Every primary school has the daunting task of embedding ICT and E- Learning into their curriculum. This practical manual is the first part of a 2-volume set that together makes up a detailed 2-year training programme for primary ICT and E-learning co-ordinators. The books combine key strategies and information with a weblog discussion from a group of 'virtual' co-ordinators who share their problems, fears and successes over the two-year programme, based on the author's wide experience of working with new co-ordinators and experienced staff on training programmes and in general support. Book 1 is designed specifically for co-ordinators new to the role who need starting points and broad support. It presents a structured training programme split over three terms, guiding co-ordinators through the key stages of developing and implementing ICT policy and practice, including: o auditing existing school systems o reviewing and revising the school policy for ICT o reviewing the ways in which ICT is used as a teaching and learning tool across the curriculum o examining methods for the management of technical support services o establishing a clear overview of standards in ICT, including a review of assessment procedures, moderating work, monitoring teaching and learning and creating E Portfolios. The books have a companion website, which will offer downloadable versions of the photocopiable sheets from the book, as well as links to other sources of help and advice.
Chapter 4: December
It has been a hectic term and an enormous amount has already been accomplished. During December I shall try to lighten the workload in response to the increased demands of the season but must also try to draw together each of the audits that have been featured this term. In particular you need to complete the self-review cycle by establishing how the action plan created therein will work for you. I also want to discuss your software options in the light of the audit that we completed in November and, finally I shall recommend some light reflective holiday reading to complete your professional development with regard to your understanding of the role of ICT within the primary curriculum.
Week 13, Task 10 – Strategic ...