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I am studying BA Education at UWS, and I have just started term 2. Today I started a new optional module called Digital Technologies (DT). I decided to choose this module as I haven’t much experience with DT and I don’t feel very confident in how to fully utilise the different types of technologies out there. I am hoping that this module will give me the knowledge and tools to successfully and effectively teach children in DT. I believe this module will make me become a better teacher as I will be able to fully engage and teach children within the digital spheres.

 

This course has 4 tasks to complete throughout the 12 week module. Which are; programming toys, coding, movie making and ebooks. I am very excited about these tasks as I have zero experience in any of these areas. I enjoy being out my comfort zone and I will fully embrace the experience. I look forward to interacting with these tasks and taking the knowledge and experience gained into the classroom to teach children one day. We also have a reflective journal to complete every week throughout the module. This is another area of much needed improvement for myself and I look forward to seeing the difference between my reflections from week 12 to week 1 and I would hope for a massive improvement.

 

Scottish Government, (2016) states “Digital Technologies can enhance learning and teaching, equip children and young people with vital digital skills and crucially, it can lead to improved educational outcomes”. I believe I have a lot to learn about Digital Technologies, and the massive benefits it has to enhance our educational outcomes. I look forward to engaging with digital technologies and reflecting throughout the 12 weeks.

 

Scottish Government (2016) Enhancing Teaching and Learning through the use of Digital Technologies: A Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland. [Online] Available: https://beta.-gov.scot/publications/enhancing-learning-teaching-through-use-digital-technologies/[Acessed:8 January 2019].

 

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