The use of ICTwithin the classroom

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Published on March 20, 2014

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The Use of ICT within the classroom amandawilsonkennard Using technology, simply

Introduction • ―ICT can improve the quality of teaching, learning and management in schools and so help raise standards.‖ 1 • Primary schools – Average of 37 computers, 1 for 6.2 children – 85% of teaching staff reportedly confident in using ICT • Secondary schools – Average of 275 computers, 1 for 3.6 pupils – 81% of teaching staff reportedly confident in using ICT amandawilsonkennard Using technology, simply Teachernet: Learning, teaching and managing using ICT

Background • Pre – 2000 – Supporting drill or practice of previously taught skills – Assistive technologies for pupils with special needs – A treat or reward when work completed satisfactorily. • Current Use – Collaborative, investigative and problem-solving activities – Developing independent learners, confident with ICT – ―learning facilitated and supported through the use of some or all of the various technologies‖, JISC amandawilsonkennard Using technology, simply

Examples of ICT in Schools amandawilsonkennard Using technology, simply

Benefits • Engage with learning • Motivated, proud and willing to support others • Prepares pupils for technology in the workplace or further education • Suitable for a range of abilities • Flexible teaching amandawilsonkennard Using technology, simply

Current Practices • Project Based learning • Pupils are already technology enhanced, use mobiles, gaming devices (psp) • Using VLE’s to engage pupil’s • Using VLE’s for eAssessments • Transforming teaching environments • Encouraging learners to be reflective • Individual Learning and group working – increase sharing amandawilsonkennard Using technology, simply

Opportunities for the future • Community based learning • Pupils not confined to the classroom • Learning on the move, when and where up to them • Teachers will be supporters of learning amandawilsonkennard Using technology, simply

References 1. Teachernet: Learning, teaching and managing using ICT 2. BECTA Research report: Impact of ICT in schools: a landscape review 3. Using ICT in Schools: Addressing Teacher Workload issues (PiceWaterhouseCoopers Research Report RR595) 4. Reynolds, D., Treharne, D. and Tripp, H. (2003) . ICT—the hopes and the reality. British Journal of Educational Technology Vol 34 No 2. Available: 5. Miller, S., (2002) The Guardian: Moving target. Available: 6. New ideas in secondary ICT. Available: 7. Virtual Worlds. Available: amandawilsonkennard Using technology, simply

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