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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.  
 
{{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’.  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.}}
 
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.
The digital world is full of offerings, software applications, web tools, digital resources and is open to teachers and students to dive into it and learn. We will feature here different applications and tools that could be used by teachers.
 
  
Turtle Blocks, is an activity with a Logo-inspired graphical "turtle" that draws colorful art based on snap-together visual programming elements.  We can use this to develop visualiation, logical reasoning and algorithmic sense in students by performing various operations with the Turtle.   More information can be found [https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities/Turtle_Art/Help here]. A 5-week course on Turtle Art can be found [http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Turtle_Art here].
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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. }}
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Participating in today's information society requires the development of new skills as well as an understanding of how these processes are affecting society.
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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. 
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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]]
#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.  
 
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Constructionist learning is when learners construct mental models to understand the world around them. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructionism_(learning_theory) Constructionism] advocates student-centered, discovery learning where students use information they already know to acquire more knowledge.Seymour Papert developed a learning theory called constructionism which extended the idea of constructivism.  You can read more about the possibilities of using computers in for learning in Papert's book [http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/mindstorms.pdf Mindstorms, Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas].
 
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To stay current in your knowledge and also to improve your skills. you can view / access different courses available on various platforms
 
#[[Blended_course_for_B.Ed_student_teachers_and_teacher_educators_on_Technology_integrated_learning_VTC_ITfC_2017|ICT course for B.Ed students]]
 
#[http://ictcurriculum.gov.in/mod/page/view.php?id=1349 CIET course ICT curriculum]
 
#[[Webinar_FOSS_in_education|Webinar - FOSS - a boon for Education]]
 
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#[[become a STF groups member | Become a STF groups or a whatsapp/hike/telegram member]]
 
 
#[[buy_a_laptop_or_netbook|Buy a laptop or netbook or mobile phone]]
 
#[[buy_a_laptop_or_netbook|Buy a laptop or netbook or mobile phone]]
 
#[[buy_data_card_get_Internet| Buy data card / get Internet connectivity]]
 
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#[[see teachers with own laptops | see teachers with own laptops]]
 
#[[see teachers with own laptops | see teachers with own laptops]]
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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.
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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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#[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. 
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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.
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| style="width: 30%;" |{{Color-table|theme=1|title=Learn an application}}This section will give you an  organized representation of the different software applications categorized according to the type of applications.  Click here for [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Explore_an_application exploring different applications]
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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]
 
 
[http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions '''Frequently Asked Questions'''] '''('''FAQ) section will help FOSS / Ubuntu users to resolve their problems and learn more about FOSS applications.
 
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Like any new technology, ICT too can be hyped up, and we may see it as a panacea or silver bullet that can solve all our problems in education. However, such hype/ perspective can be quite harmful and dangerous. The more powerful a tool, the more harmful it could be as well. Hence developing a critical understanding of ICT is essential, especially for teachers, who need to foster the same in students. A few readings that can support such critical understanding:
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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]
# [http://cs.ucdavis.edu/~rogaway/classes/188/materials/postman.pdf Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change] (Neil Postman)
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# [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble Filter bubble], how the search engine may be damaging us and our society. ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Pariser Eli Pariser])
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Click [[Critical understanding of ICT|here]] to read more about Critical understanding of ICT.
# [https://monthlyreview.org/2011/03/01/the-internets-unholy-marriage-to-capitalism/ Internet and capitalism] ([https://monthlyreview.org/author/johnbellamyfoster/ John Bellamy Foster] and [https://monthlyreview.org/author/robertwmcchesney/ Robert W. McChesney])
 
 
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# [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dictionary.kn English Kannada offline dictionary].
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Click [[Ict ps android apps|here]] to see a list of popular android mobile apps.
# [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geogebra.android Geogebra app for android]
 
# [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kiwix.kiwixcustomphet PhET Sims presented by Kiwix]
 
# [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eterno News]
 
# [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sriandroid.justkannada Kannada typing in Andorid]
 
# [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.translate Google translator]
 
# [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lenovo.anyshare.gps Share it]
 
# [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.documentfoundation.libreoffice LibreOffice document Viewer]
 
# [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intsig.camscanner CamScanner - scan your documents]
 
 
 
 
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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.