lots of things togetehr with their friends. this will make the learning fun and exciting. plus, their creativity and ideas will expand and enhance since they can discuss and suggest their ideas together with their friends.

Moreover, i will ask and encourage my students to do their own class or group motto. this will encourage the students to become united in order to fulfill and achieve the motto or goals created by the members. plus, by doing this, they will feel the sense of belonging and acceptance within the community which are within the class or the groups.

In addition, there are lots of activities that could have been done on order to implement COP in class. for instances, choral speaking, role play, competition and so on. by involving the students in such activities, students will be able set themselves in the COP together with their friends.

As teacher, i need to encourage and motivate my students to work in COP. it is because, COP is important as it picture the reality of life. in reality, they need to work in community and i will be difficult for them to work alone without the help of others. so, this will be the practice and the introduction stage of COP for the students so that they can implement COP in the future.


what i had learnt when im being in COP? (Part A)

There are so much of memorable and precious experienced that i had
gained throughout this semester for this technology subject.  Such
experienced will surely benefit me as students.


As an examples, throughout the semester, we had been given lots of works that
need to be done together with our group members. This had exposed and taught me
about COP which is  the Community of Practise.

there are several tasks and assignments that we need to do in group. for
instances, the video kit. by doing the video kit, i had felt the team work and
the spirit of being in a team with my group members. i’ve learn how to
cooperate with each other, how to tolerate with each other and many more. I had
also realized that , sometimes, we can’t just be selfish and we must also think
about each other. thats what the purpose of being in a group. we need to accept
each other and help each other in order to improve and achieve the group’s goal
and objective. if our group members had any problems or weaknesses, we need to
give our hand to help them solving their problems and guide them so that they
can improve themselves. Plus, for us, we need to use the opportunity being in
group to improve ourselves by seeking guidance and asking help from the our
teamates so that they can help us in improving ourselves.

Moreover, from the assignment given, we had also learnt to divide the
work according to the preferences and the suitability of the group members. For
example, during the process of doing the video kit, we tend to give the advertisement
part such as the poster and brochure for those who are creative and good in art.
By doing this, our group members will feel comfortable and fun while doing the
work since art was their interest and specialty. This will also enhance the
quality of the work as it had been done by the ones who were good in it.

just wanna share a video on COP:

happy viewing…


entry on tv pendidikan

TV pendidikan is a channel that provides things and
information regarding school and education in schools. Ministry of education is
playing their main role in putting information regarding education through TV
Pendidikan. Lots of things can be done with this TV pendidikan. Teacher can integrate
this medium and channel in the classroom during the teaching and learning
session.

first and foremost, teacher can show education programmes to the students
through TV pendidikan. Teacher can made the programmes as teaching aids in the
teaching and learning session.  by doing this, teacher will be able to
give variety of teaching methods towards the students. this will avoid the
students from being bored attending the class with the same way of teaching.

Plus, teacher will be able to see any demonstrations on teachers from other
school teaching and handling their students. From this, teacher will be able to
grab some tips and guidance to be used in the classroom.

Furthermore, there will be lots of latest information about the education news
on TV programme. Teacher will be able to upgrade themselves and this will
prepare them to be a good teacher in class. teacher will be able to know the
current needs of the students and improve their way of teaching from TV
pendidikan.

Furthermore, teacher will be able to download interesting lesson planning from
the webTV of TV  pendidikan, this will give the teacher some sort of guidance
for the teacher to planned his/her lesson planning for the students. Teachers
will be able to choose any of the lessons and adapt it based on the type of
students that they got.