..ways to use ICT in Religious Education Lessons
1. Tell a story – Book creation
Re-tell an aspect of religion using some book software such as Book Creator on an iPad, Photostory or publisher. Have the children take photographs of the different items on a Jewish Sedar plate and explain them in a book. Or to take photographs of items you have in school which are sacred to Christians and detail them in a book format. Here is an example about Harvest.
2. Tell a story – animation
The children could script and model or draw characters and scenery to re-tell a religious story using animation. There are many different examples on you tube to get inspiration from such as the 5 pillars of Islam or the Easter Story. The class could split a story into sections and create a section per group, or a TA or parent could take a group at a time to create their masterpiece!
Use drawing progams to create different religious designs and patterns such as mandalas or mehndi. These could be created using 2simple, MSWLogo or online using Color Mandala. Children will need to research into the history of the patterns and the meanings behind them before they start to create their own patterns.
4. Online activities
Children could use the Internet to consolidate what they know using matching activities and other games. Everyschool from Crickweb have a list for both KS1 and KS2 as do Top Marks.
5. Be an architect
Children could design their own religious buildings using a CAD program such as flexiCAD or Google Sketch up. They would need to research their building of choice to make sure that they include all the different areas needed. Children could make copies of a local building or design their own modern one.