Animation can be used in schools to portray lessons across the curricular, varying from mathematics to art and design. Beauchamp states that ‘young children do not seperate experiences into different compartments. ICT is not viewed as a seperate ‘subject’ but something that contributed to all areas of learning’ (2015).
As a learner, I enjoyed the interactive element as it created an element of focus and engagement, it also helped to have the visual representation there as it allowed the illustrations to process better for me personally.
As an educator delivering this lesson, confidence would be the key to portraying it well and effectively. To be able to conquer this we should ensure that we have the computer or other devices set up and prepared before the children enter the classroom but also ensuring we have back up equipment incase the technology does not work.
Curriculum for excellence states that “Throughout all my learning, I can use search facilities of electronic sources to access ad retrieve information, recognising the importance this has in my place of learning, at home and in the workplace” (TCH 2-03b).
Beauchamp, G. (2012) ICT in the Primary Classroom: From Pedagogy top Practice. Pearson.
CFE Technologies: Experiences and Outcomes