DEVELOPING a COHERENT ICT STRATEGY for your school
"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." - John Dewey
philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer
What will the classroom of 2014 look like?
What do you want to achieve? Using ICT to:
•Improve teaching & learning
•Support learning in and out of school
•Offer a range of choice and access
•Opportunity for disadvantaged
•Manage data and improve efficiency
where do I start?
Who will be using it?
•What will they be using it for?
•What is most important? Battery life, access to applications/software, media (camera, sound, etc). Rank them in order of priority and decide on any non-negotiables before talking to suppliers
•Avoid technical terms and talk in functional language. ‘I want to be able to use it on the football pitch to record ...”
Planning – What do I need to consider?
•Coherence – consider differing needs of teachers and learners as well as existing equipment
•Affordability and sustainability
Practical things to consider:
– insurance, cases, safety, storage, link to display/IWB, saving work
mobile devices enable students into enquiry based, experimental and knowledge building learning. Will this affect how the teacher plans lessons, their role in the lesson?
It is important to have a network that is reliable to support rapid growth of devices
•Must be robust
•Consider an ICT healthcheck
Save the date and contribute to"SAFER INTERNET DAY" on 7th February 2017
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