When I first heard about having to complete an ICT checklist to evaluate an ICT lesson plan as part of assignment 1; I thought to myself that this assignment probably won’t be too hard. My first thoughts led to this point of view because of the fact that it’s not an assignment that requires us to write a big long essay using scholarly sources. However since working through the checklist I have now realized that it’s a lot more challenging than I first thought it would be. The fact that I haven’t heard about some of the ICT resources listed on the checklist has added to that difficulty. Luckily google has been my best friend throughout this assignment, as a quick search in google to find out what each resource actually is and does has really been my saving grace throughout this part of assignment 1.
After reading Kylie’s blog post titled ‘My lesson plan for assignment 1 – EDC3100’ it is clear to me that I’m not the only one who has found the ICT evaluation checklist a little bit challenging and it’s nice to know that I am not alone. I guess in a way it’s a good thing that it’s been challenging, as I have learned a lot as I complete the checklist and I have also shown myself that I can challenge myself and still come out on top. Just out of curiosity I was searching online for other types of ICT evaluation forms for evaluating a lesson that incorporates ICT into it. One that I found that I thought seemed quite simple to understand and complete can be found here. Just in case your interested that is. My other reason for sharing this link is because of the fact that it could be a checklist you could use in the future as a future teacher when wanting to evaluate a lesson that incorporates the use of ICTs in your classroom.
I hope everyone has success completing the checklist for assignment 1. I also hope that you’ve all learned as much as I have as you complete the rest of assignment 1. Have a happy and safe Easter everyone. I hope you all get a chance to relax and unwind after a busy start to the semester.