Henrietta-web.jpgHenrietta Miller is a Year 5 teacher at Roseville College, NSW. Over the past two years she has worked hard to integrate the use of ICT into her daily teaching program. Henrietta recently presented several breakout sessions, including this one at Ulearn10 in New Zealand. She contributes to her staff professional development through her 'techie brekkie' sessions which are held weekly in her classroom.
Henrietta can be found on twitter using the name @henriettami and on the following blogs: Classroom Chronicles and Techie Brekkies Together with her co-teacher Pru Thomas, Henrietta also blogs with her students at her class blog year5rc
Henrietta considers herself a teacher, a learner, and a blogger. When not on Twitter, blogging or learning Henrietta enjoys life with her wonderfully supportive husband, three children, two chickens and labradoodle.

How to create a differentiated literary program for primary students, in which ICT is fully integrated. (S8)

Using examples form my Year 5 literacy program. This session will show teachers how to offer students a choice of novels to read.
Students work independently and collaborate on tasks connected to the novel, that are matched to their personal learning style and their ability level. The aim is for teachers to create a classroom culture of learning and success.

Through the integration of Edmodo, a secure discussion forum, students are able to role play characters from their novel and connect in an authentic discussion forum.
This literary program is designed around a matrix which offers a choice of rich tasks, including many based on the use of ICT. This caters to both different learning styles and different ability levels.
Teachers attending this session will come away with several examples of novels that could be used, from different genres and for differing reading ability levels. Examples of Ralph Pirrozo matrix will also be given and attendees will be encouraged to explore these further. Pirozzo’s matrix references Bloom's Taxonomy & Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. On this matrix, teachers can then layer their Learning Outcomes, Real Assessment Tasks, Learning Activities, Thinking Tools and Cooperative Activities in ways that meaningfully integrate ICT.
Teachers will leave this session with copies of the matrix I use together with an understanding of how Edmodo can be used in their classrooms. This session is ideal for middle and upper primary teachers.