The next addition to my Blog, is my lesson plan. My aim throughout this lesson is to enhance the lesson objectives by integrating digital technologies. Interactive whiteboards and IPads have been incorporated to engage the students. The interactive whiteboard supports teacher led demonstrations and the students use it as a manipulative. Willers (n.d.) argue the educational benefits of an interactive whiteboard are endless, moreover, it is an invaluable tool for 21st century instruction. The IPad is themain digital resource assimilated into the body of the lesson. The IPad offers endless authentic and virtual learning experiences. Integrating IPads into classrooms aims to minimise the digital divide, from children who have internet access at home and those who do not (Howell, 2013).
The application Geobard (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/geoboard-by-math-learning/id519896952?mt=8) is the focal point of the lesson. IPads offer learning opportunities such as making videos, internet research, class blogs, art classes, making music and promote Global citizenship by enabling students to communicate with students on the other side of the world (Pearson, 2010). I feel the digital technologies in this lesson enhance the learning experience and cradle the learning objectives.
Teaching Episode – Template
|Year: 4 Mathematics
Lesson objective: Identify similar shapes via digital and non-digital technologies. Apply and compare areas of shapes by examining measurements.
1 Hour lesson
– Information and Communication Technologies
– Personal and social capabilities
– Critical and creative thinking
– Interactive whiteboard with Topmarks Maths activity downloaded
– IPads with Geoboard uploaded on each device
– You Tube video downloaded on whiteboard on Geoboard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55qKjUx5EPQ
– Handout with blank graph for students to display their results
Australian Curriculum Content Descriptors
Learn to measure
Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures (ACMMG084)
Introduction- 15 Mins
Main Body of lesson- 30 Mins
Conclusion- 15 Mins
Follow up lesson options
Doherty, P. (2007). Schools to install digital whiteboards. Retrieved from
Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT. Oxford University Press; South Melbourne, VIC.
Pearson. (2010). IPads in the classroom. Retrieved from
Wainwright, A. (2012). 7 policy tips for deploying Ipads in the classroom. Retrieved from
Willers, K. (n.d.). Out smarting the interactive whiteboard. Retrieved from