Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Setting expectations for using ICT

About this Illustration of Practice

The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) requires a well-thought approach and in this Illustration, Mel, the four year old kindergarten teacher, explains how she effectively integrates ICT into her program. Mel demonstrates a practical approach to introduce young learners to using a shared iPad, setting clear and shared expectations that help to manage the children's behaviour. 

This illustration was produced through a partnership between the Victorian Institute of Teaching and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. 

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 4
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Focus area 4.5
Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
Career stage
Incorporate strategies to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching.
  1. What strategies can use to effectively introduce ICT to children?
  2. What are the benefits of establishing clear expectations for the use of ICT?
  3. How do you ensure a safe environment for children using ICT?
Clarendon Children's Centre
Year level
Early Childhood
Stage of schooling
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Clarendon Children's Centre is an inner city long day care centre and kindergarten situated in South Melbourne. In this kindergarten classroom, there are three early childhood teachers. The children come from a variety of backgrounds and the teachers focus on the children's voice playing an important role in the classroom. The kindergarten room serves 17 children daily, two of whom have a hearing disability.  

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