INTEGRATED PROJECT 026
The Role of ICT as a Support To Learning
I found the three card games to be the most
suitable starting point. Children
take to them instantly and the words are being constantly spoken and
printed on the screen.
moving words and the sharks are also very popular but the child really
needs to be able to spell the word list before attempting sharks.
finding section is god and I feel that the jigsaw words can be quite a
challenge to some pupils. However
finding by shape can create problems and needs explanation.
animal and letter maze are also quite popular.
few games are available at higher levels and I would consider this a
the alphabet section, the first game “Alphabet” is a big winner even
with older children. Bombs
and fish are also quite good.
games have shown to be least popular not only with pupils but also with
the teacher! There isn’t
the same level of fun as with many of the other games and also the choice
of sentences is very limited.
Wordshark is excellent. The “gambling games” at the end of each
section are eagerly sought after. The
amount of work on the disk is mindboggling.
I have rarely found it necessary to progress beyond level one.
program however seems quite intimidating and I found class teachers
reluctant to use it with needy pupils.
In an effort to rectify this I have installed it on class computers
with an icon on the desktop and word lists organised.
It is then possible to access Wordshark in three clicks:
Icon, Sprite, Name.