Published on March 20, 2014
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 http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/ictis/
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 http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/ictis/ 2. BECTA Research report: Impact of ICT in schools: a landscape review http://publications.becta.org.uk/download.cfm?resID=28221 3. Using ICT in Schools: Addressing Teacher Workload issues (PiceWaterhouseCoopers Research Report RR595) http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RR595.pdf 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: http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/edskas/Reynolds%20article.pdf 5. Miller, S., (2002) The Guardian: Moving target. Available: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2002/feb/26/schools.itforschools 6. Teachers.tv: New ideas in secondary ICT. Available: http://www.teachers.tv/video/27292 7. Teachers.tv: Virtual Worlds. Available: http://www.teachers.tv/video/30858 amandawilsonkennard Using technology, simply
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