Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Engaging with technology

About this Illustration of Practice

The teacher describes how information and communication technology has enabled her to transform the ways of learning in her classroom. The introduction of, and use of ICT, has increased the options available to meet the specific learning needs of students across a wide range of abilities. In the illustration, the teacher models how learning technologies can be used for demonstration purposes, to focus question and answering, to assign tasks, for individual and group work, and to create and present multimodal texts within the English curriculum.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.6
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Career stage
Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful.
Other descriptors
Standard 1
Know students and how they learn
Focus area 1.5
Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
Career stage
Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
  1. Which ICT tools (hardware & software) that you have used have most engaged students in their learning?
  2. Which ICT tools have you used within the learning spaces that are available to you?
  3. How can teachers most effectively cater for different learning needs and styles within a single class?
Learning area
Year level
Year 1
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
St Saviour’s Primary School
Year level
Year 1
Related subject
Stage of schooling
School type
Non Government
School location
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St Saviour’s Primary School in Toowoomba, Queensland caters for over 400 students from Prep to year 7. The school’s year 1 class has 28 students from a range of backgrounds with a number of learning needs. The teacher describes how she is working with students in the class within a transformed learning space. At the beginning of the year, the school introduced interactive whiteboards and notebook computers into classrooms. The learning space allows for differentiated learning where students can work individually or in groups to meet outcomes relevant to the designated curriculum.

Content provider
Education Services Australia

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