Integrating IT in KS3 curriculum

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Integrating IT in KS3 curriculum by Mind Map: Integrating IT in KS3 curriculum

1. Flipped learning

1.1. Advantages: -Students watch online lectures, videos or PPT which provided by the teachers at home --> Lessons would be more effective -Students would be more independence, active learners

1.2. Disadvantages: -Some students may have tight schedule or too lazy and thus no time to watch the resources and prepare for the lessons--> difficult for them to catch up the lessons


2.1. Advantages: -Students bring their own device to use in the lesson--> They can continue their learning by using their devices outside the classroom -Schools no need to provide devices to students--> save money on technology

2.2. Disadvantages: -Students are familiar with their devices--> easily distracted, e.g. playing their phone apps - Some students may live in poverty and they do not have money to buy and bring their own devices--> increase parent's pressure

3. E-textbook or Electronic resources

3.1. Advantages: -More convenience--> Students are not necessary to bring different and heavy textbooks which all stored in the device -Some E-textbook may include some class activities and sound clips--> enhance students' learning quality

3.2. Disadvantages: -Students may only access the E-textbook at school in which they can't do revision at home -Students may reply on the E-book as they only need to typing (no need to writing--> faster)

4. Web 2.0

4.1. social network

4.1.1. Twitter, Facebook e.g. 1) Students can post their work either on public, in a group and or private to show to the classmates 2) Instant vote on facebook Advantages: -Provide synchronous text discussion (short texts comments) for students to exchange ideas whenever wherever they want -Online discussion and sharing ideas engage students in interactive and collaborative work Disadvantages: -Students maybe easily distracted -Some students may feel offence when other classmates comment on their work Advantages: Allow students to search for the resources that related to their learning and even can edit the information that they know

4.2. Wikipedia

4.2.1. Disadvantages: Everyone can post their knowledge on wikis--> the knowledge and resources may be wrong

4.3. Youtube

4.3.1. Disadvantages: Everyone can post the video--> the knowledge and resources of the video may be wrong

4.3.2. Advantages: Students can search for or create some videos that related to their learning

5. Information Literacy

5.1. Advantages: -Promote life-long learning -Develop students' knowledge and attitudes towards information processing skills -To learn how to identify and evaluate information (Reading to learn) -To learn how to use information (Moral & Civic Education) -To learn how to locate information and practice their search skills (IT for interactive learning) -To use the information skills and apply to the given research topics (Project learning)

6. Learning Management system

6.1. Advantages: - Offer online discussion and or group chats for students that they could exchange ideas synchronously and asynchronously -Students may ask for help from teachers and classmates

6.2. E- learning platform Learning portal Intranet