Practical Placement ….

Well, now two weeks into Prac.  Loving every minute of it.  I was super nervous about having Year 6 (I don’t know why!), but I am loving it.

The hugest hurdle for me during this time, has been that I have HAD NO INTERNET AT HOME!!!!!  Now, this would be hard in today’s society any time.  But being a Uni student – Aargh!!, being on Prac preparing lessons Double Aargh!!, completing an ICT subject and expected to prepare lessons on Prac involving ICT – Triple Aargh!!!.  Not impressed Telstra!  Anyway, somehow I have survived, will pay big time because I used my phone so much instead on home computer.  Am super behind in ICT subject and other subject, but it is on now, finally.  Telstra sent me a new modem.  What a stressful week!

Anyway, back to Prac.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement. My mentor works me very hard, but involves me in everything, which is great because it is real.  I am loving it.   My mentor just happens to be the ICT specialist within the school I am placed at.  So this is interesting.  Every Wednesday, he has time away from his class to teach other classes (with their teacher) ICT.  This enables the class to learn ICT but also the teacher.  I was able to sit in on one of these lessons (Year 4) and they were learning Scratch.  This is super cool.  The Year 6’s have also been using Scratch and will complete an assessment on a maze game created through Scratch.

I also attended a seminar during the week (not to do with Prac), but at the seminar they discussed Makey Makey kits.  This was very interesting as well.

In my lessons, I have been able to show some Youtube clips, use the interactive boards, and learn so much how to teach whilst using ICT (either through the teacher or the students 🙂 ).

I hope everyone is enjoying their Pre-Service placement also.  I have a very busy teaching week to finish off my placement this coming week.  Here we go…………….


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