I love it when my Uni courses have teach me things, or strategies, or ideas that I can use within my other courses. EDC3100 ICT and pedagogy is obviously one of those courses.
I had to come up with strategies for teaching a four year old English as a second language in a early childhood settings, whose parents and grandparent either spoke very little to no English or were far too busy to have much involvement.
Anyway my first thought – ICT! There has to be a thousand strategies out there to help L2 learners in the classroom! Well there is language apps on the iPad or using comics perhaps may be more the learners style. This blog has some more information on using ICT for ESL students.
What this really proved to me as I thought more critically was that the Australian Curriculum has cross priories for a reason – to use across all of the learning areas as a tool or sub-idea to engage and assist in teaching and deeper thinking.