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{{Color-box|6|Historically, human beings have used different ways of organizing and  presenting information, and for communication. Language, script, print, mass media such as radio and television have been important information and communication technologies (ICT).  Whenever a new ICT is introduced, we see significant changes not only to education and knowledge processes, but also to larger socio-cultural, political and economic structures and processes..  What makes the current ICT different is their digital nature.  With information creation, access, processing and sharing becoming quicker and simpler, society is now being shaped these processes, so much so that, the term Information Society (a term used by the sociologist Manuel Castells to describe our current society) is used to describe society today. Participating in this society requires the development of new skills as well as an understanding of how these processes are affecting society.  
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{{Color-box|6|Welcome to the ICT Portal|Historically, human beings have used different ways of organizing and  presenting information, and for communication. Language, script, print, mass media such as radio and television have been important information and communication technologies (ICT).  Whenever a new ICT is introduced, we see significant changes not only to education and knowledge processes, but also to larger socio-cultural, political and economic structures and processes..  What makes the current ICT different is their digital nature.  With information creation, access, processing and sharing becoming quicker and simpler, society is now being shaped these processes, so much so that, the term Information Society is used to describe society today.  
Development of digital literacy skills is required for all, to navigate this ‘information society’.  It is the responsibility of the education system to respond to this by helping students develop an understanding of ICT, its impact on society and the possibilities for learning through ICT. The education system also has to support the building of skills in students that will make them capable of functioning in, and be responsive to a society shaped by ICT.  Teachers, student teachers and teacher educators need to be able to use ICTs for their professional development, through self learning, peer learning, in digital resources creation and in teaching-learning. They must develop a critical understanding of the larger positive and negative implications of the design and adoption of ICTs in society. }}
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Development of digital literacy skills is required for all, to navigate this ‘information society’.  Teachers, student teachers and teacher educators need to be able to use ICTs for their professional development, through self learning, peer learning, in digital resources creation and in teaching-learning. They must develop a critical understanding of the larger positive and negative implications of the design and adoption of ICTs in society. This portal has resources for ICT learning.}}
 
 
  
 
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| style="width: 50%;" |{{Color-box|1|Create a Smart Classroom from your laptop|A Smart Classroom can be created from your laptop with a set of easily accessible hardware and software tools. The set up would need a laptop, a graphics writing/drawing tablet to connect your laptop and a projector for large display.
You can contribute your lesson to KOER directly if you have login credentials. If you do not have login access you can submit your resources using the Contribute button on the left panel.
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This hardware setup can be used in any software available in Ubuntu. You can also install a free and open-source interactive whiteboard software called [http://openboard.ch/ OpenBoard] that is compatible with any projector and a graphics tablet device. }}
Participating in today's information society requires the development of new skills as well as an understanding of how these processes are affecting society. The National ICT Curriculum, developed by CIET, NCERT, is a response to this requirement.  An [http://troer.telangana.gov.in/OER/index.php/ICT_student_textbook ICT textbook] has been developed by the state of Telangana based on this curriculum. An accompanying [http://troer.telangana.gov.in/OER/index.php/ICT_teacher_handbook teacher handbook] is also available. Resources for digital literacy are available [http://troer.telangana.gov.in/OER/index.php/Explore_an_application here].
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{{Color-box|6|I want to|#[[become a STF groups member | Become a STF groups or a whatsapp/hike/telegram member]]
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#[[buy_a_laptop_or_netbook|Buy a laptop or netbook or mobile phone]]
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#[[buy_data_card_get_Internet| Buy data card / get Internet connectivity]]
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#[[install_Ubuntu_on_my_computer|Install Ubuntu / Edubuntu / Kalpavriksha on my computer]]
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#[[configure_Kannada_typing_on_my_computer|Configure Kannada typing on my computer]]
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#[[learn_typing_with_all_my_fingers|Learn typing with all my fingers]]
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#[[learn_educational_tools_for_my_subject|Learn educational tools for my subject]]
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#[[translate_from_english_to_kannada | Translate material from English to Kannada or any language to any language]]
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#[[see old STF mails| see old STF mails before I became a member]]
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#[[see teachers with own laptops | see teachers with own laptops]]
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Education is the making of society. Education does not merely 'serve' the public, it 'creates' the public. As practitioners, we need to engage with the questions of why, what and how of education. The repository will feature readings on education from different philosophers of education.  Periodically, study circles will be organized based on selected resources. Do access these resources, discuss these in groups in your school or district and share your reflections.
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[https://itforchange.net/sites/default/files/add/Integration%20of%20Wikimedia%20projects%20in%20Open%20and%20Distance%20Learning%2C%20IT%20for%20Change.pdf Integrating Wikis into Open and Distance Learning] paper explores how a free and open digital technology like MediaWiki, and Wikimedia open knowledge projects can be used for creating learning environments in Open and Distance education.
To stay current in your knowledge and also to improve your skills. you can view / access different courses available on various platforms
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#[[Blended_course_for_B.Ed_student_teachers_and_teacher_educators_on_Technology_integrated_learning_VTC_ITfC_2017|ICT course for B.Ed students]]
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#[[Certificate_Course_on_Inclusive_Education_for_teachers,_RVEC_SIA_NIAS_2017|Course on inclusive education]]
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{{Color-box|4|Courses for technology learning|To stay current in your knowledge and also to improve your skills. you can view / access different courses available on various platforms
#[http://ictcurriculum.gov.in/mod/page/view.php?id=1349 CIET course ICT curriculum]
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#[[Technology integrated learning - Course for B.Ed student teachers and teacher educators|ICT course for B.Ed students]]
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#[[Webinar_FOSS_in_education|Webinar - FOSS - a boon for Education]]
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| style="width: 50%;" |{{Color-table|theme=6|title=From the teacher community}}{{#widget:YouTube|id=udKD4yxsWe4|left}}<br>This is a resource file uploaded by Suchetha, Mathematics teacher, GHS Thyamangondlu. This is a geogebra file showing construction of an irrational number.
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#[http://www.ncert.nic.in/announcements/notices/pdf_files/ICT%20Curriculuma.pdf The National ICT Curriculum], developed by CIET, NCERT, is a response to this requirement. 
# The Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development is planning to build a [http://mhrd.gov.in/ntp/about.html National Teacher Platform] (NTP) for the benefit of Teachers in School, Teacher Educators and Student Teachers in Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs).       
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#An [http://troer.telangana.gov.in/OER/index.php/ICT_student_textbook ICT textbook] has been developed by the state of Telangana based on this curriculum. An accompanying [http://troer.telangana.gov.in/OER/index.php/ICT_teacher_handbook teacher handbook] is also available to help in the facilitation of the student ICT syllabus and provide meaningful linkages to curricular and co-­curricular areas.
# K Kasturirangan heads [http://deccanherald.com/content/619338/k-kasturirangan-heads-panel-national.html panel] on National Education Policy 
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| style="width: 30%;" |{{Color-table|theme=12|title=Textbooks}}Click [[Special:MultiCategorySearch|here]] for the different state textbooks in different languages.
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| style="width: 30%;" |{{Color-table|theme=1|title=Learn an application}}Click here for [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Explore_an_application exploring different applications]
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[https://www.cemca.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Technology%20Tools%20for%20Teachers_Low.pdf Technology Tools for Teachers - publication from Commonwealth of Learning and CEMCA]
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Click [[Critical understanding of ICT|here]] to read more about Critical understanding of ICT.
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Click [[Ict ps android apps|here]] to see a list of popular android mobile apps.
 
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Latest revision as of 06:49, 23 June 2022


Welcome to the ICT Portal

Historically, human beings have used different ways of organizing and presenting information, and for communication. Language, script, print, mass media such as radio and television have been important information and communication technologies (ICT). Whenever a new ICT is introduced, we see significant changes not only to education and knowledge processes, but also to larger socio-cultural, political and economic structures and processes.. What makes the current ICT different is their digital nature. With information creation, access, processing and sharing becoming quicker and simpler, society is now being shaped these processes, so much so that, the term Information Society is used to describe society today. Development of digital literacy skills is required for all, to navigate this ‘information society’. Teachers, student teachers and teacher educators need to be able to use ICTs for their professional development, through self learning, peer learning, in digital resources creation and in teaching-learning. They must develop a critical understanding of the larger positive and negative implications of the design and adoption of ICTs in society. This portal has resources for ICT learning.


Create a Smart Classroom from your laptop

A Smart Classroom can be created from your laptop with a set of easily accessible hardware and software tools. The set up would need a laptop, a graphics writing/drawing tablet to connect your laptop and a projector for large display.

This hardware setup can be used in any software available in Ubuntu. You can also install a free and open-source interactive whiteboard software called OpenBoard that is compatible with any projector and a graphics tablet device.


I want to


Recent developments


Integrating Wikis into Open and Distance Learning paper explores how a free and open digital technology like MediaWiki, and Wikimedia open knowledge projects can be used for creating learning environments in Open and Distance education.


Courses for technology learning

To stay current in your knowledge and also to improve your skills. you can view / access different courses available on various platforms

  1. ICT course for B.Ed students
  2. Webinar - FOSS - a boon for Education


ICT Curriculum and syllabus

Participating in today's information society requires the development of new skills as well as an understanding of how these processes are affecting society.

  1. The National ICT Curriculum, developed by CIET, NCERT, is a response to this requirement.
  2. An ICT textbook has been developed by the state of Telangana based on this curriculum. An accompanying teacher handbook is also available to help in the facilitation of the student ICT syllabus and provide meaningful linkages to curricular and co-­curricular areas.


Technology and society

Timeline of computer history


Learn an application

Click here for exploring different applications

Technology Tools for Teachers - publication from Commonwealth of Learning and CEMCA

Critical understanding of ICT

Click here to read more about Critical understanding of ICT.

Popular android mobile apps

Click here to see a list of popular android mobile apps.